Sacramento River salmon are on the run!

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

Ocean fresh salmon 100's of miles upstream, its incredible!
Photo Credit: Captain Justin Thompson

by Jeff Goodwin

The Sacramento River is actually holding a lot of fish already and pods of Kings have been seen pushing upstream quickly.  Thats typical for this time of the year and our guides are working up and down the river to keep a bead on them.  Some days produce a hot bite, some days we just missed them.  So far I can say that we've caught Kings every trip since both of the sac salmon openers.  Early season Kings are quality fish and thats the prize for your efforts.  Soon enough we'll have both fresh fish and lots of them.  By September, we should be seeing some limits and some shorter days chasing them.  By October the fishing will be very good in the Anderson area, but it will be numbers over quality.  Either way, its all fun, the tug is the drug!!!

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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