Fly Fishing the Middle Fork American – Advanced

Middle Fork Premier 2-3 Day
This trip is for those looking for the thrill of class 4+ whitewater mixed with trophy trout hunting. All skill levels are welcome but prepare for an adventure with the best raft and fly guides in the area. No one knows these waters better! Call us if you have any questions

Your 2-day fishing adventure starts in Auburn, CA at 6am. We meet in the parking area behind Raleys grocery store on Lincoln Way. This is where you will leave your car for the night, and pack your overnight gear into our dry bags. Each person is given one dry bag to pack all of their gear for the overnight stay, please pack light and compact. Our fishing and river gear do not get packed in this dry bag, it is for overnight gear only. Once your gear is packed, we will load into our vehicle and wind our way through the countryside to Foresthill, CA. In Foresthill we start the 1800ft. descent into the Middle Fork American Canyon. Total drive time is just under an hour.

Once we arrive at Oxbow Reservoir we get the boats and our gear down by the river side. While your fishing guides are rigging the boats for the trip, we will give you a river safety orientation.

By 9 am its time to say good-bye to our shuttle driver and head down the river for two days of Whitewater and Wild Trout Fishing. The 1st 4 miles of river contains all the whitewater on our trip. We will run the few class III-IV rapids, and fish the long flat sections between rapids for beautiful rainbows and brown trout (we can and will portage if you do not want to run Tunnel Chute Rapid). After a morning of fishing and rapids we will enjoy a nice lunch and then ripper streamers for the next 4 we float toward camp. Here we will enjoy one of our delicious river meals as the sun disappears behind the canyon walls.Good company, spirits, and recollection of the day’s events always makes for an enjoyable evening in camp. We sleep beneath the stars, taking in the sounds and other sensations the canyon has to offer.

Day-2 will start off early in the morning with a hearty breakfast. We pack up our camp and get ready for a day filled with non-stop fishing action. We will float and wade fish for the next 6-8 miles. There are no rapids on this section of river. We will reach our take-out above Ruck a Chucky waterfall around 5pm. Once our gear is loaded up, we will make our way back up to the canyon rim. It is an easy ten minute drive from there back to your vehicles where we arrive between 6-7 pm.

Our trips are world class, and our guides are the most experienced on the river. Our attention to detail in every element of the trip assures your comfort and pleasure from start to finish. We are confident you will enjoy your trip, and want to come back for more.


Casey here at Leland / Red Truck. I was privileged enough to join in on a trip last July. Long story short…. this is a trip that some will travel the globe in search of and it’s on our backyard! 2 hours from the SF Bay and you’re in a stretch of water anglers dream about. Keep in mind you won’t access this water on your own, you won’t find anyone with a boat or the skills to navigate this water except for Rise Up River Trips (Robby and Grady). These guys make you feel extremely comfortable with the whitewater as they do all the work as you watch waves of water rush over your head. The food is amazing and the entire operation from shuttle to shuttle is 5 star. Plan on helping haul gear to speed things up, plan on getting soaked, plan on stripping big streamers fast and aggressively all day, plan on a trip you won’t soon forget and will make you wanting more.


Rise Up River Trips

Contact: Robby Hogg