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Mike Wright

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Mike Wright is a graduate of the 2012 Confluence Outfitters Guide School. Mike is a patient and highly-qualified instructor - he has a PhD in Kinesiology! Mike lives in Sacramento and enjoys fishing and guiding the Yuba, Feather, and Lower Sacramento Rivers. He also owns a property in Cassel and has extensive experience fishing Hat Creek and the Pit River. Mike just got his Trinity guide permit so look for him up there as well.

Recent Fishing Reports by Mike Wright

5/24/17 by Mike Wright: Brian Kohlman and I had the pleasure of guiding two father and son teams for two days in the Intermountain area.  Chris and Todd brought their sons Ian and Davis up for a great weekend of learning and fishing the streams of Northern California.  Every member of the group caught fish and learned a lot.  The improvement over two days was incredible and I know this group will soon be back.  We fished Hat Creek, Burney Creek, and Baum Lake with success on dry flies and nymphs.  The heat made for a little tougher fishing in the afternoons, but we had some success everywhere we fished. Todd and Chris both hooked fish on dries on Hat Creek and the boys really hammered 'em on Burney Creek.  The success of this trip wasn't measured in fish.  Thanks guys. 
5/12/17 by Mike Wright: Spent another day scouting the conditions in Northern California. Spent an afternoon and evening walking and fishing Hat Creek. The water level was higher than normal for Hat Creek, but didn't present any issue with fishing except for wading the upper end of the Powerhouse #2 riffle. Walked the entire new access trail from the 299 bridge to the parking lot at Powerhouse #2.  It was good to see anglers spread out all up and down the river and not just packed into the riffle.  There was an abundance of weeds, bugs, and a consistant amount of fising fish at the lower end of this section.  Some anglers I watched were successful on dries.  I spent about an hour or so fishing and had success on dries over weed beds and behind structure, and then ended the night catching a number of fish nymphing the riffle.  Good things ahead for Hat Creek.
5/7/17 by Mike Wright: Just got back from a great weekend of scouting and fishing on some of my favorite water in Northern California.  Took my son, JT and his first timer buddy Gavin.  They did a great job of catching fish everywhere we went. There is bigger and dirtier water than we have seen in the past few years, but the fishing was still productive.  I stayed off of Hat Creek as everyone visiting the area seemed to be fishing there.  Some other waters proved to be challenging, but rewarding.  Both Burney Creek and the Pit River provided great opportunites for our group young anglers with nymphs and a great golden stonefly hatch.  Yes, Dry Flies!  We even caught a few fish on Fall River in our evenings.  With all of the water, I think things are shaping up for a great spring and summer up north.  Get out and fish.
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Mike's Guide Season

Lower Sac Year Round
Mike is available year-round to guide the Lower Sac in Redding. Mike has been drift boating for many years and currently uses a fiberglass Hyde drift boat for his guide trips.
Yuba and Feather Rivers
Mike is our only guide that is available on the Feather River and Yuba River. Mike does drift boat trips on both rivers. He floats both the low-flow and high-flow sections on the Feather River. He has a key to the gun club at Daguerre Dam on the Yuba, so he typically floats from the Highway 20 Bridge down to the dam. The Yuba can be good for trout just about any time of year. The Feather is typically best for steelhead from October through November and again from March through May.
Trout Season
Mike has spent his summers in Cassel on the banks of Hat Creek since he was a child. He knows Hat Crekk, the Pit River, and Burney Creek intimately. Mike is a great choice for a guide trip in this diverse area.
Trinity River Steelhead
Mike Wright got his Trinity River guide permit in late 2015. He looks forward to learning the river and guiding his clients on this great California steelhead fishery. Mike is available on the Trinity from October through March.

Mike's Upcoming Open Dates

May 31:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Jun 5:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Jun 6:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Jun 7:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Jun 12:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Jun 13:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Jun 14:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Jun 15:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Jun 16:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Jun 26:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
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