This river is in great shape. Fishing has been good to great from Redding all the way down past Anderson. I expect good fishing through September.
For now, the early evening Caddis hatches can be non-existent on some days, while others this hatch puts rainbows on the edges of the river in shallow water. Great dry fly fishing for those who are in the right place, right time. When I’m talking evening, I mean near or at sunset. The best water is accessed via drift boat. Wading options are out there, but agin, expect to be up river of the boat ramp by some distance in order to indulge.
Be careful not to have flies in the water more than 30 minutes past sundown. It is illegal to fish for rainbow trout more than 30 minutes past sunset along the Lower Sacramento and all trout streams accessible to the public in California.
BP Weiss nymph
The smaller Olive Perdigons
Zack’s Jigged Bird’s Nest
Amber Bubbleback Caddis
Bird’s Nest or Soft Hackle
For dry fly, Dark Missing Link in #14
Tip: During the caddis hatch, which evolves through the afternoon, swinging the nymphs are good to swing in slower, shallow, conveyor belt speed water.