Spring steelhead/trout fishing poised for productivity!

Sacramento River - CA

Steelhead, Steelhead, Steelhead, Rainbow Trout, Rainbow Trout, Rainbow Trout
Captain Justin Thompson holds two trout landed after a double hook up on the Sacramento River in Redding, Ca.
Photo Credit: JGGS Fishing Team.

by Jeff Goodwin

The Sacramento River in Redding is host to a robust population of steelhead and rainbow trout.  Every spring the bite really picks up, and although the river is closed to fishing above the SR 44 bridge in Redding, the Sacramento River below is very productive for steelhead and trout up to 5 pounds.  Side drifting egg patterns or Dick Nite spoons is a very productive way to entice these fish from a power boat.  20 to 30 fish days are relatively easy to accomplish mostd days on the river, especially when we see a good bite.  Ultra light tackle makes even the smaller fish a blast to catch!  This is a catch and release fishery, but its one of the most popular fishing destinations in northern California.  When the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, we'll be running guided fishing trips once again.  Thank you!


Capt. Jeff Goodwin

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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