California's Pit River

August 7, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

This excellent tailwater trout river between northern California’s Lake Britton and Lake Shasta can be fished in a variety of ways, but be sure your wading skills are up to par. “While some of the river is accessible within casting distance of your parked car, other stretches require hikes down well-maintained paths, bushwhacking through dense brush or a steep trek down a narrow canyon.” Chris Shaffer in California Game & Fish.