The Sacramento River continues to fish very well for steelhead and rainbows. The section from Keswick Dam to the SR 44 bridge is open again giving back 5.5 miles of trophy trout water to anglers who enjoy fishing this section of the river. Steelhead trout to 5 lbs have been caught recently and anyone who's ever caught one of these supercharged rainbows knows how much fun they are to catch, especially on our ultra light G.Loomis rods. Many techniques will take these fish, but I most often drift small Dick Nite spoons, back troll plugs, or have even been bobber doggin egg presentations (cured roe or pegged beads) to catch the most fish daily.
There are salmon in the system spawning and there are also salmon smelt and fry throughout the upper Sacramento system. Thats why the eggs and the spoons are so effective most days I fish. The trout love the protein rich salmon eggs dropped by spawning king salmon and feed on them heavily. The small Dick Nite spoons are a great salmon fry imitation, and like the salmon eggs, the trout feed heavily on the salmon fry as well. Both the roe and spoons can be fished on standard drift rigs while side drifting or boon doggin. A very popular and effective technique called bobber doggin is starting to catch on as well and many guides have gone to this technique as there first option for catching steelhead and trout.
The Sacramento River steelhead trout fishing will remain very good and I will be guiding my guests on this great fishery well into December. If you would like to experience this great steelhead trout fishing on the Sacramento River in Redding, Ca. please don't hesitate to give me a call or send a contact message to get your day of fishing reserved. I can accommodate fishing trips for friends, family, or even large groups. This trip is very popular and is always a great day on the water for everyone on the boat!