The Upper Sac starts at Lake Siskiyou, located about 200 miles north of Sacramento, and flows all the way down to Shasta Lake. This 40-mile stretch of water provides anglers with some of Cali’s best fly fishing opportunities. This section of the river is famous for its year-long Rainbow Trout and Steelhead action.
What fish is in Sacramento River?
Besides the famous king salmon drawing visitors from across the globe, the river is home to steelhead, rainbow trout, striped bass, smallmouth and largemouth bass, bluegill, green sunfish, shad, Sacramento sucker, catfish, smelt, minnows and sturgeon.
How do you wade fish for trout?
The best way to wade fish for speckled trout is using a 2500 series reel filled with 8 or 10 pound braided line and a 10 to 15 pound leader coupled this with a 7 foot medium action rod. You will also want to master fishing with a 3 inch paddle tail shad and a 1/8 or 1/4 ounce jig head under a popping cork.
What type of fish is trout?
Trout are species of freshwater fish belonging to the genera Oncorhynchus, Salmo and Salvelinus, all of the subfamily Salmoninae of the family Salmonidae. The word trout is also used as part of the name of some non-salmonid fish such as Cynoscion nebulosus, the spotted seatrout or speckled trout.
Does the Sacramento River have trout?
Runs of Steelhead and Chinook Salmon in the Fall and Winter months. The river also contains runs of anadromous fish including Chinook Salmon, Steelhead (sea-run Rainbow Trout), Striped Bass, American Shad, Sturgeon, and resident Trout and warm water species where water temperatures and habitat is suitable.
How big do trout get?
Adult rainbow trout and steelhead range in size. They can reach 45 inches in length, but are usually much smaller. They can weigh more than 50 pounds (22 kilograms), but a more typical weight is 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms).
Can you keep trout from Sacramento River?
The Sacramento River in the Redding area has numerous side channels and tributaries suitable for the rainbow trout to spawn in. This coupled with catch and release regulations helps to keep the wild trout populations very healthy.