Sacramento River salmon fishing guide.

Sacramento River fishing report.

The wild rainbow trout fishing near Redding and Anderson, Ca. continues to be fair to good for multiple rainbow trout one to two pounds on average.  There are some larger rainbows coming in three pounds or better but the larger trout are harder to find with the recent upper river closure in effect in downtown Redding.  Currently the upper 5.5 miles of Sacramento River from the Highway 44 bridge upriver to Keswick Dam will remain closed until July 31st.  Both conventional spin and fly fishermen are catching Sacramento trout from the Highway 44 bridge downriver to Red Bluff.  Best bets have been side drifting small glo-bugs in various egg color patterns from either a jet boat or drift boat.  June is a very good time to fish for wild bows on the Sacramento River as reported by Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs.  This years American shad run has also been going well for multiple hook ups on shad one to three pounds.  Best bets have been brightly colored jigs tipped with chartreuse curly tailed grubs fished early in the mornings and in the evenings.  Shad fishing should remain good through the rest of June from Red Bluff down river through Chico.

Trinity River salmon fishing report.

With the higher releases on the Trinity River in May and early June, flows are still dropping into fishable conditions and attracting this seasons Spring run king salmon up the Trinity River.  Very good schools of Spring salmon have been passing through the lower Klamath River in May and are making their way up the Lower Trinity River now.  There are some good drift fishing opportunities now from Willow Creek upriver through the falls.  Flows will continue to steadily drop on the Trinity through June and anglers can expect better drift boat and bank fishing for Spring salmon through June and into July.  Side drifting roe or tuna balls from the bank is working best now with the higher flows as reported by Trinity River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs.

Northern California salmon fishing update.

Sacramento River. The current ocean abundance estimates are in and are 25% higher than last seasons abundance numbers. The Sacramento River is estimated at 652,000 king salmon and the Klamath River system is estimated at 423,000 king salmon. This year there are a couple of new changes on both the Sacramento and Klamath Rivers. On the Sacramento River, the salmon season will open on July 16th and remain open for a full season until closing on December 16th. The new Sacramento River salmon possession limits are four king salmon in possession and a daily bag limit of two salmon per angler.

Klamath River. Over on the Klamath River there is a new closure at the mouth of Blue Creek, the most popular fishing spot on the Klamath River in the Summer and early Fall. This will undoubtedly make the July steelhead fishing season very tough but August on should see a good group of salmon and steelhead spread throughout the open section of the Klamath River. Starting June 14, there will be no fishing allowed 500 feet above and one half mile below Blue Creek through September 14. The mouth of Blue Creek will remain closed 500 feet above and 500 feet below the mouth of the creek from September 15 through December 31. There is also a catch and keep regulation at the spit of the Klamath River this season. Anglers are to keep all legally caught king salmon and are to cease fishing the Klamath spit area after the angler legally lands his or hers two adult king salmon.



About The Author

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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