Another Beautiful Trout Stream: Putah Creek

Putah Creek is a beautiful Northern California stream that flows east from Lake Berryessa through Winters and Davis, before terminating in the Yolo Bypass. The tailwater stretch below Monticello Dam is designated a fly fishing-only, catch-and-release, wild trout stream. Putah Creek’s structure in the upper stretch near the dam is classic pocket water, with tight, brushy banks, and numerous boulders breaking up the flows. Public access points and hiking trails along the creek provide excellent opportunities for photographers, making it one of our favorite local streams.