Rick Cox Reports on 12.3.2019
The recent storms have not prevented our Wild Waters guides from getting out on our nearby rivers and finding fish. The Upper Sac has got snow on it from Ney Springs down to Shasta Lake. Access is more difficult but if you are willing to put in the effort you will not only find some hungry fish loading themselves up for the long winter but a completely different landscape that will take your breathe away. With another big storm forecast later this week (3-4 inches rain) the river will probably blow out which isn’t unusual for the winter. Once it settles though your window of opportunity is there so jump on it for some fun with some big fish ready to play. The Klamath remains solid with flows up top around 1000 cfs. Even with the forecast storms this section will not blow out and is a solid option for you steelhead junkies. We have been seeing a very consistent Fall run of steelies and the rain will continue to help tickle these fish to continue their charge up river. The Lower Sac has been money for us this Fall and continues as such. This has been one of the best years for big rainbows on this river and our clients have been smiley all day long. This amazing fishery just continues to get better and better. If you want it all to yourself and beat the crowds that are normally there Winter is an excellent time for solitude on this big river.
We are looking forward to getting over to the coast soon, the December’s storms are forecast to continue for the next 2 weeks at least, a perfect setup for the elusive beast we live for to start their migration upstream. We are booking trips from the Eel River north into southern Oregon so if you are dreaming of steelhead on these special rivers give us a shout, we have a number of excellent coastal guides at the ready.Continue reading
Rick Cox Reports on 10.7.2019
August, September, and October are great months to get out and chase steelhead. the tricky thing is showing restraint when the temps get too high. The Lower Trinity, Klamath, Rogue River offer great steelhead opportunities this time of year. We hope you get out there and skate a Dry and get a few blow ups! It's the best way to fish steelhead.
A quick note if you are planning a trip to the Trinity:
The Trinity River flows are increasing from 450 cfs (cubic feet per second) to 2,650 cfs between September 1st and 2nd (During Labor Day weekend!). Flows will return to 450 cfs by September 5.Continue reading
Our guides continue to find late-season steelhead success in NorCal, Southern OR and on the coast. Weather has been spectacular recently meaning t-shirts and sunscreen.
Although the forecast of rain is looming out there once again we are not seeing any dire predictions of gully washers so favorable conditions should prevail as we approach the end of the month and early...Continue reading
Our guides will be on the Klamath River this weekend running boats down the Iron Gate stretch. The water is high and off-color but where you can get good drifts, the fishing remains consistent.
In steelhead fishing there is a massive difference between brown water and greenish-brown water, learn to love the off-color and use tactics that...Continue reading
Thanks to all who popped in to our booth at the Pleasanton Fly Fishing show last weekend. We got a chance for some great face time to promote our team of guides and the many fly fishing opportunities that we offer in the north state.
Currently, the fishing report here isn’t good with everything blown out after days of pounding rain and snow…..however the Upper Klamath...Continue reading