As March approaches we typically begin to see some spring steelhead or supercharged half pounders in the American River. These fish respond well to a swung fly and will even take dry flies on the surface as the weather warms and the caddis begin to come off. Most of these fish average 16-20" with fish up to 6 lbs. Many of these fish have just arrived in the river and are extremely bright and full of fight.
I will be offering a spring special for those interested in fishing for Spring steelhead. The focus of these trips will be swinging flies on single or two handed fly rods with floating lines or light sinking poly leaders. The trips will run about 3 hours in either the morning or evening. We will target a few of the prime runs where these fish tend to hold. Cost is $75 for one angler and $100 for two anglers. This is a great way to refine your techniques for swinging flies for steelhead and learning about spring steelhead fishing on the American River.
Steelhead on the Spey Guide Service provides guided and instructional fly fishing trips for steelhead in Northern California using two handed (spey) rods. We fish for steelhead in the traditional down and across method, targeting the most aggressive fish in the river. Whether you are a beginner or an avid steelheader, Steelhead on the Spey guide service provides you a day of fun steelheading.