Sac River steelhead/trout feasting on salmon eggs!

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

Steelhead, Rainbow Trout
Michelle caught her first Sacramento River steelhead today drifting an egg pattern while fishing with us in Redding, Ca.
Photo Credit: JG Fishing Team

by Jeff Goodwin

The Sacramento River is low and flows are dropping again next week.  There are salmon spawning in the riffles throughout the Redding area and thats where you'll find the steelhead/trout.  Egg presentations like beads or Glo Bugs are productive this time of the year, but be prepared to have your baits dialed in.  The river water is very clear and the trout are easily spooked, especially by the power boats.  Find the salmon redds though, and you'll find feeding trout.  This fishery would see a big improvement as well with some more rainwater filling tributaries coming into the system.  For those of you out there that want to get into some good trout fishing right now, I'd start talking to some fly fishing guides/outfitters as the trout fishing will hold up quite well until we see our first winter storm sometime in December.

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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