Striped bass fishing still an option.

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

What a fun way to a beautiful day on the Sacramento River!
Photo Credit: JGGS Fishing Team.

by Jeff Goodwin

The Sacramento River is seeing warmer water temps and the water pumps are running 24/7 to fill the rice fields.  Its normal for this time of year, especially when spring flows are down.  Reduced flows and hot weather have driven the water temps up in the river and the Striped bass are spawning.  They do their thing and head back down river, leaving holes in the fishery above and below Colusa. Timing is everything and finding pods of Stripers is critical to your success with conditions like we are seeing now.  Boats are seeing a mixed number of keepers the past two days and a lot of the Stripers in the system are sub legal size fish.  It hasn't seemed to cut down on the boat traffic and its still a busy venue.  I'm getting daily reports from our boats down there so stay tuned for more reports over the next few weeks as our Striped bass season on the Sacramento River progresses.  Thank you!

Capt. Jeff G.  

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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