Feather River California


Located Near Sacramento, CA


Feather River Fishing:

The Feather river originates in the Sierra Nevada mountain region of California and empties out into the Sacramento River. The Feather offers up some of the best Salmon and Steelhead fishing in California and is an upper tier fishing destination for the region. The Feather River offers ample access to plenty of bank fishing areas as well as boat ramp access. For more info on Feather River, fishing access See our Feather River Fishing access map below.


Salmonid Species:


Chinook Salmon




When to Fish

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the Feather river is open to fishing pretty much year round. Steelhead typically runs January through December and Salmon July through December.

**See the California fishing REGS for exact times.



Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 2 Trout or Steelhead per day, See Regs for Chinook retention.

**See the California fishing REGS for details.



Preferred Fishing Tackle:

California usually requires barbless hooks for Salmon or Steelhead. Corky and yarn, Jigs or spinners,


Salmon Eggs, Flat Fish, Sand Shrimp


Egg, Sardine, and Shrimp


Tackle Tips:
Top Recommendation for this location is plunking or drifting eggs, next to sand shrimp, other options are steelhead jigs, or corky and yarn and spoons or spinners.


Combat Fishing Rating:

Hand to Hand. When the fishing is hot the crowds come out. Eye protection recommended preferably polarized!

Feather River Fishing Access:

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