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Swinging for Steelhead this past week has ranged from good to Epic ! The Summer/Fall Steelhead of the Trinity have finally left the Frog Water that they have been occupying  for week's on end and are on there final push, this has put them back into prime Steelhead water and made them accessible to the Spey/Swing angler. This past week, Spey junkies John and Hossein have had Good to Great success swinging up a mix of hatchery and wild Steel !
 
Over the next several weeks our Summer/Fall Steelhead will be making there final push to there spawning grounds and will be leaving the door open for the much anticipated return of the Winter run, we generally see Winter fish start showing late December to early January. 
 
We have finally entered a wet weather pattern on the Trinity which has improved fishing greatly and it looks to continue for some time ! 
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Wild Steel !
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Yeah Baby !
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Classic Swing Water
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The Southern Oregon Coast finally got some much needed rain, but a little too much for fishing.  We need it though and its part of the whole game, so I can deal with my first blowout of the winter steelhead season.  The rivers on the Southern Oregon Coast are all totally blown, mega, as it continues to rain hard all day today.  Nor Cal is a better option for chasing chrome fish.  The Smith and Klamath are blown, but some of the coastal rivers to the South in Nor Cal are still fishable at the moment, as fresh chrome winter steelhead are starting to enter the systems.  Further inland, the Trinity got some much needed rain, and is in excellent condition.  
 
I might open up a few days next week if the rivers start to drop.  E mail me if you are interested in chasing the first winter fish of the season.  I have some availability left in January for the Oregon Coast, February on the Olympic Peninsula is already booked, and I only have a few days left in March and April.  Contact me if you want to chase truly chrome fish. 
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typical winter steelhead weather
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Brett with an insane fish from last January
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This chrome from the Lower Rogue is what we are after
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Awesome day on the Trinity. You don't get days like this everyday... You just don't.

Matt Murdough from Santa Monica owned it today. Every fish he brought to the net reminded me of an ex-girlfriend; Beautiful and Angry.
While today was his first time ever fishing Trinity, he adapted quickly and had a few fish landed within the first hour.    

The good news is the much needed rain has pushed a lot more fish into the system- the bad news? It's still steelhead fishing, and these guys aren't exactly known for jumping into your net.
Get a hold of myself or one of the knowledgeable Confluence guides and greatly improve your chances of getting hooked up with a hard-fighting steelie! 


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Matt with a nice one!
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Just back from a couple days of guiding for early Winter Steelhead on the Lower Klamath, Wednesday fished well with a good mix of wild 1/2 pounder's and Coastal Cutthroat. We were one day away from swinging up an adult or two but the latest storm hit us hard with wind and heavy rain which left us with a river on the rise at over 500 cfs an hour and was completely blown by this morning. Life of a Winter Steeheader !
 
The Lower Klamath , in any given Winter, only offers a few brief windows of opportunity for the Spey Angler where Swinging a fly for dime bright Winter Steelhead is realistic, flexibility is key. Feel free to contact me if your interested in Spey casting on some of the most epic swing water in the lower 48 ! 
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fish on...
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Classic Swing Water
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Red Hot

The Trinity River fished incredibly well for us today.  My clients Steve and Jon hooked about 10 days worth of steelhead in a single day.  It was the most productive single day I've ever experienced on the Trinity.  It was like a really good day of trout fishing, except the fish were all steelhead from 3 to 10 pounds.

It was an incredibly wet day, but not too cold.  The elevated flows and relatively warm water seemed to get the fish on the move and on the grab.  With the river higher than normal, we were able to fish a lot of water that doesn't hold fish in lower flows.  These "travelling lanes" were very productive, as were the usual spots.  It seemed like there was a fish behind every rock today!

The outlook for the next couple weeks is really good.  We were in the middle of a really big push of fish today that should spread out and provide for some great fishing in the near term.

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Jon landed 2 big wild bucks like this one
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A very wet day
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Fishing is getting better by the day on the Trinity River.  Yesterday my client Richard and I floated 10 miles of river in the Douglas City area and didn't see another boat all day.  And yes, we found some nice steelhead, too.  The weather was a little chilly and the best action was in the afternoon.

It rained a fair bit overnight and the fish responded favorably, even though the river didn't come up significantly.  Today was day 3 with Richard and I finally let him catch a fish before 2pm.  We caught fish throughout the day and Richard managed to land 5 five nice steelhead in a short day.  I saw a lot of fish under the boat today.  It's supposed to rain pretty hard tomorrow and that should actually bump up the flows a bit.  That means the fish will move into new holes and be in their happy place, ready to eat your fly.  This next week should be pretty good.

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A wild one
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Richard had a productive day today
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We experienced some snow and rain today, but not significant amounts.  It was a bit chilly out there today, but we found a couple of very nice fish that were willing to bite.  We landed one in the 28-30" class.  I saw quite a few other really nice fish today.  We're looking forward to the possibility of significant rain on Thursday.
 
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Rich with a big one
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Rich's first fish of the day
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Low & clear conditions right now on the Trinity. Had a chilly start Thanksgiving morning with Lloyd and Lee from Livermore. With temperatures in the low-teens when we started, Lloyd heated things up by hooking up and landing his very first steelhead!

Fishing has been tough, but has picked up in recent weeks. Whether you're a veteran or novice steelheader, book a Confluence guide now and chase some chrome!
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Our Eagle Canyon Opening Day Auction is live on eBay right now!  Here is the link:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/121815624276?

The auction closes at 3pm on Saturday Nov 28th.  The winning bidder can bring a group of up to 8 anglers on Opening Day, January 2nd 2016.
 
On a separate note, weekend dates are going fast.  Check our availability page to reserve your dates for Eagle Canyon 2016! 
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The Sac has been off and on the past week or so.  It's good one day, but the next the fish are tight lipped and you're trying to figure out what gives.  What do we do?  We keep after it and get rewarded with an epic day of fishing...like Bill and Mark had today!  The egg bite is over and the trout are back to eating nymphs.  Fishing the Sac this time of year is great because the pressure is light and the fish are big!  
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I did a spey-only day today on the Lower Sac with clients Gene and Lisa from San Francisco.  They are both great spey casters and they really enjoyed fishing the excellent swing water on the Lower River.  We fought with high winds all day and that seemed to put the fish off a little bit.  We landed a couple trout and Lisa hooked a big mystery fish that jumped and threw her hook.  Probably an adult steelhead, but who knows for sure.
 
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Gene fishing a great riffle
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Lisa hooked a big one
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Name that spot
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Fishing continues to be challenging on the Trinity with low water and considerable angling pressure. Those that fish thoroughly and with accuracy are getting their fish. One bright spot is there are a number of larger fish in the mix ! Large Steelhead always make my day ! Who know's what next week will bring but one things for sure if you fail to book a trip and get out on the river you will never know.
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Paul bagged a nice one !
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We just hosted the Diablo Valley Fly Fishers on the Trinity River for a couple of days.  Fishing was challenging in general but there were some bright spots.  Rob tied his all-time record by landing 4 steelhead in one day.  Paul caught the two biggest fish of his life.  Other anglers caught a fish or two and some caught none.  That's how it's been lately.  Hit or miss.  We have had some large fish in the mix, though.  We taped a couple that went 28" yesterday and Randy Hamann's clients have landed a couple even larger fish the last two days.  Thanks again DVFF guys - see you again in December!
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Rob had the hot hand on Wednesday
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Bill King with the DVFF club
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Paul with the 2nd biggest fish he's ever caught
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You can catch some nice steelhead on the Trinity River right now if you can get away from the crowds.  There were a ton of boats out today but we managed to stay away from most of them and were able to find some fish.  Steve and Dana from Chico had their best Trinity outing in several seasons. 

Regular trout nymphs are working the best right now.  Be careful with store-bought trout nymphs - some of the hooks bend out pretty easily.  Or even break right off at the bend.  If you want to stack the deck on your favor you should tie your own nymphs on heavy wire hooks.  5 pound fish and cheap size 14 hooks are not a good combination.

 
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Steve with the biggest fish of the day
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Dana had a slow start but finished strong
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The catching of fish on the Trinity this past weekend was pretty slow. The few fish that are in the river aren't really spread out, despite the little bit of rain we got the last week. It rained again yesterday, so today into this week could be better. Pressure remains very high on the river, despite tough fishing. Getting a steelhead or two is a really good day right now, as it is on any steelhead river. And if given the option to go steelhead fishing, one should always take it!
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January 2nd 2016 is Opening Day at Eagle Canyon, our private trophy trout destination east of Red Bluff.  It is our tradition to auction off Opening Day on eBay.  Bidding starts at $1000, our normal rate for a group of 8 anglers.  The winning bidder will have the lakes all to themselves and can bring a group of up to 8 anglers.  The lakes will be filled with 3 to 15 pound rainbows that have never been caught!  It's always a lot of fun.

The 7-day auction begins at 3pm on November 21st at 3pm. 

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double hook-up at Eagle Canyon
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I spent a great day on the Lower Sac with Matt and Zach from El Dorado Hills.  The guys were new to fly fishing the Lower Sac, but were quick and enthusiastic learners.  Both guys had multiple hook-ups, hearty fights, and heart breaking moments with the ones that got away.  Matt got a nice bow to the net and even though the weather was a little mixed, it was a really beautiful day.
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Matt's first Lower Sac Bow
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A beautiful day
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Not another soul in sight!
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Had a great time guiding Jason & Bret on the Lower Sac. The father/son duo brought several hard fighting rainbows to the net while having the entire river to ourselves. Sweet stuff. 
 
The egg grab is more prolific near posse while your normal good 'ol bread and potato nymphs work well around Anderson - below. 
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(Client) Bret landing his first Lower Sac 'bow!
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The conditions over the last three weeks on the Trinity have changed little, We have had a number of fronts push through but none have delivered much rain, we need inches not tenths ! With the low water both the Steelhead and anglers continue to be stacked up in a few locations making for some tough angling.
 
Having said that any given day can produce !
 
Spey casting and swinging flies may open up more of the river to you and can offer less crowded fishing, may not account for more hookups but can make for a more pleasurable day !
 
One big rain event will change everything ! 
 
 
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Spent the day with John and Doug on the Yuba today.  Fishing was a little on and off.  We had a good number of grabs in the morning and netted two really nice rainbows, but by 11 am, the fish took the rest of the day off.  Beautiful weather and great company more than made up for it.  
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