Sacramento River fishing report 8-17-2014

There has been some really good salmon fishing happening this weekend on the Sacramento River from Anderson Balls Ferry downriver through Chico.  There have been many salmon seen moving through the river at Chico, Hamilton City, Corning and even the  upper Sacramento River at Anderson Balls Ferry and the Jellys Ferry bridge. Some locations the bite is not great but many salmon are being seen moving through.   We did see more salmon hooked on Saturday by both private boaters and guide boats than earlier this week.  There looks to be a nice group of quality king salmon moving into the Sacramento River with fish from 15 to 22 pounds this weekend with the occasional bruiser over 30 pounds.  Both back bouncing sardine wrapped lures and roe working best, as well as drifting roe from the power boats.  The second half of August and all of September is a very good time to come salmon fishing on the Sacramento River.  Today’s Sacramento River fishing report for 8-17-2014 was written by Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs.

pictured is Deanna Davis from Modesto, Ca. with one of Saturday’s king salmon hooked with Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.  King salmon fishing really improving this weekend as reported by Sacramento River fishing guide Dave Jacobs.

Sacramento River fly fishing report

Fishing on the Lower Sacramento has been outstanding this past week. The bite seems to be good throughout the day with the upper sections of the river kicking out some really big rainbows, and the lower sections producing good numbers of 14”- 18” fish. Good flies have been: Rubber Leggs, small mayfly nymphs, caddis patterns(i.e.birds nests, poopahs) and egg patterns.

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.  The Sacramento River fly fishing report courtesy of The Fly Shop in Redding, Ca. (530) 222-3555  For more local fishing information, call guide Dave Jacobs at 1 (530) 646-9110 or visit the website at 


About The Author

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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