Sacramento River salmon fishing report 8-14-2014

Salmon fishing on the Sacramento River has been steady this past week as more new salmon have been showing daily.   August is traditionally a very good time to come catch Sacramento River king salmon with the peak salmon fishing in September.  This past week salmon have averaged 16 to 20 pounds with several big kings in the low 30 pound class weighed in.  Both private anglers and Sacramento River salmon fishing guides doing best from Anderson Balls Ferry, Ca. downriver through Hamilton City, Ca.   Backbouncing   salmon roe or sardine wrapped KF-16 Brad’s killifish lures are working best now.  Current releases from Keswick Dam are 8250 cfs.

Trinity River salmon fishing report

The upper Trinity River is starting to see a mix of older Spring run salmon with new Fall run salmon arriving daily.  New salmon have been reported starting to move upriver towards the colder water near Lewiston.  The best fishing has been from Lewiston downriver through Junction City where you find the salmon. Guide Todd Lebouff checked in and reported five king salmon landed on Saturday August 16th with several more hooked.  The salmon were amid of adult kings with a couple of very fresh jacks mixed in.    Back bouncing salmon roe or Back trolling sardine wrapped lures are working best now from the drift boats.  Drifting roe or tuna balls working best for bank anglers.

Klamath River salmon fishing report

The Fall run king salmon are starting to move into the Klamath River daily. Guide Gary Farley reports that salmon fishing at the mouth and upriver above Klamath has improved.  King salmon mostly 18 to 25 pounds being reported with very few jacks.  The steelhead fishing has been very good as well both above and below Blue Creek.   Side drifting roe for both salmon and steelhead working best for private boaters and guides.

Rogue River near Gold Beach Oregon

Large king salmon up to 35 pounds have been coming into the nets for both private boaters and guides.  Guide Randy Nelson reports one salmon per rod has been the norm here at Gold Beach with salmon averaging  18 to 30 pounds.  The action has really picked up this past week with better fishing still to come in August and September. The upper Rogue River near Shady Cove, Oregon has slowed a bit with a average of just one salmon per rod this week.  The Summer steelhead fishing has remained strong with a two steelhead per rod average this past week.

The Northern California and Southern Oregon fishing report of the Sacramento, Trinity, Klamath and Rogue River’s 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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