pictured is John Billheimer from Discovery Bay, Ca. with one of the nine king salmon hooked with Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs. Today’s big fish was a 31.5 pound king salmon brought in on light tackle by Mike Roderick from Tracy, Ca.

Sac River salmon fishing report 8-21-2014

Salmon fishing on the Sacramento River has been very good this past week with many new salmon moving into the upper Sacramento River.  The best fishing has been from Bend Bridge downriver through Hamilton City.   Both private boaters and guides are hooking many kings 16 to 24 pounds with a very large salmon weighed in Tuesday at 40 pounds.  Back bouncing roe or sardine wrapped lures like the Brads Killerfish are working along with drifting roe.  Current releases from Keswick Dam near Redding have dropped to 7750 cfs.

Sacramento River fly fishing report

Fishing on the Lower Sacramento has been good 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. The Slower times seem to be between 2-5 p.m.. Good flies have been: Rubber Leggs, small mayfly nymphs S&M’s, Micro may’s, caddis patterns( birds nests, poopahs) and egg patterns.

Trinity River salmon fishing report

The Fall salmon run on the Trinity River is starting to build with new king salmon moving into the upper Trinity River near Lewiston, Ca.  A mix of adult salmon and jack salmon have been coming in this week with most fish averaging 12 to 15 pounds.   Backbouncing both roe and sardine wrapped lures are working from Lewiston down to Junction City.  There have been some guides reporting four to seven kings hooked a day this past week.

Rogue River salmon fishing report

Salmon fishing in the mouth of the Rogue River at Gold Beach has been fair at best this past week.  Not everyone is hooking kings but some days private boaters and guides are bringing three to four salmon to the net.  The run traditionally builds through August and into September.  The upper Rogue River near Shady Cove is still fishing good with a couple of kings a day coming in for guide Randy Nelson. The steelhead fishing has remained good with two to three steelhead per outing side drifting roe.

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. This weeks fly fishing report is courtesy of The Fly Shop in Redding (530) 222-3555.  For more local fishing information, call guide Dave Jacobs at 1 (530) 646-9110 or visit the website at http://www.sacramentofishing.com 

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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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