Klamath River land – Reduced to $279,000!

Fantastic piece of Klamath River waterfront real estate ready to go! Great Klamath River frontage along roughly 500’ of steelhead fishing water. A lot of work has been put into the place getting it ready to build; the well and pump house are in, a big 36’x60’ shop has been built, underground power is on the property plus more! The fifth wheel on the property is negotiable and makes this property ready to enjoy as a fishing retreat while you build your dream home. Wildlife abounds including deer, geese, eagles and osprey. Area recreation includes rafting, fishing, and hunting with lots of National Forest land in the area. The property is very well maintained and has great access to the river with a productive run right out back. Only 5 mins from I-5, 10 mins to Yreka. Located in Siskiyou County in far Northern California. More info…

Klamath River land

Conveniently located Klamath River steelheading property in Northern California. Minutes to I-5

Hat Creek Home for sale – $299,500!

Remarkable vacation waterfront property available on Hat Creek in Northern California, renowned for its fishing. Newly remodeled bungalow is perfect for entertaining with a fire pit, clubhouse/rec room called the ”Rock House” and a lawn and large deck overlooking the area. Great jumping off point for nearby Lassen Park, Pacific Crest Tail, hunting, hiking, and some of the West’s best fly fishing rivers, streams and lakes such as Fall River, The Pit, Manzanita Lake, Baum lake and so much more! 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath house has additional sleeping quarters above the garage for guests. This is a great piece of recreational waterfront real estate and only an hour from Redding. More info…

Great fishing bungalow located on Hat Creek in Old Station

Great fishing bungalow located on Hat Creek in Old Station

9.59 Acres on Hat Creek in Cassel

$ 95,000

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9.59 acres of waterfront property for sale in Cassel, Northern California! The property fronts Cassel Rd. and has Hat Creek running through it, as well as the canal for the Hat #1 powerhouse and is across the street from Cassel forebay, known for its fantastic fishing and is regularly stocked. High quality fishing opportunities abound in this region of Ca. and include famous locations like the Pit River, Fall River, Baum Lake, Hat Creek, Manzanita Lake and much more. The property borders PG&E land and is very near lots forest service land for great hunting opportunities too! This is a remarkable price for a unique piece of land in an area with amazing recreational opportunities in Northern California. More info…

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Indian Creek Lodge for sale! – Trinity River

$ 1,950,000

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fly fishing lodge for sale on the Trinity River

The well appointed and successful Indian Creek Lodge is for sale. Located in the heart of the Trinity River’s steelhead fishing!

The Indian Creek Lodge in Northern California is for sale! This is a rare opportunity to own a successful and well run waterfront historic fly fishing lodge on the one of the most beautiful and productive steelhead rivers in the West.  The lodge comprises 8.64 acres with nearly 200 yards of riverfront located on a fantastic stretch of river for steelhead, salmon and big brown trout fishing. In operation for over 50 years, the 16-unit lodge is a turn-key operation with comfortable accommodations, cooking and dining facilities, a conference room, beautiful landscaping, a boat launch, extensive recent upgrades, a large and loyal clientele and a full-time manager in place. Indian Creek Lodge has excellent relationships with the regions angling community, including including outfitters and guides, and is also a popular lodging choice for rafters, hikers and visitors to the areas wineries and arts venues. The lodge is located 35 miles West of Redding, 3 hours from Sacramento and 4 hours from San Francisco. Indian Creek Lodge produces solid income and is offered as a complete business package, with all equipment, records, and inventory for immediate operation. More info…

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Trinity River Adventure Inn – Reduced to $749,000!

This Trinity River waterfront resort is enjoying it’s best year yet!

The Trinity River Adventure Inn is a waterfront recreation/fly fishing lodge for sale. Located along the Trinity River in Northern California, renowned for its phenomenal steelhead, salmon and big brown trout fishing. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to get back to nature and run a thriving business in this beautiful recreational area. The Trinity River Adventure Inn is a 4 season resort featuring unique cabins on a spectacular stretch of river, also popular for kayaking and rafting adventures. Outdoor pursuits abound in the area and include the 500,000+ acre Trinity Alps Wilderness Area, Trinity Lake, Lewiston Lake and so much more. Full, supportive training is offered by the owners while you get acquainted with the ins and outs of this remarkable way of life. More info…

California fishing lodge

The Trinity River Adventure Inn is a four season fly fishing lodge for sale on the Trinity River.

Steelhead fishing on the Trinity River

The beauty of the Trinity River may only be eclipsed by it’s lovely steelhead

Lower Sac River Home in Red Bluff’s Bend Area – $549,000

Lower Sacramento River ranch for sale

Lower Sacramento River property for sale in the Bend area out of Red Bluff

This is a gorgeous Lower Sacramento Riverfront country retreat on nearly 20 acres in Red Bluff’s Bend area. Recently remodeled, the home is located on a great recreational property with fishing for trout, steelhead and salmon; plus great hunting for dove, turkey and deer. Perfect for a small ranchette/horse property in an area with productive soil for fruit trees, gardens or other agricultural uses. The property is located just downstream of the Bend Bridge boat ramp, a great put-in/take-out point to begin or end your days fishing trip. Also upstream is the famous Barge Hole, meaning all those salmon and steelhead first run past your backyard! Nearby are the amenities of larger communities as the property is just 15 mins. to the quaint country town of Red Bluff and only 35 to Redding. More info…

Sacramento River hunting property for sale

Nearly 20 acre country property for sale on the Sacramento River in Tehema County

Reduced Again! Fishing, Kayaking, Sacramento River Trail property for sale in Redding! Now $144,000

Lower Sacramento River waterfront property

Fly fish, bike, kayak, run or walk, all accessible from the back of this great property.

Reduced again! This rare piece of Lower Sacramento River waterfront property is located in the heart of Redding, Ca! It provides access to the Sacramento River for tremendous fly fishing and kayaking, and the Sacramento River Trail system for miles of biking, running and walking. The Sacramento River Trail runs between the property and the river allowing quick access for one looking to get out and enjoy this recreational lifestyle. The lot is just over 1/3 of an acre and waiting for your dream home. Its location allows for immediate recreation plus all the conveniences of being located in the middle of a charming city. The Sundial Bridge is located just a few miles downstream, an easy bike ride! The Caldwell Park boat launch is just 1.2 miles away. The variety of recreation you have right out back is phenomenal! Great Northern California waterfront property in the heart of Redding. Perfect for active people! Now $144,000. More info…

Redding, CA riverfront property

Fishing the river just upstream of the property – boat launch at Caldwell Park, or walk and launch your kayak just upstream of the property!

Affordable steelheading home on the Trinity! – Only $189,000

Very affordable waterfront home on the Trinity River! This is a mobile home that has had addition work done, making it a remarkably comfortable 1,350 square foot residence in the Bucktail area (check the pictures in the brochure!). It is located just a bit downstream of the Bucktail boat launch, providing easy put-in/take-out access for your day’s fishing. Or just fish from your back yard!

This property is located in Lewiston, Trinity County in Northern California. It is about 45 minutes from Redding and offers a great opportunity to snatch up a remarkably affordable  steelhead fishing/vacation property on the Trinity River. Great for a second home or year-round recreational living. Owner financing is available. More info…

waterfront steelhead fly fishing home

One example of many reasons to own a home on the Trinity River.

 

Trinity River, Willow Creek, Ca – Waterfront land for sale – $399,000

Gorgeous Trinity River waterfront land comprising 10.35 acres on the Trinity River in Charming Willow Creek in Northern California! Very private but within walking distance of downtown. The property fronts about 1500 feet of the Trinity River and backs up to a wooded hillside. This is a great steelhead and salmon fishing property and is located just upstream of the Kimtu boat launch. Convenient!

Willow Creek is located in the heart of the Six Rivers National Forest with remarkable recreational opportunities, yet is only 45 minutes from the coast and the larger communities of Arcata and Eureka with the additional amenities they offer. More info…

Trinity River waterfront land for sale in Northern Ca

1500 feet of steelhead fishing in your backyard on the Trinity River!

1000s of reasons per mile to buy a house on the Sacramento River in Redding, Ca.

Reason 1:

Sacramento River rainbow trout caught fly fishing in Redding

Dan Rhodes releases a nice Sac River rainbow trout in Downtown Redding

Reason 2:

Bill Wright of Shasta Land Services releases a nice Lower Sac trout

Bill Wright, broker of Shasta Land Services, Inc. with a great Lower Sacramento River rainbow trout, caught recently on an egg pattern near the Riverview Golf Course.

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Fall Fly Fishing on Hat Creek – all the fish, none of the crowds

With most fishermen in the area concentrating on the Lower Sacramento River’s salmon egg-eating rainbows or taking advantage of the opportunity for some warm-weather steelhead fishing on the Trinity River, it was nice to have some good fishing in solitude during a quick Sunday trip up to Hat Creek. In just over a week the stream will be closed for the winter. But until then some good fishing can be had, especially on overcast days when the BWOs come out in force. We had decent fishing early in the day with stonefly nymphs and a baetis dropper, in the afternoon just enough clouds rolled in to produce a solid Blue Wing Olive hatch and get some fish feeding on top. It was also Bruno the big brown dog’s first day on the water, which he thoroughly enjoyed and he looks forward to getting out again soon!

Hat Creek trophy trout fishing, rainbow trowt

Late Fall fishing on lower Hat Creek provides the opportunity to fish some great water in solitude.

Klamath riverfront home, Horse Creek – Reduced! – $399,000

Beautiful recreational property on the Klamath River, renowned for its fantastic steelhead fishing! The property includes wooded hills, meadows and ponds that would be spectacular if expanded, as well as roughly 430 feet of Klamath River waterfront. Great potential for property enhancements, or just enjoy it in its current natural beauty. The last tenants were a little tough on the interior finish of the home so its been cleaned and stripped and is waiting for you to renovate with your choice of materials. Lots of potential uses and recreation on this 37.6 acre retreat. Wildlife abounds including elk and turkey. Located in Horse Creek, CA. about 45 minutes from Yreka. More info…

Klamath river land for sale

37.6 acres of Klamath Riverfront property for sale.

Property for sale on the Klamath River in Siskiyou county

Three bedroom, two bathroom home for sale on the Klamath River

 

126 Acre multi-use Hat Creek Sportsman’s Ranch

With roughly 1/3 mile of Hat Creek frontage, 3 ponds (two for trout, one for waterfowl), wildlife enhancement crops (like grain for upland game birds) and 32 acres in producing alfalfa this 126 acre ranch is a sportsman’s dream! Custom 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom custom home is located on landscaped grounds with sweeping lawns in an area of tall pines and mountains. Adjudicated water from Hat Creek provides irrigation and much more of the ranch could be used for hay production rather than wildlife habitat if desired. This remarkable waterfront property is located in the heart of Shasta County’s amazing fly fishing and hunting and is only a short drive from the Pit, Fall River, Trophy Trout section of Hat Creek and more. The property back up to Forest Service land providing even more opportunity for hunting and recreation from the property. This is a great opportunity to own a versatile, recreational waterfront property in Northern California. Call or email for more details! $1,500,000

Hat creek real estate for sale

Sportsman’s Paradise! Fantastic fishing and hunting available from this Hat Creek waterfront property!

Trinity River Steelheading property for sale – Now $315,000!

This is a great Trinity River waterfront property for the avid steelhead fisherman with wade-in access in the Steel Bridge Rd area of Douglas City,  a section of river known for its productive steelhead fishing.  This Northern California riverfront property is located in a section of nicer homes and is very private feeling. A  custom deck overlooks the river and is perfect for relaxing, entertaining and watching steelhead and salmon swim by. The residence is a two bedroom, two bathroom, very nice manufactured home with an open living room/kitchen/dining area  with views of the River. Located on 5 ac. The parcel crosses the river, so no BLM buffer strip and no rear neighbors! More info…

trinity county waterfront real estate

Great piece of steelhead fishing property – wade right in!

balcony overlooking the Trinity River

Great views of steelhead, salmon, and the surrounding country from your private deck.

The Sacramento – A Transcendent River

Bob Madgic was kind enough to drop off a personally autographed copy of his new book “The Sacramento – A Transcendent River.” I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about this book from a number of sources, and although I have yet to fully dive into it my cursory flip-through shows it to be very in-depth, thoughtful and filled with great photography. Bob was also just interviewed in the October issue of California Fly Fisher, which he also writes for. His book is the only comprehensive publication on the Sacramento River and looks to be a great read for any fans of the river! For more information or to purchase the book check out Bob’s website: http://bobmadgic.com. It’s also available on Amazon. Thanks Bob!

Sacramento River

Personally autographed copy of Bob Madgic’s new book on the Sacramento River. Thanks Bob!

Klamath River Home, Klamath River – $345,000

Klamath River waterfront property in Siskiyou County! This Northern California river home is situated in a park-like setting with mature trees, expansive manicured lawn and the gorgeous Klamath River running out back, perfect fishing retreat or year-round residence. The home is 1120 sq. ft. and has 2 bedrooms, one bathroom with a den. The large, comfortable combined Living room/kitchen/dining area has lots of windows opening up to the patio and river-side of the house. Steps lead from the lawn to an out-of-water dock for starting or ending you fishing or rafting adventure. Wade in access provides the ability to catch steelhead in your own backyard! This 2.7 acres is located on fertile ground and is great for growing all kinds of produce. Other property amenities include a chicken coop, orchard, 5000+ sq. ft. garden, muscat grape vines, green house, shed, small shop, a 2 car garage and more. The home is very well maintained has great areas for entertaining, relaxing and watching the river flow by. More info…

Klamath waterfront property for sale

Beautiful setting surrounds this Klamath River home

Klamath River home in Siskiyou county

Lots of areas for relaxing and entertaining.

 

Price Reduction – Old Lewiston Inn now $449,000!!

Would make a great home!

The Old Lewiston Inn Bed and Breakfast is for sale! Reduced again to $449,000 by a motivated seller. While this is currently run as a B&B, it would make a fantastic home for an individual wanting guest space, or even a group or club of fishermen. The property consists of 7 bedrooms and 7 baths with lots of additional common area and great decks overlooking the lawn and river. Located in Lewiston, Trinity County on the Trinity River in Northern California! Great waterfront property located in the heart of a recreational paradise. The Trinity River is renowned for its fantastic steelhead and big brown trout. The area hosts Trinity & Lewiston lakes & the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area with over 500,000 acres. Myriad recreational opportunities include fishing, hiking, hunting, rafting, and boating! The adjacent retail building is also included for your own additional business or rental income! 45 mins from Redding. More info…

The Old Lewiston Inn for sale on the Trinity River in Northern California

Fly fishing B&B for only $449,000

 

Klamath River – Hornbrook – $650,000

This is a fantastic piece of Klamath River waterfront property in Northern California with nearly half a mile of private frontage.  The property contains 16.8 private acres surrounded by hills and water  and feels very secluded and includes a large meadow area by the river. The property is located approximately 3.5 miles downstream of Iron Gate Dam in Hornbrook, CA, an area very popular for productive steelhead fishing. The property has a nicely finished guest house with a loft overlooking the great room. Plans are available for a larger additional residence with great views of the area and the river (slab already poured). A great property for the steelhead fisherman! More info…

Klamath River waterfront property

Great steelhead fishing property with nearly 1/2 mile frontage!

 

Manzanita Lake – Great sight fishing for big brown and rainbow trout!

I’ve probably learned more about fly fishing for trout by watching them refuse my presentations than by any other method. The immediate feedback of an observed refusal lets you know that, from the trouts perspective, something is wrong. Once you know that, you can get to work figuring it out trying other flies, tactics and techniques and watching how the trout respond. Plus it’s exciting! This is one of the reasons I have always loved fishing Manzanita Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park. With it’s large flats, clear water and large cruising rainbow and brown trout, the lake offers plenty of educational opportunities to observe the behavior of fish eating, or perhaps specifically not eating, your fly. And once you figure it out… Bam! Fish on, lesson learned. And it seems that I learn plenty of  lessons every time I visit here.

Manzanita Lake fly fishing

Mark Rhodes observes a nice brown trout while fly fishing at Manzanita Lake in Lassen Park

Manzanita lake is a phenomenal sight fishing destination in Northern California. Big rainbow and brown trout cruise the edges and flats of the lake looking for a variety of aquatic and terrestrial insects. Making it a little easier to get close to these fish is the fact that the Manzanita Lake trail loop, skirting much of the lake’s edge is popular with visitors and helps desensitize the trout slightly by showing them plenty of non-threatening humans. While these fish aren’t particularly spooky, they definitely aren’t stupid and a careful approach is still required. Even more important for success, being that this is a relatively popular fishery and the fish have seen it all, is fly selection and especially presentation. If your fly isn’t acting just like the naturals the fish are going to cruise right by without a sideways glance. I’ve seen fish refuse a slowly sinking fly, just to come back and inhale the same fly without a second thought as it’s ascending on the retrieve. Being that the situation is so observable, your failure can become a successful learning experience instead of just a nice day enjoying the pleasant view of Mt Lassen.

Manzanita Lake fly fisherman viewing Mt. Lassen

Manzanita Lake offers some gorgeous scenery besides the trout, such as Mt. Lassen

Sometimes, if the lake has been fished hard a lot of the fish seem to get spooked off the flats. If this is the case and you are committed to wade fishing, success can still be had by concentrating on the drop off areas and suspending nymphs from an indicator or slowly retrieving nymphs or stripping leeches. However, the lake also fishes well by boat, and the fact that no motors (including electric) are allowed on the lake makes for a peaceful setting with no wakes, and a boat does open up a lot of water.

Manzanita lake brown trout on a damselfly nymph

Fly fishing Manzanita Lake in Northern California offers opportunities for some beautiful brown and rainbow trout.

While the fish are very well educated, fly selection is actually pretty straightforward. Probably 70% of the time I’m there I’m fishing midge pupae, callibaetis nymphs (and hopefully dries) or damselfly nymphs. If you’re getting refusals with these and can’t easily see what the fish are feeding on, just stop fishing for a while and watch a fish to see how the fish is behaving and maybe even see what it’s taking, or put your nose right up to the water surface to see what’s going on down there. Likely culprits include terrestrials such as ants and beetles blown in from the trees. While I’m generally fishing nymphs, Manzanita Lake has some great dry fly opportunities as well. Also productive is stripping nymphs and leech patterns as well as woolly buggers to imitate the very large dragonfly nymphs in the lake.

Flies for Manzanita Lake

A commonly used selection of flies for Manzanita Lake; small midges, callibaetis and damselfly nymphs

Typically I’m fishing with a floating line and a 9-12 ft leader tapered down to 5x. Most the nymphs are either not weighted or only slightly weighted as the fish I’m targeting are in very shallow water so it doesn’t have to sink much, plus I want it to land with as little splash as possible to avoid spooking the fish.

For access, I often park in the pullouts just past the park entrance and work my way around the lake in a counter clockwise route, often retracing my steps to sight-fish my way back once the trail leaves the water near the parking lot on the other side (also a good point to get started in the opposite direction). The boat launch is located at the parking lot on the South-East side of the lake.

At an elevation of 5900 feet, the lake freezes over in the Winter but is usually good to go from May through October. Manzanita Lake offers some of the best sight-fly fishing opportunities in Northern California and it’s very convenient to stay close by with the Manzanita Lake campground located just up the road. That combined with all the other recreation this area has to offer makes it a great family-friendly fishing trip. Hope to see you out there!

Hot weather = hot action on the Lower Sac

Lower Sacramento river evening caddis hatch fly fishing

Chris Haedrich land a typical Lower Sacramento River rainbow while fly fishing at dusk. Summer evening action can be fantastic with adult and emerging caddis patterns.

An indication summertime has officially arrived in Northern California, besides the 110 degree weather, is the splashy rise of a fat Lower Sacramento river rainbow grabbing an emerging or adult caddisfly during Redding’s glorious evening hours. During a recent, busy, Saturday we weren’t able to get on the river until around 8:00 PM, and still had time to see action on nymphs and dries in the hour and a half before darkness closed in.

We encountered decent numbers of yellow sally stoneflies as the sun set, which got a few fish working the surface before the caddis started coming off. Prior to the hatch of caddis and flopping stoneflies, we had action on tan caddis pupae (Fox’s Poopah #14) trailed by smaller brown mayfly nymphs (Hogan’s S&M and peasant tails, #16-18). The dry action came just before dark on an assortment of yellow sally patterns for the stones, and elk hair caddis and Mercer’s Missing Link for the caddis.

The Lower Sac’s convenience makes it easy to overlook sometimes, yet every time I get out there, no matter for how long, I ask myself “why don’t I do this more often”? The fishing can be great all day, but even if you just have an hour or two before sunset to get on the river you can still have some fabulous fishing. Hope to see you out there!