We have a state of the art US Armed Forces Quonset style hut right on the river near Geyserville. It is designed for rapid deployment and extraction for operations in the Middle East. Permanent structures are not allowed in the flood plain on the Russian, so it is exclusively located and you won’t find anything like it.
Welcome to Russian River Steelhead Fishing Camp Lodge
- Russian River Steelhead Fishing and Unique Lodging on the river
- Bonded and Licensed Guides per DFW
Russian River Fishing and Camping Lodge
The Russian River is a promising fishery that offers steelhead and smallmouth bass fishing without having to leave the Bay Area. Decent rain the last couple of years has produced some great conditions for a productive return of the sea-run trout.
We have a very unique venue for a fishing getaway that won’t break the bank or require a lot of drive time. On the Russian, no permanent structures are allowed in the flood plain, naturally, but our Quonset Hut is a state the art US Armed Forces Dwelling Unit designed for rapid deployment and extraction in the Middle East. So we are cleared to put it near the river for better access for our fishing guests.
There are several miles of river near the lodge with decent holding areas for trout and salmon. This river is excellent for fly casting as there are many sandbars without obstruction to your back casting. We encourage bank fishing and patiently fishing each hole while you walk along the river.
If you have flotation/pontoon type device or some other vessel, we can drop you off upriver or pick you up if you prefer to head down to the next bridge.
The river itself is very isolated from civilization in this 16 mile stretch, despite its proximity to the Bay Area. You feel as if you are in a wilderness setting, with the huge vineyards providing a buffer to any development, roads or highways. It is not a river with lots of fast water, and early in the year you may have to drag your pontoon boat or whatever over a few shallow spots.
The fish average 6 to 8 pounds, and, like all steel head, fight like demons, and are either wild or hatchery born. Roe, lures, and flies all work well. The regulations prevent the use of bait until later in the season, so make sure you check rules before you soak some roe.
The lodge has two large beds and a fully stocked camp kitchen, Satellite TV, mini bar and inside and outside dining area. The campsite area has a fire ring, 3 burner propane stove, sink and pots, pans and utensils.
As previously mentioned, no permanent structures are allowed, so a small shed shaped tent covers a flush toilet and shower. Nothing fancy, it has to be light enough to be moved, but it works.
We charge $125 for two, and $25 for each additional guest per night. Geyserville and River Rock Casino are minutes away and the town has several outstanding restaurants, a really unique bar and a coffee shop for breakfast.
We have drift boat for use, but river flow has to be right, otherwise we use kayaks, ATV, or our amphibious Argo. I am a licensed and bonded fishing guide. I will advise you free of charge on where to fish, but there will be extra fees for guiding on the drift boat or ATV’s.
What’s our Booking policy?
We use Airbnb.com to book your trip, please see link below. Generally, check in is from 2 to 7 PM. You can check out by noon, pack up, but stay and fish if other guests are coming that afternoon. We are very flexible.
Any more questions?
Our friendly and knowledgeable host and guides can be reached at 707 688 3312