Sacramento River

Photo of the Sacramento River

Sacramento River near the falls.

Located in Sacramento County, CA

 

Sacramento River Fishing:

The Sacramento river is the longest river in California and is renowned for excellent fishing. Referred to as the “Sac” by locals this river is one of California’s premier Salmon and Steelhead fisheries in the state. Know for large runs of King Salmon as well as healthy runs of Steelhead and never ending rainbow trout fishing, the Sac is sure to give any angler the experience of a lifetime. For Sacramento river fishing access see our Sacramento river fishing access map below.

 

Salmonid Species:

chinook

Chinook Salmon

steelhead

Steelhead

 

 When to Fish

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Open to fishing pretty much year round, Salmon and steelhead retention generally in the fall and winter months.

**See California fishing REGS for exact times.

 

 

Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 2 Chinook per day and 2 Steelhead per day.

**See California fishing REGS for details.

 

 

Preferred Fishing Tackle:

One single point barbless hook. Corky and yarn, Jigs or spinners.

 

Bait:

Herring, Shrimp, Smelt

 

Stink:

Shrimp, Salmon egg, Anchovy

 

Tackle Tips:
Top Recommendation for this location is plunking or drifting sand shrimp or eggs. next possibly a stealhead jig, or corky and yarn and lastly spinners.

 

Combat Fishing Rating:

Hand to Hand. Eye protection recommended!

 

Sacramento River Fishing Access:

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