Sacramento River Shad Fishing Report Dave Jacobs April 1, 2014 Recent Catches Sacramento River shad fishing report. The Sacramento River shad fishing is building in the upper Sacramento River near Red Bluff, California downriver through Chico and Butte City, California. Side drifting small bright colored weighted jigs in small 1/32, 1/16 and 1/8 ounce sizes working well tipped with bright colored curly tailed grubs in the one and two inch size. Bright colors like chartruse green, orange, red,and hot pink are all producing one to three pound shad with the larger females in the four and five pound range as reported by Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs of Professional Guide Service. The shad fishing should continue to improve through late June on the Sacramento River near small towns like Red Bluff, Los Molinos, Corning, Hamilton City, Chico, Ord Bend and Butte City, California. Best bite happening in the early mornings and late evenings for both conventional light spin gear anglers and fly fishermen. Sacramento River trout fishing guide Dave Jacobs is now running trout/shad combo fishing trips with early morning Sacramento River rainbow trout fishing trips in Redding, California and early/late afternoon shad fishing all in the same day as the fishing remains hot. Check in here weekly for Northern California’s most current Sacramento River fishing reports.