Nor Cal Fishing News

Hot Creek Report

by DOUG RODRICKS / Sierra Drifters
Be stealthy and make sure there is zero drag on those dry flies. It’s an all day midge hatch in small sizes. Get the perfect drift without any drag on it and you will be rewarded. Egg patterns fished along
(More...) (Wednesday, January 22, 2020)

Upper Owens Fishing Report

by DOUG RODRICKS / Sierra Drifters
With the recent snow, like clockwork, more fish have flooded into the river as they take up residence in their new spots. It has been very consistent here for big fish daily. The last weekend saw large crowds spreading out
(More...) (Wednesday, January 22, 2020)

East Walker River Report

by DOUG RODRICKS / Sierra Drifters
There has not been much pressure here this month at all. The fishing is good if you can get into the right pools and throw the right bugs. The fish are definitely opportunistic this time of year, and as they
(More...) (Wednesday, January 22, 2020)

Smith River Monsters

by MARIO GOMEZ / Ironhead Guide Service
Dont ever give up, you never know when that bite is going to happen. This brute came in the bottom of the 9th inning with a full count. Hooked it going through a rapid behind a bunch of boats, and
(More...) (Monday, January 20, 2020)

Big trout on the Sacramento River

We had a really great few days on the Sacramento out of Redding drifting triple teasers and roe clusters have been really keeping the rods bent .Kewswick dam down to Anderson river park has been averaging 30 to 50 fish
(More...) (Monday, January 20, 2020)

Santa Margarita Lake Fishing Report

Anglers are making fish at 6-8 feet this week, bait fish and sport fish. This is good news being the first time all winter some movement is being found towards the surface. Senko’s, grubs, and split Rapala lures all caught
(More...) (Monday, January 20, 2020)

Del Valle Lake Fishing Report

by DEL VALLE MARINA / Lake Del Valle
Fishing at Lake Del Valle has been very good the past few days for Rainbow Trout, Catfish, Stripers. Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass have slowed down going into deeper water, because on the surface the water is cold, and they like
(More...) (Monday, January 20, 2020)

Lake Berryessa Fishing Report by Charles Cornelison

Date: 01/19/2020 Location: Lake Berryessa Air temperature: low 40’s Weather: Cloudy Water temperature: 51-53 Degrees Wind: 2-6 mph Water clarity: 4-8 feet On this cold Saturday morning I fished with the local bass club El Dorado Bass and was drawn to be paired with club member Dave
(More...) (Sunday, January 19, 2020)


by E.B. DUGGAN / "D" Fishing Guide
2020 brings in a new year, a new fishing season and possibly some new regulations. The one thing we all need to do is turn in our steelhead report cards and salmon harvest cards. These are important items for the
(More...) (Sunday, January 19, 2020)

Monster Steelhead

Congratulations go out to Gabe Nelson with this monster Russian River Steelhead! Way to go buddy!!
(More...) (Saturday, January 18, 2020)

Clear Lake Report

by ROSS ENGLAND / Clear Lake Guide Service
Jim & I got out to check conditions for this week’s video report. We fished from 11:30 to 2. Ten bass and 1 catfish. Not exactly a wide open bite but the fish we caught were well fed! Gotta find
(More...) (Friday, January 17, 2020)