Sacramento River fishing report 9-30-2014.

The salmon fishing on the Sacramento River continues to be good with fresh quality salmon still showing daily.  Average size kings are 16 to 22 pounds with the occasional large salmon to 36 plus pounds.  Back trolling sardine wrapped lures like the Brad’s killifish plug’s are working all day now.  Backbouncing roe is also working later in the mornings and into the early afternoons.  Pictured is Anthony Lopes of Oakdale, Ca. with one of his two salmon limit he caught while out with Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs this weekend.  There seems to be new salmon moving in daily from Anderson Balls Ferry downriver through Butte City, Ca.  There are many salmon in the Barge Hole area located just below the mouth of battle Creek near Coleman Fish Hatchery this week with heavy boat pressure.  Most salmon in this area are very dark and have been in the river for a long time.  There are nice groups of fresh arriving salmon located downriver through Chico now and these kings are fresh and the fillets are deep red in color.  The Current river releases from Keswick Dam near Redding are 5000 cfs at this time.

Trinity River salmon and steelhead fishing report

The salmon fishing on the Trinity River continues to be good for a mix of fresh and darker king salmon 8 to 15 pounds on average.  There are some larger salmon over 20 pounds coming into the nets this past week.  The recent rains have moved up a nice push of both wild and hatchery steelhead 4 to 8 pounds now but there has been heavy steelhead fishing pressure by both drift boats and bank anglers.  As the salmon run winds down here on the Trinity there is fantastic fly fishing and conventional fishing opportunities for steelhead from now through Winter.

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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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