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The Super Salmon

Alaska's Susitna River is one of the world's biggest and healthiest wild salmon watersheds. A controversial government plan aims to tap its hydroelectric potential via a $6b, 735' concrete dam. As part of studies done in advance, scientists radio-tagged a king salmon that made an unbelievable journey.

Watch for this short film coming January, 2016.

Northern California Fly Fishing Report - December, 2015

Northern California Fly Fishing Report – December, 2015

American River- Fair Flows are low and temps - high 50’s but fishable. (575CFS)

USGS reports flows are at 575 CFS and climbing. The recent rain should help continue this trend and bring fresh fish into the system.

Northern California Fly Fishing Report - November, 2015

Northern California Fly Fishing Report – November, 2015

American River – Poor Flows are extremely low and very warm (500 CFS).

Catalina Fly Fishing Video - Ken Hanley

Check out this cool video by Ken Hanley on fly fishing off Catalina Island near Los Angeles California. Click on the link to view.

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Paradise Waits by Brett Wedeking

Check out the November/December issue of Northwest and Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine. Brett Wedeking wrote a great piece on fishing on of our favorite remote Costa Rican lodge - Tarponville. Mark Hatter was along as well as Jordan Romney and Mikey Wier as the crew experienced fun and challenging fishing for Tarpon, Permit, and Trigger fish. Pick it up at your local fly shop or news stand and live vicariously through these talented fly fishing pros. If you would like to learn more about experiencing the lush Costa Rican rain forest and and all its amazing flora and fauna in person, please give us a call at (877)228-2477. There is a huge tarpon encounter waiting for you!

Fish on! Call (877)228-2477 to experience a moment like this!: Jordan Romney with a huge Costa Rican tarpon as Mark Martin looks on.Fish on! Call (877)228-2477 to experience a moment like this!: Jordan Romney with a huge Costa Rican tarpon as Mark Martin looks on.

Nymphing the Feather and American River for Steelhead near Sacramento California.

The informative Fisherman show spends the day with Off the Hook's very own Jordan Romney on the Feather and American for steelhead.

Catch Magazine October/November, 2015 - Issue #43

Click on the cover below to feast your eyes on the very latest from Todd Moen and the folks at Catch Magazine! Your brain will thank you.

Micro Management - fly fishing for baby tarpon.

Here is a great film on chasing baby tarpon on the fly by Dan Decibel. Enjoy!

Micro Management by Dan Decibel from DAN DECIBEL on Vimeo.

Northern California Fly Fishing Report - September, 2015

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Northern California Fly Fishing Report
September, 2015

Fall is right around the corner and despite drought conditions there are plenty of fly fishing options here in Northern California. Dates are booking up quickly so give us a call today to reserve your trip(707)287-2939.

Putah Creek - Fair to good. Flows - low and clear. Temps high 50’s to low 60’s, 400cfs. Best fishing has been first thing in the morning and again in the evening. Sporadic hatches of Blue Wing Olive caddis and some midges are the main items. Indicator nymphing with a two fly rig has been producing some a few nice fish. We’re still seeing quite a few smaller fish (6 to 10 inch range) being caught which is indicative of recent spawn success. Blue Wing olives have been hatching in the afternoon so fish BWO nymphs under a caddis or other attractor. Remember to go small and light with point fly with a Blue Wing Olive or midge down to 6x tippet. Fishing should only improve as water levels drop and fish begin staging for the spawn.

Guide Tip : Try using a San Juan Worm with a small Baetis dropper in deeper slots. Some nice fish landed last week on SJW’s. Also hesitate to throw on an egg pattern soon as fish will begin keying on them.

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