Fly fishing trips for Smallmouth near San Francisco California - Bay/Delta

Would you like to catch 40 to 70 fish in one day on a fly rod? How about doing so virtually exclusively on top-water flies? Oh, and how about fishing within an hour of the San Francisco, Sacramento or the Napa Valley?

Check out this video above or keep reading to learn more, or Call (530)242-4122 or (707)287-2939 for a current fishing report and information on experiencing the excitement of Delta smallmouth fishing 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.

Northern California offers a great deal of fly fishing options for anglers of all skill levels and fly fishing tastes. The Bay and San Joaquin River Delta provides some of the most productive fly fishing here in Northern California.

Allow Off the Hook to connect you with a great day on the water on the Delta for smallmouth and largemouth bass. Whether you are new to fly fishing, or are a world traveled angler, fly fishing for smallmouth puts smiles on faces and brings anglers back time and time again for more.

fly guide for smallmouth fishingForty to 75 fish on a one day!If that won't put a smile on your face, perhaps nothing will.

The Species

There are a number of species to be targeted on the Delta. For these trips we do focus predominantly on "smallies" however we often catch largemouth and even striper throughout the course of the day. What these fish lack in size they more than make up for in numbers. Most of fish are 1 to 3 lbs, however larger fish do show up on our flies.

The Fishing

Anglers can expect to fish 4 to 6 weight rods with floating lines and poppers. Having a hungry fish inhale your popper is something we never get tired of. It's down right fun! Even beginner anglers hook and land lots of fish on our guided days. The good news when you loose one...just make another cast: You are going to hook another one!

The Seasons

We target "smallies"May through October, however they can be found virtually year round throughout the San Francisco/San Joaqin River Delta system.

If we may assist you in obtaining the services of a fantastic guide please call toll free (530)242-4122 or 707-287-2939. We are also available via email at should you prefer to correspond in this way. Gift certificates are available and we offer group trips, corporate fly fishing outings and classes.
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Guide Rates

Guided Fly Fishing

Half day smallmouth trips consist of 4 1/2 to 5 hours of guided fishing and instruction, loaner rods, reels, flies and snacks. - $425

Full day smallmouth trips include 8+ hours of guided fly fishing and instruction, loaner rods, reels, flies, snacks and lunch on the water. - $550

Note: Transportation, alcoholic beverages, licenses and gratuities not included.

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Getting Here

We fish out of Vieira's Resort Marina located at 15476 Ca 160, Isleton. Due to the early nature of this fishing you only need one hour of drive time from San Francisco and 45 minutes form the Napa.

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