Sacramento River fishing report 11-14-2014.

The Sacramento River has been challenging to fish due to poor water conditions in the upper reaches from Redding to Red Bluff but conditions do improve as flows move farther downriver.  Salmon and trout fishing has been slow in the upper section due to the color of the river but the new Late Fall run king salmon are starting to move up regardless.  There are a few very large and very high quality king salmon biting for us right now.  Pictured is Robert Ripley and John Pearl with a 33 pound Sac River Late Fall king salmon hooked Friday 11-14-2014 above Knights Landing.   Salmon fishing overall has been slow this past week but there have been a few new salmon coming into the nets as you can see in todays pic.  The Sacramento River steelhead fishing has been excellent below Red Bluff with the colored water helping the fishing downriver as reported by Sacramento River steelhead fishing guide Dave Jacobs.  There is a mix of hatchery and wild steelhead two and a half to eight pounds.  There are many steelhead three to four pound on average.  Multiple hook ups happening daily this past week below Red Bluff drifting bright colored puff balls tipped with a small piece of roe. The Late Fall salmon run will continue to build through December 16th with anglers best opportunity at catching the biggest and brightest kings of the season now.

Sacramento River fly fishing report

As of this morning 11/13/14, releases from Keswick Dam to the Sacramento River are 4500 CFS. The river remains off color and fishing for some is slower for some, but great for others. Have to work harder out there right now, but fish can still be caught. The water clears as you move down lower on the river, resulting in some decent fishing. In the dirty water, stick with dark flies (rubber legs, dark lords) and big egg patterns.

Trinity River steelhead fishing report 11-14-2014

Current releases to the Trinity River from Lewiston Dam are now at the base winter rate of 300 cubic feet per second. Fishing was good on the Trinity this past week. Had some really great reports this past week from Pigeon Point to Lewiston. Low water levels are making things slightly tougher. Good flies have been rubber legs, egg patterns, Copper Johns, PT’s, and mayfly nymphs. 11-14-2014

The Northern California fishing report of the Sacramento and Trinity River’s are courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service. The 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

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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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