Northeast of Redding near Fall River Mills, the 17 mile Fall River is known for fly fishing its 16 inch rainbow trout and a few brown trout. This a spring fed creek that is most fly fisherman float since there are weeds that make wading it difficult at times (also much of the border land is private) and the flow is slow. From its headwaters, the Fall River passes through a broad valley dominated by ranchlands not known for their scenic beauty. It can be quite windy at times. The Fall River meets the Pit River at the town of Fall River Mills.
The Fall River is generally about 70 miles east of Redding. The two best parking areas for fly fishing on the Fall River are found off SR299 by taking a left on either Glenburn Road or McArthur Road.
While regulations allow taking 2 over 14 inches, most fly fishermen on the Fall River practice catch-and-release.
Overall, Fall River is the 13th most popular fly fishing river of all 17 fly fishing spots in California.