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Fly fishing in California is world class thanks to the plentiful rivers, species and scenic backdrops. When deciding where to fly fish, there are so many great places to choose from. Learn some of the best places to fly fish in Northern California.
While there are plenty of opportunities for fishing in California year round, if you plan to go fly fishing in Northern California, the best time of year to go is generally spring through fall. To maximize your catch rates, you’ll just want to pay attention to the hatch seasons when you go to match your flies accordingly. For example, while the mayfly hatches almost year round, others like caddis flies are found between March and August.
When fly fishing in Northern California, whether you want to cast from a river bank, the ocean shore or by boat, there is no shortage of great places to choose from.
Before you head out to one of these great spots to cast your line, be aware that you’ll need to get a temporary or annual fishing license to fly fish in Northern California if you’re 16 or older. That requirement applies whether you’re a resident or visitor to the state.
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