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Here are some photos of our guests at Eagle Canyon today.  It sounds like dark woolly buggers were the ticket today.
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I had my first winter steelhead guide trip yesterday on the Southern Oregon coast with Tony from Grants Pass. He hooked a nice wild hen on his 10th cast a mile away from tidewater, and it instantly ran him into his backing with an impressive series of leaps and cartwheels. Gotta love chrome winter fish. He hooked another later in the day, but we didn't bring it to hand. We worked on his speycasting and angling skills throughout the day, and rarely saw any other anglers. Pretty awesome start to the season.

We could use some rain to get the smaller rivers into shape, but the larger coastal rivers will get a few fish moving up every day, you just have to cover water and fish well to connect with these insane coastal fish. I don't have many available dates left for Oregon or the Olympic Peninsula, so book soon if you are interested. It's going to be a great season.
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Tony with a dime bright fresh wild hen
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We had a really fun day on the Trinity today.  My clients Tom and Mike both landed wild steelhead.  The highlight of the day was the dry fly fishing, though.  Mike hooked and landed a 20" brown on a very long cast and a very nice drift.  Tom landed a rainbow and they both had several other eats on dries.  We saw a lot of march browns size 12-14 plus some smaller mayflies today.
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Tom with our first fish of the day
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Mike with a wild buck
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Mike with his big brown on a dry fly
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Here are photos of our guests today at Eagle Canyon.  Our host Sam says that
hot flies the last few days have been white minnow patterns (flashy=good) and chartreuse zonkers/buggers.  If indicator fishing, small midges (zebra, blood, etc).
 
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Fishing has been good on the southern Oregon Coast!  Gino and Dax have some open dates still...
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Leslie Ajari with a Lower Rogue Steelie
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The Trinity River is fishing fair right now.  We're hooking adult fish each day, but not many.  Some days we get good numbers of half-pounders, too.  We had some great dry fly action on half-pounders at lunchtime yesterday.  Check out these photos from the last two days.
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Kim with his 2nd steelie on a fly
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Bill with a nice wild fish today
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I have just opened up some late January and early February dates for the Southern Oregon Coast.  Early reports from Gino are very, very good...he has been getting them and rain is in the near forecast, so next week should provide good conditions.  To get fired up on winter steelhead, check out the link to a fun short video below and shoot me an e mail to talk more about chasing winter steelhead in the Pacific Northwest.
 
I also have just a few days left available for the Olympic Peninsula in March, contact me soon if you want a shot at the biggest winter steelhead on earth.   
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Gino Bernero, the man on the Lower Rogue
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a classic coastal steelhead
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Sunset steelhead hookup
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Lower Rogue toad
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Jamie Lyle got this dimer with Gino
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This is our private beach for guests who stay at our accommodation
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They don't get more chrome than this
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mega fattty
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this fish was in the ocean that morning
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The Chetco has some amazing swing water, and some of the hottest coastal fish anywhere
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perfect specimen from a small coastal river
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bring your dog!
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Ryan Davey with a classic OP steelhead
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The upper reaches of a coastal steelhead river
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The Hoh, one of the best speycasting rivers in the world
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I just finished up a 3-day trip with fellow guide Jay Cockrum.  Fishing on the Trinity has been fair to good.  We hooked adult fish every day plus a fair number of half-pounders and browns.  Adult steelies are spread out throughout the system and you have to cover a lot of water to catch them.  We actually hooked 3 out of one spot a couple days ago, but that has been the exception, not the rule.  The fish are mostly fresh and wild right now.
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Name that spot!
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The 2015 season at Eagle Canyon is underway!
 
Streamers are producing well in the mornings while small nymphs & midges seem to take over in the afternoon. Nothing beats the rush of seeing a  malicious  15 pound 'bow create a wake as it chases your fly. 
Chartreuse zonkers and flashback P.T.'s (size 16-18) have been working well lately. 
If you have any questions or inquiries don't hesitate to shoot me an email. Tight Lines. 
 
 
 
 
 
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Katie and I just got back from a very successful Sacramento ISE Show.  It was great to see many of our clients, old and new.  We now have very few weekend spots left.  The following dates are all open FOR 2 ANGLERS ONLY: January 24th, February 7th, March 1st and 22nd.  These are the only weekend dates we have left, so if you need a weekend date don't delay.  There are still plenty of weekdays that are wide open, too.
 
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Randy Hamann and I guided a great group of guys this weekend - and oh what a trip they had!  Now that the conditions have improved after all the much needed rain we received in December, so has the fishing.  We hooked into several native adult fish and half-pounders both days!  On Friday my guys had a double hook-up, and both landed two amazing adults.  More rain is forecast for the coming weekend, so conditions should improve!
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The heavy rains around Christmas and the Bitter Cold that followed put fishing off for a week or so but the fishing has rebounded and river conditions are pretty darn good. The heavy rains of December have muddied up Trinity Lake which in turn has added just the right amount of color into the river, we have enjoyed fishing the Trinity in a nice shade of Steelhead green, something we don't often see. The icing on the cake is there are a good number of wild adults around and quite a few hatchery "chrome" half pounders.
 
Current forecast are calling for some rain by the end of the week which should freshin up the river and the fishing !  
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One of our guests on Opening Day, Meng Syn, just sent me a link to his blog post about his trip.  Meng has been to Eagle Canyon numerous times, including some trips in the old Mt Lassen Trout days!  This year Meng brought a drone with him and captured some excellent aerial footage of the lakes.  Check out the blog post here:
I have also posted some of Meng's photos from Opening Day.  Meng's blog post is excellent.  He has a great historical perspective on the fishery and even through in some photos from 1991, when Mt Lassen Trout first opened!  Thanks, Meng for providing this great blog post and allowing us to use the photos and video!
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Aerial view of the island in the big pond
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Great aerial view of the lower pond
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Here are some photos from Eagle Canyon today.  Fishing continues to be very good.
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Here are some photos from today's group of 4 at Eagle Canyon.  Guest Marc from Sacramento says they had a great time and landed a couple of 15lb+ fish today.
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Today was opening day at Eagle Canyon.  The fishing was outstanding and our group of 8 anglers had a great time catching big rainbow trout.  I think they landed about 50 fish in the first hour and a half, mostly on big streamers on heavy tippet.  Later in the day they did well with copper johns and princes.  The biggest fish landed were about 11 pounds and larger fish were lost before making it to the net.  We had great weather today and the scenery was excellent with snow-capped Mt Lassen looming to the east.
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Double double
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The island with Mt Lassen in the background
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John with one of his biggest fish of the day
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Here are some more photos from Opening Day.
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I finished out 2014 scouting some NorCal waters in search of early Winter Steelhead, primarily the South Forks, Eel and Trinity.The South fork of the Eel is currently in perfect shape from Benbow down to the Forks, the Steelhead have yet to arrive in fishable numbers yet but it's still a little early. With that said, I can't think of a better way to spend a day or two then swinging classic Steelhead runs amongst century's old Giant Redwoods in search of Fresh Wild Steelhead, look for the South Fork of the Eel to turn on soon!
 
The South fork of the Trinity currently is running a touch low and very clear and cold in the upper reaches, it too is short on Steelhead right now but look for that to change in the coming weeks. Both of these rivers generally fish well from mid January through March.
 
Here on the upper Trinity things have turned cold, the water temps have followed the air temps and have tanked some 10 degrees over the past week from the upper 40s to the upper 30s! The water is a nice Steelhead green in the upper reaches and gets clear as you get into the JC area and then green's up again below the South Fork in the Willow Creek area. There are a fair number of Steelhead spread from Lewiston down to Pigeon Point but look for the fishing to be on the slow side till we get some rain to stir up the river a bit and warm the water temps.
 
Happy New Year!  
 
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the pristine So Fork Trinity
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seldom fished waters
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We just had a cancellation that opened up some prime dates!  We suddenly have Jan 9 and 10 open at Eagle Canyon.  These are highly sought-after OPENING WEEK days at Eagle Canyon.  Our Opening Day is Jan 3rd, and if you book the 9th or 10th you will be just the 4th party to fish Eagle Canyon this season.  The lakes are full of fish that average 6 pounds and have never seen a fly!
 
Randy Hamann and Brian Kohlman are also free now on the Trinity River on January 11th.  This is a prime weekend date!
 
Call Andrew Harris @ 530-632-3465 to jump on one of these dates! 
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Follow this link to view a cool video made by the Fall River Conservancy.
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