In a quaint northeast corner of northern California lies one of America’s most spectacular and remote locations for outdoor adventure – Shasta Cascade. This area offers visitors every outdoor adventure from snow shoeing to paddle boarding, including one of today’s most popular sports: fly fishing. In fact, the town of Redding in the Shasta Cascade region has been ranked number four on Forbes’ Magazine list of the nation’s top 10 trout fishing towns, the only West Coast city to receive this honor.
Among the top game fish in the area are rainbow trout, steelhead trout and Chinook salmon. The Lower Sacramento is the largest trout river in California, and anglers can also fish the McCloud River for its famous strain of leaping rainbow trout. Hat Creek and the Fall River are two expert-only spring creeks that have very big trout. Lake trout and bass are found nearby atShasta Lake, Whiskeytown Lake, Trinity Lake, Lake Almanor and Lake Davis. Guided fish trips and private fish camps are offered throughout the region and accommodations are available for any budget.
A great place to start any Shasta Cascade fly fishing adventure is at The Fly Shop in Redding, where outdoor enthusiasts can find everything they need for an outdoor adventure including an abundance of fly fishing equipment and camping gear. The store’s experts can suggest an appropriate guided fishing trip or a private camp based trip for any level of experience. The store is also the go-to place to obtain a fly fishing permit in Redding. Permits do not need to be purchased in advance and are also available at the Department of Fish and Game.
For more information visit http://www.shastacascade.com, Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association, 1699 HWY 273,Anderson, CA 96007, or call 530-365-7500 or toll free 1-800-474-2784, and visit their Facebook page.
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