North of Redding, The Upper Sacramento River consists of 40ish miles of trout filled river that is open all year long. With plenty of public access created by the train tracks that parallel the Upper Sacramento make it a fly fisher’s delight. Diverse in features, the Upper Sacramento River boasts breathtaking waterfalls, trout filled pocket water, and crystal creek pools. Below Lake Siskiyou, the Upper Sacramento is much smaller, gaining in size from springs and creeks. The upper river has carved out the steep Box Canyon which creates a much more treacherous wading environment than the lower reaches. The Upper Sacramento is open year round making it a great option almost any month of the year.