The Gem of Northern California

With mountains all around, miles of hiking and biking trails, a river running through it, and national parks nearby, Redding is an outdoor paradise for young and old alike. Cradled by Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen, Redding has 300+ sunny days per year. It's a great place to escape the chill of spring and the gray days of winter, too!

Want a list of possibilities? TIME magazine called Redding the Unofficial Capital of Kayaking for its "weird obsession" with all things paddling. With temperate weather, nearby lakes, and that river in the middle of town, it would be "weird" to not get out and enjoy it all! Let the good times flow with a visit to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, a great place to kayak, sail, SUP, or just float on your back.




Whether you are fishing with us on the Sacramento River in Cottonwood or up north on Shasta Lake, we recommend our clients stay at the Gaia Hotel and spa.  Located just off the Sacramento River, this upscale California hotel boasts a gorgeous, natural setting that allows you to celebrate and enjoy the great outdoors. Relax in bliss while you dine on delicious food and local wines at our restaurant, and our meeting facilities can accommodate your next conference or event. Be sure to mention that you are one of our clients to receive special pricing.


Places to see 

Turtle Bay Exploration Park

Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a fun, non-profit 300-acre gathering place featuring the Sundial Bridge, a museum, forestry & wildlife center, arboretum and botanical gardens. The Turtle Bay museum contains permanent, interactive exhibits and two large special exhibition galleries. Enjoy underwater fish viewing, walking through historic exhibits, multimedia exhibits, science experiments, self-guided exploration, and play features. 



Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark is a geologic adventure for your whole family. Take part in a robust and comprehensive tour to see the caverns and lake in their glory. Along the way, you might see local animals, like bald eagles, mountain lions and black bears! One of my favorite things to do while at Shasta Caverns is to go on their evening dinner cruise. Fun for the whole family and great food and hospitality as well!


shasta dam

Shasta Dam is a curved gravity dam across the Sacramento River at Lake Shasta. The dam generates hydroelectric power and at 602 feet high, is the ninth-tallest dam in the United States and forms the largest reservoir in California. Reclamation holds guided tours of the Shasta Dam year round, each taking two to three hours. The tours comprise a 428-foot elevator ride to the base of the dam, and visits to the dam's inner galleries and the powerhouse among other areas. Shasta Lake has a surface of 30,310 acres at full pool and is surrounded by the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Water-skiing, swimming and fishing are among the numerous activities available at the lake.


Get your gear here before your trip

We have partnered with Sportsmans Warehouse in Redding, Ca. and have a great working relationship with them!  I purchase many of the items I use during my guided trips at Sportsmans and have always found that they have a great selection and great prices on their merchandise.  The Sportsmans staff continues to be both friendly and helpful with their customers and have good knowledge of what they are recommending for purchase when asked.  I recommend visiting them when you are in Redding before fishing with us.  They have just about everything you might have forgot at home, but may need during your day of fishing with us.