Captain Randy Hamann
Randy Hamann has been guiding in northern California since 2011.
Based in Douglas City, Randy's main guide destinations include the Trinity River, Klamath River, Lower Sac, and Lewiston Lake.
Randy is very patient, thoughtful, and highly knowledgeable regarding his local fisheries.
Randy is a highly versatile guide, using his raft, drift boat, jon boat, and jet boat throughout the year on his favorite guide destinations.
He has a loyal following of clients that fish with him several times a year.
Randy is a USCG-licensed Captain which means he can operate a motorized boat in the inland waters of California.
He puts this license to good use on the lower Klamath River for steelhead and on the lower reaches of the Sacramento River where he uses his jet boat to fish for trout and steelhead.
Randy's jet-boat Trout-Spey trips are very popular.
Recent Fishing Reports by Randy Hamann
3/9/17 by Randy Hamann
: Well the Steelhead Season is starting to wind down here on the Trinity. It's been a challenging Season this year on the Trin, between, at what seemed like at times non-stop rain and snow to low fish counts. The one thing this Season has reconfirmed is that like many other things in Nature, Steelhead fishing is cyclical, it has it's high points and low points, having said that some of my clients had outstanding days on the river, right place, right time, nothing that could be predicted other then putting in the time and dedication to the sport.As one Steelhead Season comes to a close another one is just around the corner, not too early to start planning a Steelhead trip to the Lower Klamath ! The Summer Run starts to show in the Lower Klamath in July, I will be focusing my time guiding there in Septemeber and October when the run typically starts to thicken and the crowds start to thin. I use my jet boat to access some of the best swing water in the Lower 48, we use Spey rods and Classic Swing tactics to target these Crome Bright Steelhead, we usually encounter a mix of adults and 1/2 pounders, Hatchery and Wild ! Mild weather and Beautiful suroundings, just hard to beat !
1/30/17 by Randy Hamann
: The Trinity continues to fish fairly consistantly for Winter Run Steelhead, most of the fish that I have encountered over the past week and a half have been in the 3-8 lb class, a mix of wild and hatchery with the vast majotity being wild. Some days we hook 4-6 somedays we get spanked, been averaging about one fish per angler per day. which I think is to be expected when fishing for Winter Steelhead. The Great news is that a fair number of fish that have been landed lately by my clients have come on the Swing !Tight Lines !
1/14/17 by Randy Hamann
: Once the Trinity setlled down from a giant churning froth of mud and debris I wondered whether there would be any Steelhead around or if they all boogied up into there natal tribs, well the good news is there are quite a few fresh, wild winter run fish the came up under the high water conditions, most are in the 2 -5 lb range but the 1st fish of the day yesterday was a beautiful wild buck in excess of 10lbs. The wheather forecast is wild as well so make a break for it when things settle down for a day or two.
Randy's Guide Season
Trinity River Steelhead
Randy guides for steelhead on the Trinity River
from September through March.
Most of his September and October trips are raft-based or walk/wade spey-only trips.
Randy is available for both spey and nymph/indicator trips all season on the Trinity.
Randy has two great fishing platforms for the Trinity, a Willie drift boat and a Vanguard raft.
Lower Klamath River Steelhead
Randy is one of the few fly fishing guides that run jet boat trips for steelhead on the Lower Klamath River
Using his 21' Willie jet boat, Randy takes his clients to one excellent run after another.
All of Randy's lower Klamath trips are spey-only.
Randy does both day-trips from Klamath Glen and multi-day trips to Rivers West Lodge.
Prime time on the Klamath is mid-August through the first week of November.
Lower Sac Year Round
Randy Hamann is available year-round to guide for trout and steelhead on the Lower Sac
Randy uses his drift boat and his jet boat on the Lower Sac.
He uses his drift boat for nymph/indicator trips and his jet boat for wading and swinging flies with lightweight spey rods.
Randy Hamann also offers trips on Lewiston Lake
, a reservoir located just downstream from Trinity Lake near Lewiston, California.
This lake has a tremendous population of trout and fishes best in the spring and fall.
Randy utilizes streamer, dry-fly, dry/dropper, and nymph techniques on this highly productive trout fishery.
California Coast Winter Steelhead
Randy is our go-to guide for spey trips on the California Coast
during January, February and March.
Randy offers raft and walk/wade trips on the Eel River and surrounding winter steelhead fisheries.
Randy's Upcoming Open Dates
Testimonials from Randy's Clients
"Rich and I had such a terrific day with Randy on the Trinity.
We both landed beautiful wild steelhead.
We learned so much, not just about steelheading but fly fishing in general.
We hope to remember all you taught us and return someday for another steelhead adventure."
Kathleen Lynch, Amador City
"I had a great day on the Lower Sac with Randy.
Hope to get him next time."
Rich Russell, San Carlos
"Had a great time with Randy on the Klamath.
He handled the boat well.
Nice lunches, quality equipment and boat and truck."
Jerry Hess, Santa Rosa