Sacramento River Salmon/Steelhead Report (Red Bluff)

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

Sacramento River Salmon/Steelhead Report (Red Bluff)
We catch and release all wild rainbows but they are a blast to catch!
Photo Credit: Jeff Goodwin Guide Services

by Jeff Goodwin

As the 2022 Sacramento River King salmon fall season grinds to a halt we're beginning to focus on the steelhead/trout fishing until our late fall King salmon season begins in November.  Currently we're seeing very few salmon caught in the Barge Hole area below Coleman National Fish Hatchery's Battle Creek and the salmon we have been seeing are very dark.  Its that time of the year and we really don't expect anything but slow fishing now.  Fortunately, we are seeing improved steelhead and wild trout fishing now that the salmon crowds are gone and that's been kkeping things interesting.  The native trout populations are always available but its time for our hatchery run of steelhead to start showing now thru February.  Water conditions are acceptable for now but we surely could use some rain to help get the steelhead moving up river into the Anderson areas we fish.  It will also be necessary if we want to start seeing some early arriving late fall Kings sometime in the next few weeks.  We had a pretty poor fall run this year but there are plenty of reasons for that which will be reported when all the data comes in.  Our late fall salmon are enjoying much cooler water temps and we expect to see them arriving right on schedule.  I'll be back in a few weeks to report on the late fall run but in the meantime we'll be fishing for steelhead and wild trout!

Captain 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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