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Stanislaus River - Guided Fishing

Stanislaus River - Guided Fishing

    The Stanislaus River begins high in the Sierra's with the north, south and middle forks. These streams are open during the general season from the last Saturday in April through November 15th.

    They all contain Rainbow as well as Brown trout. The lower Stanislaus, below Tulloch Reservoir, flows unimpeded to the San Joaquin River. It is open from Jan.1st through Oct 15th. It contains Rainbow trout along with seasonal Steelhead and King Salmon in the upper stretch along with a healthy population of Smallmouth and Largemouth bass and summer Striped bass in the valley stretch.

    From cold high mountain streams to larger, warmer water reaches, the Stanislaus has a wide variety to suit any taste!


    Depending on run-off flows, all or none of the stretches may fish well. Check in with us for the latest Conditions.


    This is a very stable period as most of the flows are controlled by dams and are very constant. Being tailwaters, cold water is released from the bottom of the dams and the valley stretch below Tulloch remains colder than virtually all the higher elevation streams, fishing very well even in the heat of summer! This allows us to fish dry flies even during mid-day with some great caddis activity in the evenings!

    This is prime time for all 3 bass species on the lowest stretches, complete solitude as it flows through private property exclusively.


    The lower stretch below Tulloch closes Oct.15th, but fishes very well right up to closing. The upper reaches remain open until mid -November and are nice and low with tremendous dry fly fishing!


    The Tailwater stretch below Tulloch reopens on New Year’s Day! One of the best times of the year with very steady flows and some fantastic Midge fishing. If you like to catch wild trout on tiny flies, this is for you! An occasional Steelhead makes things even more exciting!

    The upper stretch is walk & wade country while the lower stretch calls for power or drift boat. Power boat covers more water.

    Recommended Lodging:
    1859 Historic National Hotel
    18183 Main Street
    Jamestown, CA 95327 Phone:(209) 984-3446

    Stanislaus River Gear & Equipment List

    We offer a variety of fishing packages on the Stanislaus River:

  • Premium Drift Boat & Walk n Wade for $425
  • Power Boat Premium for $475
  • All rates based on 2 anglers
  • Additional anglers where possible $75

    Specify requested guide date below.

Our Price: $75.00-$475.00

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Premium Guide Day: Includes Lunch, Beverages, Boat, Guide, Flies and Gear for 2 anglers Dates: See restrictions Duration: 8 hours on water
Family: Guided Fly Fishing Not Included: Tips, fishing license, waders, boots Phone Bookings Welcomed: 800-410-1222
Species: Rainbow & Brown Trout, Large Mouth, Small Mouth and Striped Bass Technique: Fly Fishing Recommended
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To purchase, simply select the quantity of as many products as you like. Click the "Add to Basket" button at the bottom of the page when you've made your selection(s).

Trip Type Qty Price
Walk and Wade - Premium $425.00

Drift Boat - Premium $425.00

Power Boat - Premium $475.00

Additional Angler $75.00
Requested Guide Date:  (required)
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