March has arrived here in Northern California/Southern Oregon and we are seeing the continuation of great steelhead fishing and the uptick in trout fishing on the Lower and Upper Sacramento Rivers. Blooming flowers and trees are offering a color show after their winter hibernation along with mild warmer days. Winter steelhead are continuing to reward those chasing them on the Klamath, Trinity, Rogue and various other streams feeding into the Pacific. Steelhead fishing will continue to be solid through the month. The Lower Sac is really beginning to light up and March signals the caddis hatch there. The Upper Sac has recently dropped into shape and is offering up some good sized trout hungry after their long winter. Dust off that gear and get with it is myrecommendation!
Ah yes, a 2 handed flask for 2 handed fish
Dusty, making sure everything goes right.
Oh Boy! Literally the most exciting fight from this fish. We covered 3 different Oregon and California rivers in almost as many days. Sometimes chasing chrome means playing the conditions and were forced to break rule #1. We leave fish to find fish. Lots of miles on the truck and lots of miles in the drift boat. Sometimes Winter steelhead fishing gets pretty intense and we have to give love to those who help make it happen. Awesome camaraderie is the real reason we get out there. Heres to sleeping next to the water in the winter.
Anthony strait up guided me into this one. Thanks Bud! What a great trip with you and Hunter. I’ll never forget this one.
The Ron Jeremy of steelhead!
Hunter Hutchinson guides for red fish in Louisiana, and hooked up with Anthony up in Alaska. Great dude! Check him out, today the color is chrome.
Andy gets a big one!
Pretty fun stuff, thought it was the bottom for the first few seconds. Then the bottom started to move, fast.
Sunshine and winter fish, that pretty much sums it up for the last few weeks.
John gets a nice one while we explore some new places.
All smiles after this battle
We helped out Jim and Rachel Andras, Andras Outfitters, with some Rogue river work. Gotta support the habit a bit in the winter. Thanks Guys we are always stoked to work with you!
The view from my window for a few nights in Netarts, OR. Adam thanks so much for setting us up! Really fun hanging out with everyone.
Sometimes its so pretty you have to stop for a photo. Sunrise Mt. Shasta, and were going fishing
Me and the ocean getting a selfie from the truck
Back to work. The Lower Sac has been great so far and should be nothing but fun for the upcoming spring. Yes its time to start thinking about trout again.
Anthony putting the crew in the spot. Crushing it! Thanks so much for the trip on this one Anthony. Always a great pleasure to work with you man.
Well I know a guy who gets them in clear water
Swinging flies in March on the Klamath.