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Kudos for Baiocchi’s Troutfitters Fly Fishing Guide Service

Chase says:

“Can’t thank you enough Jon, today was great! I feel all the more ready and prepared for outings in the area. Which is exactly what I was looking for. The numbers or hero pictures aren’t what I’m after. You have certainly given me some great outlooks on things to focus on, and also staple techniques to work on while on the water. I will most definitely be in touch and hope to get another outing when things heats up on the north! Thanks again for the good times!”
 -Chase Scarpa, Oroville CA

Mark says:

“Thanks so much for showing us a great time. When I asked my kids what they enjoyed most about our vacation, they did not hesitate-it was fly fishing with Jon, the best guide in the state of California!”

-Mark Smith, Chicago IL

Carol says:

“Jon’s teaching was instructive, thorough and full of patience! “

-Carol Nimick, Camptonville CA

Greg says:

Jon, just wanted to tell you that Joe and I really enjoyed your guiding yesterday.  As I told him, the best guides put you on the fish, and the rest is pretty much up to the client.  But you did far more than that, and Joe appreciated the casting tips. He has not gone out that much, but I have been trying to help wean him off the spinning rod. He is getting there thanks to you.

-Sincerely, Greg Jacobs

Scott says:

“My wife was celebrating her birthday and she has not stopped talking about our flyfishing trip we had with Jon on the North Fork Yuba River. If she has told me once, she’s told me a dozen times that being on the river with her family and Jon was the best birthday ever! Jon is an awesome guide and a great spirit”

-Scott, St. Helena CA

Scott, St Helena, Ca

Dave says:

“Bob & I booked Jon back in April after watching his presentation about fishing Lake Davis at Kiene’s fly fishing Expo. Jon rigged us up with his own flies & leaders and in less than 20 minutes we were into fish, the action continued all day. Bob & I can’t say enough about our experience fishing with Jon. He had all the right gear, he had a great attitude, he shared lots of knowledge of the lake & surrounding areas, taught us how to fish a lake neither of us had ever fished before, corrected some of our bad habits, and put us onto the fish. If you’re thinking of fishing Lake Davis & need a guide, don’t hesitate to contact Jon. He definitely knows his stuff!”

-Dave Underwood, Oakland,CA


Ed says:

Both Chris and I had a great time with you Jon. He keeps his boat and equipment in great shape and it was a pleasure to spend the two days on Davis with him. Jon’s knowledge of the fishery and productive fishing techniques is excellent. The boat and truck tours he gave us helped us to understand the layout and how to access the best spots during the whole year. And on top of all that, Chris and I caught fish on both days! The average size of the fish was bigger than I expected and they gave us some amazing jumps and runs. Now that we have knowledge of the lake, we can’t wait to try it again.

-Tight lines, Ed Barich


Mark says:

“Jon, you are always so real in your fly fishing posts. Thank you for this. I can speak from experience that ‘catching fish’ is only half the fun when fishing Davis with you. You are the ‘professor’ of this lake and although the fish may be a bit picky this fall, I’m sure the glassy mornings, birds and tranquil setting more than make up for it! I’m looking forward to the end of the month with you.”

-Mark Baldwin, San Jose CA



Nick says:

“Great day on the river with Jon and I got a solid understanding of how to fish the area on my four day trip. Jon is patient for the beginner and commands all the knowledge an expert could demand in a Sierra flyfishing guide. Thank you again Jon.”

-Nick, Orinda CA

Nick, Orinda, Ca

Scott says:

“I had a great day with you on the Yuba.  Not only did I learn about a beautiful river and forest, a ton of tips on techniques and tactics, and some etymology, but best of all, about you, a great person and guide who I would highly recommend to other fly fishers.”

– Scott Boller

Steven says:

“Jon Baiocchi is one awesome fly fisherman, he doesn’t do it for the money, he does it because it’s his passion. If you are fortunate enough to spend 5 minutes with him it’s obvious. Super cool guy that will go out of his way to help you unlike most. Check him out if you ever need a local guide.”

– Steven Disteli, Reno, NV

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Raffi says:

“Jon delivered the true fly fishing experience. I hooked up with Jon to learn about the Greagle area, an area of California that I had never fished. Jon really took the time to find out what I wanted from our day and guided me to a beautiful small Plumas County stream. Jon delivered a day that I will remember for years. Fishing with Jon was like fishing with an old buddy and as a bonus, I learned many new and tricks on ways to approach fly fishing. Thanks Jon and can’t wait to get back out there with you and explore more of the Plumas area!”

– Raffi, American Canyon, CA

Raffi, American Canyon, Ca

Craig says:

“I had the pleasure of fishing with Jon on Lake Davis recently for the first time. His equipment, knowledge, and manner were top-notch and his knowledge of the local waters he guides is unsurpassed. Despite tough conditions, he got us into fish with the right flies at the right time and we had a great morning of fishing”

-Craig, Chico CA


Jack says:

Jon, Great pictures of a day that Dietrich and I really enjoyed and that will be a happy memory for a long time. Thanks for all the help you gave D.  You are a real professional and I look forward to fishing with you again. I’ll stay in touch…Lake Davis is on my wish list!

-Jack Hustedt


Dick says:

“My time with Jon on the Middle Fork of the Feather River was extremely enjoyable. He put me on to wild trout that were very picky, but his fly selection did the trick. I’m looking forward to my next trip to Graeagle and spending more time with Jon.”

-Dick Seevers, Rocklin CA


Ken says:

“To Jon: Dude, I appreciate your skills and personality. That 17 inch brown trout battle was awesome! And who knew just minutes later I would drop a PMD on the head of a 20+ inch Bow! What a trip seeing that size of fish turn his head and sip that fly in gin clear water-an unbelievable rush! Thanks again for all your knowledge and a wonderful trip. As you know I’ve been from Panama to Alaska and New York to the White River in Arkansas several times. This trip on the Little Truckee River was easily one of my top trips ever. Can’t wait to see what the fish think of this Missouri guy at Lake Davis.”

-Ken Eberhardt from Missouri


Jeff says:

“Jon Baiocchi is the ‘fish whisperer’. He taught me everything about fly fishing…reading the water, fly placement, what to use…you name it. His flies are like fish candy. If you go fishing with Jon you will definitely be pleased”

-Jeff Wastell, Arvada CO

Chris says:

“My day on the Middle Fork Feather River with Jon was one of the best I’ve experienced. Prime water, solitude, and many wild trout to hand. His knowledge of the area, and aquatic insects were second to none. I plan on fishing with Jon again this summer”

-Chris Fukuchi, Denver CO


Bill says:

“Without the passion and participation from the ‘teachers’ of this sport it would surely fade some. Great job!”

– Bill Kiene, owner of Kiene’s Fly Shop

Sig says:

“I took up fly fishing in May of 2010 and went on one of my first guided trips with Jon Baiocchi on the wild and scenic Middle Fork of the Feather River. As a beginner he was very helpful teaching me how to read the river, turn over stones to look for bugs and how to fly fish pocket water. Since then I have practised and studied fly fishing and have become quite proficient at it. This last June I hired Jon to take me out in his boat on Lake Davis for a different style of fly fishing. It was fantastic, we had my 6 year old son with us and Jon was super patient with him and Jake had a blast too. This August I hired Jon to teach me how to fish on the North Fork of the Yuba. I had never been to that area of the Sierra’s and it is one of the most beautiful watersheds I have ever seen. With Jon’s instruction i caught at least 30 fish in two days! Ranging in size from 6 inches to 16 inches, it was amazing. He also taught me how to collect insects out of the river and pick the appropriate nymph or dry fly to match the hatch. Jon’s knowledge and passion for fly fishing is outstanding and he is a pleasure to spend the day with!”

-Sig Wallen, Fairfax, CA


Neil says:

“Great guides are born, not made. Jon is one of the finest fly fishing guides out there”

-Neil Rankin, West Palm Beach FL

Dan says:

“Dean Rhodes and I fished with Jon for two days in early November on Davis Lake. It was one of the most enjoyable trips I have had in 45 years of fishing. The catching was fast almost all day with 40 to 60 trout landed between Dean and myself. Most of the trout were in the 16″ to 20″ range, with most of them around 18″. In addition Jon is a joy to be with. I am looking forward to fishing with him on Eagle Lake and hitting Davis Lake again next year”

– Dan Madison, Concord, Ca


Will says:

“Thanks for a great tour of the Lower Yuba. I really enjoyed the instructions and river tour.”

– Will Dea


Dave says:

“Jon, thought you might want to know – I went back to the North Fork of the Yuba yesterday. Fished in the same stretch during the heat of the day for 6 hours. About 100 hits and landed about 60 up to 14″! Not too shabby. Here’s the best part, still using the foam I hopper I bought from you. It caught 75% of the fish. I still have it. I better sharpen the hook again for next time. Thanks again, Jon!”

-Dave Montz

Dave says:

“Jon takes it to the next level!


-Dave and Jackie, East Bay Area CA

Rick Says:

“Had a great time fishing with you again, would not have caught fish without you!


-Rick Serini, Calistoga CA

Dot says:

“I am so jealous of Madison. Jonny B catches all the fish. The guy on the other end of my leash calls Jon all the time for the latest fly fishing info in Plumas County . Jon gives him the lowdown on locations, flies, timing, etc. I just want to run free and be a real trout dog. In the meantime I will learn more Stupid Pet Tricks”

-Dot the Dog, Chico CA

Madison says:

“Jon always puts me on the fish, cause I love the trout. If you hear a dog barking at Lake Davis, it’s a sure bet that Jon and I have a hook-up”

-Madison Baiocchi

Jon’s loyal trout dog, Madison. Rest in Peace: 6/22/01 – 12/06/11





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