Sacramento River - Lower, California Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of Sacramento River, CA
Bookmark and Share
Sacramento River - Lower, California Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
The flows were bumped a few days ago to 10,500 cfs from Keswick Dam. Early morning and late evening remain your best times to fish, although you can get good action throughout the day nymphing deep. We are seeing localized PMD and Baetis hatches during the day especially towards the afternoon and early evening.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Sacramento River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Wild Waters Fly Fishing

Water flow: 10,000 cfs

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 60 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: all day

Best stretch: Redding

Best access point: Bonnyview

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

PMD and caddis

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Redding Muni Airport (RDD)

Free Orvis Fish Sticker

Sacramento River Description

Starting below Keswick Dam the Lower Sacramento is the largest tailwater fishery in Northern California. This spectacular body of water fishes good all year thanks to the temperature regulated flows. Known as a wild rainbow trout fishery this river also supports populations of both King and Chinook Salmon, Steelhead, Smallmouth Bass, Sturgeon, Striped Bass, and multiple species of both rough and forage fish. ...

Techniques & Tips

Most fish are being caught under a strike indicator. Some dry fly fishing evenings, PMD and caddis hatching

7-Day Forecast


Save Email

Add Your Fishing Report