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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

Southern Oregon Fishing Image
October 2, 2022
Southern Oregon Report by Steve Scow

Fishing conditions have not been ideal the last week and looking at the weather, hard conditions will continue.  Little to no cloud cover, hot days, and lots of sun.  Forecast for the next 10 days is in the high eighties.  Cool mornings in the high forties and low fifties make fishing in the morning a must.  We have been putting in just before sunrise and have found good success.  Steelhead are here, however, we are working hard to find them.  Water conditions are good.  The river is clear with good flows coming out of Lost Creek.  With the amount of water we had in the late spring, the flows were able to stay around average during the summer, if not a little higher.  This brought up a number of steelhead in June and those fish are still around.    We are making multiple drifts through holding water which has resulted in a decent amount of hook-ups and fish brought to the net.  We are seeing more salmon on the redds and the egg pattern will quickly become the fly of choice.  On the swing we have been skating first thing in the morning and then switching to sink tips once the sun is up.  Smaller tradtitional flies and small profile intruder type flies are the go to right now.  Multi-density heads are a good thing to have in your bag to go along with a sink-tip for the deep runs in the afternoon.While weather conditions have made it tough, we are still very much into steelhead.  Working the entire run and not being afraid to row back up and drift again multiple times along with holding the boat in place have brought us fish.  The opportunites are there, putting in the effort and being patient will do the rest.I still have select dates in October.  November is open.  Come up to the Rogue for your chance at putting summer run steelhead in the net. 

Lower Sac Fishing Image
September 29, 2022
Lower Sac Report by DJ Spivey

The last few nights have been absolutely amazing on the lower sac. With flows at about 4200 cfs the water is quite low but still fishing quite well with amazing Caddis hatches in the evenings. My cousin Shiloh and I put in this evening and landed quite a few great fish on Caddis and baetis imitations! Salmon have been quite active with more pushing up through the river by the day, the egg bite should take off in a few days. The river has been nothing short of amazing and should only get better as we begin to get some weather!

Lower Sac Fishing Image
September 29, 2022
Lower Sac Report by Luke Geraty

I guide on the Lower Sac throughout the year and we have plenty of days where it's slow and we have to work hard for fish. But sometimes the stars align and it seems like everything goes right... again... and again... and again. So what do you call those days? I call it fishing with Burt and John! We spent two days on the Lower Sac and I think an appropriate word to use would be "pillage." The fishing was so good we lost count of how many "doubles" we had and registered several "triples." Oh, you aren't familiar with "triples"? It's where both John and Burt would hook up with a fish, one would get landed and while we were trying to land the second fish, the first guy would throw his flies in the water and hook up again! Insanity! Slow down! Wait... don't slow down, keep casting! I know... I know... you are thinking, "Well yeah, it's egg bite, right?" Actually... no. The salmon are just barely starting to show up, so most of the pillaging taking place was using flies. That's right... bugs! Caddis! Mayflies! Perdigon jiggy thing-a-ma-giggers! We caught fish on a wide spectrum of flies. And yes... egg imitations are starting to work too... and that'll become more central to the trout diet in the coming weeks.Mornings are killer. Afternoons can be slow. Late afternoons and evenings can be killer. But guess what? It can also be slow at times and you just got to keep fishing. Keep casting. Keep mending. Keep at it. Set on everything. The rewards that are swimming around in the Lower Sac can get up in the mid to high twenty inch range, so get to it! We landed over a dozen fish that were over 20 inches, so it's defintely fishing great. Plus the weather is starting to cool down! Anyway, water is still low and around 4200cfs. Boat traffic is still pretty light, although that's going to change pretty soon once all the salmon show up and word gets out. But right now it's nice and mild. If you wanna get out, I still have a couple of days available in October and November, so hit me up and let's chat about when a good time to go would be!

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