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  Lower Sacramento River #1

Location and Directions:

     The Lower Sacramento River (Redding Area from Keswick Dam to Anderson) is located in Shasta county. From Sacramento, take I-5 North to Redding. Several roads are available to access the river from Keswick, Redding, and Anderson, depending on which section you want to visit. (see map)

General Info:

    This section of the river contains many turns, bends, holes, and riffles - ideal for fishing. Most of the land surrounding this section is privately owned, making foot access difficult. There are some public access areas around Keswick, Redding, and Anderson areas. Shasta-Cascade Wonderland Assoc. (800) 474-2782.

Boating Info:

Sacramento River - Redding Area
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    There are several ramps available for public use. (see map).

Fishing Info:

    There are salmon, steelhead, and rainbow trout here. Because most of the surrounding area is private, shore fishing is limited in this stretch. A boat is much more suited for fishing the deep holes and riffles anyway. Salmon and steelhead are usually taken backtrolling plugs or drift fishing roe from an anchored boat. Best times for salmon are Aug. - Nov., steelhead Dec. - Feb. Rainbow trout can be taken year-round on flies, lures, and other baits.

  • Record King Salmon: 88 pounds, caught in 1978 below Red Bluff.
  • Read and Post Sacramento River Fishing Reports Here

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