Sac River striper fishing guide March 26, 2015.

The Best Sac River striper fishing is slowly beginning below Colusa and above Knights Landing.  There are some shaker size and keeper sized stripers to 12 pounds coming in.  The fishing is not wide open yet but the peak Spring spawn is just around the corner with April May being peak.  The fishing has been touch and go with the bite happening in the mornings and evenings. Another good option is sturgeon fishing as the white sturgeon spawn is happening now from Butte City down through Knights Landing.  Anchor fishing with various baits like pile worms or lamprey eel at night have been working well.

Sacramento River trout fishing.

The trout fishing in the upper Sacramento River in and around Redding has improved with better water color for anglers drifting various egg color glo bugs.  There is both conventional and fly fishing happening now with great weather but very low flows.  Boaters should exercise extreme caution when boating the Sacramento River at these low levels.  There are many sand/gravel bars and submerged trees that boaters need to be aware of.  The trout fishing will only improve as April and May are very good times to trout fish on the Sacramento River.  Another good option for wild rainbow trout one to three pounds is to back troll small hot shot style lures in the size 50 size 70.

Shasta Lake bass fishing.

Phils Prop Shop in Redding reports very good bass fishing on all arms of Shasta Lake this past week/weekend.  Best bets have been fishing the shore out to 15 feet deep with tube baits and senkos.  The best tube colors recently have been mud pie and green pumpkin.  Best senko colors have been electric shad and green pumpkin.

Pictured is Mike Rasmussen from Red Bluff with a very nice keeper size Sac River striper while out with Sacramento River striper fishing guide Dave Jacobs below Colusa this week.

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.