Putah Creek

Napa, California

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If you’re looking for a stream to work when the rest of the state is closed, head to Putah Creek, one of the few stream corridors available all year long. It’s close to just about everyone in the Bay Area, being less than two hours from most metropolitan areas. The main drawbacks are the shortness of the waterway and the fact that just a few miles of the stream are productive. The anglers can be elbow-to-elbow when the bite is hot. Types of Fish: Rainbow trout. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping.
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Fly Fishing California

by Ken Hanley (No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks)

If you’re looking for a stream to work when the rest of the state is closed, head to Putah Creek, one of the few stream corridors available all year long. It’s close to just about everyone in the Bay Area, being less than two hours from most metropolitan areas. The main drawbacks are the shortness of the waterway and the fact that just a few miles of the stream are productive. The anglers can be elbow-to-elbow when the bite is hot. Types of Fish: Rainbow trout. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping.

©  Ken Hanley/No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Fly-Fishing
Nearby City: Napa
Trail Type: Several options
Season & Limits: Year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to Putah Creek

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