This spring-fed river rises from Thousand Springs and meanders nearly thirty miles through the Fall River Valley. All flatwater, the Fall River is fished only from aluminum prams with small motors. With big wild rainbows, Fall River offers great fishing all season with exceptional early and late season hatches and an epic Hex hatch in the early to mid summer.
Hat Creek is one of the best spring creeks in the west and was the first western fishery to be designated for wild trout in 1967. Hat Creek’s clear, glassy water with steady year-round temperatures and an abundance of weeds support a diverse insect population and thousands of trout per mile. The Wild trout section is three miles long starting at the Hat Creek Powerhouse and ending at the confluence of Pit River.
The Pit River offers over 30 miles of beautiful, remote canyon water. Below Lake Britton, the river is divided into three sections by dams and powerhouses. Wading can be challenging, but the beauty of the canyon, the miles of productive pocket water and pools and the high catch rate of wild rainbows make it perfect for the angler seeking solitude and adventure.
Northern California’s most famous freestone fishery. The McCloud is a classic pool and pocket water river in a magnificently wooded canyon. The McCloud rainbow is highly prized. In the late 1800s, it was the source of rainbow stocks now found around the world. In the autumn, it has a fine run of brown trout from Lake Shasta. Special regulations protect this fishery and it produces trout to 24 inches, typically on nymphs and streamers.
Upper Sacramento River
The upper Sacramento River offers nearly 50 miles of pools, pockets and runs, full of wild fish with easy access, easy wading. The railroad runs the entire length of the canyon. Simply walking the tracks provides immediate access to remote sections where few anglers venture. The evening dry fly opportunities in summer can be excellent. This river is in close proximity to the Lower Sacramento and McCloud making it a good option for the angler looking to fish three rivers in three days.
Lower Sacramento River
The Sacramento River below Redding is a world-class rainbow trout fishery. Since I use drift boats on the Lower Sacramento, you can spend the whole day in the boat or get out and wade. The river has good Caddis activity starting in March and running through the summer. Winter brings some excellent Blue Wing Olive hatches. This is a great year around fishery.
Located between Mt. Lassen and Mt. Shasta are some of the finest trout waters Northern California has to offer, with something to challenge anglers of every skill level. We offer guided fly fishing on a variety of waters to meet the needs of beginning and advanced anglers alike. Find out what adventure lies around the corner for you. Make the North State your next destination for the total outdoor experience.
Half-Day trips consist of 6 hours of fishing; full days are set to your needs. It could be with a break in the middle and back at in the late afternoon or straight through. Lunch is supplied on full day trips. Rods and reels will be supplied if needed. You bring terminal tackle. Two people to a boat and extra guides available with advanced noticed.