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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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There are steelhead to be caught on the Trinity River right now but they're not exactly jumping into the boat. We floated a lot of miles today and made a lot of really good drifts to hook 1 adult fish and several trout today. The weather is great, the scenery is outstanding, and if you keep making good drifts you'll have some good opportunities to hook a nice steelhead.
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Here are some photos from the Deep Creek Fly Fishers day at Eagle Canyon.  They had a really good day with most fisherman landing 3-5 fish and some landing over 10.
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Gary's biggest fish
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The Steelheading continues on! The sharp change in weather from from cool and rainy to Warm, Bright and Dry has put the Steelhead in a bit of a funk, those that work hard and make accurate presentations can expect a few opportunities a day. Almost an equal mix of hatchery and wild fish are showing, the river flows and color are perfect, get out there and get after it !
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Had a great day on the Trinity guiding alongside boss-man Andrew Harris. With 2 boats w 4 clients, everyone hooked up. When does that ever happen?

Matt & Allen from Red bluff did a great job today mending line & riding seams. My duo brought a couple half pounders to the net within the first few minutes of the float, but we wanted the real-steel. Right after lunch Matt hooks into a monster that breaks him off at the exact time Allen hooks up w nice wild hen that breached the water close to a dozen times. Sigh talk about an emotional rollercoaster. Oh yeah- he played the fish perfectly and high fives were exchanged. Good stuff.
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Nice wild fish Alan
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Tony seals the deal
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Long-time guest Dave forwarded these two photos from Friday.  He said the fishing was good and he even had a couple of fish over 10 pounds.  Sounds like fun!
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I did a steelhead clinic for the Deep Creek Fly Fishers today at Indian Creek Lodge on the Trinity River.  This is our 3rd annual clinic.  We spent the morning in the comfortable fisherman's lounge on the 2nd floor of the lodge going over flies, rigging, and reading the water.  We spent the afternoon fishing along Steel Bridge Road.  Mark, one of the students in the clinic, even managed to hook and almost land a very nice steelhead!
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Mark with a big fish on the line
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Fishing improved quite a bit today, although the adult steelhead were still hard to come by.  The weather was about 20 degrees warmer and the fish were much grabbier.  John and Rick landed almost a dozen trout and John got the fish of the day, a 6-pound wild steelhead.  The river is still high but very fishable.  Fishing pressure is light.
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John with a nice wild fish
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Rick caught a lot of trout today
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We're in the money!
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I fished with John and Rick from Reno today.  It was a very cold and wet day and the fishing was TOUGH.  We caught three small trout, but didn't find an adult steelie today.  I spoke with some other guides and the best report I heard was two fish hooked.  The river is in excellent shape though and should be fishable down to Junction City by the weekend.
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Spent a great day on the Lower Sac with Jeff from Sacramento. The upper section of the Lower Sac fished quite well for us. We had good battles all day. Weather was beautiful and the fishing was as good. Lots of boats since most every where else is blown out. Good thing about the Sac is lots of room to fish.
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Lots of these to keep us busy.
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The Trinity blow out overnight and is muddy from top to bottom.  The next few days are supposed to be a lot drier so hopefully the river will be fishable by Tuesday.
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