Fishing at Fall River and the surrounding area
Fall River’s reputation among fly fishermen ranks with that of places like Silver Creek, Henry’s Fork, Hat Creek and Nelson’s.
Why? In California, the phrases “large trout” and “dry flies” aren’t always linked.
But on the Fall River, they often are — especially during one of the Fall River’s truly epic hatches.
How To Fish Fall River
Most Fall River fishing is conducted from boats, and if you’re new to the river, we suggest hiring a guide to help shorten the learning curve (we can rent you a boat and book one of the area’s best fly fishing guides).
With so many Fall River hatches — and the odd weather of recent years altering their timing — we suggest calling to find out what’s happening.
Certainly, the stoneflies, the PMDs and others are well known. But the Fall’s signature hatch might just be the Hexagenia hatch, where size 8 mayflies hatch in the evening (usually accompanied by a sizable spinner fall), bringing many of the Fall River’s biggest trout to the surface.
Not to be missed (any of it).