California and Nevada
Pro Brad Stout
The Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains are loaded with prime fishing
areas. Brad knows them well and is expert in several species. He
targets a lot of brown trout, rainbows and kokanee. He is also expert
on the unique lahontan cutthroat at Pyramid Lake and frequently
gives seminars on his techniques in the Reno area.
Capt. Fred Thomason
Plymouth, CA (209) 765-5284
As the operator of Last Cast Guide Service, Fred fishes trout, kokanee,
striped bass and salmon in the reservoirs and rivers of the California
Central Valley. He is the best expert in the state at taking landlocked
striped bass from reservoirs like New Hogan and Los Banos.
Capt. Perry Kerson
San Anselmo, CA (415) 457-3243
Perry runs Sea Turtle Sportfishing for chinook salmon in the Pacific
outside the Golden Gate. He specializes in light gear and consistantly
is able to target and hook the larger fish over 35 lb. using almost
exclusively Pro-Troll gear.
Capt. Barry Canevaro
Isleton, CA (916) 777-6498
You won't find a better expert than Barry for fishing striped bass,
sturgeon and salmon in the San Francisco Bay Area. He operates
Fish Hooker Charters and fishes the California delta from fall
through spring and fishes ocean salmon outside of the Golden
Gate all summer. He contributes reports every week to radio
internet and newspaper fishing reports.
Capt. Bryan Roccucci
Quincy, CA, 530-370-1001
Bryan is the fishing king of the Northern California Sierras. He and his Big Daddy Guide Service can be regularly found at some of the places fishermen only dream about. Bucks Lake, Lake Almanor, Eagle Lake and Davis Lake to name a few. He specializes in light tackle for
kokanee, trout, and makinaw.
Capt. Danny Layne
Twain Harte, CA (209) 586-2383
Fish'n Dan's Guide Service operates in the lakes and reservoirs of the California Mother Lode country. He specializes in trout, kokanee and inland king salmon at New Melones and Don Pedro reservoirs. Both of these reservoirs are top fish producers and Danny knows every trick to get the big ones.
Pro Gary Coe
Folsom, CA (916) 985-4943
Gary Coe has won more kokanee derbies in the last five years than
anyone on North America. His expertise in catching these fish is
unparalleled. He is president of the non-profit Kokanee Power and
volunteers thousands of hours a year assisting with the enhancement of these fish. He is a regular seminar speaker on techniques for taking kokanee.
Capt. James Netzel
Tight Lines Guide Service, Loomis California (916) 224-3089
James is a top professional guide working out of Loomis in Northern California. He specializes in fishing the Sacramento and Feather Rivers along with Oroville Reservoir. He is one of the leaders in fishing for trout, salmon and kokanee.
Capt. Mike Utley
Mike's Guide Service, Penn Valley California (530)604-8575
Mike fishes Alaska from June-August, and fishes the Sacramento River and the Delta in the Spring and Fall.
Capt. Monte Smith
Gold Country Sportfishing, Oakdale California (209)581-4734
Gold Country Sportfishing specializes in the California Mother Lode region such as Don Pedro and New Melones and many others. Monte specializes in trout, kokanee and landlocked king salmon along with stripers at Hogan. He also fishes the Sacramento river for king salmon. Monte knows these waters extremely well.
Capt. Paul Marshall
Fort Bragg, CA (707) 593-7100
Bragg About It Sportfishing operates from Noyo Harbor in beautiful Fort Bragg, CA. The Mendocino Coast offers some of the best chinook salmon, rockfish, lingcod, albacore tuna, and crab fishing in California. Captain Paul targets all of these species throughout the year, but specializes in chinook salmon and lingcod. He depends on Pro-Toll products for consistent action on chinook salmon.