Sacramento River striper fishing guide 2-26-2015.

There are very nice groups of white sturgeon arriving to the spawning grounds of the Sacramento River at this time.  Sacramento River conditions are low and getting clearer and there are sturgeon rolling throughout the Sacramento River from Butte City downriver to Knights Landing.  The majority of sturgeon are not biting well at this time but that will change quickly as the sturgeon spawn ramps up in March.  There are also large groups of stripers in the bay staging to make their journey up the Sacramento River to spawn as well with April and May being prime striper fishing months.  Pictured is Chris and Dakota from Northern California with a nice white sturgeon they caught and released while fishing on the Legal Limit this week.  Best Sacramento River sturgeon fishing is in March as reported by Sacramento River striper fishing guide Dave Jacobs.

Sacramento River trout fishing report 2-26-2015

With the low and clearer river conditions in downtown Redding, wild rainbow trout fishing is picking back up for both conventional and fly fishermen.  Drift fishing from a driftboat is working best side drifting small egg colored baits in yarn or beads at this time as reported by Sacramento River trout fishing guide Dave Jacobs.  The trout season is going to only get better in the Spring as flows increase and the post spawn bows’ return back to the river from the spawning tributaries in the region.

Smith River steelhead fishing report 2-26-2015.

The steelhead fishing on the Smith River has been going good for the last two weeks but is now very low and clear making for tough steelhead fishing conditions.  There is very little rain in the forecast and the Smith river is in need of some rain to spark things back up.  The steelhead season will remain open until March 31, 2015 as reported by Smith River steelhead fishing guide Dave Jacobs.

Chetco River steelhead fishing report 2-26-2015.

The steelhead fishing on the Chetco River near Brookings Oregon has been very good for the last two weeks but here too, low clear fishing conditions are responsible for tougher fishing the last several days.  As the crowds diminish here, there are fresh and downriver steelhead to be caught for those that are quit and stealthy.  The best fishing has been side drifting from the drift boats with a small piece of roe/puffball combination.  The season will remain open until March 31,2015 as reported by Chetco River steelhead fishing guide Dave Jacobs.

Eel River steelhead fishing report 2-26-2015.

Earlier this week there was good steelhead fishing happening on the South Fork Eel River from Garberville downriver to the confluence at the main stem Eel.  The South Fork Eel has dropped all week and is now low and clear, however, the main stem Eel River is now fishing for a mix of fresh and downriver steelhead 6 to 14 pounds.  Side drifting a small egg colored yarn balls or roe/puffball combos are working best from the drift boats as reported by Eel River steelhead fishing guide Dave Jacobs.

RIVER CONDITIONS CAN CHANGE VERY QUICKLY DUE TO RUNOFF FROM RAINS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SOUTHERN OREGON. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL AHEAD FOR CURRENT RIVER CONDITIONS AS THEY WILL CHANGE QUICKLY THIS TIME OF YEAR.

The Northern California and Southern Oregon fishing report of the Chetco, Trinity, Eel and Smith River’s are 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 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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