Sacramento River salmon fishing update Dave Jacobs July 14, 2014 Recent Catches Sacramento river salmon fishing update. July 14, 2014 The Sacramento River will officially open to king salmon fishing this Wednesday July 16th below the Red Bluff Diversion Dam. The salmon season predictions look promising and salmon fishing off the coast of Fort Bragg has been very good lately. Pictured here is Johnny Pearl from Lake County holding a quality chinook salmon caught on July 12th out of Fort Bragg. The salmon run on the Sacramento River will build through early August and begin its peak in mid August through October. The new run Late Fall king salmon season traditionally will start after Halloween and go until it closes on December 16th as reported by Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs.