Lower Sacramento River
Rainbow trout are, by far, the most popular cold-water species amongst anglers in California (and perhaps the world) due to:
- widespread distribution
- willingness to take all forms of tackle and bait
- reputation as hard-fighting fish, regardless of size
Due to the large variety of habitats in which coastal rainbow trout are found, specific recommendations on fishing techniques and terminal tackle are difficult to provide. Check with local fishing shops in the area you intend to fish to get tips on localized conditions and suggested tackle.