Tag Archives: Fishing Guide

Springtime guide’s view: Fly Fishing the Klamath River

Father admires Hank with his Klamath River Steelhead on a dry fly!

Seasons on the Klamath: Springtime and Salmonflies, first published in California Fly Fisher, June 2010 “Silly good!” That is my favorite expression to describe the fishing on the Klamath when the salmonflies are out and the trout and steelhead are on them. “Bring the novices and kids” is my next refrain. In over 50 years […]

Lower Sacramento River Fly Fishing Guide enters Shasta Trout’s Hawg of Fame

Gabe Duran with a Lower Sac Hawg of Fame

February 2011 Local Lower Sacramento River fly fishing guide Gabe Duran has been finding some exceptional fish lately on the Lower Sac, including this beautiful trophy, despite what most experts consider a very tough bite.  With this trophy Rainbow, he enters Shasta Trout’s Hawg of Fame.  Most of his success has come on egg patterns […]

Northern California Fly Fishing Report

The McCloud, Upper Sacramento, Lower Sacramento, Klamath, Pit, Fall Rivers & Hat Creek We are now a bit over a month into the regular trout season and the fishing has been surprisingly good, particularly considering the wet and wacky weather we have been experiencing.  The Redbud and Dogwoods are in full glory with more wildflowers […]

Fly Fishing the McCloud, Pit and Upper Sacramento Rivers: Tri Valley Club Presentation

Upper Sacramento River

Fly Fishing the McCloud, Pit & Upper Sac:  A Fly Fishing Guide’s Presentation Tri Valley Club March 4th Craig joined the Tri-Valley Fly Fishing Club in Livermore for their monthly meeting and presented a program on “Fly Fishing Freestones,” techniques, tactics and strategies for success on the McCloud, Pit and Upper Sacramento Rivers.  The packed […]

Fly Fishing Report: Klamath, Upper Sac, Lower Sac and Pit Rivers


The ShastaTrout fishing report features the most recent information obtained from the very finest local guides. All of our guides are seasoned professionals who in most cases spend as much time individually on the rivers they guide as our biggest competitor’s guides spend collectively. We hope you find our report informative and useful in planning […]

Upper Sac, Lower Sac, Pit and Klamath Rivers: A Fly Fishing Guide’s Report

Mike finds a Klamath River Winter Run Steelhead

Guided Fly Fishing Trips on Northern California Rivers February 9th – 15th What a week!  We started out with an epic afternoon on the Pit River which during any other time of year would have been fantastic.  To experience catching fish after fish in the dead of winter was just too good to believe.  On […]

Upper Sacramento and Klamath Rivers: A Fly Fishing Guide’s Report


Guided Fly Fishing Trips on Northern California Rivers January 27th-31st It was great to return to Fly Fishing  on the Klamath River and Upper Sac after last week’s epic storms and trip cancellations.   Flows steadied and water clarity improved, water temps came up a couple degrees and conditions could not be too much better.  We […]