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Fly Fishing 
California's 
Trinity River
with Andrew Harris


7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 9, 2013

San Marino Masonic Lodge
3130 Huntington Drive
San Marino, CA 91108


Northern California’s Trinity River watershed is a magnificent, four-season fly fishing destination for trout and steelhead. The Trinity River attracts anglers year around for many reasons and many types of fish. The Trinity itself is a known top-notch steelhead destination during fall and winter, but that’s not the whole story. Anglers chase trout in high country lakes and streams in the summer, while others target salmon on the fly in early fall. Stillwater fly fishers head to Lewiston Lake for excellent trout fishing during every season. Spring brings thick hatches of mayflies and stoneflies that draw big browns to the surface. The Trinity watershed truly offers a diversity of fishing opportunities.

To discuss the Trinity this month, we are bringing you Andrew Harris, a northern California guide with 15 years of experience. Andrew began his career at Clearwater House on Hat Creek in 1997, guiding clients on the rivers surrounding Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen, includ
ing the Fall River, Pit River, Upper Sacramento River, McCloud River and Hat Creek. He gradually expanded to include drift boat trips on the Lower Sacramento River, Feather River, Yuba River, and Trinity River.

Andrew’s guidebook t
o the Feather River country, Plumas National Forest Trout Fishing Guide, was published in 1999 by Frank Amato Publications. Andrew is a regular contributor to California Fly Fisher magazine and has also written for Sierra Fisherman and Northwest Fly Fishing magazines.

Andrew graduated from U.C. Davis in 1998 with a degree in Environmental & Resource Science. Like many fly fishing guides, he wears more than one hat. Andrew created LodgeRunner.com, a web-based booking system for fly shops and lodges. This software is used by some of the leaders in the fly fishing world, including Silver Creek Outfitters and Henry’s Fork Lodge in Idaho and Spotted Bear Lodge in Montana. LodgeRunner allows these businesses to schedule guides, take online bookings for guiding and lodging, and manage all booking-related guest correspondence.


Andrew and his wife Katie live in Red Bluff with their two young daughters. Andrew and Katie also manage Eagle Canyon Trophy Trout Lakes, a private catch-and-release fly fishing destination in the foothills of Mt. Lassen. The fish at Eagle Canyon average 7 pounds and some weigh more than 15 pounds. 

Andrew and two of his colleagues took their guide business to the next level in 2008 by creating Confluence Outfitters, a regional guide service focused on the best trout and steelhead destinations in northern California and southern Oregon. Confluence Outfitters has six guides that work everything from the Lower Sac to the Lower Rogue. Andrew’s seasonal rotation includes year-round drift boat trips on the Lower Sac, summer trips on the Fall River and nearby fisheries, and lots of guiding on the Trinity River. The Trinity is one of his top three guide destinations, keeping him very busy from mid-September through early March.

Andrew's presentation will cover the Trinity River watershed from top to bottom. He will explain high-country trout fishing, stillwater opportunities, steelhead fishing with both single and two-handed rods, salmon fishing, and techniques for catching the plentiful wild brown trout on the Trinity. You can check out Andrew and Confluence Outfitters by going to www.ConfluenceOutfitters.com.



Join us Thursday evening, May 9th, at 7:30 p.m. at the San Marino Masonic Lodge, 3130 Huntington Drive, San Marino, 91108.


Seymour R. Singer
Program Chairperson