Fly fishing guide and trip information near Oakland California

Many people are unaware that within a few minutes of down town Oakland are several great fisheries that are open year round. Couple that with the great weather and all there is to do here in the Bay Area and you have a recipe for a great California weekend getaway or vacation.

Fly fishing for Striper near Oakland

Are you interested in plotting an escape from the stress of your day to day? How about relaxing out on the water and enjoying yourself catching wild fish on a fly rod? Allow us to connect you with a fun and memorable fly fishing experience with one of our local guides right here in Northern California. We offer trips for trout, striper, steelhead, salmon, largemouth, smallmouth and shad as little as 15 minutes from Oakland.

fly fishing near Oakland for rainbow trout

If you are interested in learning more about local fly fishing options, then continue reading...or Call (877)228-2477 or (707)287-2939 for a current fishing reports, river conditions and other information. Dates fill up quickly so don't delay. You may also send us an email after hours at, or fill out our Online Trip Request Form.

There are several local fly fishing options here in the Bay Area.

San Francisco Bay Striper, Delta Smallmouth and Largemouth

First you have the San Francisco Bay that is home to a healthy population of stripped bass. Striper are a blast on a fly rod. They are best accessed by boat and our guides can put you on fish and get you up to speed on how to hook and land these migratory fish. Stripers are truly migratory creatures and can be here one day and gone the next, so it is important to fish with a good guide that knows where they are likely to be on any given day throughout the year. We fish the entrance of San Francisco Bay, the south Bay near San Jose, the East Bay near Oakland all the way up into the San Joaquin Delta system depending on the time of year and where fish happen to be.

Fly fishing for Striper near Oakland California with guide Bryce Tedford

For more info on Striper fishing check out our San Francisco Bay/Delta page.

Trout Fishing on Putah Creek

If trout fishing is your preference and you want to stay fairly close to Oakland, then Putah Creek may be just the ticket.

A gorgeous wild Putah Creek rainbow trout.A gorgeous wild Putah Creek rainbow trout.

Putah is a beautiful tailwater stream that holds some of the largest wild trout in California. It is a catch and release fishery that is open year round to fly fishing and lies an hour and half North of Oakland. It It has a reputation for being a challenging fishery which is somewhat deserved. Because of the technical nature of this stream many anglers fishing on their own leave frustrated, however anglers who fish with a reputable guide take advantage of years of experience fooling these beautiful wary trout and more often than not not only hook but also land them. Most fish landed by our clients on Putah are in the 10 to 16" range, however on just about every trip anglers hook at least one fish in the 18 to 25" range!

Catch and release fly fishing for wild rainbows near Oakland.Catch and release fly fishing for wild rainbows on Putah Creek near Oakland California.

Putah is a nymph fishery where you will often need to roll cast to avoid stream side vegetation. But fishing with one of our guides will get you up to speed in no time. Clients often tell us that they not only enjoyed their time on the water with us, they also feel like they leave at the end of the day with techniques that will make them better fly fishers. One thing to remember when fishing on Putah Creek is that your next cast could hook the fish of a lifetime! For more info on Putah Creek Check out our Putah Creek page .

Oakland can also can be your gateway to great Steelhead fishing on California's North Coast, Feather River, or great dry fly fishing for hard fighting rainbows on the Yuba River.

Give us a call at(707)287-2939 for more info on current conditions fishing options or to book a quality guide.

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