Boat loads of fish and fishermen at the Barge Hole!

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

We're still seeing some bright King salmon arriving up in the Barge Hole below Balls Ferry.
Photo Credit: JGGS Team.

by Jeff Goodwin

King salmon are filling the Barge Hole and so are the boats!  The boat launch is a circus in the mornings and its getting worse every week.  We moved up a week or two early after tiring over a wait for some fresh schools of salmon.  We've caught some big Kings which has been nice, but, overall the quality of the salmon pales in comparison to the salmon we catch an hour south of us below Woodson Bridge.  We managed to catch some pretty bright hens today, but our other salmon caught were pretty dark.  I did see some other Kings caught today that were fairly bright so theres definitely some newer salmon moving into the hole.  if you're headed to the Barge Hole this weekend, don't expect any privacy, its going to be stuffed with boats!  

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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