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I hope everyone is having a great summer and has been getting out to do some fishing. It has been a weird summer with the late spring we had and all the water we have had this year. Many rivers and streams usually began to slow down this time of year as the summer dul-drums set in, but this year many are just hitting their peak. For the rest of the summer I will be spending most of my time on the L. Sac chasing stripers and the Lower Yuba fishing hoppers, but fall is right around the corner.
All this water is setting us up for a great fall and winter as salmon are already entering the rivers in good numbers and our fall steelhead will have plenty of water to follow them. I will be guiding on the Lower Yuba, Lower Sacramento, and Lower Feather River for both trout and steelhead. Egg bites began as early as mid September and go through December. As always my available dates are limited so look over the dates listed below and book early to get your first choice of dates.
Also check out my evening striper trips. While fishing for stripers is good all day on the Sac the best top water fishing is during the evening so on these trips we focus on fishing subsurface for a bit then as the sun goes down we look for fish smashing bait on the surface. If you have never caught a striper on a fly rod this is a great way to experience it close to home. These trips are $225 for two anglers and include gear and drinks. We meet at 4:30pm in Chico, CA and are fishing by 5pm and usually off the water about 9pm. Call For availability on these trips. Best fishing is July through September.
Available Fall Dates:
Sept: 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
Oct: 2, 3, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30
Nov: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20-24, 27, 28
Dec: 4, 5, 11, 12, 18-23, 27-30,
As always if you have questions about specific fisheries or what dates work best for you shoot me an email or give me a call.