Guided Fly Fishing Trips in
Northern California and Southern Oregon
for Trout and Steelhead
Home Page Contact us to Book your Fly Fishing Trip
with a Confluence Outfitters Guide
Email | 888-481-1650
Guide Service Destinations Fishing Reports Lodging Private Water Specials Spey

Fall River Fishing Reports

Page 1 of 9 (20 results per page)
1 2 3 4 5 ... Last
Good
This report is by Scott Saiki: Although Fall officially begins in just a couple of days, the Fall River seems to be a little unsure of which path to take.  Cool mornings lead to temperatures in the mid 80's, and the bugs seemed to be a little unsure of the season as well.  Bug activity was extraordinarily diverse which made the puzzle even more of a challenge.  Baetis, PMD's, Tricos, Callibaetis, and even terrestrials at every life stage were all in play with short windows of opportunity throughout the day.  Stan Jr., Bob, and parents Stan Sr., and Lucy came from San Francisco and Wisconsin respectively to try to sort out the puzzle.  Dry fly, nymph, swinging, and going deep all paid off at various times this weekend.  We worked hard for what we got, but there were some very memorable fish landed.  Thoughtful fishing and careful presentations are currently the order of the day, but when you "work hard," you are rewarded.  Generously!
Fishing Report Image
Lucy with a great Fall River rainbow
Fishing Report Image
Stan Sr with a nice one
View All Reports by Andrew Harris    |    View Andrew Harris's Calendar    |    View All Fall River Reports
Great
I spent a beautiful day on Fall River with Christine and Doug from Larkspur.  The weather was cool so we had to wait a while for the callibaetis hatch to really get going.  Our best fishing was from 1pm to 4:30pm when the fish were chowing down on callibaetis nymphs and dries.  We landed fish up to 18" and hooked quite a few fish in the 16-19" range.  River conditions are great - this is my favorite time of year to be on Fall River.
View All Reports by Andrew Harris    |    View Andrew Harris's Calendar    |    View All Fall River Reports
Great
Fall River is fishing really well right now.  This is my favorite time of year to fish the river because of the intense callibaetis hatches.  When the wind doesn't blow, you can have dry fly fishing from 8am to 6pm as the fish rise to a mix of callibaetis spinners and duns.  The nymphing can be great, but this is prime time for catching a really big rainbow on a dry fly.  Bring an assortment of duns, cripples, and spinners and your A Game.
Fishing Report Image
Jared landed this great fish on a nymph
Fishing Report Image
John caught this 20" rainbow on a size 16 callibaetis dry
View All Reports by Andrew Harris    |    View Andrew Harris's Calendar    |    View All Fall River Reports
Good
After the busy 4th of July weekend, the weather has cooled off a bit and everything is fishing pretty good in the Intermountain area, especially the hex hatch on Fall.  We have some prime available dates left in July before we kick off our steelhead season in August on the Klamath.  We still have a few spots open for Speycamp, please contact me with any questions.  
Fishing Report Image
The McCloud is one of the most beautiful rivers in the states
Fishing Report Image
Tony hooked up on the Mac
Fishing Report Image
Tony from SF anticipating the best hatch in the West
Fishing Report Image
A dog makes the hex hatch more fun!
Fishing Report Image
Hat Creek has been good mornings and evenings
View All Reports by Dax Messett    |    View Dax Messett's Calendar    |    View All Fall River Reports
Great

I did my first-ever striper/hex combo trip yesterday.  We fished the Lower Sac for stripers until 2pm and then headed up to Fall River for the hex hatch. We had pretty good striper fishing, albeit for small fish, in the morning and then the hex hatch was about as good as it gets.  My clients Frank and Doug landed close to ten big fish on hex dries last night.  Pretty amazing, especially considering the windy conditions.  All of the hex fish were 16-19" and were great fighters.

The fishing was challenging during the day today.  We landed just a couple fish, but one of them was Doug's best Fall River fish ever, a 21" rainbow.

The hex hatch was really good again tonight.  The wind totally changed from last night and there were way more bugs, so our flies were a bit outnumbered.  We landed four or five nice fish.  Frank and Doug have done the hex hatch many times over the years and they thought this year was the best they've ever seen.

Dax and Leslie have opened up some dates in early July - come up and experience the hex hatch.  

Fishing Report Image
Doug with a 21" rainbow
Fishing Report Image
that's a fatty
Fishing Report Image
fish on during the hex hatch
View All Reports by Andrew Harris    |    View Andrew Harris's Calendar    |    View All Fall River Reports
Great
Leslie and I had a day off today and spent it fishing, of course.  Not much dry fly happening where we were today, but the streamer grab was excellent.  We also did very well on the dirty nymphs.  Fishing was best between 11 and 2 today.

I expect another epic hex hatch tonight, it has he best early season hex hatch I've seen in my 14 years on Fall River.  It's even been happening with the cooler evenings that we've been having.
Fishing Report Image
Leslie landing an epic Fall River rainbow
View All Reports by Dax Messett    |    View Dax Messett's Calendar    |    View All Fall River Reports
Great
The hex hatch has been going off!  My clients Dean and Clayton from Washington landed 4 very large fish last night on their first ever hex hatch.  Pressure is very low.  I've been out the last 10 nights, and the hatch happened on 8 of them, so it's pretty consistent.  During the day the Fall has been kinda moody.  There has been some great hatches on some days, nothing on others.  Sinking lines and nymphing are catching some fish when there are no bugs on top.  Pressure is extremely high on the upper river, mellow on the lower river.  If you are patient, you can headhunt for very large rising fish from 10 until about 2 and search for the moments.  My client Tom Donnely hooked and finally lost a truly gigantic fish, who ran him through his full spool of backing.  The battle did not end with the fish in the net, but it was an amazing fish and battle.

Hat Creek was good last week, but slowed down the last few days.  Powerhouse Riffle is crowded, shallow, and fishing good in the mornings for tricos and in the evenings for caddis.

The McCloud has been going off on some days, kinda tough on others.  The best fishing is In the evenings and whenever the fish are looking up for stones and mayflies.  Ask us about our camping options for the Mac.


Fishing Report Image
View All Reports by Dax Messett    |    View Dax Messett's Calendar    |    View All Fall River Reports
Great
The epic Fall River hex hatch started early this year!  Book a trip if you want to get on it, it's been excellent this past week...
View All Reports by Dax Messett    |    View Dax Messett's Calendar    |    View All Fall River Reports
Good
 Today was my first of three in the Fall River Valley - my last stint up here for the season.  We got rained on today - actual RAIN - for several hours in the morning.  It was pretty cool to get rained on.  My clients Ernie & Joanne toughed out the rain and then at 1:30pm the rain stopped, the hatch got going, and the fish went nuts for 2 hours!  We hooked some nice fish.  The hatch was a mix of PMDs, callibaetis, and BWOs.  The action was short and sweet, and at 3:30 it was DONE.
View All Reports by Andrew Harris    |    View Andrew Harris's Calendar    |    View All Fall River Reports
Good
Fall river the past few days was a ghost town. With lower pressure, the fishing was decent with mid day baetis hatches as well as the fish keying in on the nymph and streamer grab. The weed beds have grown in quite a bit to offer extra cover for the trout. Fall river in the autumn season is absolutely a hidden gem. 
Fishing Report Image
Scenery.
Fishing Report Image
Sarah making a roll cast.
Fishing Report Image
MT Shasta!
Fishing Report Image
Way to go Dave!
Fishing Report Image
No parr marks on this fish Marc! Well done!
View All Reports by Leslie Ajari    |    View Leslie Ajari's Calendar    |    View All Fall River Reports
Great

We hooked and landed a lot of quality fish today on Fall River.  My clients Gene and Roger hadn't been on the river since 1998, which was about when I started guiding up here.  There was a good callibaetis hatch in the morning and Roger landed several very nice fish on nymphs.  Gene had a hot streak fishing streamers after lunch and landed 21" and 19" rainbows.  Roger finished up with back-to-back hookups on nymphs.

The evening fishing was very good also.  The hex hatch is still going strong and we had at least two dozen grabs on our big dry flies.  
 

Fishing Report Image
Gene landed this one on a big streamer
Fishing Report Image
21" rainbow on a streamer
Fishing Report Image
Roger with a big one
View All Reports by Andrew Harris    |    View Andrew Harris's Calendar    |    View All Fall River Reports
Great
The weather in the Fall River Valley has been great this past week. We've got some much needed rain with afternoon thunderstorms and some great fishing during the day between 11 & 2. Not much dry fly action, but great streamer grab. The hex hatch has been high maintence and tough with wind and clouds the last 6 nights, making visibility tough...but we are still hooking nice fish. Not many hexes in the upper river this year, stay below the confluence and you'll find em.
Fishing Report Image
Tony with an awesome Fall River Rainbow
View All Reports by Dax Messett    |    View Dax Messett's Calendar    |    View All Fall River Reports
Great
Andrew, Bob and I had the Fall River to ourselves today and it was the best grab in two weeks. Sadly, not much dry fly action but the sinking line and nymph grab was on fire from 10 to 1:30. Overcast helped. Hex hatch has been excellent. Keen anglers Steve and Jon absolutely crushed the other night. Landing ratio isn't always great for the hex, but lots of eats if you can cast accurately, aren't in a tangled mess, and don't thrash the water aimlessly before the hatch...
Fishing Report Image
View All Reports by Dax Messett    |    View Dax Messett's Calendar    |    View All Fall River Reports
Good
It's been hotter on Fall River the last few days than it was for my epic hosted trip to Central America last month. The good news is that it makes for good hexing, my favorite hatch of all time. Bad news is that fishing during the day just has been tough on Fall, both the fishing and getting pummeled by the heat in the boat. Some big fish are still getting hooked, but not the dry fly fishing we usually expect this time of year. The Freestone rivers in the area have been fishing pretty good, and are much cooler, especially if you wet wade!

Expect mega crowds for next holiday weekend. The hex will be happening, but daytime on Fall will be tough if it doesn't cool off.
Fishing Report Image
High sticking on the Pit
Fishing Report Image
Nothing like a Fall River sunset
Fishing Report Image
A break from the heat on the Pit
View All Reports by Dax Messett    |    View Dax Messett's Calendar    |    View All Fall River Reports
Good
It cooled off a little on Fall River today, and fishing was pretty decent in the morning. The hex hatch has been happening every night, lots of bugs below the confluence, almost too many at times. Be ready right when it starts, which is your best shot at hooking up. It has been starting after 9. Cripples have been working at first, then have a rod ready with an adult as the hatch goes on, or when you get in a tangled mess. The sunsets have been epic with the cloud cover and lightning storms...
Fishing Report Image
View All Reports by Dax Messett    |    View Dax Messett's Calendar    |    View All Fall River Reports
Great

The hex hatch has been very thick the last two nights.  That can be a good thing or a bad thing.  If it's too thick your fly is simply outnumbered and your odds are pretty long.  We've also been dealing with changing winds during the hatch.  We had it just right the last two nights and had a ton of action.  Dan from Folsom landed several fish over 18" tonight and hooked half a dozen more.  The wind made things tough at first, but the trick is to find a place where the wind concentrates the bugs.  That made for good fishing for about 20 minutes, then the wind died and we were able to cast into the glare of the setting sun for the rest of the hatch.  The hatch started really late but it was really good.

Fishing Report Image
Typical size fish during the hex hatch the last two nights
Fishing Report Image
Tim with a nice fish tonight on the hex
View All Reports by Andrew Harris    |    View Andrew Harris's Calendar    |    View All Fall River Reports
Great
It was a superb evening on Fall river. The sunset was gorgeous and the Hex hatch was happening. I love watching the large, shapely profiles of the flies floating delicately down the river. Had some epic takes by large fish. This hatch is truly worth experiencing. 
Fishing Report Image
Fishing Report Image
Fishing Report Image
View All Reports by Leslie Ajari    |    View Leslie Ajari's Calendar    |    View All Fall River Reports
Good

Fishing on Fall River has been all over the map the last two days.  The hex hatch has been complicated by overcast skies the last two nights.  It's much more difficult to see the flies without the glare of the sunset in a clear sky.  The hatch was pretty weak last night, but was really good tonight.  My clients Ken and Bob had lots of grabs this evening on a variety of hex dries.  The best one to make the net was about 19" and heavy.

Daytime fishing has been great at times and very difficult at other times.  We had a two-hour stretch where we hooked fish on almost every drift yesterday and then the bite shut off really abruptly.  Today we worked hard for our fish during the day but landed a big one about 20" and hooked some other very nice fish.

View All Reports by Andrew Harris    |    View Andrew Harris's Calendar    |    View All Fall River Reports
Red Hot
The hex hatch is red hot right now on Fall River.  The bugs are hatching around 8:50pm and the hatch lasts right through the legal limit an hour after sunset.  A variety of patterns are working well - it's early in the hatch so the fish haven't seen all of them yet!
Fishing Report Image
Doug with the one that wasn't as big as the one that got away.
Fishing Report Image
I hiked up to the Soldier Mountain fire lookout today on my day off. Great view from up there!
Fishing Report Image
Frank with a Fall River bow
Fishing Report Image
One of our fish coughed up this huge leech! That is three inches of dinner for a trout.
Fishing Report Image
hex fish
Fishing Report Image
20" hex fish from 30 minutes ago
Fishing Report Image
The view from Soldier Mountain fire lookout. You can see the entire Fall River Valley.
View All Reports by Andrew Harris    |    View Andrew Harris's Calendar    |    View All Fall River Reports
Great
 Fishing was so-so this morning but we had a 5-star hex hatch this evening.  My clients Frank & Doug landed fat rainbows up to 20" on hex dries and had tons of grabs.  The hatch was pretty huge, almost too many bugs.  There are a lot of big fish in the lower river right now and I expect the hex hatch to be productive through the 3rd week of July at least.
View All Reports by Andrew Harris    |    View Andrew Harris's Calendar    |    View All Fall River Reports
1 2 3 4 5 ... Last
Win a Full-day Trip for 2! View our other websites!
Sign up for our email newsletter and be entered to win a full-day trip for two. Select from a fully guided trip on the Lower Sac or Trinity River or a day at Eagle Canyon Trophy Trout Lakes! A $435 value!
ConfluenceOutfitters.com
ConfluenceOutfitters.com
SpeyCamp.com
SpeyCamp.com
EagleCanyonTrout.com
EagleCanyonTrout.com
SpeyRivers.com
SpeyRivers.com
Facebook Icon Google Plus icon Instagram
For more information, call us at 888-481-1650 or email us.
Copyright © 2014 Confluence Outfitters SEO Company: Zenergy Web design by Headwaters I.T.
Privacy Policy