Sac River trout fishing opener was a slow starter.

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

Sac River rainbow caught on a #014 Dick Nite spoon.
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

This mornings trout/steelhead fishing opener on the Sacramento River started out much slower than anticipated.  We launched at first light and wet some lines just above the Posse Grounds boat launch.  We hooked a few rainbows during the first few drifts, but I soon began to lose patience with the slow pace.  We fished all the way down below the Cypress St bridge only hooking a few fish.  We made our way back up river and found a pretty good bite at around 11:00-12:00 and landed some quality fish.  19 rainbows landed was the talley at the end of the day for us.  It was a great day with a great group of guys, it just happened that it was a little slow.  Thats fishing.  I would anticipate that the bite will turn on very soon and the fishing will be spectacular once again.

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.

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