Mokelumne River Guided Fishing
The Mokelumne river begins as 3 separate forks, from Brookies in some of the highest stretches, to Rainbows and Browns in all 3 forks above Pardee Reservoir. One glance at a map will show the huge area this watershed covers. Miles and miles of rarely fished streams loaded with willing trout....
Below Pardee lies Lake Commanche and it's the tailwater flowing from it's base that recieves our main focus. This stretch flows primarily through private property and is one of the prettiest float trips you'll ever experience. Huge oaks and cottonwoods form a canopy for the entire stretch, sometimes creating long tunnels resembling an exotic jungle adventure. At less than 2 hrs. from the Bay Area and about an hour from Sacramento, you'll never feel so far from home and yet be so close! A very easy day trip, you won't believe what lies in your own backyard....
The river is closed from the end of March until the end of May to protect spawning Steelhead. This is generally run-off time also.
Although technically not quite summer, when the river re-opens (last weekend in May), it's non- stop action! Even during mid-day, hatches or not, it's possible to fish dries. We nymph the deeper runs from the boat and wade where possible. Evenings are time for the Caddis and Pale Evening Dun hatches and it seems every fish in the run is up and wildly feeding! Wet wading is the way to go, the river feels perfect...
The river closes from Oct.15th until Jan.1st, but fishes great right to the end!
What a better way to bring in the New Year!!! Water levels are always good and it's time to catch some Steelhead mixed in with the resident Rainbows. No rafters and usually we have the water all to ourselves....
Here at American, we strive to do everything we can to make your experience as memorable and enjoyable as possible. When fly fishing the beautiful Mokelumne and Calaveras rivers with us we recommend staying in Amador County - a historic Gold Rush area. Amador offers everything from wine tasting to cave exploring. So whether you're looking for a straight forward fly fishing trip, a get away with that special someone or a complete family vacation, Amador County has something for everyone! For more information on where to stay and what to do, go to www.touramador.com
Mokelumne River Gear & Equipment List
Premium Walk & Wade for $425Drift Boat Premium for $425All rates based on 2 anglersAdditional anglers where possible $75
We offer a variety of fishing packages on the Mokelumne River:
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Our Price: $75.00-$425.00