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Red Bluff, California

The most scenic parts of the Lower Sac are just upstream from Red Bluff.

Red Bluff is right in the middle of northern California's best trout fishing destinations. The famous Lower Sacramento River flows right through town and provides year-round angling opportunities for trout, steelhead, salmon, shad, and stripers. An hour's drive to the east gets you to Lassen Volcanic National Park and the Lake Almanor area. Redding is just 30 minutes north on I-5.

Guided Fly Fishing Trip Options near Red Bluff

Best Times to Come

Red Bluff offers year-round fly fishing opportunites. Prime-time for trout-spey is September/October. There is great nymph/indicator fishing for rainbow trout near Red Bluff year-round. Salmon fishing is busy from August through October. Shad are in the river in June and July and the striper action is best during the hot months.

Traveling to Red Bluff

By Car: Red Bluff is right on I-5 about 2 hours north of Sacramento and 2.5 hours south of the Oregon border. From the Bay Area, take 80 to 505 to 5 for a drive time of 3 hours.

By Air: Most of our guests fly to Sacramento and rent a car.

By Private Plane: Some of our guests fly in to the Red Bluff Municipal 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

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Red Bluff. 2810 Main St, Red Bluff, CA 96080. (530) 528-1600.

Hampton Inn & Suites, Red Bluff. 520 Adobe Rd, Red Bluff, CA 96080. (530) 529-9917.

Best Western Antelope Inn & Suites. 203 Antelope Blvd, Red Bluff, CA 96080. (530) 527-8882.

Camping and RV Parks

Durango RV Resort. 100 Lake Ave, Red Bluff, CA 96080. (530) 527-5300

Recommended Dining

Green Barn Steakhouse. Traditional American steakhouse menu. 5 Chestnut Ave, Red Bluff, CA 96080 (530) 527-3161

Tremont Cafe. Down-to-earth, unadorned place cooking traditional American breakfast, lunch & dinner plates. 731 Main St #1, Red Bluff, CA 96080 (530) 200-2458

Casa Ramos. Casual, family-owned chain offering enchiladas, carne asada & other Mexican favorites. 2001 North Main St, Red Bluff, CA 96080 (530) 527-2684

New Asian Restaurant. The best Chinese food in Red Bluff! 628 Main St, Red Bluff, CA 96080 (530) 529-9888

Enjoy The Store/Cedarcrest Brewing. Downtown Gift Shop with local brews and wines. 615 Main St, Red Bluff, CA 96080 (530) 727-9016

Other Attractions

State Theatre. The State Theatre attracts a lot of quality performances every year. Located in downtown Red Bluff. 333 Oak St, Red Bluff, CA 96080. (530) 529-2787

Red Bluff Round Up. Red Bluff is home to one of the biggest small-town rodeos in California! Mark your calendar for the 3rd weekend in April. (530) 527-1000

Lassen Volcanic National Park. All four types of volcanoes in the world can be found inside Lassen Park. Great place for hiking and scenic driving. Good fishing at Manzanita Lake. About an hour south of Fall River Mills on Highway 89.

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