Napa Valley fly fishing - Right here on the Napa River!

Would you like to add a fly fishing trip to your Napa Valley vacation and escape the ordinary wine country experience?

One can only do so much wine tasting and spa treatments before some good fly fishing is in order to clear the head. At Off the Hook Fly Fishing we feature guided fly fishing trips on the Napa River. Our clients target hard fighting striper that are a blast on a fly rod.

Call the office at (530)242-4122 during business hours or the cell number (707)287-2939 for current fishing report or information on experiencing fly fishing in the Napa Valley for yourself. Dates fill up quickly so don't delay. You may also send us an email at, or fill out our Online Trip Request Form.

Fall crush coincides with great fly fishing on the Napa River.Fall crush coincides with great fly fishing on the Napa River.

The Napa Valley is a viticultural region renowned for the wine it produces. It is also a great spot to unplug and enjoy some expetional food and wonderful weather. For those in the know, it provides some good opportunities for individuals looking to get outdoors and add fly fishing to their Napa vacation.

The Napa River flows through the heart of the valley and has a healthy population of striped bass that are both fun and challenging to catch on a fly rod. Here at Off the Hook we offer the very best fly fishing guides in the area that will help you catch fish and develop skills to make you a better angler.

No prior experience or personal gear is required. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and 2% the total of your trip goes directly to conservation on the Napa River. So you can book with confidence, while helping protect and preserve this great fishery.

A large striper on the flyFly fishing for striper on the Napa River: Wine tasting isn't the only thing we do in Napa that will put a smile on your face.

The Species

Stripped bass are the target species of choice here. They are hard fighting ambush predators that wait near structure like rocks, under water stumps and limbs or along current seams and crush any baitfish that happen along. They love to eat streamer type flies, and will pull hard once hooked. Fish vary from 16 inches on the small end all the way to 10 to 15 lbs during the annual Fall migration.

The Fishing

We fish a variety of sinking lines on 7 to 9 weight rods for striper. It helps to be proficient at casting however even beginners hook fish on our guided trips. We do suggest that anglers work on their casting before coming out to fish with us so as to maximize their guided experience. Being able to double haul is very helpful in casting and covering the water in search of these migratory creatures.

Napa fly fishing guides for strips.. Your ticket to great striper action!

The Seasons

Striper inhabit the Napa River year round, however our favorite time to fish coincides with Fall crush. We fish the river year round personally however most of our guided trips span from the fourth of July all the way through the first heavy rains in late November or December. Fall is when the larger fish migrate into the system to spawn and our clients land the biggest fish, however even small striper impress anglers with how hard they fight.

Fly fishing with our guides tends to put a smile on you face! Fly fishing with our guides will put a smile on your face!

Book Your Trip

If you are in the San Francisco Bay area or Sacramento and would like to escape to the Napa Valley for some great food, wine and fly fishing give Off the Hook a call today at (530)242-4122 (O) or (707)287-2939 (C). We provide all rods, reels, flies as well as lunch on our guided days. We can also be reached via email at or you can utilize our Online Trip Request form located in the right hand column of this page. We look forward to taking you fishing and introducing you to some of the rowdy locals.

Guided Charters - Consist of 8 hours of guided fishing and instruction with lunch and drinks provided - $500 (1 or 2 anglers)

Half day charters available upon request - $375 do not include lunch (1 or 2 anglers)

Just because your out fly fishing doesn't mean you need to rough it!Just because you're out fly fishing doesn't mean you need to rough it!

Getting Here

The Napa Valley is located North East of San Francisco in Northern California. From San Francisco take either the Bay Bridge and take I-80 East to CA 37 towards Napa or take the Golden Gate Bridge North on Highway 101. Then take CA 121 North towards Napa/Sonoma. Our guided days begin at Kennedy Park located at 2296 Streblow Dr., Napa, CA 94558.

Things to Do

Napa Valley Paddle - Stand up paddle board tours and rentals.

Hot air balloon rides - Napa Valley Aloft

Kayak tours - Napa Valley Kayak and Tours

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