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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

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September 29, 2022
Lower Sac Report by DJ Spivey

The last few nights have been absolutely amazing on the lower sac. With flows at about 4200 cfs the water is quite low but still fishing quite well with amazing Caddis hatches in the evenings. My cousin Shiloh and I put in this evening and landed quite a few great fish on Caddis and baetis imitations! Salmon have been quite active with more pushing up through the river by the day, the egg bite should take off in a few days. The river has been nothing short of amazing and should only get better as we begin to get some weather!

Lower Sac Fishing Image
September 29, 2022
Lower Sac Report by Luke Geraty

I guide on the Lower Sac throughout the year and we have plenty of days where it's slow and we have to work hard for fish. But sometimes the stars align and it seems like everything goes right... again... and again... and again. So what do you call those days? I call it fishing with Burt and John! We spent two days on the Lower Sac and I think an appropriate word to use would be "pillage." The fishing was so good we lost count of how many "doubles" we had and registered several "triples." Oh, you aren't familiar with "triples"? It's where both John and Burt would hook up with a fish, one would get landed and while we were trying to land the second fish, the first guy would throw his flies in the water and hook up again! Insanity! Slow down! Wait... don't slow down, keep casting! I know... I know... you are thinking, "Well yeah, it's egg bite, right?" Actually... no. The salmon are just barely starting to show up, so most of the pillaging taking place was using flies. That's right... bugs! Caddis! Mayflies! Perdigon jiggy thing-a-ma-giggers! We caught fish on a wide spectrum of flies. And yes... egg imitations are starting to work too... and that'll become more central to the trout diet in the coming weeks.Mornings are killer. Afternoons can be slow. Late afternoons and evenings can be killer. But guess what? It can also be slow at times and you just got to keep fishing. Keep casting. Keep mending. Keep at it. Set on everything. The rewards that are swimming around in the Lower Sac can get up in the mid to high twenty inch range, so get to it! We landed over a dozen fish that were over 20 inches, so it's defintely fishing great. Plus the weather is starting to cool down! Anyway, water is still low and around 4200cfs. Boat traffic is still pretty light, although that's going to change pretty soon once all the salmon show up and word gets out. But right now it's nice and mild. If you wanna get out, I still have a couple of days available in October and November, so hit me up and let's chat about when a good time to go would be!

Lower Sac Fishing Image
September 27, 2022
Lower Sac Report by Luke Geraty

Tom and Cheryl have fished a lot with me over the last few years and I think it's safe to say that we've never had a bad trip. They are always fun and the fishing seems to generally be pretty good. Maybe that's because they have a tendency to book in the fall, but maybe it's just the luck of the draw? Who knows! Either way I can assure you that fish were caught! And lots of them! The fishing continues to be really good in the morning and late afternoon / evening. Mid day can be slow, but if you work for 'em, you'll find 'em. Salmon are around, so egg imitations are working... but don't forget to bring your favorite caddis or mayfly boxes. Oh... and there are definitely some steelhead around! So buckle up, because the ride is just getting started! Let's go... the fishing will be great all through November too!

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