Destinations for guided fly fishing trips with Baiocchi’s Troutfitters
Lake Davis Fly Fishing
Fly fishing Lake Davis is a must experience for the stillwater fly angler, and is one of the best trophy trout lakes in the Northern California. Lake Davis was made for fly fishing with its fertile shallows that offer the finest trout stalking from shore, and submerged creek beds that hold large rainbows. Sitting at 5,885 feet, this beautiful lake in eastern Plumas County is surrounded by tamarack pines and lush meadows which display abundant wildflowers during the spring and summer season.
Middle Fork Feather River Fly Fishing
The Middle Fork Feather River is California’s first adopted Wild & Scenic River and a jewel, with so many hatches to encounter you’re sure to fall in love with it too. Early season brings streamer fishing and your best shot of the larger trout in the watershed. Nymphing gets the job done and is the most productive fly fishing technique, but the last hours of light in late spring and early summer brings trout to the surface for profuse caddis and mayfly hatches, and some incredible dry fly fishing
Truckee River Fly Fishing
The Truckee River redefines the definition of a classic Sierra freestone river, it’s big water with plenty of great habitat for wild brown and rainbow trout to thrive in. The Truckee river is not easy to decipher, and proper fly fishing techniques, and the right flies are a must. Though challenging, the river makes an individual a better fly angler which is often revealed when visiting other watersheds, and different rivers throughout the western United States. Baiocchi’s Troutfitters history with the Truckee River is decades long. From Jon’s early days of fly fishing the river in the 70’s, being a resident of the town of Truckee from 1986 to 1991, to his present day Truckee River Fly Fishing Guide Service, he’s always happy to share the knowledge of the river with the many guests that hire him.
The Little Truckee River is the ultimate test of an angler’s skill. This river is a tailwater flowing below Stampede Reservoir and runs through a lush meadow stretching over 3-1/2 miles of fishable water before its inflow at Boca Lake. Water temps remain cold on the Little Truckee River even during the summer months enabling trout and aquatic insects to thrive. Great hatches, technical presentations, and head hunting sums up the Little Truckee River. For those fly anglers looking for a challenge while immersed in beauty visiting the Lake Tahoe area, this is it.
North Fork Yuba River Fly Fishing
The North Yuba River is a fascinating fishery with the most beautiful wild rainbows in Northern California. From the headwaters down to Bullard’s Bar reservoir the river is filled with pocket water, long runs, and deep pools offering over 40 miles of river access along Highway 49. Local flora and fauna mixed with the surrounding canyon offers exceptional views in a gorgeous setting. Fly fishing the North Fork Yuba River is without a doubt some of the most fun you’ll ever have. Fantastic short line dry fly fishing to eager trout makes this river very appealing.
Lower Yuba River Fly Fishing
The Lower Yuba River is very challenging, moody, and complex. it’s a river that has all the essential qualities that makes it a serious destination for fly fishing. This river is a tail water fishery that provides year round cold water and supports a small yet healthy population of wild Chinook salmon, steelhead and rainbow trout. The winter of 2017 and the high flows that were associated with it has changed the river in many ways. The Yuba is in the rebuilding process, and is quickly gaining strength with every passing month.
Frenchman’s Reservoir Fly Fishing
Frenchman Lake is similar to Lake Davis in having fertile flats, and drop offs into submerged creek channels that offer prime transition zones for trout habitat. Though Frenchman’s is a bit smaller and deeper than its big sister Lake Davis, It’s known for big number fish days during the spring and fall when prime conditions exist. The land surrounding the lake is unique with rocky outcroppings and conifer forests that transitions into the high desert plateau.
Small Creeks Fly Fishing
Small creeks are littered throughout the Northern Sierra and Jon offers exclusive fly fishing trips for the hardiest of anglers who look for complete solitude, unbound beauty, and small wild trout. These trips require hiking around tough terrain, but the experience is one you will savor for years.