Jerry Frye

Meet Guide Jerry Frye

Meet The Best Guide Jerry Frye And His Boats for Sacramento River Fishing and Trinity River Fishing

About Guide Jerry Frye:

Owner and operator, Jerry Frye is a Sacramento River fishing guide and a northern California native. Living so near the mountains, rivers, and lakes provides the opportunity to fish and hunt extensively throughout this richly abundant area.

Jerry's youth was filled with a range of outdoor activities, from backpacking and hunting to basketball and baseball. But it was fishing that captured his heart. He quickly realized that he had a natural talent for catching fish and loved nothing more than sharing his skills and knowledge with others.

In 2000, he decided to start his own guide business part-time, offering his services to those who shared his passion for fishing. Over the years, he honed his skills, and in 2012, he retired from his day job to become a full-time guide. Now, he takes visitors on fishing trips along the Sacramento and Trinity Rivers, where they can target some of the region's most prized fish, including King salmon, Pacific steelhead, Pacific stripers, and Tailwater Trophy Rainbow trout.


Fly Fishing

Guide Jerry Frye is a popular name among fly fishing fanatics throughout northern California. His specialty is guiding and teaching fishing in the Sacramento River and Trinity River. He has fished trout, salmon, steelhead, and stripers for over 40 years. His passion for this outdoor activity drives him to search out the best spots on these rivers to get anglers onto their target species.

Most Suitable Guests:

Guide Jerry welcomes everyone who wants to experience an awesome fishing trip! They are suitable for beginners fishing for the first time, hardcore anglers looking for some action, or families wanting to have an awesome time on the water.

Fish Species You Can Expect:

Anglers in the Sacramento region have a wealth of options when it comes to fish species. From salmon and steelhead trout to striped bass. 

Salmon is one of the main draws when it comes to Sacramento fishing trips with Guide Jerry Frye. He targets primarily King Salmon in this area. Steelhead Trout also inhabit these rivers and creeks; they can range anywhere from 12 inches up to 30 inches long. Lastly, Striped Bass make their home in Sacramento's waterways too. Anglers should expect them between 10-20 pounds each!

The Boat:

Guide Jerry Frye is a proud owner of two boats, the first being a 20ft Jetcraft Motorboat. This remarkable vessel is equipped with a powerful 150 hp Honda engine capable of carrying up to 10 people at once. With its sleek design and impressive performance capabilities, this boat is perfect for any water enthusiast who wants to explore the rivers. 

In addition to his motorboat, Jerry also owns a 17ft FishCraft drift boat with a Mercury engine of 15 hp. This sleek vessel is designed for fishing expeditions and features plenty of rod holders and other amenities to make every trip successful. Its low draft allows anglers to get into tight spots where larger boats can't go so they don't miss out on any of the action.

Whether you are a novice or an experienced angler, he will provide the ultimate guided experience! Book today!

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Expertise & Attributes

43 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Master Guide
Nature / Wildlife Views
Freshwater Fishing
Live Bait
Technical Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Good with Large Groups
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Fishing Poles
Fly Box
Fly Lines
Leader Tippet
Medical Supplies

Good to Knows

Trip Includes

  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait & Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Lunch
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

What to Bring

  • Sun Protection (Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Fishing Hat)
  • Wear Weather-Appropriate Clothing (Layers are good)
  • Feel free to bring your own "lucky rod" as well
  • A California fishing license
  • Salmon card (Trinity River)
  • Steelhead card (required for all Sacramento river TROUT fishing and Trinity river steelhead fishing trips)
  • Food and Drinks