Brown Trout - Trinity River - Matt Dover Fly Fishing

Hi Everyone!

Happy Holidays 2023 and here we go 2024!!

I hope you are enjoying the fishing reports I deliver at the beginning of each month. If I saw your this past Autumn… Thank You for coming out and making the fishing into great fishing!

What is in store for December? Well, the Lower Sacramento continues to impress me as we move into the early winter. I am seeing steady hatches and great conditions. There is no better time to wade this river. I am floating from Posse Grounds near the Sun Dial bridge down to Bonnieview boat ramp most days when I’m booked on the Lower Sacramento.

The shorter floats at this time of year allow us to fish a greater variety of water. The all too familiar “deep drop” under an indicator is a staple approach. But we can also throw shallower rigs and sometimes Dry-Dropper set ups during the late fall hatches. Only a couple more weeks at best left to catch the mid day caddis hatches. I expect BWO’s to come of steadily through the early winter.

The Trinity River is simply amazing this season. Don’t miss it. If you can, come out and fish it with me as we near the holidays. The crowds tend to be slight and if we get some rain, the fish holding down near Del Loma will move up into the waters in and near Lewiston producing what will be round one of the most epic steelhead fly fishing heading into better days in January and February.

The Klamath River will be in great shape all through December. January? All I can say is be ready. As the reservoirs are drawn down in preparation of the removal of Iron Gate Dam, we will have a different river to fish. I predict better reports. But we will see. For now, the Upper Klamath is fishing great and it’s a “go to” option for finding strong steelhead and some solitude.

It’s been a great Autumn and I’m super excited about the upcoming winter season! Please come out and see me. I promise a great time!!!

Anyway, check out the three reports below. Click the “Continue Reading” or the report title to read the respective report. In this months edition, I have included the Lower Sacramento River, Trinity River and Klamath!


— Matt Dover

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