The Lower Sacramento is a big piece of water with flows running anywhere from 5,000 to 16,000 cfs. It is primarily a drift boat fishery. When flows are conducive it is a great river to wade. It runs from the base of Shasta Dam to the Sac Delta. The primary trout fishing is done from midtown Redding, under the Sundial Bridge, to the town of Red Bluff. The Lower Sacramento River has an incredible caddis hatch running from March all the way through August. It also has awesome Baetis hatches to the point that the nymph husk will cover the bottom of the boat.
A yarn indicator seems to be one of the most productive ways to fish when the dries are not present. That is not to exclude other methods such as swinging a soft hackle or caddis emerger to smutting fish in the tail outs also works well. A lot of fish have fallen pray to a two hundred grain high speed high-d line and a bait fish pattern. The runs of steelhead in this river seem to be on the up swing. This is a river where your chances of catching a really large fish are very good.