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Captain Brian Kohlman

Brian Kohlman
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Brian Kohlman has been guiding in northern California for over 10 years. Since retiring from his profession as a policeman for the Santa Rosa Police Department in 2013, Brian has been guiding full-time. Based in Redding, Brian's primary fisheries are the Lower Sac and Trinity River. He also makes numerous trips to the Pit River, McCloud River, and Upper Sac each season.

Brian is a USCG-licensed Captain which means he can operate a motorized boat in the inland waters of California. He puts this license to good use on the Lower Sacramento River where he uses his jet boat to fish for trout and steelhead. Brian enjoys using his jet boat for Trout-Spey trips on the Lower Sac.

Recent Fishing Reports by Brian Kohlman

5/15/17 by Brian Kohlman: The past five days has been very productive.  Most of our hook-ups have been above Bonnyview, but the water down to Anderson is starting to fish much better.  We're also starting to see a lot of PMD's, so the fish are really starting to eat the nymphs.  Weather has varied from hot, to mild - but it looks like we are in store for some hot weather beginning this weekend.  Here are some images from the past few days.
5/11/17 by Brian Kohlman: The past couple days has continued to produce some REALLY nice fish!  The fish were super grabby this morning and fishing was "Red Hot."  Jesse and Julian had an absolute blast, but after lunch things slowed a bit as a front moved in.  We continued getting grabs and hooking fish, but we had to work pretty hard for them.  The flows appear to be stable at 13,000 CFS, so I expect the fishing to improve on a daily basis!
5/4/17 by Brian Kohlman: The Lower Sac is continuing to fish really well. Although it seems we went from spring to summer overnight, the past four days has been all about hooking big beautiful fish!  The flows will drop to 5,000 CFS by Cinco de Mayo, but will start coming back up to 13,000 cfs by early Sunday.
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Brian's Guide Season

Lower Sac Year Round
Brian Kohlman is available year-round to guide for trout and steelhead on the Lower Sac. Brian uses his RO low-profile skiff on the Lower Sac. It's a great fishing platform and very comfortable for his guests.
Summer Trout Streams
Brian is a regular on the Pit River, Hat Creek, McCloud River, and Upper Sac. He enjoys getting his clients hooked up on wild trout using a variety of techniques, from high-stick nymphing to dry flies. Clients who book a multiple-day trip with Brian have the option of fishing several different destinations in a single trip.
Trinity River Steelhead
Brian guides for steelhead on the Trinity River from October through March. Brian has guided the Trinity River for over 10 years.

Brian's Upcoming Open Dates

Jun 1:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Jun 2:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Jun 3:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Jun 4:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Jun 9:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Jun 10:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Jun 11:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Jun 12:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Jun 15:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Jun 16:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Jun 17:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Jun 18:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Jul 6:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Jul 8:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Jul 10:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Jul 14:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Jul 15:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Jul 16:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Jul 17:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Jul 21:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
For more dates, please visit our Online Booking page!

Testimonials from Brian's Clients

"We had a great three days with Brian Kohlman! In addition to his guiding skills, he has a great attitude and client focus. Look forward to a future trip."
Dennis Rudloff, San Diego
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