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Accommodations: Cottages & homes accom. 2-7 persons

Dates: Year round

Length of Stay : Open

Location: Siskiyou County, No. California

Not Included: Trans. to lodge, fishing license

Phone for reservations: 800-410-1222 ask for Gary, Al or Paul

Price: See rates below

Provided: Lodging, meals, guided fishing w/drift or jet boat

Species: Steelhead

Marble Mountain Guest Ranch - N., California
Marble Mountain Guest Ranch - N., California

We are a “destination fishing resort” and feature guided steelhead fly fishing. We target the Middle Klamath River, Lower Klamath River, Trinity River, and Cal Salmon via drift boat, jet boat, raft and by guided wade fishing. We specialize in leading you to steelhead on the traditional "tight line grab" of a swung fly. Our target waters are close enough to easily allow us to nightly return you to your private cottage or deluxe home for a hot shower and a 5-star lodge dinner.

The Fishing:

Our steelhead season starts in late Summer, as we transition our guest ranch and Fish Lake operations into our steelhead fly fishing lodge. Fall is the prime season, with Winter steelhead fishing continuing into the Spring months as we venture out between larger weather patterns.

A typical fly-fishing day with us involves a mixture of tactics based on the classic "greased line" method. We cross current cast, mend and swing the fly downstream through targeted water to produce that "grab and run" hit made famous by Pacific steelhead. We also team fish the swinging fly with extended drifts using boat movement. We quietly walk the boat alongside holding water while you cast from stable boat decks. We cast dries to undercuts and pockets, and we swing waking patterns across glides. We also dead drift nymphs under indicators in the cooler Winter water temperatures...but you will NOT spend your entire day watching a "bobber" while fly-fishing the Klamath or Trinity in the Fall, since our emphasis is on the "tight line take" from a swung fly.

Our jet boat program focuses on the Lower Klamath between Coon Falls and Blue Creek and is ideal for spey casters. Exclusive jet boat charters requires a minimum booking of 4 fishermen. We proudly drive a Rogue Jet 22' "fast water" forward console in-board with space heaters, rain canopy, and Yamaha kicker motor.

Our drift boat program covers 6 - 10 miles of river in a day and we decide on which run to drift based on river conditions when you arrive. Steelhead fishing on the mid Klamath is best September through April as river conditions permit. Spey casting is also possible on the mid Klamath with our drift boat program, but some of our best holding water is frankly best reached while casting from the decks of our drift boats.

Doug Cole, the ranch owner and lead guide, and his family and staff live here and fish here. Our "home turf" advantage of intimately knowing the mid Klamath, lower Trinity and Cal Salmon allows us to lead you to the best possible fishing day. Our guiding signature is in taking steelhead on the “swung fly” as our predominant tactic, in accessing remote and seldom pressured river sections, and in our extreme work ethic as we strive to build your fishing adventure. Your fishing experience here will rival anything you might find at a fly-in resort.

The Accommodations:

Klamath River Lodging options at our River ranch vary in size and available amenities, but the Western hospitality is consistently legend. Marble Mountain Ranch is Siskiyou County's only full service Klamath River Lodge.

Our cottages and homes vary in size and can accommodate groups as small as two or as large as seven. Each cottage provides beds with linens and towels, bathrooms with toilets and showers and a kitchenette at a minimum. If you are visiting during our non-peak season (Before Memorial Day and After Labor Day) you may choose to rent our homes and cottages a-la-carte and design a more self sufficient Bed and Breakfast vacation. The kitchen units are stocked with utensils, cookware, stove and a refrigerator and easily enable vacationing chefs. While our in-season guest capacity targets 30 occupants, our lodging guest capacity is at 45 beds in 9 cottages and two homes. In shoulder seasons our R.V. hook-ups and group campsites serve more self contained visitors. Additional amenities available during a B&B vist include our fitness room, pool, casting pond, gardens, hiking trails, and fly fishing guide services.

Additional activities:

Dude ranch vacations at Marble Mountain Ranch have an American cowboy's trail riding theme during the warmer summer months. We combine our horseback trail riding vacations with thrilling guest ranch activities such as whitewater rafting, kayaking, sporting clays, fly fishing, jet boat adventures on the Lower Klamath and traditional American ranch events.


Our full service fishing trip rates are based on guide packages with meals and lodging included, but can also be arranged a-la- carte for steelheaders who may not need a professional guide or a cabin and meal package.

  • 1. ONE DAY GUIDED FISHING PACKAGE - drift boat or jet boat: 2 nights lodging, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, lunch & beverages, one day guided fishing. $455 / person based on double occupancy of the cabin and boat. Additional nights lodging and meals can be booked a-la-carte.

  • 2. TWO DAY GUIDED FISHING PACKAGE - drift boat or jet boat: 3 nights lodging, 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and beverages, two days guided fishing - $800 / person based on double occupancy of the cabin and boat. Additional nights lodging and meals can be booked a-la-carte.

  • 3. THREE DAY GUIDED FISHING PACKAGE: - drift boat or jet boat: 4 nights lodging, 4 dinners, 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and beverages, three days guided fishing - $1145 / person based on double occupancy of the cabin and boat. Additional nights lodging and meals can be booked a-la-carte.

  • 4. FOUR DAY GUIDED FISHING PACKAGE: - drift boat or jet boat: 5 nights lodging, 5 dinners, 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches and beverages, four days guided fishing - $1490 / person based on double occupancy of the cabin and boat. Additional nights lodging and meals can be booked a-la-carte.

  • Stand - alone guide service without lodging and meal is available at $200/person/day in our drift boats and $225/day in the jet boat. Bookings start with a two person rate at the minimum for either jet or drift boat guided trips and the jet boat can be chartered with a 4 person minimum. We arrange the shuttles in all of our fishing trips so that you do not leave your vehicles unattended and at risk on remote river bars.

    For information/reservation please call Gary or Al @ (916)483-1222 or (800)410-1222 or email garye@americanfly.com

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