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Redding rainbows on the Sacramento!

The Sac River steelhead are known for their hard fighting nature! Catching these fish with our ultra light G.Loomis spin rods is a lot of fun!
Photo Credit: Capt. Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

The rainbow trout and steelhead fishing in Redding is very good now and will only get better beginning August 1st when the river opens above the SR 44 bridge.  We drifted cured eggs and Dick Nite spoons today, and the Dick nite Spoons were again the top performer!  Drift the Dick Nite Spoons like you would drift bait and hang on!  The strikes can be violent!  Todays two clients caught dozens of hard fighting rainbows and caught/released several steelhead as well.  Water conditions are great and boat traffic was very light.  There was only one other power boat working the river today making for a very pleasant trip.  I still have August 3rd after the opener available and the fishing on the Sacramento River in Redding for rainbows and steelhead is going to be very good!  Tight lines!


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.!.php

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