California Fly Fishing

The variety of fly fishing in California is as large as the state itself. Northern California is full rivers that provide fly fishing for rainbow trout, brown trout, largemouth bass, and stripers. Many lakes provide stillwater fly fishing opportunities in the northern and southern regions. Saltwater fly fishing is also popular in many california coastal regions as well.

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California Fly Fishing Articles
California Department of Fish Game
www.dfg.ca.gov/fishing/
California Department of Water Resources
The California Data Exchange Center
cdec.water.ca.gov/
California Winter Fishing
Winter fishing in California can be an exercise of extremes…
www.flyfisherman.com/south/ffmwinter/index3.html
Californias Famous Rivers
California Rivers and Streams
www.flyfishingconnection.com/statecalifornia.html
Flyfish Five Spring Escapes
Winter skies got you down? Try a little armchair casting for some warm weather escapes when spring rolls around.
www.altrec.com/published/flyfish/international/fivespringescapes/
Wilderness Lakes
Trout Fishing Wilderness Lakes in California
www.tdl.com/~wako/trout.html
Articles on Eastern Sierra streams & Lakes
Descriptions on the Owens, Hat Creek, Pheasant Valley Reservoir, June Lake, Mammoth Lakes, and Crowley Lake
www.troutcountry.net/water.php
Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park
The main activity to be enjoyed at Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park is bank or boat fishing for salmon, steelhead and shad.
www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=463
Big Steelhead Runs Return To Trinity River Hatchery
The Trinity River Fish Hatchery received its largest return ever of steelhead in 2003-2004 – and this is shaping up to be another good season, though not as spectacular as last year.
www.fishsniffer.com/dbacher/050301trinity.html
Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area
This is a web page in the California state portal entitled: Colusa-Sacramento River SRA.
www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=461
East Fork of the Carson
How many rivers can you fly fish from Mountains to desert in one day?
www.flyfishingconnection.com/cacarsoneastfork.html
Eel river info
Map, photo, and description of the Eel River
www.northcoastweb.com/fishing/Rivers/EEL/index.HTM
Fall River
Northern California
www.troutsource.com/RiversFolder/Fall.htm
Fall River Fly Fishing
Fall River begins its journey bubbling out of natural springs in an area called Thousand Springs
www.flyfishingconnection.com/cafallriver.html
Fishing in the Mammoth Lakes Area
The most important game fish in the Inyo-Mono area are trout.
www.395.com/index.shtml?/generalinfo/fishinyo.shtml
Fly Fish Nor Cal
Northern California Fly Fishing
www.flyfishnorcal.org
Fly Fishing Hat Creek in California
Detailed flyfishing information for Hat Creek in California, including an overview of the river, local lodges, flyshops, fishing reports, weather, hatch charts and more
www.flyfishingconnection.com/cahatcreek.html
Fly Fishing the Fall River in California
Fall River begins its journey bubbling out of natural springs in an area called Thousand Springs.
www.flyfishingconnection.com/cafallriver.html
Fly Fishing the Upper Sacramento River
The upper area between the towns of Mt. Shasta all the way down to The large reservoir of Lake Shasta.
www.flyfishingconnection.com/cauppersacramento.html
Hat Creek
Northern California’s Hat is one of the West’s best spring creeks.
www.troutsource.com/RiversFolder/Hat.htm
Hat Creek
Only catch-and-release traditional dry fly fishing is allowed.
espn.go.com/outdoors/flyfishing/s/ff_fea_Becher_hot_creek.html
Hat Creek Article
Water clarity and constant temperature combined with an unwavering volume of creek flows, allows one to fly fish here almost year round under the exact same conditions!
www.flyfishingconnection.com/cahatcreek.html
Hat Creek Fly Fishing
Fly Fishing California
www.troutsource.com/RiversFolder/Hat.htm
North California Council Federation of Fly Fishers
The Northern California Chapter of the Federation of Fly Fishers home. Events for our fly fishing community, conservation news, fishing stories and tips.
www.nccfff.org/
Sacramento River – Best fly water in the North
What’s the best stretch of wild trout water in the state of California?
espn.go.com/outdoors/flyfishing/s/ff_map_CA_Sacramento_River.html
Trout Fishing Eagle Lake California
History and culture of Lassen County, Northern California. Fishing for Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout.
www.psln.com/pete/fishing.htm
Troutsource
Articles on the McCloud, Hat Creek, Fall River, Upper Sacramento, and the Pit River
www.troutsource.com/StatesFolder/CA.htm
Truckee River Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth are well adapted to severe winter temperatures and though they will dine on the Truckee
flyline.com/tips_trivia/truckee_smallmouth
Upper Sacramento River
The Upper Sacramento River is an outstanding river of diverse character. It is densely populated with hard-fighting wild rainbows that average 12″ and range over 20″.
www.troutsource.com/RiversFolder/UpperSac.htm
Upper Sacramento River Fishing Regulations
Local information on Dunsmuir, CA.
www.dunsmuir.com/fishreg.htm
Upper Sacramento River Offers Bounty Of Trout
One of the best bets on the upper Sacramento is the newly opened section of river from the confluence of Soda Creek to the bridge at Sweetbriar.
www.fishsniffer.com/cmyer/051702sactrout.html
Angling Abroad: Tuna fever & Baja by kayak
Yellowfin on the fly is the big draw to the Mexico
espn.go.com/outdoors/fishing/s/f_fea_AA_Baja_kayak_fishing_Becher.ht
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Inshore angling: Give East Cape by fly a try
The big game can wait, really; cast from the beach for a
sports.espn.go.com/outdoors/fishing/news/story?page=f_fea_AA_East_Ca
pe_inshore_fly
West Coast Sandy Beaches
Fly-rodding afoot in the surf zones of California, Washington and Oregon.
www.flyfisherman.com/southwest/khsurfintro/index.html


California Fly Fishing Clubs
California Fly Fishers Unlimited
CFFU, Sacramento, CA, has a vast array of activities for every level of fly fisherperson.
www.cffu.org/
Conejo Valley Fly Fishers
The Fly Fishing Club of the Conejo Valley, California. Fishing reports, flies, patterns, hints/tips, membership information, club meetings, weather, and great fly fishing links.
cvff.org/
Delta Fly Fishers
Delta Fly Fishers is a community organization whose members are dedicated to the furtherance of the art of fly fishing.
www.deltaflyfishers.com
Eastern Sierra Fishing
The Eastern Sierra is home to a number of trout species. From the Rainbow to the state fish, the Golden trout, the entire region contains excellent populations of stocked and native fish.
www.easternsierrafishing.com
Downey Fly Fishers
www.downeyflyfishers.org
Wilderness Fly Fishers
Wilderness Fly Fishers was born in 1965 when fly fishers who congregated at Cliff Wyatt
www.wildernessflyfishers.org


California Hatch Charts
Truckee River Hatch Chart
This emergence index is based on 30 years of monitoring Northern Sierra waters.
flyline.com/fishing_report/hatch_chart



California Fly Fishing Maps
Sacramento River map
a nice map from ESPN outdoors
www.espn.go.com/outdoors/fishing/f_map_bare_CA_Sacramento_River.html


California Fly Fishing Reports
American River reports
www.nccn.net/~anglers/american.htm
California Delta reports
www.californiadelta.org/fishreports.htm
Central Cali Reports
Stanislaw Rivers, Tuolomne, Lower Merced, The Walkers, Kirman Lake, Kennedy Meadows, & Clark
www.motherlodefly.com/reports01.asp
Feather River fishing report
www.nccn.net/~anglers/feather.htm
Fishfirst.com
Northern California Flyfishing Report
www.fishfirst.com
Fishing Report
Reports on Hat Creek, Fall River, Pit River, Burney Creek, Cassel, Baum Lake, and Manzanita lake
www.troutcountry.net/report.php
Fishing Report for the Eastern Sierra
Reports for the Owens, Hot Creek, Pheasant Valley Reservoir, June Lake, Mammoth Lakes, and Crowley Lake
www.thetroutfitter.com/fshreport.html
Fishing Reports
Northern & Central California Lake Reports and maps
www.anglernet.com/web/reports.htm
Fishing Reports by guide Gary Gunsolley
California Fishing Report for: Owens River, Crowley Lake, Hot Creek, San Joaquin River, East Walker River and Pleasant Valley Reservoirby guide Gary Gunsolley
www.cyberangler.com/reports/ca/gunsolley/
No California Reports
Many rivers & what to use
www.flyfishingoutfitters.com/p/p.asp?mlid=6
Tahoe Area Reports
www.renoflyshop.com/fishingreport.html
Truckee Fly Fishing Conditions
California School of Flyfishing conditions and hatches and flies for the Tahoe Truckee area including the Truckee, Little Truckee, Martis, and Lake Tahoe.
www.flyline.com/s_fish.htm
Truckee Reports
Current Conditions for the Truckee River
flyline.com/fishing_report/current_conditions
Truckee River flows
www.nccn.net/~anglers/truckee.htm
Yuba River
www.nccn.net/~anglers/yuba.htm
Santa Barbara Flyfishers reports
www.sbflyfishers.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl

California Fly Fishing Forums

Western Sport Shop Shop
Cali Forum/Reports
www.westernsportshop.com/fishreport
San Jose FlyShop
www.sjflyshop.com/disc89_toc.htm
FlyFishNorCal
www.flyfishnorcal.org/php-nuke/modules.php?name=Forums
California fly fishing forum
from westfly.com
www.westfly.com/forum/ultimatebb.php?ubb=forum;f=1

California Fly Fishing Shops

The Fly Shop
4140 Churn Creek Rd Redding, CA 96002 530-222-3555
www.theflyshop.com
Sierra Anglers Fly Shop
700 McHenry Ave. Modesto, CA 95350 209 572-2212
www.sierraanglersflyshop.com
American Fly Fishing Co.
3523 Fair Oaks Blvd Sacramento, CA 95864 916-483-1222
www.americanfly.com
Mountain Hardware & Sports
P. O. Box 26 Tahoma, CA 96142 (530) 525-6575
www.flyfishingtahoe.com
A-1 Flyfishing
517 8th Street Oakland, CA 94607 (510) 832-0731
www.a1flyfishing.com
Barretts Outfitters
482 Cottonwood Drive Bishop, Ca. 93514 760.872.3830
barrettsoutfitters.com/index.html
Western Sport Shop, Inc.
902 Third Street San Rafael CA 40147 415-456-5454
www.westernsportshop.com
Creative Sports
100 North Main Street Bishop, CA 93514 (760) 872-358
www.creativeflyshop.com
Ernies Casting Pond
4845 Soquel Drive Soquel CA 95073 (831) 462-HOOK
www.ernies.com
J. J. King Fly Fishing Co.
#16 Grizzly Lane P.O. Box #672 Alturas CA 96101 1-800-392-5346
www.jjkingflyfishing.com
Kienes Fly Shop
2654 Marconi Ave. Sacramento, CA 95821 (916)486-9958
www.kiene.com
Leland Fly Fishing Outfitters
463 Bush Street San Francisco, CA. 94108 (415) 781-3474
www.flyfishingoutfitters.com/Welcome.htm
Mother Lode Fly Shop
14841 Mono Way, Sonora CA 95370 209-532-8600
www.motherlodefly.com
San Jose Fly Shop
6412 Tupelo Dr. STE C Citrus Heights, Ca. 95621 916-722-1055
www.sjflyshop.com
Fish First!
1404 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706 510.526.1937
www.fishfirst.com
Fridays Fly Shop
McCloud
www.fridaysflyshop.com
Sierra Fly Fishers
13396 Lincoln Way Auburn, CA 95603 (530) 823-6968
www.sierraflyfishers.com
Trinity Fly Shop
P.O.Box 176 Lewiston, CA 96052 (530) 623-6757
www.trinityflyshop.com
Troutfitter Flyshop
P.O. Box 1882 Mammmoth Lakes California 93546 800-637-6912
www.thetroutfitter.com
The Trout Fly
2987 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
www.thetroutfly.com
Brocks
100 North Main Street Bishop, CA 93514 (760) 872-3581
www.brocksflyfish.com
Malibu Fish n Tackle
3166 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Thousand Oaks, CA 805-496-7332
www.malibufishntackle.com
Nevada City Anglers
417 C Broad Street, Nevada City California 95959 (530)478-9301
www.nccn.net/~anglers
Reno Fly Shop
10200 Donner Pass Road Truckee, California 96161 (530) 582-0900
www.renoflyshop.com
Tad Fay Fly Shop
4310 Dunsmuir Avenue, Dunsmuir, California 96025 (530) 235-296
www.tedfay.com/tedfay
Bob Marriotts Fly Fishing Store
2700 W. Orangethorpe Ave. Fullerton CA 92833 800-535-6633
www.bobmarriotts.net
Fish First!
167 E. 3rd Street Chico, CA 95928 530.343.8300
www.fishfirst.com
Western Sport Shop, Inc.
2790 Santa Rosa Avenue Santa Rosa CA 40147 707-542-4432
www.westernsportshop.com
High Sierra Flyfisher
2122 S.Sunland St. Ridgecrest, CA 93555 760-375-5810
www3.iwvisp.com/flyfisher
Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters
2705 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (530) 541-820
www.tahoeflyfishing.com

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