Lower Sacramento River
Northern California’s Sacramento River is a huge, diverse, and unique system of both water types and fishing opportunities. Located about three miles north of the city of Redding, the water referred to as the Lower Sacramento emerges cold and deep from below Keswick Dam. For about 25 miles this river is considered to be one of the finest wild rainbow trout fisheries on the west coast, averaging 19 to 22 inches. For successful anglers they have to think about how the changing flows might affect the fish, as well as access for fishing. A little knowledge and planning can produce impressive results.
The first thing about this magnificent river is, there is a lot less of it. Depending on the year, flows from Keswick Dam have gone from 80,000 cfs down to 2,000 cfs. The Sacramento River above the Deschutes Bridge is managed as spawning grounds for Chinook salmon. During the cooler months the river is host to many thousands of huge, ocean-bright salmon/steelhead and wild rainbows building redds, on every suitable shallow gravel bar in the river.
On April 1st through July 31st, Keswick to HWY 44 bridge is closed to fishing in hope to protect the salmon run & redds in the very upper section of the Lower Sacramento River access is available at the boat ramp, behind the Redding Rodeo Grounds at this time to start drift fishing from HWY 44 bridge.
Having the Sundial Bridge, biking/walking trails right in town. Along with having Shasta Lake, Whiskeytown Lake, Hat Creek, Pit River, Trinity River, Pacific Crest Trail, and Shasta Caverns are all within a 50-mile radius and a lot more!
Deposit & Payment Policy
A 50% deposit is required the day of booking. The balance is due on the day of the trip. Deposit can be made with a check or via PayPal (contact me for info) or cash. Please come prepared with cash or check or PayPal ready to complete payment the day of your trip.
All rates are per guide, not per person. The rate is the same for one or two anglers.
We have a 30-day cancellation policy. Cancellation inside this period results in forfeiture of your deposit if we are unable to re-book the dates with another party. Cancellations made outside of 30-day can be forwarded to a future trip or refunded – whichever you prefer.
Fly fishing is an outdoor activity and adverse weather conditions can be part of the experience. We do not cancel trips due to adverse weather or other situations outside of the guide’s control. Booking a fishing trip confirms that our cancellation policy is accepted.