Recent Photos
Recent Photos

These fish are typical on any given day on the lower Sacramento River. Some of these photos are from the Pit River, the upper Sacramento and Hat Creek. Different places fish better at different times.


Trinity is heating up


10/15.... Jim and Cade (father & son) got the hang of it quickly. Sometimes flyfishing for Steelies can be fickle and the hot sunny afternoon didn't help us but we did manage 10 hookups and 5 adults saw the inside of our net. Cade seemed to have the hot hand. Our fish were on the smaller side 2 to 4 lbs, and we saw a lot of salmon clearly in the low flows (300 cfs, watch out for the rocks). The flows will bounce back up and the fishing will improve. The next couple of months promise to be excellent on this gem of a river.


Friday evening float (3 hrs)


10/14.... Roberta is an excellent fly caster and she hit about 10 nice fish mostly in the upper river above the Hwy. 44 bridge. We got a bit of a late start and of course its all but dark by 7 pm these days. The fishing seemed to peak from 3:30 to 5:30. The hot flies still seems to be the elk hair caddis #14 (yes we had 3 big fish on a dry) the tan/dark birdsnest, cinnamon and brown Poopah, and the darker micro-may. We had quite the audience as we fought a 'reel' screamer just above the Sundial bridge.


Half day float.....


10/11...... Mike used a a beautul z-axis 10' 6wt. that he had just built and it served him well today. It is a beautiful casting tool that mended with ease and played the fish well also. We started off a bit slow then we switched flies and then the action started. The micro may was the ticket this day with the exception of one that took a bead head birds nest. Mike is the consumate 'catch and release' fisherman and hesitated to take his fish out of the water for the usual photo op (he jad many opportunities). He did consent to the one you see pictured here. Mike is a good caster and fisherman and his skill paid off.


The Todd's!


10/11.... It was a banner day! These two guys know how to fish and the fishing Gods rewarded them! The morning yeilded some nice fish but the afternoon saw consistant action with big solid fish. We even landed a fish after it was attacked by a huge king salmon while it was being landed....that was quite a site to see. These guys netted several fish over 18 inches. We had a hook break and a couple even broke off in the fast water not to mention a few that just came unbuttoned. We had acrobatic tailwalking, caddis hatches and an audience as we played fish near Sundial Bridge and Turtle Bay Museum. This will be a tough day to top.


Evening Float 

10/7..... The fishing was pretty good and the weather was perfect. We spotted a family of river otters by the 'Aqua Golf' area; we watched them for a bit as they watched us. We managed to release 5 nice fat fish while nymphing and as we were pulled over releasing a fish and retying we started to hear a few splashes and splooshes and bam we were in the middle of a full fledged caddis hatch.  It took us a few minutes to rig the spare rod but we got casting in time to land two nice fish. Then we raced the sunset to the Bonnyview ramp.