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It seems like these days I'm having a hard time trying to find the space to update my fishing reports. Between the kids, wife, guiding, and Cast Hope I don't find much time for writing anymore. Here I sit at the computer with all 3 of my girls sleeping at the same time so I thought I would give you guys an update of what I am seeing out on the water. I hope all of you are doing well and I will be seeing you around the river. Cheers and Go Chargers!

Lower Sac: The Sac has been good for egg fishing lately. I wouldn't say it is great but there are lots of big fish to be caught right now. Currently most days we are hooking 40-50 fish throughout the entire river. There are a decent amount of salmon throughout the river. However fish are still eating nymphs as they look for those eggs. Currently about 25% of my fish are coming on bugs. Hot flies are eggs, tan fox poopah, and Hogans S&M.

Lower Feather: The Feather is having a slower start to the season this year as compared to the last couple. There are good numbers of salmon in low flow but none in high flow. So right now there are not many steelhead to be had past the outlet. With the larger number of salmon in the Low Flow section I have been fishing 1 single egg as not to snag salmon on every cast. Currently the majority of the fish that we are catching are wild fish. So expect the major push of hatchery fish to show up at their normal time near the first part of November.

Lower Yuba: I haven't been over there yet this October to do any egg fishing. But it sounds like fishing has been fair to good. I will be over there on Tuesday and should have some better reports at the end of the week.

Fish Story: I had a really crazy experience happen to me in late September. I had a client land a 40lb striper on a rubber leg while fishing for trout below Red Bluff. Cant believe that we landed this fish on 2X with a size 8 stone fly nymph. Must have just hit the fish on the nose. The fish was 44.5" long with a 29" girth. It was an amazing experience holding this fish and reviving it to let it swim back into the depths. Craziness!!!!


For those of you that are looking to get on the water. Here are my openings:

Dec 1-12, 14-23.

December egg bite can be awesome on the Lower Sac and Yuba. By that point in time everyone is focused on the steelhead rivers and all of the valley trout get ignored. If you hit some good cloudy weather then it can be game on during that time frame.



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Ryan That is an amazing fish to be caught on 2x with a rubber legg??? If I didn't know you I would think that photo was photoshopped… Good job I can only imagine how you were rowing like a madman to land that one!!

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- Spring Fishing -

Literally best fishing of the year
 
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I hope this note finds all of you well. It is that time of year where the fishing is about to go off in Northern California. From March to mid May some of the best fishing of the year is going to be found in the North Valley. I hope you will find some time to come hang out on the water and catch some great fish and a few memories. My openings are below:
 
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March 1, 3, 7-15, 17, 19-20, 22-23, 27-28, 30
 
April 1, 3-4, 9, 14, 18-23, 25-28, 30
 
May 2-15
 
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Feather River - As most of you know the Feather is really special in the spring time. This is hands down my favorite time to fish the Feather. Hot pissed off valley steelhead make this an awesome time to be on the water. If you haven't done this type of fishing then this is the year to get out there and give it a try. Mid March to early May is pretty impressive out there.
 
Lower Sac - The spring on the Lower Sac the last 3 years has been absolutely insane. March and April has been some of the best fishing that we have seen on the river all year long. If you are looking for big rainbows then these two months are the best of the year. Fish like the one at the top of the email are becoming normal on the Lower Sac.
 
Yuba - If you are into throwing dry flies then this is the time of year for you. The largest hatches of the year come off in March and April. With that comes really great opportunities to throw dry flies during the March brown and PMD hatches. The March Brown hatch is really impressive and a blast to fish as we try to fool those smart Yuba Rainbows.
 
Bass Fishing - Spring is also prime time for the bass fishing on the Sacramento River and Luk Lake. I have been guiding Luk Lake now for 3 years and it is still some of the best bass fishing that I have ever seen. Totally worth and evening of popper fishing to get you all excited about these bucket mouths.
 
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Well since those last discounted dates went in hurry, I thought I would offer a few more discounted guide trips. These will be the last discounted days of the year. So anyone looking to save a few bucks then now is the time to book your trip. You can contact me via email - ryan.johnston@hotmail.com. Hope you guys are all well.


[B]Egg Bite and Steelhead are coming!!!! [/B]There are only a handful of dates still left. Make sure to get your day picked out now.
 

[B]$125 Off Full Day or $50 off Half Day Guide Trip: Sept 1-3, 14-18[/B]

 
Egg Bite Openings

Sept 27 (Sun), 29-30
 
Oct 19-21

Nov 4, 9-10, 13, 18-20, 23-25


[B]Lower Sac:[/B] The Lower Sac has been really good all over the river. The lower river has been putting out some ridiculous numbers of average sized fish. However the upper river has been putting out some pigs over the last couple of weeks. Those of you guys that like hooking big fat ripping rainbows then now is the time to come check the Sac out. Shoot come the next week couple weeks and save $125.

[B]Yuba:[/B] The Yuba has been fishing decently the last couple of weeks. You can pretty much get a couple fish in every spot. There is almost no dry fly action unless you stay to the last 30 mins of daylight. But the nymphing has definitely been solid.

[B]Feather:[/B] I have been hearing some rumors that there are some fresh fish in the Feather. These fish are way early and I assume are ripping hot. I haven't had the chance to get over there yet but for those of you looking for some early steelhead then this might be your chance.



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Egg Bite is Here!!!


Egg Bite has had a decent start on the Lower Sac. The fish over there have been happy to have some salmon in the river. Most days right now on the upper river we are hooking 50+ fish. The salmon run this year has been slower to start as compared to historic averages. It seems like every couple of days we get a handful of new salmon in the runs. So this sets up well for November assuming we have the same thing keep happening. This trickle effect we are getting for the Salmon Run hopefully means it could be a great November and even early December Egg Bite. Only time will tell but I am definitely keeping my fingers crossed that we keep getting little groups of salmon for the next 6 weeks.


For those of you looking for dates I still have a handful of openings in November. Also start looking at your December calendars to get in on the winter egg and alevan bite on the Lower Sac. The biggest fish of the year are caught in December and January on the Lower Sac.


Also starting Thanksgiving Weekend I will once again be guiding weekends for those of you that cant get off during the week.


Hope all of you are well and enjoying some much needed family time this weekend. For openings please email ryan@rjsflytrips.com.


Open Dates:


November 13, 19-20, 23-24, 28 (Saturday)


December 1, 3-23, 27-31



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