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Trinity River Adventures
Sacramento River Fishing

The upper Sacramento River from Redding to Anderson is one of the most incredible wild Rainbow Trout fisheries in the West. The cold water empties from the base of Shasta and Keswick dams creating the perfect water for trophy Rainbows .It's common to have 10 to 15 hookups per day with rainbows averaging around 16 inches, and commonly reaching 3 to 5 pounds.

The river is open for trout year-round. Highest flows are in summer, when water is discharged from Shasta Lake for irrigation and hydroelectric power. Caddis and salmon eggs are the trout's main diet. From March through September caddis hatches can be large with the high point being in April - May when the hatches can be so incredible that they cover large portions of the river surface. In between hatches, nymphing the riffles are very productive. In fall and winter, trout gorge on the eggs of spawning salmon.


A # 5 or # 6 weight rod is recommended with floating line. We usually run indicators when we are drifting, and we swing the riffles.

Drift fishing the upper Sacrament River Is a must if you are fishing Northern California. Don't miss it.