Sacramento River Fishing Report

June 27, 2014

The rainbow trout fishing on the Lower Sacramento River in Redding has been excellent with many double digit wild rainbow trout coming to the net.  Catching 20 to 35 wild rainbow with a one to three pound average or 16 to 20 inches.  Most productive sections of river have been in Redding, Anderson and Red Bluff.  The occasional large four to five pound trout has been coming in daily.    Side drifting small glo bugs in various egg color patterns working best.  Back trolling small #50 and #70 sized hot shot lures are also hooking wild rainbows.  Current river releases from Keswick Dam near Redding have dropped to 10,500 cfs.

Lower Sacramento River salmon season update

The Lower Sacramento River will re-open to king salmon fishing on July 16, 2014 and remain open until December 16, 2014.  The Sacramento River will open 150 feet below the Sycamore boat ramp in Red Bluff.  River flows this season will be lower than usual but look for a strong salmon run come July 16th.  The daily salmon bag limits on the Sacramento River have been set at two king salmon per person.

Trinity River salmon fishing report

The flows on the Trinity River have now dropped to 450 cfs and Spring king salmon are showing throughout the river from Lewiston downriver to Grays Falls.  Side drifting roe and tuna balls are working from the bank.  Back bouncing sardine wrapped #15 Brad’s Killerfish lures or roe and tuna balls are working from the drift boats. Best Spring salmon fishing in late June and all of July.

Upper Rogue River salmon fishing report

The upper Rogue River Spring salmon run is is happening now with king salmon 8 -15 pounds being caught with the occasional big salmon to 25 pounds.  Anglers have average one to three king salmon per day.  Best salmon fishing happening from the Cole Rivers Hatchery near Shady Cove, Oregon downriver to Gold Hill, Oregon.  Back bouncing sardine wrapped #K-15 kwikfish lures or back trolling divers and roe are working best.  Summer steelhead are starting to show in the 3-6 pounds class.

Northern California’s current Sacramento and Trinity River fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service. For more local fishing information, call guide Dave Jacobs at 1 (530) 646-9110 or visit the website at

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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.

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