Lower Sacramento River
The Lower Sacramento River from Redding to Red Bluff is recognized as one of the finest trout fisheries in the country. Because this is a tailwater, the Lower Sac maintains consistant water temps in the low 50′s providing ideal habitat for these trout to grow large in a small amount of time. This mighty river provides the angler with an opportunity at catching a trophy rainbow twelve months out of the year. From the spring caddis explosion to the fall egg drop and the winter BWO hatches – these large rainbows are on the feed year-round.
Upper Sacramento River
The famed Upper Sacramento River is located just thirty miles north of Redding. This rich freestone stream is known for it’s breathtaking scenery and acrobatic, wild rainbows. The Upper Sac is a classic freestone that is open year-round. This is an incredibly healthy river with strong hatches of various types of mayflies, stoneflies and caddis. The fall through spring seasons on the Upper Sac is when you have your best shot at a true trophy rainbow. Anglers travel from all over the globe to wade the banks of this legendary stream and casts flies in the shadow of Mt Shasta.
The Klamath River is known for it’s ability to continuously support strong returns of steelhead year after year. The vast majority of these fish are wild, averaging 3-4 pounds with that trophy steelhead never out of the question. The famous Klamath River “half pounders” and resident rainbows can provide exciting fishing all day long while searching for that trophy steelhead. This river is best fished by drift boat, giving the angler easy access to the most productive stretches of this legendary river. Most anglers who pursue steelhead count the number of days it takes to hook one of these revered fish but on the Klamath River it is not uncommon to hook multiple steelhead in a single day.
Lower Yuba River
The Lower Yuba River is well known for it’s hard fighting rainbow trout as well as it’s large hatches of aquatic insects. The Yuba boasts strong hatches of mayflies, caddis and stoneflies as well as an exceptional egg drop from the migrating Chinook salmon in the fall months. Because of the abundance of food available to the fish, these trout rival the hardest fighting rainbows anywhere.