Sacramento River fishing report July 5, 2014.

Sacramento River trout fishing report

Very good trout fishing happening on the Lower Sacramento River in Redding. 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 10,000 cfs.

The American shad fishing has continued to be good from Red Bluff downriver to Chico. Best bets are casting small lead head jigs in bright colors tipped with a chartreuse one inch curly tailed grub. Best shad fishing happening early in the mornings and late in the evenings.

Sacramento River striper fishing report

Pictured above is Antonio Nava from Red Bluff, Ca with a solid 17 pound Sacramento River striped bass he caught this week with Mike Rasmussen. The striper fishing has been good for stripers to 32 pounds above Tisdale. All big fish have mostly been caught at dusk and at night this past week.

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 will remain there through Summer. Spring king salmon are showing throughout the river from Lewiston downriver to Grays Falls. Fewer salmon have been hooked in the falls area this past week but a good group of salmon are moving into the upper Trinity River. 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. Good salmon fishing happening now. Todd LeBoeuf landed four king salmon one Summer steelhead on two recent trips this week on the Trinity River below Douglas City, Ca.


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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