American River Upper South Fork, Fly Fishing- 1/2 Day and 1 Day

About the Trip

Our 1-day fishing trips meet in Coloma at the American River Resort in front of the general store at 5:30a.m. We have a short 30 minute drive to the Nugget River Park/Chili Bar put-in located minutes from Placerville.


By 6:30a.m. we are floating and fishing. The river canyon bends and flows as it cuts through historic foothills. We shoot a handful of class II & III rapids along with several stretches of mellow river water where we focus on the fishing. We fill our day nymphing for wild rainbows and ripping streamers for aggressive brown trout. Lunch is provided, fishing gear is provided for the trip, or you are also welcome to bring your own.


We reach the take out at the American River resort between 1-2p.m. This is a great streamer warm up for our 2-day wilderness trip in the upper reaches of the Middle Fork American.


Trips are currently available Sun & Monday only.


Call us to confirm.  (800) 323-RAFT

Trip Details

Minimum Age:

8 years +

Availability :

April- September 

Trip Includes : 

  • All Rafting Equipment
  • Professional Guides
  • Lunch and/or Snacks
  • Ice Cold Beverages (feel free to bring more)



1-2 People


8% Gov. Use Fee


1/2 Day



Full Day