Sacramento River trout fishing!

Sacramento River rainbow trout!
Photo Credit: JGGS Fishing Team.

by Jeff Goodwin

We had a great group on the Sacramento River this weekend!  The trout fishing is about average for this time of the year and you have to work for your bites on every drift.  Fine tuning presentations and maximizing the time your presentations are in the strike zone is really important.  Driftin artificial single salmon eggs behind salmon redds is the most produtive for spin fishing anglers.  Bobber doggin or side drifting is best in the low, clear water conditions we're seeing now.  Flows are dropping to 4,000 cfs this week and that will make fishing a little tough, but some really nice trout will still be caught looking forward.  Soon we'll have the spring water releases from Shasta and we'll see the start of a really good bite!  Until then, hard work on the water pays off at the end of the day. 

Jeff Goodwin is a full time Northern California fishing guide.  He guides year round for salmon, trout, steelhead, Kokanee, and bass on Northern California rivers and lakes. He fishes many bodies of water in the Redding area, but also guides the Sacramento River and Feather River during certain times of the year. Jeff can also be found on the California coast chasing ocean fresh King salmon and steelhead each year. To learn more about the fishing trips Jeff has to offer, please visit Jeff Goodwin's Guide Service.  You can also find him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or please feel free to call him anytime at (707) 616-1905.