Destinations for guided fly fishing trips with Baiocchi’s Troutfitters
Lake Davis Fly Fishing
Lake Davis is one of the best trophy trout lakes in the western United States. Eagle Lake strain rainbows are planted here and with a plentiful food base these fish grow huge in a short time. The best times to fish are in late spring through early summer during the damselfly hatch, and autumn, when the trout are gorging on freshwater snails, and fattening up for winter. The pike are long gone and the trout are back to grazing like cattle in the fertile shallows.
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. The last hour of light in late spring and early summer brings trout to the surface for profuse caddis and mayfly hatches.
Truckee River Fly Fishing
The Truckee River is a classic Sierra freestone river and one that rivals other Blue Ribbon rivers across the west.. From the Hwy 89 section, through the Glenshire stretch, and down to the Hirschdale area, the Truckee River offers the persistent angler a chance for a very large trout. Great hatches invade this river from spring through late fall like green drakes, golden stones, carpenter ants, and the October caddis. The Truckee River is a must have experience while fly fishing in the Lake Tahoe area, though challenging, it is a great venue to test your fly angling skills.
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 while visiting the Lake Tahoe area, this is it.
North Fork Yuba River Fly Fishing
Experience the most beautiful watershed in all of California while fishing pocket water, riffles, and deep pools. Crystal clear water, abundant wildlife, and wild trout await you on this gem of the Northern Sierra. It’s the place to be during the heat of the summer as the water remains cool from deep subterranean springs. Wet wading, dry flies, and boulder hopping your way upstream and making presentations to eager fish.
Lower Yuba River Fly Fishing
The Lower Yuba River is a must fly fishing experience; it’s a river that has all the essential qualities that makes it a “must fish” destination spot. This river is a tailwater fishery that provides cold water year round and supports a healthy population of wild steelhead, Chinook salmon, rainbow and the occasional brown trout. It also has a prolific aquatic insect population with multiple hatches at any given time. Moody and challenging, the Lower Yuba River is the king of all the valley rivers.
Frenchman’s Reservoir Fly Fishing
Frenchman’s Reservoir is similar to Lake Davis but a bit smaller in size. It is known for big number fish days during the more productive times of year including spring and fall This is a favorite with fly anglers from Northern Nevada and Northern California in search of a high desert stillwater game that is close by. Autumn is a great time here as the resident trout move into the shallows to feed heavily before the winter snows.
Small Creeks Fly Fishing
Small creeks are littered throughout Plumas, Lassen, and Tahoe National Forests, and Jon offers trips for the hardiest of anglers who look for complete solitude, unbound beauty, and wild trout. These trips require hiking around tough terrain, but the experience is one you will savor for years. The creeks are best in the summer when the water temps still flow cold, while lower elevation lakes and rivers are too warm for good trout fishing. Eager wild trout and dry flies in a remote setting sets the stage for these trips.