Pictured is Michael Armstrong from Lake County with a solid 19 pound Sacramento River striped bass caught on July 6 near Tisdale. 

photo courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service


Sacramento River report.

July 15,2014

The excitement is building here on the Sacramento River in anticipation for tomorrow morning’s Sacramento River salmon season opener below the Red Bluff Diversion Dam.  This years salmon return is predicted to be strong again and will remain open until December 16th.  The Sacramento River wild rainbow trout fishing is still going strong with cold water flowing through Downtown Redding from Keswick Dam.  The Sacramento River wild rainbow trout fishing has been best from Redding, Ca. down through Anderson, Ca. side drifting small egg colored glo bugs.  Trout average 1-3 pounds with larger 4 and 5 pound trout caught and released daily. Backtrolling small hotshot lures in size # 50 and # 70 lures are also producing nice bows. Best lure colors to consider are silver or gold patterns.

Sacramento River fly fishing report

Much of the same this week as The Fly Shop guides are reporting good action early and late. The PMD mayfly hatch is starting an hour or so before dark and fish are feeding on these bugs into the night and early morning. Right at dark the big Hydropsyche caddis are hatching and can make for some really exciting dry fly fishing opportunities! Popular flies have been micro mayflies, various PMD mayfly nymph patterns, dark lords, Mercer’s missing links, TFS caddis poopahs, and elk hair caddis.

Trinity River salmon fishing report

The Trinity River is still providing fair salmon fishing from Lewiston downriver through Junction City.  Driftboats averaging 1 salmon per day from 10-15 pounds.  Summer steelhead 3- 8 pounds are also being hooked while salmon fishing the Trinity River.  Back bouncing small kf-15 and kf-14 Brads killerfish sardine wrapped lures and roe working best from the drift boats.  Bank fishermen should try drifting roe and tuna balls.  The Spring salmon fishing on the Trinity River below Lewiston, Ca. should last into early August.

Upper Rogue River salmon fishing report

The current releases from Cole River Hatchery is 1500 cfs.  The upper Rogue is low but the salmon are more concentrated in the holes.  Guide Randy Nelson reports low river conditions but good salmon fishing. Drift boats are averaging 2 to 3 kings per trip from Shady Cove to Gold Hill Oregon.  Salmon average 12 to 16 pounds with larger salmon in the low 20 pounds class being landed at the time of this report. Back trolling sardine wrapped k-15 kwikfish lures or roe working best now.  There are some Summer steelhead 3 to 6 pounds showing and being hooked while salmon fishing. New early arriving Fall salmon are entering the Gold Beach area now.  Look for more salmon to enter the Gold Beach area of the Rogue River now through August.


Northern California’s  Sacramento and Trinity River fishing report and Southern Oregon’s Rogue 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 http://www.sacramentofishing.com

Sacramento River fly fishing report courtesy of The Fly Shop in Redding (530) 222-3555


About The Author

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.

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