The Lower Sacramento river is...no great secret. Perhaps visible to a fault, many anglers take to its waters each day hoping to get a hero shot gripping a large rainbow trout under the well known Sundial Bridge, frequently to the applause of cyclists, stroller pushing parents and casual observers from the bridge's deck. The veritable armada of drift boats that storm the waters of the Lower Sacramento River each morning prove the river's pull in the angling community, and if landing large trout is your business on the Lower Sac, business is good. While best known as a drift boat accessed fishery, there are some walk and wade access points which somehow go overlooked by the general public. Plenty of the Lower Sacramento's oversized rainbow trout can be hooked and fought from shore no more than a stone's throw from public parks, restaurants and bars, making this urban fishery one of the most alluring spots to explore.
Target Species: Rainbow Trout.
River Type: Tailwater
Closest Town: Redding, CA
Closest Fly Shops: The Fly Shop, Redding.
River Regulations & Closures: Open year round, artificial lure / fly with barbless hook.
Hazards: Various debris in the river, swift flows and deep channels call for cautious wading.