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 We have a group of four long-time clients at Eagle Canyon today.  The weather is pretty horrible today - cold with persistent rain and high winds.  The kind of wind that makes you lose your footing at times.  Nonetheless, our guests were getting into some really nice fish.  Small beadhead mayfly nymphs were working well, as were some brightly-colored jig-style flies.
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Here is a photo from our group on Wednesday.
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Nice fish Ken!
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Flows are still nice and low on the Lower Sac, but the water clarity is not very good.  We had 2-3' of visibility today.  The weather was good and we had a good mixed hatch of baetis, PMDs and even a few march browns.  It just seemed like the fish couldn't see our bugs very well.

We still had a great day and even managed to land a couple really big fish.  My clients didn't have many opportunities but managed to land two of the biggest fish we've seen this month.

It's hard to guess what this pending storm will bring - the river may be blown out for a week or more.  Stay tuned... 
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Kathy with a big one
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Kyle with a 20 incher
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Quite the battle to land this fish
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I spent a couple of hours at Eagle Canyon today.  The water is a bit off-color with about 2 feet of visibility.  The fish aren't having any trouble seeing the flies, though!  We had a really good baetis hatch today, about a size 16.  I saw a couple fish working the dries in the shallows at the top end of the small pond.  I had good luck on a variety of nymphs, including glo bugs, micro spawn, copper johns, S&M Nymphs, Poxyback PMDs, and baetis nymphs.  A tried-and-true rig is two nymphs under a small corkie indicator.  Space them out about 18" apart with the top fly 18" under the indicator.  Periodically lift your rod and chug the indicator across the surface about 3 feet at a time.  That gets the fish's attention.  Most of the strikes come right after you drag the indicator.
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Some of the flies that worked today
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Being dry flies when you come out! BWO (size 16s) and March Browns (14-16s)
White leaches/zonkers seem to work well in the evening. Micro mays and damsel nymphs seem to be a consistent meal ticket. Floating, and intermediate line or 'hover' line with minimal splashing on the water w your line.
10+ pounders have been making it to the net this week!
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Red Hot
The river fished extremely well again today.  We had excellent nymph action from the get-go.  Our first fish was a beautiful 18" rainbow.  My client Dave from Muir Beach also rose about 10 fish to dry flies, landing one that was about 17" and another 16".  There is a good hatch of PMDs mid-day right now that has the fishing looking up in certain areas.
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Dave landed this one on a dry fly
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The Lower Sac fished great for us today.  My clients Phillip and Mitch put a bunch of fish in the net and landed some real quality fish, too.  All of the action was on nymphs today - mostly PMD nymphs.  The river is about as low as it ever gets right now, but it's full of hungry fish and the mayfly and caddisfly hatches are getting better every day.
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Phil with the first fish of the day
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Mitch pillaged today
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We hosted the Shasta-Trinity chapter of Project Healing Waters today at Eagle Canyon.  This is our 3rd or 4th year in a row now and it's always a fun day.  Ron Saiki, local Project Healing Waters Program Coordinator, had the following to say:

 "There was a terrific mayfly hatch with adults all over the surface of the water.  Fish were taking what looked like emergers but we had no luck fishing them or adults.  They looked like BWO’s.

A variety of flies seem to work… the usual red and black 16-18 midge pupae, black bunny leeches, wooly buggers. One of our participants stripped a dark olive bugger with a burnt orange/orange crystal flash collar throughout the day. He landed 7 plus and hooked even more.  Blew everyone away.  We’re tying these for the next trip.
As terrific as Eagle Canyon is for catching large trout on a fly, equally as good is just sitting by the shed and dining area relaxing and enjoying the day." 
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We finally got a break from the rain this past week and had some epic moments swinging flies in the rainforest fed rivers of the Olympic Peninsula.  Pressure was extremely high, but we were able to find some solitude and hook some amazing chrome steelhead in this winter steelhead mecca.  New regulations that restrict certain types of angling methods will go into effect next year, so that will get rid of some of the pressure we are having now.  Book early for next year if you want in on this amazing place.  Rivers are on the rise right now, and will most likely be blown for a few days, but fresh chrome steelhead will be on their way...
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Mist on the river at daylight
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A perfect rainforest dime bright hen
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solitude swinging
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Leslie Ajari searching for the moment
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Swinging on a rainforest river
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Red Hot
The only way to describe my past two days on the Sac is...WOW!  The river is in great shape right now.  The flows are low and the color is really good.  The spring weather  we've been experiencing is triggering some amazing hatches.  Lots of caddis, PMD's and some march browns.  The fish are hungry and really willing to eat well presented flies.  The forecast this week is calling for some more much needed rain.  Spring fishing in the rain is great sounds great to me.  Now's the time to book your spring fishing trip on the Sac.  Remember, DFW will be closing the top portion of the river beginning April 1st.  If you want to fish the magical water above the Hwy-44 bridge, you must book your trip in March.
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It's been a chess game of dialing in fly selection, leader-length and tying blood knots.
Angling can be rough when the water is glassy with no cloud cover. We've been having anglers actually wade out to the center island, which seems to be the new hot spot.
Productive flies have been Prince nymphs, pheasant tails, Mercers psycho prince (yellow and purple) damsel & mayfly nymphs (size 14-18s) Various midge patterns like ice-cream cones (white bead head) zebra & chironomids have been getting consistent hookups. 
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Here are some photos from Tom April showing some of the highlights of the past two weeks on the southern Oregon Coast.
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Today was day 2 with Dave and Steve from Redlands.  We went up to the Trinity to escape the howling winds in the valley.  That part of the plan worked great as we enjoyed decent weather.  However, we also managed to avoid any fish!  We made a lot of great drifts and did not manage to hook an adult steelhead.  The only good news on the fishing front was that there was a decent hatch of march browns today, the best I've seen yet this season.  I saw one trout rising, but not often enough to target him.  Look for the mid-day dry fly fishing to improve by the day.
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Today was one of the windiest days I've ever experienced while fishing.  Top 5.  I took my clients Dave and Steve out in the jet boat since it would have been impossible to hold a drift in the drift boat.  We waded some prime riffles in the Anderson/Cottonwood area.  Needless to say, we had the river to ourselves.

We spent the morning swinging flies with 4wt spey rods.  That wasn't red hot, but Steve landed a nice 14" rainbow.  After lunch we had our best fishing.  There was a thick hatch of baetis mixed with some larger PMDs.  Despite the 20mph winds and occasional gusts up to 30+mph, we were able to find a spot where the fish were chowing dries.  Dave landed a beautiful 16" rainbow and several other fish on dries.  We also hooked quite a few on nymphs.  On a cold, windy day, the window of opportunity is brief and we definitely made the most of it!

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The Trinity has been fishing pretty tough this past week, bagels were no exception, today was a different day ! Steve and David, father and Son, had a Great day on the Trinity today, pressure was light, fish were active and David was on with his hook sets. Get out there and make your own report, every day is a different day ! 
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Steve playing a nice one
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David with a Wild One !
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David putting up the numbers !
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This winter steelhead season has been pretty dramatic to say the least.  Since December I've been dealing with high water from Southern Oregon to the Olympic Peninsula.  Just when things start to really shape up for prime swinging conditions, another big storm pummels the Pacific Northwest.  Some epic fishing has been had between storms though, and it is good for future runs of steelhead, as they are able to make it safely upriver without getting pummeled every inch of the way.  When the rivers drop its going to be amazing.
 
Southern Oregon and Nor Cal coastal rivers are in good shape at the moment though, and they aren't supposed to get continued rain like up here.  Wish I was back down there at the moment!  
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Leslie Ajari hooked up on her first day on the OP
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Rare morning sunshine
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another perfect swing run on the Peninsula
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A rainforest chromer
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Tough fishing continues on the Trinity River.  We did a "mega-float" today to try and scare up some fish.  My client Scott landed a nice wild fish in the first half hour and then that was it.  Lots of 0, 1, and 2 fish days out there from what I've heard from other guides.  So in other words, back to normal steelhead fishing.  We had it pretty good on the Trinity through January and now the fish are harder to come by.  Most have been bright wild fish, though.
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Scott with a wild one.
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Spent a short but very productive day on the Yuba River with Dave from Sacramento.  We fished from 8am til around 2pm today and with only one rod in the water most of the day, we hooked into a bunch of nice fish.  We managed 6 to the net.  The weather was perfect and even though the water still had a brown tint to it, the fish didn't seem to mind.  Only saw three Skwala's all day and definitely nothing feeding on the top.  Great Day!
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February?
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One in the boat before the bridge!
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So fun!
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Guest Report from Dave from Grass Valley:
Today was pretty good, not easy but decent for a bright, sunny, calm day.  Fish are all super hot and healthy but most takes are subtle.  The fish in the photo ate a red "zugger" on the drop.
 
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Dave with a big one
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Jerry in his tube
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Here is a photo forwarded to me by Gino Bernero from his guide trip today.  Nice fish!
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That's a chromer!
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