• It’s Lake Shasta Time

    Jun 18th 2021

    Kinda like Peanut Butter Jelly, except “Lake Shasta” with maybe a sandwich of that kind for lunch? Look, I like Lake Shasta and really enjoy the productive fishing the largest reservoir in the State of California provides. Lake Shasta is the most rewarding rainbow trout trolling fishery right now. I beleive it’s the best on… Read More »

  • Setting The Hook! A Nymphing Tutorial

    Sep 27th 2020

    Having a hard time getting a good hook set while nymphing under an indicator? I often see “experienced fly fishermen” on the bow of my drift boat, some have no problem at all setting the hook while others struggle, contorting and flailing like a convulsing symphony conductor. Or try to eat their fly line in… Read More »

  • The Perfect Drift

    Dec 11th 2020

    With winter steelhead fishing upon us, I think about side drifting along the banks of my favorite coastal river, the Trinity River. All through these cold winter days, most of my time is spent fly fishing. I still look forward to my days spent gear fishing (fishing with conventional tackle) in search of winter chrome.… Read More »

  • Fishing The Lower Sacramento River | Redding California

    Aug 18th 2020

    No other river in the west come close in comparison to the Lower Sacramento River. The Lower Sacramento or “Lower Sac” starts at the base of Shasta Dam, a 602′ high retainer, holding back up to 4,500,000 acre-feet of cold, nutrient-rich water. The kind of water that has produced the healthiest, strongest, best looking Rainbow,… Read More »

  • Whiskey Town Lake. Save it?

    May 14th 2020

    Fishing on Whiskey Town Lake has been great! As great as it is, I’m concerned. Here’s why: We have all heard the news, Whiskey Town Lake has a full blown problem with copapodes(parasite). This is a serious concern for sportsman and guides alike. This wonderful resource, Whiskey Town Lake, is one of the most productive… Read More »

  • Whiskey Town Lake Fishing Report May 12, 2020

    May 13th 2020

    Whiskey Town Lake is completely wide open! The fishing is red hot with early limits coming daily between 65-25 feet. Trolling slow 1.2-1.4 mph have been my best speeds I catch my fish on Paulina peak(ppt) tackle pink orange and chartreuse. Short leaders tipped with some good old corn is the ticket! This year we… Read More »

  • The Latest From Shasta Lake

    May 5th 2020

    This time of year you can find me chasing big brown trout along the banks of lake Shasta. It’s still spring, air temperature is cool, the sun is out, the Shasta Lake has not turned yet (turning is when water temp warms for the summer). These conditions make for perfect brown trout hunting. Let’s go… Read More »

  • How to set up your boat for fishing Whiskey Town Lake or any lake.

    Mar 28th 2020

    How about a little normalcy. I’ve been fishing Whiskey Town Lake and getting into good numbers of Kokanee all month. April looks good and better days are ahead for sure. Come on out and get away for a day. It’s worth it. Check out my latest fishing report here Whiskey Town Lake fishing reports Boat… Read More »

  • Fishing For Trophy Land Locked King Salmon On Trinity Lake

    Jan 1st 2020

    Fishing for trophy land-lock King Salmon on Trinity Lake can be very difficult. In this post, I will share some of my tactics used to find King Salmon that live in Trinity Lake. Trinity Lake is a mystery, a very large reservoir. Third largest in California. Trinity Lake storage capacity is 2,448,000 acre feet. That… Read More »

  • Whiskeytown Lake Kokanee Fishing: Winter Fishing

    Dec 12th 2019

    Kokanee fishing on Whiskeytown Lake is not just a summer thing! Looking for tactics on winter and early spring Kokanee fishing? On Whiskeytown Lake? Got them here! We are often told Kokanee fishing is over after the first rain. Not true. Although the trophy fish have headed up the creek to spawn next years fish,… Read More »

  • To Bead Or Not To Bead

    Oct 6th 2019

    Beads work. More importantly they bring smiles. Ever wonder about the bead? Do they work? How and when to use them? In this blog we will talk a bit about the pegged bead. Weather your a die hard fly fishermen or a seasoned gear junkie the pegged bead will up your game for sure. There… Read More »

  • Boat Ramp Primer: How To Launch Your Boat Like A Boss

    Sep 18th 2019

    The boat ramp is a place that makes or brakes your day. It can set the tone for your trip and it can also end it before it begins. In this short “How To” I will discuss how to load and and unload your boat like a boss. I spend hours of my week at… Read More »

  • River Etiquette (Drift Boat Edition)

    Aug 23rd 2019

    In this article, I will discuss how to arrive at a new river or fish your favorite river with out disrupting other fishermen on the water. If you are a regular at the put in (launch area on the river) you will know most people fishing your stretch of river if your visiting a new… Read More »

  • Bobbers, Salmon, Steelhead And How To Fish.

    Sep 3rd 2019

    Check out my latest fishing report and learn how I use bobbers to get anglers into Salmon and Steelhead all year long.. well almost all year! Read my report here! In this blog post I will discuss how to use a bobber to fish for salmon and steelhead as well as talk about when, where… Read More »

  • How To Select A Fishing Guide

    Aug 17th 2019

    The days of the old crusty fishing guide is behind us. Before we get into this article, make sure you check out my latest fishing report on my “Fishing Report Page”: HERE Not only am I a full time guide but I am also a client. In this world of endless pop ups and choices,… Read More »

  • How To Take A Great Fish Picture

    Aug 3rd 2019

    I have been fishing as a professional since I was about 12 years old. I worked the decks of the party boats (when that was a thing). I worked the decks of commercial boats long-lining tuna, salmon fishing, halibut fishing and crabbing. I worked offshore in southern California were I would live on board with… Read More »

  • Fishing Report: Shasta Lake, Trinity Lake, Whiskey Town Lake

    Jun 21st 2019

    Lake Shasta Lake Shasta has had its highs and lows,fishing has been ok with big rainbows far and few between. But there is light at the end of the tunnel as we enter our summer the water temperature will stratify pushing the shad in to the main body of the lake. This makes larg rainbows easier to… Read More »