Fishing guides for hire


Steelhead on the Spey Guide Service provides guided and instructional fly-fishing trips for salmon/steelhead on California’s North Coast using two-handed (spey) rods. We fish for salmon/steelhead in the traditional down and across (swung fly) method, targeting the most aggressive fish in the river. In the summer and fall months we target steelhead on the Klamath and Trinity Rivers. In the winter months we fish the rivers of California’s North Coast for wild winter steelhead. Some of these rivers include the Smith, Eel, and Van Duzen to name a few. Whether you are a beginner or an avid steelheader, Steelhead on the Spey guide service provides you a day of fun steelheading.

Jason Hartwick is the owner and head steelhead guide for Steelhead on the Spey Guide Service. Born and raised in Sacramento, CA, where he learned to fly-fish over 20 years ago, Jason hooked his first steelhead on the nearby American River and has been crazy about steelhead ever since. Although he grew up in Sacramento, Jason spent many years chasing salmon and steelhead on California’s North Coast spending most of his time on the Trinity and Eel Rivers.

Jason Hartwick
Phone: (707) 382-1655



KAYAKERS: Eric Stockwell is a lifelong resident of Humboldt County who has turned his obsession for anadromous fish and their habitats into a focus for his current work as a guide and salmon surveyor.  When the ocean is flat or the rivers are green you will find Eric on missions to help his clients land special catches from kayaks while at the same time receiving his thoughts on environmental consciousness, conservation, and thoughtful harvest.  Much of the rest of the time, Eric is on the landscape pursuing his true passion for observing migrating and spawning adult salmon and steelhead and the features associated with them. This year, Eric is working with CalTrout to organize the Eel River / Van Duzen Restoration and Spawning Tour.
To learn more about Eric’s work visit Loleta Eric’s Guide Service or call 707-845-0400.




Rivers Edge Fishing Guide Adventures
Micah Woolworth, owner and operator of Rivers Edge Fishing Guide Adventures. I’ve been fishing for Salmon, Steelhead and Trout on the West Coast my whole life. The fever for fishing is something I was born with. I’ve traveled the world from Alaska to South America in pursuit of experiencing new fishing adventures and cultures. I am a Mad River Mfg. Pro Staff member.
Tel: 707-601-6652



Travis Michel
Sweet Trinity Guide Service
 provides fly and conventional fishing guide service for Trinity County, CA. I grew up here. I caught my first fish in the Trinity and if all goes well, I will catch my last from here many years from now. I specialize in fishing the Trinity River for salmon, trout, and steelhead. Also, great rainbow trout fishing on the Lower Sacramento river in the Redding area. Operating out of Weaverville.
Office: (530) 623-4695
Mobile: (530) 623-7654



Wild Waters Fly Fishing is one of Northern California’s premier fly fishing outfitters offering all season guided trips in Northern CA and Southern OR. Whether our  clients are  chasing trout or searching out  steelhead with us, a day spent with our professional guides beats any day at work . We are home based in Mt. Shasta but this time of year you can find us  on the coastal rivers of the redwood empire or further inland on the Trinity and Klamath Rivers chasing the elusive Mr. Steelhead. We are an Orvis endorsed guide service, have a close working relationship with CalTrout and greatly support the efforts and stewardship of Humboldt Steelhead Days. To book one of our guides give us a call at 877-934-7466 or email


For general information about the Mad River, contact:


Mad River Tackle 
Owner: Jens Hansen
We’re the only strictly fishing tackle shop in Humboldt County. We are diverse in knowledge of fishing from ponds to the deep blue ocean. We are professionals and hope to provide you with the direction and know how you will need to make a successful trip. We also hand tie our own Salmon, and Pacific Halibut leaders, and hand pour our own swimbaits. Come check us out or call anytime! 707-826-7201 or email


For general information about all the North Coast Rivers
Contact Kenny Priest of Fishing the North Coast
Text or Call (707) 496-8671



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