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Baum Lake

There has been some dry fly activity in recent days with blue wing olives coming off mid morning. Sinking lines with Wooly Buggers and ZT's Balanced Swimming Leeches are a great choice to get some big fish. Small nymphs under a dry dropper is the best way to get a high number of fish without scaring the trout in there. Go to dry's are the Parachute Adams, Mercers Missing Link, and Griffith's Gnat. As a dropper put on a small pheasant tail or zebra midge.
Hot Flies:
Dry Flies:
Adams - #18-20, Hackle Winged May - BWO, Harrop's Last Chance - All, Griffith's Gnat, Mercer's Missing Link - #14-18, Light Cahill - #18

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Red Copper John - #18, Ultra Scuds, GB Flashback PT - #14-20, Black A.P. - #14-16, Beaded Zebra Midge - #18-20, Mercer's Gidget, Mercer's CB Micro Mays - Ruby Red #16-18, GB Flashback PT - Olive #18, Beaded Zebra Midge - #16-20, Chromie - #18

Steamers & Leeches:
JGF Translucent Wiggle Tail - #10, Beaded Micro Buggers - #12, Zack's Damseleech - #14

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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Bucks Lake

No current report

Eagle Lake

Anglers are getting ready for the lake to turn over and the fish are still in deep water feeding on tule chubs in 25-40 feet of water while hanging on structured bottom and rockpiles.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

Eagle Canyon Lake

Fishing was pretty good at Eagle Canyon today.  I left early, but father/son duo Patrick and Sean had already hooked 2-3 fish each and landed some nice ones.  Action was best on copper johns, pheasant tails, and princes all in a size 14.  These were suspended about 18" below an indicator.  Open dates are vanishing quickly - get in touch soon to reserve your spot!

- Courtesy of:

Confluence Outfitters
Andrew Harris
888-481-1650
andrew@confluenceoutfitters.com
www.confluenceoutfitters.com

Fall River

Fall River has closed for the season. We will keep our fingers crossed for a good winter. We'll keep you posted as we get nearer to the opener.

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

The Fly Shop
800-669-3474
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Feather River

Salmon season closed Dec. 16. Steelhead fishing is good where access can be found upriver. An occasional keeper striper and lots of shakers are being caught on cut bait or swimbaits near Yuba City.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

Hat Creek

Hat Creek has closed for the season. Keep your eyes on the report, we'll get you an update as we get closer to the opener next April!

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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Note: Hat Creek is a world renown fishery. Wild trout are large and abundant!

Iron Canyon Reservoir

Iron Canyon Reservoir is usually a good option if you want to get away from crowds. Fish the areas around the water release and you will have current to make a drift in. San waun worms and small nymphs like pheasant tails and zebra midges will always produce a strike as well.
Hot Flies:
Dry Flies:
Harrop's Last Chance - Callibaetis

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
San Juan Worm - Fire #8-14, Chromies - #16-18, Beaded Zebra Midge - #16-20, Mercer's CB Micro Mayfly - #14-18, GB Half-Flashback PT - #16-20

Streamers & Leeches:
Beaded Micro Buggers, Freshwater Clouser - Olive/White, Zonkers - #4

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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800-669-3474
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(Image: Nor Cal Fish Reports)

Keswick Lake

Not much has changed here since the last report. Keswick is in good shape and fishing well. Look for smaller offerings up in the faster water towards the dam with S&Ms, Two Bit Hookers in black and olive producing well. Olive Wooly and Crystal Buggers work well too on sinking lines.

Stripping leeches and buggers on a type VII full sink line works great here. Fish going over 20" happen! Releases out of Shasta Dam have been stable. Good place to hire a guide though. Finding these fish requires some special knowledge and a boat.

Indicator suspended Birds Nests, Midges, PT Nymphs should work along the edges of the fast water near the Dam. Suspend your flies about 2-3 feet below the indicator. These fish like to come up to the fly. Fish the shallow edges. Stay low!! You will need a motorized boat to get to where the good fishing exists.
Hot Flies:
Dry Flies:
Mercer's Missing Link #16-18, Adams #14-16, Mercer's Parachute Profile Spinners #16

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Bubbleback Caddis - #14, Mercer's Glo-Bubble Caddis - Tan #14, Chromie - #16-18, Mercer's Gidget, GB San Juan Worm - #12, Mercer's Biot Epoxy Golden Stones - #8-12, Chironomid Bomber - Any color #12, Mercer's CB Micro Mayfly - Brown #16-18, Pats Rubberlegs - Brown #6-8, CB Birds Nest - #10-14

Streamers & Leeches:
Crystal Buggers, Freshwater Clousers - #6, Zonkers - Natural #4, BH Halebopp Leech - Olive/Dark Olive #8

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

The Fly Shop
800-669-3474
info@theflyshop.com
https://www.theflyshop.com/

Keswick Reservoir is known by the locals to be challenging, different and quite special.  It warrants a guided trip for the eager angler ready to catch trophy wild Rainbow and Brown Trout.  It consists of 9 miles of water and is located between Shasta Dam and Keswick Dam where its purpose lies in moderating the conditions in Shasta Lake and the Sacramento River as well as its demands to downstream irrigation and power commitments.  Due to the important role it plays in Sacramento River water management, the lake level can fluctuate throughout the day presenting challenging yet exciting fishing conditions. It is safe to say that this fishery gets very little fishing pressure due to its limited access.  Being a capable caster is essential to success, 30ft+ is recommended. Small Midges are the go-to here but we also fish leaches, caddis, small mayflies and bait fish imitations. The average trout is 16” and 25 inchers are not uncommon. Keswick Reservoir looks like a spring creek up on the top and a lake at the bottom. The season to fish this year-round fishery is best from February through July.

- Courtesy of HarvestWild

HarvestWild
Aaron Grabiel
530-356-2189
info@harvestwild.com
www.harvestwild.com

Klamath River

The middle and upper Klamath continue to provide stellar days of fishing. While it is cold, the fish will begin eating mid morning. Don't fret if you aren't on the river at the crack of dawn. The flows remain just 1,000 CFS, clarity is good and there are plenty of steelhead in the upper section. Best practices to pile up numbers is dead drifting nymph fishing Rubberlegs and eggs. With the water cooling off, you will have to slow your swung flies down and get a little deeper to consistently hook fish. An Airflo Rage head with a fast sinking Polyleader is a great combo for this system. Tie on Brett's Klamath Intruder, a Burnt Chicken, or an Assassin and have at it. Good times are ahead on the Klamath!

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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800-669-3474
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Lake Almanor

Temperatures are getting cooler at night and in the morning, which is causing the surface temps to drop fast. Trout continue to hold on the natural springs and can be caught on bait, trolling, flies and hardware.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

Lake Oroville

Rob Reimers of Rustic Rob’s Guide Service took two trolling trips for king salmon, and after the first trip producing only spotted bass, the second trip was good for 4 kings along with a few more than came unbuttoned along with a few bass released on Brad’s Cut Plugs. He said, “The bite isn’t off the hook, but there are a few fish still willing to bite.” The only ramp open is at Bidwell with the lake at 35 percent.


THERMALITO AFTERBAY: According to Sorensen, this shallow impoundment is very cold, causing the largemouth here to be lethargic and hard to catch. He doesn’t expect it will be worth the effort to fish it until the warmer temperatures of spring arrive.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

Lewiston Lake

The forest is open again and the air quality has improved dramatically. This time of year you will see fish keying on midges and chasing stripped leeches and Crystal Buggers, olive and brown are to great colors. Baetis hatches along with some lingering Callibaetis can get you some dry action on warmer days. Fish the drop offs from the main channel, you can spot cruising packs of hungry rainbows for sight fishing action.
Hot Flies:
Dry Flies:
Hackle Stackers - BWO #18, Parachute Adams - #14-18, Mayfly Cripples

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Ultra Scuds - #16, Chromies - #18-20, Mercer's CB Micro May - Black #18, Flashback Pheasant Tail - #16-18, Beaded Zebra Midges - #18-20, Mercer's Gidgets

Streamers & Leeches:
JGF Translucent Wiggle Tail, Woolly Bugger - Any, Beadhead Crystal Buggers - #8, Zack's Swimming Leech - #8, Zack's Damseleech - Orange/Olive

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

The Fly Shop
800-669-3474
info@theflyshop.com
https://www.theflyshop.com/

Flows have stabilized and the fishing has really begun to pick up around the lake for boat, bank and fly anglers. The lower dam has been producing some kokanee while trolling along the face of the dam. The upper dam has been producing for trout anglers trolling ‘crawlers and hardware.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

Manzanita Lake

Manzanita Lake is closed to any wading, swimming, or soft sided watercraft due to a dangerous otter.

The park has received substantial snowfall, the highway through the park has been closed for the season. It may be a good time to look for alternatives. Luk Lake has trout in it and fishes great all winter.

Pay attention to the special regulations here, especially where you can and can't fish. Barbless hooks, artificial lures, catch and release. Make sure you inquire at the park entrance.

Dry Flies:

Harrop's Last Chance - #16-20, Adams - #14-18, Mayfly Cripple - #18, Last Chance Cripple - Callibaetis or Baetis, Mercer's Missing Link - #14-16, Mercer's Parachute Profile Spinner

Nymphs/Wet Flies:

Zack's Attack Damsel, Burk's Sierra Damsel, Black A.P. - #14-16, Hogan's S&M - Olive #16-18, Beaded Zebra Midge - Black #18-20, Mercer's Gidgets

Beaded Micro Bugger - Black, Zonkers - #4, Beaded Micro Buggers - Any

McCloud Reservoir

This gem of a lake is full of opportunity and trout, both Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout call this river home.  There is a strong hatchery program for Rainbow Trout and a healthy wild population.  Sight cast to cruising trout or stripping streamers while blind casting to the bank can produce both trout species that McCloud Reservoir homes.  Nymphing can be productive as well as dry fly fishing Callibaetis and terrestrials.  This river fishes well year-round and can be a great fall back option as well as a destination all to itself.  The Lake has a beautiful blue green hue that takes your breath away.  The mouth of the McCloud can be very good and fishes like a spring creek.

- Courtesy of HarvestWild

HarvestWild
Aaron Grabiel
530-356-2189
info@harvestwild.com
www.harvestwild.com

The forest is open again and McCloud is one of the good places to chase trout in a stillwater. Go up to the river inlet and fish a Balanced Leech under an indicator and you will be hooked up quickly. Stripping streamers near log rafts can be effective this time of year. It's a popular place, but worth it!

Dry Flies:
Harrop's Last Chance - #16-20, Adams - #14-18, Mayfly Cripple - #18, Last Chance Cripple - Callibaetis or Baetis, Mercer's Missing Link - #14-16, Mercer's Parachute Profile Dun Spinner

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Zack's Attack Damsel, Burk's Sierra Damsel, Black A.P. - #14-16, Hogan's S&M - Olive #16-18, Beaded Zebra Midge - Black #18-20, Mercer's Gidgets

Steamers & Leeches:
Beaded Micro Bugger - Black, Zonkers - #4, Beaded Micro Buggers - Any

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

The Fly Shop
800-669-3474
info@theflyshop.com
https://www.theflyshop.com/

McCloud River

The McCloud River has closed for the season. It was quite the memorable season for a lot of reasons, but the large fish that came to net tops the list! We will keep you in the loop once we get closer to the opener next April.

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

The Fly Shop
800-669-3474
info@theflyshop.com
https://www.theflyshop.com/

Modoc County Fisheries

Report provided by Modoc Outdoor Recreation and Tourism:

For anglers fishing close to home and following pandemic-mitigation recommendations, the arrival of spring weather has turned on the bass bite at Modoc County lakes on the Devil’s Garden and elsewhere. Just choose your lake, throw a weedless rig and be patient. There are so many great bass and crappie options in Modoc County it is impossible to list them all. The early trout opener at the end of April will let Big Valley residents try their luck on Ash Creek. There is nothing like a walk through the wildlife refuge to a hole that might hold a lunker brown trout. Please do your part to help Modocers stay healthy. Fish in your local community only. Do not travel to rural communities until shelter-in-place orders are lifted. Many of us need to fish, but small rural hospitals just cannot keep up as they can in larger communities. Please do your part and save your trip for later.


Northern California: by Luke: Walk & Wade Options in Northern California

Of the many things I love about fly fishing in northern California, the diversity of both fisheries and techniques has to be two of the stand outs. Dry fly? No problem. You want to use a spey rod and swing flies? Sure thing. Tight line nymphing? We got you covered. Indicator nymphing? Of course. The opportunities abound and no matter what technique gets you excited or what type of water you want to fish, there are plenty of options to make it happen. From tailwaters to spring creeks to freestones, you can find the perfect escape. And what's more is that there are options throughout the year, with some of the *best* fly fishing happening in the spring! The insect hatches start to get pretty crazy and there are still plenty of big fish to be caught. Guests on a number of fisheries have had chances to catch some great fish on just about every method available. One day due to the massive caddis hatch, we were able to throw double dries for a couple of hours and caught a bunch of fish up top. On another day we were swinging soft hackles and hooking nice trout using trout spey tactics. Northern California has incredible options and you just can't beat the weather right now! Book a trip today on one of our many options and don't forget that walk and wade trips can be extremely effective and you can catch some really big fish.

- Courtesy of:

Confluence Outfitters
Andrew Harris
888-481-1650
andrew@confluenceoutfitters.com
www.confluenceoutfitters.com

Pit River

Pit 3 flows, from Lake Britton down to the Pit 4 dam will be unseasonably high through December 7th varying from 800 CFS up to 2,800 CFS. Flows below in Pit 4 - 7 can likewise become higher than normal.

The Pit is still a good choice even as it cools off. The fish will be spread out and holding in water where you would expect them to be holding. Good flies are Rubberlegs in Black and Brown, and the Amberwing Prince Nymph. Find the pocket water and high stick everything you can reach. Look for some hatches to happen on cloudy days. You may have to search some if the rainfall becomes heavy enough to move sediment. Sculpins stripped in the deeper pools this time of year can find some bigger fish.

Here are some useful links to monitor the flows:

Pit 3 - Below Pit 3 Dam
Pit 5 - Through Big Bend
Hot Flies:  Dry Flies:
• Stimulator - Orange
• Foam October Caddis
• Potter's October Caddis
• Mercer's Skating October Caddis
• Chernobyl Ant
• Fat Albert
• Adams - #14-18
• Elk Hair Caddis - Tan #12-16
• Mayfly Cripples - #12-16

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
• Mercer's Tungsten October Pupa
• Morrish October Pupa
• Skip’s TB October Caddis
• Black A.P. - #12
• Dark Lords - #12-16
• Flashback Pheasant Tail - #14-16
• Beaded Zebra Midge - #18
• BH Hellgrammite - #6
• Mercer's Poxyback Dark Stone - #6
• GB Black A.P. - #10-12
• CB Micro Mayflies - #14-18
• Red Copper Johns - #16-18
• Pat's Brown Rubberleg - #6-8
• Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #14-18
• GB Bird's Nest - #10-16

Streamers & Leeches:
• Zack's Swimming Leech - #8
Pit 3 - Below Pit 3 Dam
Pit 5 - Through Big Bend

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

The Fly Shop
800-669-3474
info@theflyshop.com
https://www.theflyshop.com/

Private Waters

Privately owned waters represent an appreciable portion of California’s fishable waters. This includes flowing waters, privately owned lakes, and ponds. California’s private waters provide a great amount of fishing opportunity, produces quality fisheries and are important habitats for native wildlife species. Book with one of our amazing members here:

The Fly Shop

There are several hundred miles of rivers, creeks, lakes and streams within easy striking distance of The Fly Shop® in Redding. To book a guided trip on one of our private waters or regional lakes or streams you can call or send a message at info@theflyshop.com. 

https://www.theflyshop.com/adventures/private.html

Confluence Outfitters

We guide the best trout and steelhead destinations in northern California and southern Oregon. The guide team at Confluence Outfitters has the expertise, local knowledge and versatility to make your next fly fishing trip a trip to remember!

https://confluenceoutfitters.com/destination-map.aspx

Harvest Wild

HarvestWild offers guided fly fishing, gear fishing and instructor led clinics. HarvestWild is based in the heart of the west coasts most abundant fishing. In Northern California, we have bountiful rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and streams which collectively offer fishing 365 days a year in some of the most picturesque settings.

https://www.harvestwild.com/guided-fishing

Sacramento River - Lower

We are getting good fishing with some tough days here and there, but the fish quality has been good.  This is the time of year that one or two floats fish well so having a great team of guides that share information is key to stay on the bite. We have been lucky getting hooked up with steelhead on the lower part of the river. As the weather changes this week, we are expecting the fishing to pick up with some big number fish days. Get out and fish this place. Winter is traditionally an overlooked time to fish the Lower Sac and it can be great fishing. Small Baetis patterns, S&M's, Two Bit Hookers, also small Tan Birds Nest, and Rubberlegs are all good bugs to throw.

- Courtesy of HarvestWild

HarvestWild
Aaron Grabiel
530-356-2189
info@harvestwild.com
www.harvestwild.com

Red Bluff to Colusa: : A 50-pound striped bass was caught by a client of guide Mike Rassmussen Dec. 21 near Chico. Salmon fishing closed Dec. 16 below Red Bluff. Trout fishing is good near Red Bluff.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

We are seeing some great days on the Lower Sac! Baetis continue to dominate the menu for now, but some days the fish can't quit the golden stones. The beadhead, stripey leggedd Rubberlegs has been a good pattern lately. Plenty of bugs around with caddis on warm days, lots of midges and clouds of Blue Wing Olives in the cloud cover. The boats are starting to spread out a bit to our steelhead rivers and December is a great time to do some trout fishing with very little traffic on the Lower Sac. The top fish are impressive in size right now coming off the egg gorging session on the lower river is still hiding a few steelhead if you know where to look. Give us a call here at the shop and jump in one of the boats for a great time "social distancing" this Holiday season.

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

The Fly Shop
800-669-3474
info@theflyshop.com
https://www.theflyshop.com/

Kevin Kay, Luke Geraty, and I worked together with a really fun group from Napa. This was an Eagle Canyon – Lower Sac Combo trip. As usual, our guest’s “perspective” on what qualifies as a really nice fish are significantly skewed after they spent the day fighting the brutes at Eagle Canyon! I had a really great time with my guests Robin and Paul. As has been the recent norm, the fish have been pretty tight-lipped in the mornings, but the grab starts heating up by late-morning. Before lunch, both Robin and Paul had hooked into a handful of nice fish – including Robin’s really big sucker (picture not allowed)! After lunch, things really heated up and we ended up hooking quite a few fish. The majority of our fish were the typical cookie-cutter (12”-14”), but we landed a handful in the 16” range and Paul landed a fatty in the 18”-19” range!  The boat pressure is very light this time of year, so if you’re willing to work hard - you will be rewarded with some really nice fish!

- Courtesy Confluence Outfitters

Confluence Outfitters
Andrew Harris
888-481-1650
andrew@confluenceoutfitters.com
www.confluenceoutfitters.com

Sacramento River - Upper

The Delta Fire ran through the lower end of the Sacramento River drainage above Shasta Lake in 2018. Any time there is any rain in the forecast be extra cautious if you go to stay upstream of the Slate Creek drainage as heavy downpours could cause slides and debris flows.

The entire Upper Sac is fishing well right now! The October Caddis hatch has moved downstream of Dunsmuir and continues to be strong. For your best chances at hooking fish, get above or below the main hatch as the fish in the thick of things will be sleeping off burrito comas. The river is skinny, but you can tight line or use a dry-dropper rig to put your favorite October Caddis Pupa pattern in front of fish. In the evenings fish a stimulator in yellow or orange in the soft edges when fish will take the ovipositing adults. Midge pupas and Baetis are still the staple on this river if you are dead drifting nymphs. Swinging in the lower river has been getting some solid results with the rainbows moving up out of Lake Shasta. Sculpin and shad patterns are equally effective.

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

The Fly Shop
800-669-3474
info@theflyshop.com
https://www.theflyshop.com/

Shasta Lake

Bass are holding between 25 and 60 feet and falling for a wide variety of plastic finesse baits morning to night according to John Boitano of Phil’s Propeller. However, there are also some in the cuts and in the backs of coves and slinging a Huddleston or other large swimbait at points and rock walls might snag a better model. Trout anglers are catching in the top 20 feet; Optimizers and Optimizer Juniors are lake favorites for trollers. The float and fly also catches them.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

The Bass are beginning to school at Shasta so fishing can be great once you find them.  These Spotted bass are one of our favorites to target and they eat so well. It’s a no brainer for a fun day of catching.  Don't forget the Tapatio for the fish tacos afterward.  Give these line rippers a chance to wear you out.

- Courtesy of HarvestWild

HarvestWild
Aaron Grabiel
530-356-2189
info@harvestwild.com
www.harvestwild.com

Siskiyou Lake

Lake Siskiyou is a reservoir formed by Box Canyon Dam on the Sacramento River, in far northern California, near the town of Azalea, California. It is the site of local recreation, as well as being used for watershed protection and flood control.

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Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association

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(800)474-2782

Trinity Lake

There are a few Summer fish adults hanging around the Douglas City area as well as some reports of the elusive Trinity River brown trout being caught around Lewiston. The Fly water below the dam is a great spot to find juveniles ready to make their migration down stream. Every day the reports have been slowly getting better so give Chris or Bryan a call to book a trip with the Trinity River Experts.

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

The Fly Shop
800-669-3474
info@theflyshop.com
https://www.theflyshop.com/

Small swimbaits and soft plastics are still dominating and there have been good numbers of quality largemouth and smallmouth bass being caught consistently through the past week.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

Trinity River

Trinity River has been SLOW! Very few adults but this rain should get the winter-run moving so fishing will pick up. Similar to other drought years this place will fish best Mid-January through April.  If you miss the Trinity and want to visit this picturesque river, we would love to take you out.  I’m about to blow some people’s minds but the go to is still a Black or Brown Rubber leg with a may fly nymph below it.  Contact us for a guided trip. Group trips welcome!

- Courtesy of HarvestWild

HarvestWild
Aaron Grabiel
530-356-2189
info@harvestwild.com
www.harvestwild.com

It seems like it’s been forever since I’ve guided the Trinity, so it felt really good to be back on this holy water and it was a great day for my guests Steve and Scott. Our day started cold and it never really warmed up – so be ready for winter steelheading. I can tell you they instantly warmed up as soon as their lines went tight, and the water erupted! Scott hooked up first and his fish had several good runs before coming to net.  Steve hooked up a short time later and was rewarded with a really nice hatchery fish. The forecast is calling for some extended rain, so hopefully that will bump the flows, add some color to the river and bring a new push of fish! This crazy pandemic has had an effect on all of us in many different ways. Due to the uncertainty of the times, many of our guests have been reluctant to book their fall/winter steelhead trips. The Northern California Region is not as restrictive as the rest of the State, meaning restaurants and hotels are open and very much welcoming guests. I have been following all the necessary health and safety protocols, so if you’re ready to go fishing – let’s do it!

- Courtesy Confluence Outfitters

Confluence Outfitters
Andrew Harris
888-481-1650
andrew@confluenceoutfitters.com
www.confluenceoutfitters.com

As time marches on, more and more fish are showing up on the Trinity. Some salmon are spawning on the lower river, if you find them throw eggs and a Rubberlegs to get hooked up. Golden Stones are super prevalent in the system. They will be consistent producers throughout the season. While nymphing is usually the most productive tactic on the Trinity, November and December is still a great time to get out the long pole and do some swinging. Skating muddlers will produce some exciting surface action, while a small poly leader will get your fly down into a better strike zone for these migrators. With the river low, you can still get away with a polyleader. When the river swells and gains some color you may need to get deeper with the tips. Give Bryan or Chris a call if you would like to book a guide.

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

The Fly Shop
800-669-3474
info@theflyshop.com
https://www.theflyshop.com/

Flows increased near Junction City in the middle of last week but were low and clear again river-wide. Steelhead fishing is fair to good near Lewiston, but slow on the lower end near Willow Creek. Retired guide E.B. Duggan said the lull between the fall run and winter run is on, but new steelhead should arrive soon.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

Whiskeytown Lake

Anglers working the weed lines are catching bass. Topwater is effective early and late according to John Boitano of Phil’s Propeller. He said anglers who know the weed lines are doing well with finesse baits, cranks and spinners.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

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