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Redding, California

Some of the best trout fishing in California happens within sight of the famous Sundial Bridge in Redding.

Redding, California might as well be known as Trout Town USA. With the variety of quality trout fishing close by, Redding compares favorably with the likes of Bozeman, Missoula, West Yellowstone, and Jackson Hole. The Lower Sac, arguably the best trout fishery in the state, flows right through Redding. In one hour you can be floating the Trinity River or wading the Upper Sac, Pit River, Hat Creek, or McCloud River. With excellent fishing on offer every month of the year, it's hard to imagine a better place for a fly fishing guide to live.

Guided Fly Fishing Trip Options near Redding

Best Times to Come

The Confluence Outfitters guide team works the Lower Sac year-round. If you come between May and October you will have the option to combine a Lower Sac trip with a trip on Hat Creek, the Pit River, Upper Sac, or McCloud. If you come between October and March you can combine a Lower Sac trip with a steelhead trip on the Trinity River. View our Lower Sac page for more info on the timing of the hatches.

Traveling to Redding

By Car: Redding is right on I-5 about 2.5 hours north of Sacramento and 2 hours south of the Oregon border. From the Bay Area, take 80 to 505 to 5 for a drive time of 3 to 4 hours.

By Air: The Redding Airport is served by United Express from San Francisco. These flights can be expensive. Most of our guests fly to Sacramento or Reno and rent a car.

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

Recommended Hotels/Motels

Gaia Hotel and Spa. 4125 Riverside Pl, Anderson, CA 96007. (530) 365-7077. Ask for the "Confluence Outfitters" corporate rate!

Oxford Suites. 1967 Hilltop Dr, Redding, CA 96002. (530) 221-0100. Ask for the "Confluence Outfitters" corporate rate!

Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge. 820 Sundial Bridge Dr, Redding, CA 96001. (530) 364-2800. Ask for the "Confluence Outfitters" corporate rate!

Hilton Garden Inn. 5050 Bechelli Ln, Redding, CA 96002. (530) 226-5111

La Quinta. Cattleman's Restaurant is located right next to the hotel. 2180 Hilltop Dr, Redding, CA 96002. (530) 221-8200

Camping and RV Parks

JGW RV Park. 6612 Riverland Dr, Redding, CA 96002. (530) 365-7965

Durango RV Resort. 30 minutes south of Redding. 100 Lake Ave, Red Bluff, CA 96080. (530) 527-5300

Recommended Dining

Jack's Grill. Great steaks! This is a traditional stop for fishermen visiting Redding. 1743 California St, Redding, CA 96001. (530) 241-9705

View 202. Great menu with a deck overlooking the Lower Sac. 202 Hemsted Dr, Redding, CA 96002. (530) 226-8439

Dry Creek Station. Perfect for a nice meal when you're traveling from Redding up to Fall River Mills. 22025 Highway 299, Bella Vista, CA 96008. 530-549-5386

C.R. Gibbs. 2300 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA 96002. 530-221-2335

Peter Chu's Skyroom. The best Chinese food in Redding is at the Redding airport. 6751 Woodrum Cir, Redding, CA 96002. (530) 222-1364

Nello's Place. Traditional Italian cuisine in a romantic atmosphere. 3055 Bechelli Ln, Redding, CA 96002. (530) 223-1636

Local Fly Shops

The Fly Shop. One of the biggest fly shops in the world is right in Redding. The best fly selection around and good customer service. 4140 Churn Creek Rd, Redding, CA 96002. (530) 222-3555

Other Attractions

Cascade Theatre. This is a completely-restored theatre from the 1930s. The artwork is amazing. Many quality acts come to the Cascade each year. Located in downtown Redding. 1731 Market St, Redding, CA 96001. (530) 243-8877

Turtle Bay Exploration Park. This natural history museum is located right near the Sundial Bridge and the Posse Grounds boat ramp on the Lower Sac. Explore the museum, walk the bridge, and check out the arboretum on the far side of the river. There is a great aquarium with mostly local fish inside Turtle Bay. 844 Sundial Bridge Dr, Redding, CA 96003. (530) 243-8850

Lake Shasta Caverns. Ride in a boat across the McCloud arm of Lake Shasta to see these magnificent caverns. 20359 Shasta Caverns Rd, Lakehead, CA 96051. (530) 238-2341

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