2014 Guided Fishing
Let me help make the very most of your time on the water with a guided fly fishing trip that doesn't stop at, "there's the fish now cast!". I have over 20 years of full-time guiding and teaching to share with you and we'll spend our time together working on the things that you'll need to better your fly fishing experiences, both now and in the future. Whether you're a well-seasoned fly angler or just getting your feet wet, I guarantee your skills and knowledge will improve or I'll eat one of my old sweat-stained hats!

> Trout and Steelhead Guided Floats
Price:
$450 for one or two anglers, lunch and beverages included.
Sage rods, Galvan reels, and Rio lines available for $25/day rental fee.

Dates: Year Round

> Shad and Striper Guided Floats
Price:
$375 for one or two anglers, lunch and beverages included.
Sage rods, Galvan reels, and Rio lines available for $25/day rental fee.

Dates: Mid-May through August


Lower American River
I grew up less than three miles from this playground and fish it all 12 months of the year.
Flowing right through the middle of Sacramento the Lower American River is controlled by the water releases from Folsom and Nimbus dams. This water is the seasonal home to returning winter run steelhead, striped bass, American shad, and Chinook salmon, as well as housing a decent population of resident rainbow trout. You can find at least three of these species in the river year round, and June and July could produce the "quad-fecta"...kings, stripers, shad, and steelhead half pounders. With numerous launch accesses, the river can be floated in various sections, depending on time of year and what we're chasing.

Lower Yuba River
Another tail water fishery, the Lower Yuba River's water is released through Englebright Reservoir Dam and is the culmination of the North, middle, and South forks of the Yuba River. This clear and cold-flowing water is home to a feisty strain of wild resident rainbow trout that will make you think that each is a juvenile steelhead. (It does get some steelhead throughout the year, but you primarily fish for the rainbows.) There is no hatchery influence on this river and everything is wild, including the Chinook salmon who return to spawn in the fall. I fish the Yuba year-round and with good hatches of stoneflies, hoppers, caddis, mayflies, and midge, we'll be fishing lots of dry-flies!

Team up with me for the day to get the help you need to become a more knowledgeable and skilled fly fisher. From the right choice of gear and flies to a killer lunch (ask around about my sandwiches), it's a great time!
Copyright 2014 Bill Lowe