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If you've been on the hunt for world-class fly fishing right here in California, this trip with Captain Mark was meant for you!...Read More
There are a plethora of awesome trout streams in the area where Mark likes to chase Steelhead and Rainbow Trout, both of which love to whack flies on topwater and streamers! His go-to rivers include the Stanislaus, Mokelumne, and Calavares, but he also loves to hit Putah Creek, the American River, the Yuba, and the Feather River as well. All of these rivers have access in the vicinity of Stockton and provide awesome walk and wade opportunities. With a little skill, you can expect big surface "takes" and blow-ups from all three species, whether you're an experienced fly fisherman or still a rookie.
The summer and fall months offer the best of both worlds when it comes to fishing the San Joaquin Valley, with excellent weather and river conditions, alongside terrific fishing. Fishing during these seasons is also a great way to expand your fly-fishing skillset beyond just Trout; you can have a lot of success targeting Bass and Stripers on the fly as well.
Captain Mark has fished this area for decades, and he's the resident expert when it comes to the best spots, tackle, and techniques. This walk-and-wade trip is the perfect way to get full access to the best holes and hotspots, with Mark there to offer technique tips and pointers. His full-day trips include lunch, so all you need to bring are your waders and boots, your sun protection, California Fishing License, and personal gear. Of course, if you don't have your own equipment he's happy to provide it for you. Get out there and see what the San Joaquin Valley has to offer!
Captain Mark has lived his entire life here in the San Joaquin Valley. As a child, he was always fascinated with fish and fishing, even though his parents didn't fish. In his case, it was truly a part of a deep urge. He also had a couple retired neighbors who would take him fishing with conventional equipment, but it was always fly fishing that he was most intrigued by....Read More
At the age of 10, Mark got his hands on a fly-tying kit and started fishing. Soon, he was up to 200 days of fishing per year! Eventually, he got his first clients, and still remembers where he first caught fish professionally! That was back in 1984. Thousands of days on-stream and many years later, he's still just as excited to meet new clients, see old ones, and make more memories. We hope you'll join him for a great trip!
Scott K.· ·
My son , brother and I never fly fished on the delta before. Mark gives a master class in fly fishing. He is a great teacher and knows the delta waterways like the back of his hand. He inspired us to continue fly fishing . We will be back again. ...Read More Thanks, Mark
Carl H.· ·
I can’t say enough about how excellent our trip with Mark was. Very experienced guide, lots of fun, super laid back, great instruction. I brought by 7yo boy along on a half day trip and he had a blast too. I will definitely be booking with Mark ...Read More again.
Volodymyr T.· ·
It was the first time me and my wife were trying fly fishing. Mark showed us how to cast, how to strip and even where to look for fish. And all of that with great patience, as you may guess we were doing a lot of that wrong. Definitely recommended!
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
You will need your own tackle.
Wader rentals are not available.
No cleaning service provided.
No beer allowed.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No live bait provided.
No meal provided.
Rods, reels & tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.
California Fishing License
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 30 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing LicenseFind out more about licenses here.
1025 West Weber Avenue, Stockton, CA 95203, United States | Bodies of water fished: Stanislaus River, Mokelumne River, Calaveras River, Putah Creek, American River, Yuba River, Feather River