Shasta Rainbows dominate the bite!
by Jeff Goodwin, AUGUST 14, 2020
Shasta Lake

Shasta Lake has been one tough nut to crack this year.  I spend a lot of days on Shasta Lake and most always feel like I have the pulse of the lake pretty much figured out.  I know where and when to go to certain parts of the lake to find trout and salmon to catch pretty much year round....
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Sac River salmon run progresses
by Jeff Goodwin, AUGUST 14, 2020
Sacramento River - Lower

Its mid August and the Sacramento River King salmon run is right on schedule.  There are noticeably more salmon in the river right now and that is setting the stage for some pretty good salmon fishing to come in the weeks ahead.  We have been working hard on the early season trips and have been hooking on average a fish...
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Sac River Salmon season 2020
by Jeff Goodwin, AUGUST 12, 2020
Sacramento River - Lower

Are we catching salmon?  Yes!  Is the fishing great?  Not yet!  When will it get good?  Well, that depends, but typically by the last week of August through mid October.  That being said, we have already had some really good days, but the early season brings daily peaks and valleys.  Until the Sacramento River system fills with migrating salmon, We'll...
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Shiny Kings still showing daily!
by Jeff Goodwin, AUGUST 10, 2020
Sacramento River - Lower

Its still early in the season for King salmon on the Sacramento River near Corning, Ca. but we're seeing intermittent pods of Kings in most of the salmon holes daily.  So far its showing up like the typical season does which can make for some hard choices for our guides.  Do I go up, or do I go down?  As the days...
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Early salmon season winds up on the Sac!
by Jeff Goodwin, AUGUST 6, 2020
Sacramento River - Lower

We're in a typical early August pattern here on the Sacramento River, both above and below Red Bluff, Ca.  We're seeing some good numbers of salmon trickling in some days, but the very next day those fish can be gone from the holes we fished the day before.  Moving from one area to the next has been absolutely necessary some days...
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Sac River closed waters open for Wild Trout fishing tomorrow!
by Jeff Goodwin, JULY 31, 2020
Sacramento River - Lower

August 1st is a special day here in the north state.  Not only does the Sacramento River open to King salmon fishing above Red Bluff, but the 5.5 mile section of the Sac River in Redding that has been closed to fishing since April opens as well.  This provides some of the best wild rainbow trout fishing in the western...
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