Lower Sacramento River Fishing Report – Trout

JT River GuideFishing Report

Sacramento river fishing report Red Bluff to Redding

The fly fishing has been pretty consistent the last few weeks with the upper river (Redding area) producing the best action for larger fish. Weather and water fluctuations can put a damper on the bite but that is usually temporary and quite frankly, even in the worst conditions we will still catch trout.

We fished upper, middle, and lower sections of the river the last 2 weeks. We found excellent action (25+ hookups per rod) in the middle runs but the fish were smaller on average than in Redding on the upper stretch. Way lower around Red Bluff the trout action was slower but we got into some nice steelhead and as usual didn’t see another angler around.

fly fishing for sacramento river trout

Hooked up on a nice Sacramento River trout.

Spring fishing will get better going into late March and April.

As the weather gets more consistent and warmer, bug hatches will be more prevalent and the fish will be feeding very actively making for some great fishing. As we go further into the spring and the water comes up, we will begin fishing lower and lower in the river.

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River conditions can be found here.

drifting the sacramento river in red bluff

Drifting the scenic Sacramento River near Red Bluff in March

Remember, we provide all the necessary equipment.

Our guided drift boat boat trips include all the necessary equipment, flies, etc plus a BBQ shore lunch! Just show up with weather appropriate clothing and licenses!

drift boat trip shore lunch

Sacramento River drift boat trip shore lunch in March.