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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

7/17/17 by Brian Kohlman: I guided Martin and Ford on the McCloud the past two days.  They fished very hard and both were rewarded with some beautiful fish.  The cold water was a welcome relieve from the heat!  Bring lots of water on these hot days.
7/9/17 by Brian Kohlman: I floated the Sac on Thursday and again today.  Fishing remains a little spotty - tough one day and good the next.  With the daytime temps beging well above 100 degrees, we've been starting early and it has been pretty comfortable.  The Sac fished very good today, Philip and Sam both hooked several nice fish - and missed some really big fish!  With the closure ending at the end of the month, I'm excepting the upper section to be in great shape in August.  Stripers are in the river as well.  I'm planning to do some scouting this week, so I'll post a report towards the end of the week.
6/19/17 by Brian Kohlman: Well...it was pretty darn hot today, but reasonably comfortable on the water.  Fishing has been up and down the past few weeks, but the fish were very grabby this morning, then it slowed down late-morning, but then picked back up this afternoon.  The key is to start early on these really hot days.  Everything landed today was over 16 inches!
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Visit our Fishing Report page to view more reports!

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

Jul 27:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Jul 29:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Jul 30:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Jul 31:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Aug 1:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Aug 3:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Aug 6:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Aug 7:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Aug 13:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Aug 14:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Aug 18:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Aug 19:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Aug 20:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Aug 21:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Aug 24:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Aug 25:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Aug 26:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Aug 27:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Aug 28:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Lower Sac Spey
Lower Sac Stripers
McCloud River
Upper Sac
Aug 31:
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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