Wild Waters Fly Fishing is open year-round.
Extra fly rod and reel.
All terminal tackle. (flies, leaders, tippet, etc.) Feel free to bring your own tackle but you should not need it.
Food. Lunch and drinks. Please let me know in advance if you have any food allergies or special requests.
Northern California and Southern Oregon
Full-day trips include around 8 hours of fishing time, streamside lunch, and all terminal tackle. We cover many different rivers and schedule our days to meet the fishing conditions of the season.
Spring: rainbow trout, brown trout, steelhead, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass.
Summer: rainbow trout, brown trout, steelhead, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass.
Fall: rainbow trout, brown trout, steelhead, salmon.
Winter: rainbow trout, steelhead.
Fly rod and reel: length and weight depending upon trip.
Waders and boots: don’t forget your wading belt and a wading staff.
Appropriate clothing: weather dependent. Watch the forecast. Don’t forget about under layers, rain gear, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Bright colors are not recommended.
If you don’t have any or all of these items, please let us know in advance and we will make arrangements to get them for your trip.
***All angers over 16 need a valid California fishing license and steelhead report card.
Overall: 5.0 / 5 based on 16 reviews
16 of 16 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Spoiled first go at Steelhead -
By: Peter6848 from Santa Cruz, CA, USA
After an amazing experience on the McCloud with John during the summer we got the chance to use his knowledge and skill for Steelhead fishing. By far my best fishing trip to date! He not only got me into a bunch of fish but helped me understand so many different aspects of the fish and river that I will be able to apply it in the future to make me a better fisherman! Thanks John! Peter T.
The Best of Northern Cal Fishing -
Fishing with John at Wild Water is always a great experience. This trip focused on a day on the McCloud where John's experience really paid off because he knew where all the big browns were hiding. The next day was all about Stealhead; floating the Klamath. Great fun and some nice fish. The last day was spent on some secret holes on the Upper Sacramento. Not only is John knowledgeable (think fish whisperer), but he is patient and fun to spend long days on the water with. I highly endorse Wild Water Guides. I wouldn't fish the Mt Shasta area without them.
Awesome experience -
By: SoCalJohn from Palos Verdes Estates, CA, USA
Fishing with John at Wild Waters is always a great experience. This trip focused on a day on the McCloud where John's experience really paid off because he knew where all the big browns were hiding. The next day was all about Stealhead, floating the Klamath. Great fun and some nice fish. The last day was spent on some secret holes on the Upper Sacramento. Not only is John knowledgeable,(think fish whisperer), but he is patient and fun to spend long days on the water with. I highly endorse Wild Waters Fly Fishing Guide Services. I wouldn't fish the Mt Shasta area without them.
Client for Life -
By: kelew from Sacramento, CA, USA
I am extremely picky about who I hire as a guide. I have hired many, and have only returned to one company over and over again - Wild Waters Fly Fishing. Thanks to them, I feel comfortable fishing the McCloud on my own, confident that I will choose the right flies and find the feeding lanes. I feel safe with them. And I am a stronger fisher as a result of their teaching and patience. They focus on what the client wants out of the trip...very client focused. I have learned incredible casting tricks for catching steelhead to get a perfect drift which makes even the pickiest fish bite. I am a regular customer and would not go with any other company. Believe me, I researched guides for a while before I went with them years ago. I have been a regular customer ever since. Regards, Happy Female Client
The Masters of the McCloud -
By: BobbyMayfly from Earth
Wild Waters offers an emmersion into the world of NorCal flyfishing that doesn't come around very often. They not only were incredible teachers of technigue and fly selection, they were true sportsman with a depth of knowledge of the McCloud, the Klamath, and many other California rivers. They took me into a remote part of the McCloud that was tricky to hike into and wade through (an area that I would not be able to access on my own bc I'm an above the knee amputee), and they made it an experience of a lifetime standing side by side me through fast rapids, and sneaking up on boulders to scout good holes, and tweaking my casting technigue just enough to land dozens of rainbows. I will never fish with anyone else again in NorCal. I'm hooked on Wild Waters for the long term!
Incredible guides -
John and Chuck are incredible guides. Aside from being great guys, they couldn't have been any more helpful as they took us from beginners to catching fish in a matter of minutes, with tips to remember for next time.
Top Notch Guides -
I've fished with the guys at Wild Waters a few times now (I think I've fished will all but one of their guides), and they have impressed me more and more each time. They know the water incredibly well, and it even feels like the know the individual fish sometimes. Plus they're fun guys to fish with, and you can't underestimate the value of that. Recommended without reservation.
Im Hooked On Wild Waters -
Fantastic experience. Knowledgeable, personable guides made it a tremendous fishing adventure. Thanks guys!
Amazing experience! -
John and Chuck were incredible guides during my recent fly fishing trip. Being a complete novice, they were extremely patient and informative. I learned so much and can't wait to return to the sport! I highly recommend them as guides for fishers of all levels and ages.
I now love fly fishing! -
By: babygiraffe from San Francisco, CA
I went out with Chuck for a full day and loved every minute. He's an excellent fisherman and teacher. I've fallen in love with a new sport. Wild Waters rocks!