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Despite extremely low water fresh steelhead continue to trickle in to the Trinity, seems to be about a 50/50 mix of hatchery and wild. The flows have been UNDER 300 cfs in the Junction City, the lowest I think in more then a decade or more ! We've been boating a fair amount of adults considering the conditions.
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bad photo of a nice one !
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We had a great day of wade fishing today on the Lower Sac.  My clients Curt and Chris caught rainbows up to 18" on a variety of techniques.  We spent most of the day swinging flies with light spey rods.  That was the most productive technique, but we also landed fish on dry flies, hopper/dropper, and dead-drifted glo bugs.  We landed a lot of fat, healthy 16" rainbows today.
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Here is a photo of Brian Kohlman and client Julia with her first ever Lower Sac rainbow.  Great fish!
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Gino just forwarded this photo from the Rogue river - 2nd fish of the day.
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Advanced spey pose
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I spent the last two days guiding Danny and son Miles, 13 from the Napa area.  This was Miles' first fishing trip and he learned the ropes very quickly.  We fished up in Redding the first day and landed some really nice fish in the 17-19" range.  Today we fished closer to Red Bluff.  We caught a LOT of fish today, but they were more medium-sized.  It was a really fun day with tons of action and very few other anglers around.
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Miles with a great wild rainbow trout
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Miles' first fish of the trip
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Danny with a good firm grip on a nice rainbow
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I guided Rob and Topher from Sacramento today.  We started the day with a drift from Bonnyview to Anderson and then finished the day with an afternoon fishing around the Sundial Bridge.  Fishing was mixed but when we found fish, they came in numbers. We had most of our encounters in three different spots.   Rob had multiple hook-ups on the day getting two really nice 16+ inch rainbows to net.  Topher  hooked up on multiple fish and had an epic battle in the last minutes of the drift with a dandy that broke our hearts.
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The Trinity River fished very well for us today.  My client Bill put 5 adult steelhead in the net and had a fantastic time.  We hooked fish in several different spots and saw good numbers of fish in the various runs that we fished.  These fish ate lots of different fly patterns, too.  Stay tuned for more Trinity River reports in the next few weeks.
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Nice hat Bill!
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Bill let me pose with this one
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The fishing pressure has been very heavy recently, so we've had to work very hard for our fish - but that is starting to change.  I've started to see more salmon in the past 5-6 days, so it looks like the egg bite will run a little later than normal.  The fish are really starting to key on egg patterns and we've been hooking a lot of big fish the past week.  I'm thinking this will last into early-mid November.  It's not too late to book your Lower Sac trip for early November! 
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Today I had the pleasure of drifting the Lower-Sac with John & Jimmy from Sacramento and St. Louis. 
35 mph winds made fishing challenging today, however the boys brought several beautiful rainbows to the net. The egg bite is definitely on. This is a great time of year to fish this river!



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Had a great ending to this year's trout season on the McCloud river. The Golden Gate Angling Club was up from San Fransisco for a two day clinic. We went over wading safety, proper rigging, fly selection, and most importantly we got to explore a lot of the upper and lower parts of the river.
 
A mixed group of beginner and expert anglers, I really enjoyed spending time with everyone. I love teaching new skills to beginning angers and refining skill sets for the more experienced angers. We even got some much needed rain on the second day; nothing beats fishing in the rain!
 
Looks like the rain dance temporarily worked, but I'll keep up the effort as we can always use more precipitation here in northern California. Now for full throttle steelhead season!! The fishing on the Trinity has already been very productive, and will only get better as the season progresses and we get more rain. 
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Patrick, Ling, Renee and Roger were a great group for day one.
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Day two's group: Kevin, Debbie, Bob and Brad. Another amazing group of avid anglers!
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Fall colors are poppin'
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Using dry fly techniques on the upper river
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High sticking pocket water down near Ah Di Nah
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Many of you know Sam Robinett because he is our host at Eagle Canyon.  Sam just got back from a summer of guiding in Alaska and he is now available to guide on the Lower Sac.  Sam put me on this huge rainbow late this afternoon.  For those of you planning your Eagle Canyon trip (Eagle Canyon opens up January 2nd, 2016), I recommend spending a day on the Lower Sac with Sam or one of our other guides the day before or after you hit Eagle Canyon.  If you bring a group of 4, you can do a 2-day combo trip for just $325 per person.  That is a screaming deal and a ton of fun fishing two great fisheries in two days.
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That's a big rainbow
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More excellent fishing today on the Lower Sac.  Garey and son Jeremy from southern California had a ball hooking dozens of quality rainbows.  Our biggest fish today were about 19" and they landed a lot of 17-19" fish.

Boat traffic is pretty crazy right now in Redding but everyone is catching lots of fish.  As November rolls around the salmon spawn will extend downriver toward Red Bluff.  That will spread out the traffic and there will be a lot of great fishing throughout the entire river system.
 

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The Sac continues to fish extremely well.  I guided Rod and his son Eric from New Hampshire today.  They do a week-long fishing trip out here every year, fishing with favorite guides on the Fall River, Pit River, Klamath, and Lower Sac.  Their timing was perfect this year for the Lower Sac.  The fish were clobbering egg patterns all day long.  They had quite a few double hook-ups and landed fish up to 21". 

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Rod with a big one
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I guided father/son duo Harry and Ben today on the Lower Sac.  Fishing was excellent from 8am until about 2pm and then it slowed down a little.  We hooked some very nice rainbows today and landed several in the 18-19" range.
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My clients Bob and Charlie heard about the dry fly fishing possibilities on the Lower Sac from one of my fishing reports.  We set up our whole day so we could be in the right place at the right time to cast to a big fish on a dry.  The setup involved a lot of nymphing in the morning, since there is rarely any dry fly fishing on the Sac until the afternoon.  The nymphing was really good with some real quality rainbows landed on egg patterns.  From 1 to 3pm we fished dries, and Charlie sealed the deal on two quality fish.  The first was about 16" and the second was taped at 20.5".  That is a big fish on a dry.  Bob had a heart-breaking refusal on his dry by an even larger fish.  Fun stuff!
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20" rainbow Charlie caught on a dry fly
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Fishing was pretty incredible again today on the Lower Sac.  My clients Mike and Jim landed fish up to 22" and we lost one that was probably 23-24".  The crowds are starting to show now but there are plenty of fish for everyone.
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Jimbo with a big one
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Mike's first fish of the day
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Jimbo strikes again
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Here are some photos from Steve and Jon who fished with Steve Eadie last week on the Rogue.  Looks like a good time!
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It's that time of the year when thousands of Steelhead Smolt's gather to work there way out to the ocean, at times it's nearly impossible to swing or drift your flies through a run without them being attacked. This will pass soon, it is a great sign for the future and a sign of a healthy river.
 
Steelhead are currently spread from Willow Creek to Lewiston but not in any great numbers yet, if you can find a piece of un-pressured water your chances of success improve greatly.
 
My November / December schedule is starting to fill, prime dates are limited, hope to see you this season.
View All Reports by Randy Hamann    |    View Randy Hamann's Calendar    |    View All Trinity River Reports
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I had the good fortune to fish the Wood River today.  The Wood River is a classic spring creek in Oregon located north of Klamath Falls.  This is a challenging fishery and a must-visit fishery for dry-fly aficionados.  The mahogany mayfly hatch started around 11am and was still going strong when I had to head home around 2:30pm.  The Wood can be floated in a drift boat or pontoon boat, but I was on foot today.  I had about 3 hours of head-hunting for risers.  For the most part I had to stay low and sit or kneel while fishing to avoid spooking the fish.  I saw some fish that were in the 18" range rising regularly, but they were very smart.  I landed several fish in the 10-15" range on dries today.  All but one were brown trout and every single fish jumped multiple times.  If you like technical dry fly fishing you should book a trip on this river with one of the regular guides up here.  It's pretty sweet.  Summer is hopper time and spring and fall is mayfly time.
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Wood River brown trout
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The Wood River, a classic spring creek
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Wood River rainbow
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Fishing is starting to get really good on the Sac.  The fish are turning their attention to egg patterns, but they're also hitting small mayfly nymphs.  The egg bite hasn't quite turned on yet - but the boat hatch definitely has!  Fishing is very good now!  If you're thinking about a fall trout fishing trip - don't wait because all our schedules are filling fast.  Tight lines!
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