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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

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July 22, 2021
Lower Sac Report by Brian Kohlman

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a fishing report. I have had several walk-wade trips on our inter-mountain streams that have been very successful. On the other hand, the lower Sac has been pretty challenging the past couple months. Today was different for my guests Jim and Ken, as Kevin Kay and I worked together with a fun group of guys.  My guys hooked most their fish on mayfly nymphs, but they were also able to trick a few fish into eating rubberlegs. Even with the hot temps, it’s been very pleasant while on the water. The “egg bite” is right around the corner, so now is the time to book your trip as our October calendars are starting to fill.

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July 2, 2021
Lower Sac Report by Kevin Kay

Pat gave his grandson Brad a fishing trip for Christmas and we finally got them out there. Better late than never! It’s been blistering hot here for weeks so we got an early start. Brad had never been fly fishing before so after a brief training session off we went! The morning grab was very slow, in contrast to my last time out. The fish finally woke up around 10 and we started to get hookups with some regularity with some lulls in between. We finished the day with a nice double and got off the river just as the heat became intense. Stay cool!

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June 22, 2021
Lower Sac Report by Luke Geraty

Should you bring your kids fishing? Yes. Yes you should. Peter's dad brought him along for a trip to the Upper McCloud and a day drifting down the lower Sac... and he had a great time! Peter learned a number of techniques, including dry/dropper, indicator nymphing, and some tight line nymphing too! And he caught fish on ALL methods on BOTH rivers. Talk about a stud! We also checked under some rocks to see what kind of bugs could be found and saw some other fun things along the way, including lots of birds and a couple of deer. I was super proud of Peter because he didn't complain at all, even when I made lame "dad jokes." We hiked all over the McCloud and on the Lower Sac he became proficient using several methods. Over the course of the day I heard him change his mind on which method was his favorite several times, probably based on which had worked most recently! That's just like me! Ha ha! Anyway, the river is looking good... not a lot of bugs coming off during the day except some microscopic looking PMD's that would be in the size 18-20 range, but there are nymphs! There are always nymphs! Fish are eating rubber legs still (of course) and you're not crazy trying other things besides the standard lower Sac rig. Get out... and bring your kids with you! Peter got some things to brag about to his dad... and your kids could too!

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