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The guide team at Confluence Outfitters has the expertise, local knowledge and versatility to make your next fly fishing trip in northern California or southern Oregon a trip to remember! Our diverse guide staff can deliver a trip tailored to your interests on one or more of our local fisheries at any time of year.

We guide the best trout and steelhead destinations in northern California and southern Oregon. The most famous destinations include the Sacramento, Trinity, Klamath, McCloud, Fall River, and the Rogue River, but there are many more. Many of our guides have multiple decades of experience crafting great fishing experiences for their guests. Read our online reviews and I think you'll agree that our guide team is the best choice for delivering a great day on the water.

Fishing Reports

Yuba River Fishing Image
January 24, 2023
Yuba River Report by Ben Thompson

Floated the Lower Yuba yesterday, and the river is looking good. The storms drastically changed certain runs and some of the normal routes have changed. Water was a nice tint of green with 3+ feet of visibility, sitting around 3200 cfs flows. We got into over a dozen trout and mostly caught them on big bugs and eggs. We found our first skwala adult of the season and hopefully this is a good sign for the skwala hatch in February. With the big water that came through there certainly is some steelhead that pushed up and we will be chasing and patterning them hard over the coming months. Flows are likely going to stay around 3k through next month so the walk and wade skwala game is going to be tough for most. Your best bet will be to fish it from a drift boat, ideally with someone who knows the river well. I have availability in February and would be happy to get you out there. 

Trinity River Fishing Image
January 23, 2023
Trinity River Report by Josh James

The Trinity River is in absolutely perfect shape right now, emerald green water and brisk mornings make it scream winter steelhead. There is an abundance of fish in the system right now, lots of fresh fish right out of the ocean and Kelts making thier journey back to the salt. This is an amazing time to be on the water chasing steelhead with a two handed rod. With not alot of rain in the extended forecast, the next couple weeks will be your best opporotunity to tangle with a shiny trout. I have days available on the calendar and would love to get you out on the water, give us a call or book a trip online.  

Trinity River Fishing Image
January 19, 2023
Trinity River Report by Luke Geraty

Flows? Perfect. Water color? Steelhead green. Hook sets? Free. Temperature? Above freezing-your-face-off. Yesterday I spent the day on a two boat float down the Trinity river with fellow Confluence guide DJ Spivey with some regulars and we had a banner of a day. If steelheading had a "perfect" day, it would be hard to argue that we didn't have it.It's amazing how the water color can affect the fishing in such tremendous ways, but with steelheading, the color surely makes a difference. Usually we are working with gin clear conditions but all of this rain has definitely caused the river to be in stellar shape and the Red Bluff boys got to experience her in all her glory. We didn't land all of 'em, but we did land some nice ones. Matt was a birthday boy, so his gifts came in packages sized 25+ inches! Yowzers!It's a good time to get out and the Trin should fish well for a bit longer, so I'd definitely recommend getting out there. Let's go!

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