Northern California Steelhead and Fly Fishing Reports for the Klamath River, Pit River and Lower Sac
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The Klamath River is fishing as good as I have ever seen. The Egg Bite is very strong with large numbers of Steelhead in the entire river. I have been fishing the section of river below the Irongate Dam and also farther down river with great success in both beats. The river was running at 1000 cfs. for most of the summer. When the Steelhead and salmon entered the river in late August the flows were too low for the fish to continue upriver on both the Trinity and Klamath Rivers, both rivers were then given the needed water to bring the fish up. Both rivers then saw a big push of fish in the upper reaches where we fish. We now have a large number if fresh, bright fish in the entire system. The fish that we are catching are very strong, hard fighting fish. I still have a few dates available in both November and December; if you can get away now is the time to do it. I look forward to hearing from you

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Pit River Fly FishingPIT RIVER FISHING REPORT: 10-24-14

The Pit River is fishing very good, as usual. We are catching some very large Rainbows on a beat that I float with strong BWO Hatches. The Pit is a tough river to wade but has very high fish counts, well worth the effort. The section that I float has been very productive for the past month. I only have one or two days available this season but many days available in “2015”. Book early as I fill up pretty fast for this fantastic float. 


Pit River Fly FishingKlamath River Fishing Report:  January 28, 2014 

The Klamath River Winter Steelhead have arrived.  Even with the low flows in a lot of our rivers up here the Klamath is holding its own with flows slightly reduced.  We are seeing our Larger Winter Steelhead in the system right now with fish averaging 5 to 8 pounds. We are boating 5 to 15 Adults per day and most of  these are bright, fresh fish which tells me we have more to come. Our entire fishing season has been about a month behind; probably do to these crazy weather patterns we’ve had so we are seeing these winter fish arriving a little late.  The extremely cold weather we’ve had has finally broke and we are seeing the mornings in the low 30’s and the highs reaching the upper 50’s, very enjoyable fishing weather. After the craziness of the holidays, the Klamath is a great place to be. 

Pit River Fly FishingPit River Fly Fishing Report: January 28, 2014

The Pit River is not a fishery I frequent in the colder winter months but with these warmer days we’ve had, that was not the case.  I was on the Pit this last weekend with great results. The bite started as soon as the sun hit the water and we had some great success.  With a lot of Midge and Blue Winged Olives hatching the fish were defiantly on the bite with quite a few fish in the 16 inch range landed.  We were also using a few Caddis patterns with equal success. With this warmer weather, we had a great day. Hope to see you on the water.      

Pit River Fly FishingPit River Fly Fishing Report, 5-11-13

I have been on the Pit River almost every day since the opener on April 26 either guiding or fishing with friends, primarily on Pit 3. The River is in great shape with the flows on Pit 3 at 280 cfs and about 3 ft. of visibility. There has been a Golden Stone hatch with Poxy Back Stones working very well in the fast water at the heads of the runs. We are also seeing a lot of Caddis and some Pale evening Dunn’s with some Blue Winged Olives thrown in. The Micros and Pt’s along with the Birds Nests have bee producing a lot of fish. With a little skill you can expect to see 20 plus fish a day with very few anglers on the water. If you’d like to learn this river or improve you skills on this great fishery contact me, Alan Blankenship, at or 530-925-7990. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Pit River Fly FishingLower Sacramento Fly Fishing Report, 5-11-13

The Lower Sac has been on fire the last three months. The Flows are just now coming up to 12,000 cfs with the fishing still doing great. The March Brown hatch has been very strong along with the PMD’s and BWO’s. The Caddis has been present during all of the Mayfly hatches as well. Large Stone Fly Nymphs in brown and black along with numerous Caddis patterns, the Fox Pupa, and Birds Nest in sizes 14-16, along with Pt’s and Micros in 14-18 have been producing a lot of fish in the 15-20 inch range with a few Pigs thrown in. We are also catching a lot of Nice fish with egg patterns during the Sucker Spawn. There have been a few windy days but all and all a great Spring Fishery. If you’d like to get in on this memorable fishery give me a call, Alan Blankenship, at 530-925-7990. I look forward to hearing from you.  

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Klamath River Steelhead Fishing Report, 12-2012 

Klamath River Winter Steelhead are here. We have been seeing some large bright winter fish showing up this past week on the upper and lower river with a nice concentration of fish up top. Finally after getting some much needed rain a few weeks ago we are now seeing our winter fish which are quite a bit larger than our fall run fish. We are seeing adult fish in the 20-28 inch range with a lot of hot half pounders thrown in, boating 6-12 adults and 15-20 half pounders per day when conditions are good. These fish will typically continue to arrive thru February and into early March, conditions permitting. Legs and Eggs are the flies of the day in the typical winter lies.

See you on the river, Alan Blankenship, Three Rivers Guide Service   

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