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
California Department of Water Resources
The California Data Exchange Center
California Winter Fishing
Winter fishing in California can be an exercise of extremes…
Californias Famous Rivers
California Rivers and Streams
Flyfish Five Spring Escapes
Winter skies got you down? Try a little armchair casting for some warm weather escapes when spring rolls around.
Wilderness Lakes
Trout Fishing Wilderness Lakes in California
Articles on Eastern Sierra streams & Lakes
Descriptions on the Owens, Hat Creek, Pheasant Valley Reservoir, June Lake, Mammoth Lakes, and Crowley Lake
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.
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.
Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area
This is a web page in the California state portal entitled: Colusa-Sacramento River SRA.
East Fork of the Carson
How many rivers can you fly fish from Mountains to desert in one day?
Eel river info
Map, photo, and description of the Eel River
Fall River
Northern California
Fall River Fly Fishing
Fall River begins its journey bubbling out of natural springs in an area called Thousand Springs
Fishing in the Mammoth Lakes Area
The most important game fish in the Inyo-Mono area are trout.
Fly Fish Nor Cal
Northern California Fly Fishing
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
Fly Fishing the Fall River in California
Fall River begins its journey bubbling out of natural springs in an area called Thousand Springs.
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.
Hat Creek
Northern California’s Hat is one of the West’s best spring creeks.
Hat Creek
Only catch-and-release traditional dry fly fishing is allowed.
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!
Hat Creek Fly Fishing
Fly Fishing California
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.
Sacramento River – Best fly water in the North
What’s the best stretch of wild trout water in the state of California?
Trout Fishing Eagle Lake California
History and culture of Lassen County, Northern California. Fishing for Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout.
Articles on the McCloud, Hat Creek, Fall River, Upper Sacramento, and the Pit River
Truckee River Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth are well adapted to severe winter temperatures and though they will dine on the Truckee
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″.
Upper Sacramento River Fishing Regulations
Local information on Dunsmuir, CA.
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.
Angling Abroad: Tuna fever & Baja by kayak
Yellowfin on the fly is the big draw to the Mexico
Inshore angling: Give East Cape by fly a try
The big game can wait, really; cast from the beach for a
West Coast Sandy Beaches
Fly-rodding afoot in the surf zones of California, Washington and Oregon.

California Fly Fishing Clubs
California Fly Fishers Unlimited
CFFU, Sacramento, CA, has a vast array of activities for every level of fly fisherperson.
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.
Delta Fly Fishers
Delta Fly Fishers is a community organization whose members are dedicated to the furtherance of the art of fly fishing.
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.
Downey Fly Fishers
Wilderness Fly Fishers
Wilderness Fly Fishers was born in 1965 when fly fishers who congregated at Cliff Wyatt

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

California Fly Fishing Maps
Sacramento River map
a nice map from ESPN outdoors

California Fly Fishing Reports
American River reports
California Delta reports
Central Cali Reports
Stanislaw Rivers, Tuolomne, Lower Merced, The Walkers, Kirman Lake, Kennedy Meadows, & Clark
Feather River fishing report
Northern California Flyfishing Report
Fishing Report
Reports on Hat Creek, Fall River, Pit River, Burney Creek, Cassel, Baum Lake, and Manzanita lake
Fishing Report for the Eastern Sierra
Reports for the Owens, Hot Creek, Pheasant Valley Reservoir, June Lake, Mammoth Lakes, and Crowley Lake
Fishing Reports
Northern & Central California Lake Reports and maps
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
No California Reports
Many rivers & what to use
Tahoe Area Reports
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.
Truckee Reports
Current Conditions for the Truckee River
Truckee River flows
Yuba River
Santa Barbara Flyfishers reports

California Fly Fishing Forums

Western Sport Shop Shop
Cali Forum/Reports
San Jose FlyShop
California fly fishing forum

California Fly Fishing Shops

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

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