John Fochetti

Hometown: Redding, CA
Angler & Guide


As a youngster, John honed his skills on steelhead in the Trinity River and the wild trout of Northern California and has continued the pursue them for the last twenty-plus years.

He worked for Orvis as a fishing manager and instructor of fly fishing schools in the Reno area. While in Reno he also taught fly fishing schools for the Nevada Department of Wildlife. John graduated from the Clearwater Lodge Guide School in 2009 and worked as the head guide for most of those years until he left in 2020. During his time there John guides his team to Victory three out of five years in The California Trout Five Rivers Challenge.

While working for Clearwater John also pursued the fish in Nevada during the winter. While guiding there he was able to put his clients on many trophy cutthroat of twenty plus pounds at Pyramid Lake.

John is an indeindependent guide and instructor teaching people how to catch the trout, steelhead and, bass of Northern California.

He is also a California Trout ambassador and is passionate about the conservation of water and fish in Northern California.