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The guide team at Confluence Outfitters has the expertise, local knowledge and versatility to make your next fly fishing trip in northern California or southern Oregon a trip to remember! Our diverse guide staff can deliver a trip tailored to your interests on one or more of our local fisheries at any time of year.

We guide the best trout and steelhead destinations in northern California and southern Oregon. The most famous destinations include the Sacramento, Trinity, Klamath, McCloud, Fall River, and the Rogue River, but there are many more. Many of our guides have multiple decades of experience crafting great fishing experiences for their guests. Read our online reviews and I think you'll agree that our guide team is the best choice for delivering a great day on the water.

Fishing Reports

Lower Sac Fishing Image
September 21, 2021
Lower Sac Report by Luke Geraty

The smoke has cleared, the sun was out, and the river fished well. What more could you ask for on a day spent on the Mighty Lower Sac? Yesterday's trip with Cheryl and Tom was extremely productive, as we hooked and landed a LOT of quality fish throughout the day, from start to finish. One might point out that September is one of the best times to show up because the fish ARE EATING and there's very little boat traffic. And we saw salmon and, I might add, the corresponding activity that every trout person wants to see when salmon are in the river. Readers will have to read between the lines to catch my drift, but I'll just say that if you were waiting to book a trip for when you thought IT was happening, now's the time. I've fished with Tom a few times now and after we took Cheryl on the last trip, she is now fully capable of crushing it. The student has become the teacher. "Mend up, Tom," Cheryl said several times. "Turn your rod to the right a bit" and "Luke, could you row us over there?" Ha ha! We've created a trout fanatic! There were several spots that we backrowed over and over again because EVERY SINGLE TIME we hooked a fish. The age old adage of "don't leave fish to find fish" was pretty compelling, but eventually we had to keep moving. But that was okay because we caught fish everywhere. Two highlights... first, while fishing one particular spot, Cheryl hooked the BIGGEST steelhead I've ever personally seen on the Sac. My "guestimate" was 32-34 inches and somewhere around 15lbs. HUGE. Cheryl fought it perfectly and right when we were getting close to putting it in the net, as it was less than eight feet from the boat, the hooked popped out of its mouth. Anxiety through the roof and our racing hearts skipped five beats and stopped. Oh the sorrow! But the second highlight was a bit of redemption because after a ten minute fight, Tom managed to land a 22.5 inch SLAB of a fish. Huge. Not just long, but HEFTY with shoulders. This river is amazing and the water is cold and the fish are healthy! Every single fish shot like a rocket when we released them, back to the depths to fight another day. Get up here. It's time. I have a couple of openings next two weeks and I think we could rest assured that we'll have a good time. Don't miss out! Tom has four more days booked in October... I wonder if Cheryl is going to join him :)

Feather River Fishing Image
September 19, 2021
Feather River Report by Ben Thompson

Had a solid day on the Lower Feather River with a single angler client. All of the steelhead we caught were wild. There are already a decent amount of salmon redds and the steelhead are eating eggs. There has also been some quality hatches going off throughout the day. There was a decent amount of fish sipping dries at times, and it seems consistently around this time of year through the first week of October, there is a window of dry fly opportunities to catch steelhead on small dries which can make for a great time. While some people may be worried about the low water, it is totally fishable and the water is coming out of the bottom of the dam very cold. October and November are the two best months of the year out here in my opinion and it is already shaping up to be a good season. 

Lower Sac Fishing Image
September 10, 2021
Lower Sac Report by Kevin Kay

We actually had rain last night!  I hope some of it landed on the fires.  When Larry, Steve, and I hit the water it was still cloudy and foggy.  Larry fishes quite a bit but his friend Steve was new to the sport so class was in session!  Luckily Steve was a quick study as we were only doing a half day.  Morning was pretty slow but the grab got going mid-morning and stayed pretty steady until the takeout.  We caught an unusual number of small fish but Larry landed a real trout pig and Steve got some nice fish in addition to the dinks.  We didn't see another boat but that won't be the case for long so get up here and let's go fishing!

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