Rain for the Sac begins tomorrow!

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

Steelhead, Rainbow Trout
Father son and father daughter trips are the best, especially when it involves great fishing for the kids. It can be chilly like it was this week, but catching over 30 fish during a kids trout trip has its way of keeping you warm!
Photo Credit: JG Fishing Team

by Jeff Goodwin

We need rain, and we need it bad here in Northern California.  We have late fall kings in the Sacramento River currently, but most of them are south of our target areas in Anderson.  We've had really clear water this year and with flows from Keswick stuck at 4,800 cfs, there hasn't been much incentive for the new kings to move upstream.  We're only expecting a 1/2" of rain or so in the valley, but we'll see much more in the foothills and mountain passes which will make its way into the Sacramento River tributaries the next few days.  It won't provide instant relief from our low water conditions, but it will certainly get a few Kings moving up river.  The same can be said for the steelhead although we have been catching steelhead and rainbow trout since the fall salmon run fizzled out in mid October.  A bit of rain can only help and I'm sure it will finally get this late fall salmon run on the Sacramento River going.

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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