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 guides Dave Jacobs of Professional Guide Service.  At this time, moving and covering a lot different shad holding spots is key to catching better numbers of shad on your Sacramento River shad fishing trip. 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 guides 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.  Call Sacramento River salmon fishing guides Dave Jacobs at 1-530-646-9110 for your next fishing vacation.

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Dave Jacobs

Professional Guide Dave Jacobs is licensed to operate in both California and Oregon. Dave Jacobs is a licensed guide with The California Department of Fish and Wildlife as well as a current licensed Oregon guide registered with The Oregon State Marine Board. Guide Dave Jacobs is also licensed to operate in the Rogue/Siskiyou National Forest on the upper Chetco River in Oregon, licensed to operate in the Six Rivers National Forest on The Smith River, Klamath River, Trinity River and South Fork Trinity River. Guide Dave Jacobs is also licensed with the Bureau of Land Management to operate on the upper Trinity River from Lewiston California downriver to Grays Falls on the Trinity River. Guide Dave Jacobs also holds a Merchant Mariner Credential with The U.S. Coast Guard and is certified in both CPR and First Aid. We are an equal opportunity provider.