Steady steelhead action on the Sac!

Sacramento River - Lower - Redding, CA (Shasta County)

Steelhead, Rainbow Trout
Beautiful Sacramento River steelhead like this one are always a welcome sight!
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin
8-10-2017
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Today I had three anglers fishing the Sacramento River in Redding, Ca.  The bite was on and off, but these guys hooked a bunch of big fish today.  Not very many of our fish today were under 16" which made for a lot of bent rods and singing reels.  These Sac River steelhead are super tough and even the small fish will fool you into thinking they are much bigger!  Compared to last year at this time, I'm finding short bite periods, but persistance is really paying off.  Boat traffic is very light now and finding some solitude is making for a much more enjoyable day on the water.


Jeff Goodwin is a full time Northern California fishing guide.  He guides year round for salmon, trout, steelhead, Kokanee, and bass on Northern California rivers and lakes. He fishes many bodies of water in the Redding area, but also guides the Sacramento River and Feather River during certain times of the year. Jeff can also be found on the California coast chasing ocean fresh King salmon and steelhead each year. To learn more about the fishing trips Jeff has to offer, please visit Jeff Goodwin's Guide Service.  You can also find him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or please feel free to call him anytime at (707) 616-1905.