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Our eBay auction for Opening Day is now live: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Opening-Day-at-Eagle-Canyon-Private-Fly-Fishing-for-Trout-near-Red-Bluff/122746205016

The auction concludes at 4pm on Sunday.  Starting bid is $1160, which is our regular price for a fully-guided group of 8 anglers.  Opening Day is December 9th 2017. 

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I had the pleasure of guiding Karl and his father Dave again today.  It was game-on from the beginning when Karl hooked into several really big fish early on. The fishing was fairly consistent all day and it seemed like we had the river to ourselves.  The temps are ideal and the fish are really starting to key on egg patterns, but rubberlegs still seem to produce the most fish.  
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Karl with another beautiful fish!
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The fish were pretty tight-lipped today, very different from yesterday.  Roger and Brian fished hard and lost out on some great opportunites, but also capitalized on some as well!  We didn't land many fish today, but the ones we did were pretty epic.  All the fish came on rubberlegs, egg patterns, or mayfly nymphs.
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Brian with an absolute horse!
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I spent the last two days swinging flies with return guests Steve and Jim.  We used the jet boat to get around and wade fished some very nice water.  Fishing was very good despite high winds both days.  We caught most of our fish on standard trout nymphs fished on short leaders behind either an intermediate or fast-sink versileader.  We fished everything from 3wt trout speys to 7wt single-hand rods set up for single-hand spey casting.  I even threw my dry fly rod for a bit and had some good action on dries and dry/dropper setups.  Two days with no indicators and we managed to connect with a lot of great Lower Sac fish.
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Steve with a great fish
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Jim with a hog!
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I got two Lower Sac fish to eat this today
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Lower Sac fish sometimes do eat streamers!
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I had a great time guiding Jamie and Ryan today.  The Sac remains a bit challenging, but we are hooking into some really nice fish!  They are eating eggs, rubberlegs, and small mayfly nymphs.  The weather is perfect!
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Another nice hatchery steelhead!
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I spoke with Bill and Caryl Dickens (Gold Coast Shuttle Service) today regarding shuttles below Junction City. There is still one-way traffic control in place from Junction City to Big Flat, so they are only able to complete a limited number of shuttles below J.C.  This is due to road construction to repair the burned timbers that retained the roadway and hillside at Screech (Lime Point).  The construction should be completed next week (20th), so the traffic controls will be lifted and they will have no restrictions on shuttles down to Pigeon Point.  The extended forecast is calling for rain and showers begining Thursday - this is very good news.  Now is the time to book your fall and winter steelhead trips on the Trinity!
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Bob with a beutiful wild hen from last season.
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Tommy with really nice hatchery fish from last season.
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I fished the Lower Sac with Al and Joe from the Bay Area today.  Despite a complete lack of spawning salmon, the river fished well for us.  We hooked good numbers of 10-15" rainbows plus a few fat 18" fish.  Fishing pressure was really light for this time of year.  There was a good hatch of baetis mayflies in the afternoon and I even saw a nice fish eat one on the surface before I spooked it with the boat.  It hasn't been a good year for dry fly fishing on the Lower Sac so it was nice to see a good rise.
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Al had some nice fish today
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We will start our eBay auction for our Opening Day at Eagle Canyon at 4pm on this coming Sunday October 15th.  The auction ends a week later at 4pm Sunday October 22nd.

Opening Day is December 9th.  The winning bidder can bring a group of up to 8 anglers on Opening Day. 

Here is the link to the auction item: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Opening-Day-at-Eagle-Canyon-Private-Fly-Fishing-for-Trout-near-Red-Bluff/122746205016

(The link won't work until the auction actually starts) 

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Peter Santley has been on the Trinity this past week.  Here is a report:

"Trinity fishing has been good at times, slow at times typical steelhead fishing.  
We have been getting fish both swinging and nymphing. Some real hot fish! Good mix of large smolt and half pounders too.  A mix of hatchery and wild fish. We've had some egg bite action below spawning salmon for some exciting fishing hooking fish in less than 2 feet of water.  Boat traffic has been light so far. 
Highway 299 is restricted to one lane traffic from JC Campground down."

 

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I just finished a 5-day run on the Lower Sac.  Given the crazy flows from this past winter, it seems the new norm is - pretty darn good one day, not so good the next day.  And that is exactly how the past five days played out. I am seeing more salmon rolling, but haven't seen any on redds yet.  But, the fish are really starting to key on egg patterns.  My clients haven't been blessed with big numbers, but they are getting into some REALLY big fish!  Monday and Tuesday we landed a few in the 21-23 inch range, but yesterday took the cake!  We knew Burt was into a really nice fish, but after an epic 15 minute battle, he landed the largest hatchery steelhead I've seen on the Sac!  Today was another day of big fish.  Some cooperated, some didn't.  As more salmon make there way to spawn, I expect the fishing will only continue to improve.
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Burt with the largest hatchery steelhead I've seen on the Sac!
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Tom with his nicest of the day!
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Here are some photos from guests Steve and Jon who fished the Upper Rogue the last three days with guide Steve Eadie.  Nice fish, guys!      
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Jon with a big steelie
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Steve and Steve
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Steve with another one
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Had a great day with Brad from San Jose today on the Trinity. We did the float from Hawkins Bar down to Willow Creek. We started off skating flies hoping to find a player early on. Switching to an intermediate tip and soft hackle paid off when Brad came tight to a fish in the second run of the day; A nice half pounder that ended up giving us the fin. 

We saw good numbers of adult fish from the boat, but never ended up bringing one to the fly. I will say this, there are some big fish making their way up the Trinity right now. An encouraging sight to see. We rounded out the float with Brad going 3/3 on half pounders in the last (best) run of the day. 

The Trinity isn't on fire yet, but she's warming up.  

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Fish on.......fish off
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The Miracle Mile
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First sun on the water.
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Brad swings the shadow run in the canyon
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Had a great time today showing Tom some local "top secret" fishing spots on foot. Caught fish on both nymphs + dries! 
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View All Reports by Sam Robinett    |    View Sam Robinett's Calendar    |    View All Northern California Reports
We have two groups looking to split a fishing trip next week.  Fall is in the air and this is a great time to get out on the water, especially when you can split the cost of a trip with another angler!  The first is a Lower Sac trip on October 13 and 14.  It's a nymph/indicator drift boat trip including shuttle.  Total price to split the boat on this trip is $475 for the two days.  The second is a spey-only jet boat trip on the Lower Klamath River on October 15th with guide Randy Hamann.  There are already two anglers on this trip, but they're open to being joined by a 3rd angler.  The price to join this trip would be $250.  Fore more information, visit our Buddy Finder page on our website.
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Things are starting picking up on the Trinity. Make sure to check road conditions before you head up there, lots of road stops. 
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Brian w his first fish ever on a fly rod!
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 Had a good time with Tom and Derek fishing Hat Creek and the Pit. Lot of Trico's hatching. Derek got the first day fish of the day (one of his first on a fly rod)! 


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My annual trip to British Columbia this year was as fun and eventful as always.  The theme this year was high water for the most part, as some biblical rain storms pummeled the region.  The mega storm arived just when Andrew Harris joined my group at Skeena Spey Lodge.  The storm was truly exceptional, blowing out bridges and necessating helicoptor rescue for some unfortunate campers on nearby rivers.  Drew and I did some epic recon to a remote part of a skeena tributarty to make the best of a blown water day.  Its always a pleasure getting to fish and spend time with Andrew, our fearless leader.  

When conditons were fishable, we hooked, landed, and lost some truly epic steelhead and bright Northern Coho.  I saw Leslie Ajari catch her first giant BC fish on a skated dry fly on a river with just a foot of visibility.  Hard core angler and trip regular Doug Rohn seemed to hook fish every day of his trip, regardles of conditions.  Ted always seems to hook a monster or two, some make it to the net, some don't!  Dennis is always a pleasure to watch speycast, cover water, and spend time with on and off the water.  Just a super group of guys.  Next year I have another few prime weeks at Skeena Spey with a spot or two open for likeminded anglers who appreciate the pursuit of BC steelhead on a spey rod with our crew at the best lodge in British Columbia .  Contact me for details and availibility.

For a sense of what BC is like, check out a little video I made at https://youtu.be/19vsZIhnBGU

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The Skeena River valley is one of the most beautiful in North America
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Leslie with a mega steelhead on that ate a skated dry
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Throwing some tight loops with the orange Rio Scandi
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The Skeena is know as the River of Mist
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Doug with one of his epic fish of the trip
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The Kalum is one of my favorite lower Skeena tributaries
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Bodie waiting for some action
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a view of the river on Andrew's first day, looks a little off color...
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I had a freind and colleague visiting this weekend to swing flies here on the Upper Rogue.  We enjoyed our days here cruising down the river with fall colors popping and very little angling pressure (fly only season on the Upper Rogue).  Kayla swung up an epic wild hen, and we had multiple other aggressive fish crush our swung flies swinging both skagit heads with MOW tips and scandi set ups with floating lines.  The Rogue has been a good bet this year....  
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Here are a couple photos from Peter Santley's trip on the Trinity River yesterday.  Peter says steelhead fishing is good and that the river has changed a lot since last season.  Nice fish Jeff!
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Jeff with a Trinity steelhead
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fish on!
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Had a great swing trip with Christian and Michael. The fall colors are just starting to emerge and the Rogue is fishing awesome. The morning started off a bit slow with a few half pounders, but as the day continued, the fishing improved. We ended up hooking up with 4 adults by the end of the day. 
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