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You can now bid on Opening Day 2015 at Eagle Canyon.  Our eBay auction is live and will wrap up at 5pm on November 29th.  Opening Day is January 3rd and the fishing will be fantastic.  The winning bidder and their group of 8 anglers will be fishing for trout from 3 to 15 pounds that have never seen a fly before.  Bidding starts at $1000, our normal rate for a group of 8 anglers.  View the eBay auction page here.
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The Trinity is blown out today below Junction City, which is good news unless you wanted to fish down below there today. The river really needed this rain event. Fishing will be absolutely superb next week as the river drops into shape, and sets up an excellent first week of December. I just opened up my calendar to work that first week.

The upper river will still fish this weekend, but expect it to be insanely, mega crowded.
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My clients Dan and Doug from the DVFF club both landed steelhead on their spey rods today.  We did a beautiful albeit wet float today and didn't see a single other angler or boat all day.  The river was on the rise a little today - hopefully the rain keeps coming!
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Well the fishing over the last couple of days has picked up with the passing showers, the rain that we have received so far has done little to raise the flows in the Trinity but it seems to have raised the spirits of both the fish and fisherman. Fish are once again moving around and the fishing has picked up. Hopefully the weather patterns  have changed and this is just the beginning ! Here are a couple of picks from the last couple days.
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9lb buck on the swing !
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wild beauty
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Fishing was better today on the Trinity.  We had the river mostly to ourselves and hooked several very nice steelhead.  Bill from Danville landed a great fish, one of the biggest so far this season.
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Bill King with a big one
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Fishing is good right now on the Trinity River but the catching is a little challenging.  If you are hooking 1-2 adult steelhead a day you are doing well, or maybe better than average.  The fish have settled into their runs and are tucked tightly against the boulders and logs.  Swinging flies has been particularly slow the last few days.  Fortunately there are still a bunch of half-pounders in the river that provide some action when the big fish can't be found.
 
Three days of rain in the forecast starting tomorrow should help a great deal.  I have seen plenty of fish downriver and a spike in flows should get them moving again.  Next week could be pretty good if the river rises substantially.
 
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Great
In less than a week, the Sac transformed from dirty brown to steelhead green and the visibility has improved significantly.  The action isn't as hot as it was in October, but my clients Lloyd and Lee had lots of hook-ups and landed several quality fish.  The fish are still crushing the egg!  There's no need to hold off on booking your trip any longer!  
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We're back to hooking multiple adult steelhead each day, although just barely.  My clients Rob and Bill from San Mateo hooked 3 adult fish each in a two day trip, plus about a dozen half-pounders.  Crowds were very light today.  Steelhead are pretty spread out, but if you are persistent you can catch some very nice fish.
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I just finished up a five-day stint on the Trinity River. Fishing has been up and down. My week started well with multiple hook-ups on adult fish each day and ended up pretty scratchy. Thankfully there are a lot of half-pounders in the river this year. They provide some action when the adults aren't around. The last two days I floated way downriver and while we didn't land any adult steelhead, I was encouraged by seeing good numbers of fish on my float today.  Hopefully they will be coming up into the Junction and Douglas City areas soon.
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Jim always catches fish
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Leslie Ajari and clients fishing a nice piece of water
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My clients swinging a great run
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Slow
The Sac looks like chocolate milk this morning.  There was zero visibility at the Posse Grounds and it was just as bad at Bonnyview.  I'll check again later this week, but for now I would not plan to fish the Lower Sac.
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I had an epic day with Jason from Iowa, who is the first steelheader I have ever guided from Iowa. After 10 minutes of learning how to speycast, he hooked a giant wild hen. After another 20 minutes, he hooked a nice wild buck. It seemed too easy, so I had him skate a dryfly, and after another 20 minutes a steelhead crushed it...but alas, Jason violently ripped the fly out of its mouth....never to interrupt a steelhead trying to eat your skated dry fly. This of course will never happen if you don't skate dry flies, so Jason rules for his willingness to try. He hooked 5 overall yesterday. We saw only one other boat.

Conditions are perfect for swinging flies on the Trinity right now. Good water temps and nice weather prevails. The River is extremely crowded in some places, and not crowded on others. Some stretches of river are void of fish, other stretches have decent numbers of fish. Rain would be nice.
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Best Spey fisherman in Iowa
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Good
We had some good fishing on the Trinity today.  Aaron and son Zach from Pacifica both landed their first steelhead.  Big milestone.  There were a lot of half-pounders in the mix, too.  The weather was delightful.  Come up and give it a shot.
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Aaron sealed the deal
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Zach with one of his steelhead
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What a difference two days makes!  The water color on the Lower Sac has gone from clear a few weeks ago to a nice steelhead green to a very bad brown today.  The speculation is that Lake Shasta is browning up either from the ash flow coming down the McCloud or from erosion from the exposed banks of the extremely low reservoir.  We'll keep you posted on the water conditions but for the time being I would steer clear of the Lower Sac.
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Great
Fishing continues to be very good on the Lower Sac.  Frank & Doug from the Sacramento area did well today, landing good numbers of fish of all sizes and a few big fish up to 21".  The egg grab is going strong and the trout aren't interested in much else.  The river was really quiet today in terms of boat traffic.
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Red Hot
I just wrapped up my season of wilderness float trips on the Grande Ronde in Eastern Oregon & Washington.  We had an outstanding season, with excellent weather and incredible fishing.  Many wild steelhead over 30 inches were landed this season, which was the best in my 4 years guiding one of the most highly regarded steelhead rivers in the states.  Along with our Spey Camp on the Lower Klamath River, these are by far the best steelhead camping trips available in the industry.  Contact me for booking one of these special trips in 2015, as availability is extremely limited.
 
My next stop on my steelhead journey will take me to the Trinity River.  I am extremely looking forward to fishing and guiding on one of my all time favorite steelhead rivers.  Shoot me an e mail if you want to fish.
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Dramatic scenery and swing water
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A superb, wild steelhead from the Ronde
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Classic
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Wolf skated up an epic wild hen right after I took this photo
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Home water
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Ryan Davey with a mega steelie
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Group trips are super fun
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Mist on home water
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Good
The Trinity continues to fish well and there are fish spread out from top to bottom. There may not be gobbs of Steelhead but there are enough to keep thing interesting, my clients have landed fish over the past week ranging from feisty 1/2 pounders to one over 30" inches and over 10lbs.
 
One things for sure you can't catch one from home, I have some prime openings in November and December.
 
Here are a couple of pics from this past week 
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Red Hot
The egg grab on the Lower Sac is silly right now.  My clients Don and Walt from the Russian River Fly Fishers hooked ridiculous numbers of fish today.  They landed dozens and made it look easy.  Very little boat traffic today, too.  Get up here while it's still happening!
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Don with one of many nice fish today
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Good
I fished with my client, Tom from San Jose over the last couple of days, welcome rains have animated the river, Salmon, Coho and Kings are all over and of course our main quarry, Steelhead.
We managed multiple hookups a day with Chrome Bright Steelies and were able to bring several to hand.
The weather forecast for the next week is mostly clear with a chance of passing showers, flow's should stabilize and or drop, hopefully not for long, we need the rain. Bring it on ! 
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wild buck
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Red Hot
The lower sac fished really well today.  I took my clients Jeff and Jack up to Redding today to find some big trout.  The trout were pretty stacked in the salmon redds, and they're a little smarter than they were when the salmon first started spawning.  We found a few pockets that hadn't been picked yet and got a lot of hookups on quality fish.  Jack landed 3 18-20" rainbows and Jeff landed a big 3# fish about 21-22".  We had great action all day and the traffic on the river was very light.
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Jeff's big fish of the day
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Red Hot
The egg bite is still going strong.  These big Lower Sac trout are laser-locked on egg patterns, but our largest fish are coming on small mayfly nymphs.  Today's rain didn't slow the action at all.  My client hooked 25-30 fish during a half-day float!  This action should continue into early November, so don't wait until it's over.
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