Alan Borges


Based in Northern California, Alan Borges runs Alan’s Guide Service and has been guiding on the California Coast, in the Upper Sacramento River Valley and Southern Oregon for more than 20 years. He specializes in salmon, trout and steelhead and approaches these fisheries in a jet and drift boat.

Borges focuses on 11 rivers, spread through five counties and two states. During the spring he pitches bait to Sacramento River wild rainbows and Lower Klamath River springers, before creating a base in Klamath Glen and drifting eggs on the Lower Klamath River for summer steelhead and fall salmon.
During the fall he also fishes the Trinity River for steelhead. By November, Borges begins to spend time on the Smith River where he chases world-class king salmon and winter steelhead. Late fall and early winter is also marked with salmon and steelhead trips to the Chetco, Elk and Sixes River in Oregon. During the heart of winter, Borges is able to remain closer to home where steelhead on the Van Duzen and Mad River are available.

A veteran guide, Borges is often featured in Salmon Trout Steelheader, Western Outdoor News, The Times Standard and 101 Things to Do in Humboldt County.

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