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Sacramento, California

The Sacramento River in downtown Sacramento, California

There is great fishing to be had in and around our state capitol of Sacramento! The American River offers year-round fishing for multiple species. Trout and steelhead are available fall through spring. Shad fishing is incredibly popular and productive from April through June. Mid-summer is striper time, when a good cast in the right spot can yield a fish over ten pounds. Two other great fisheries, the Yuba River and Feather River, offer more great fishing just about an hour to the north of Sacramento. Prime-time for steelhead on the Feather River is October/November and again March-May. The Yuba River is a year-round wild trout destination where nymphs, dry flies, and swung flies can all produce. Sacramento is also just an hour from the California Delta which has excellent fly fishing for stripers, smallies, and largemouth bass.

Guided Fly Fishing Trip Options near Sacramento

Best Times to Come

Utilizing the Delta, Yuba River, and Feather River, Confluence Outfitters can put you on productive water at any time of year within an hour of Sacramento.

Traveling to Sacramento

By Car: Sacramento is right at the intersection of I-5, I-80 and I-50.

By Air: The Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is served by most major airlines.

By Private Plane: Some of our guests fly in to the Sacramento Executive Airport. Our guides can pick you up at the airport, take you to the river, and drop you off at your hotel.

Recommended Hotels/Motels

There are hundreds of hotels in the Sacramento area. Contact your guide after booking your trip for a recommendation that is close to your fishing destination.

Local Fly Shops

Kiene's Fly Shop. 9550 Micron Ave, Sacramento, CA 95827. (800) 410-1222

Fly Fishing Specialties. 6360 Tupelo Dr, Citrus Heights, CA 95621. (916) 722-1055

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