The Sacramento River continues to produce some great steelhead fishing! We are seeing double digit days each time out and we are seeing some of the largest fish of the year right now. Its not every fish, but steelhead to 5 lbs are caught regularly. Todays trip was no exception, in fact, we landed two steelhead in the 5 lb class.
I have been back trolling plugs for the most part, as that seems to get the most bite right now in the cool waters of the Sac in Redding, Ca. The flows have been sitting at 5070 cfs for a month now and there are no changes in the forecast. As long as we can keep fishing these flows, we will continue to be successful and catching some very nice Sac River steelhead.
If you have yet to catch a wild California steelhead, now is the time! We are hooking over 10 fish per trip and the steelhead are arguably some of the most beautiful you will see anywhere. It is predominately a catch and release fishery, but we do catch hatchery origin steelhead on occasion. If you miss out on the winter steelhead action, be sure to book a trip the first two weeks in August when some of the best steelhead fishing of the year happens right here in Redding, Ca!