Trinity, Sacramento River salmon fishing report.

There are small groups of beautiful Spring king salmon entering the Trinity River daily at the time of this report.  Numbers of salmon at the Junction City Weir have been low as of late, but there are still groups of salmon making their way upriver to the hatchery.  Currently flows to the Trinity River have dropped to 600 cfs and are scheduled to drop to 450 cfs by the end of June.  Best bets have been back bouncing roe or back trolling sardine wrapped Brad’s KF-15 Killer fish lures in silver and  chartreuse color combos.  Bobber fishing has not been very productive this week for king salmon.  There are also small groups of Summer steelhead in the Trinity River to 8 pounds.  Back trolling small 3.0 and 3.5 maglip lures are working as well original wee wart and pee wee wart plugs.  Spring king salmon fishing will only improve and should be good through mid to late July.

Sacramento River striper fishing

The Sacramento River has been producing some incredible striper fishing in June.  There are very large keeper sized stripers coming in daily.  Limits of keeper sized stripers have been biting best early in the mornings and late in the evenings well after dark on top water plugs.  Many of the stripers are following down the schools of out migrating salmon.  Striper fishing should remain very good well into July as the small salmon move downriver.

Sacramento River wild rainbow trout fishing

The good Spring wild rainbow trout fishing is starting to slow down as Summer approaches.  There are a few wild trout coming in daily but most are quite small as you move downriver below the closed trophy trout fishing section in downtown Redding.  The upper 5.5 miles of prime trout fishing waters are still closed from the Highway 44 bridge in redding all the way up to the base of Keswick Dam.  This section of the Sacramento River will remain closed until July 31, 2015.

Sacramento River salmon season update

The Sacramento River will officially open on the morning of July 16th 150 feet below the Sycamore Boat launch in Red Bluff. The Sacramento River will remain open for  a full salmon season until December 16, 2015.  This years Sacramento River Fall run return is predicted to be very strong with 652,000 kings projected as the 2015 ocean abundance numbers have been released this past Spring.  The upper Sacramento River will officially open on August 1, 2015 from The Red Bluff Diversion Dam up to the Deschutes Bridge in Anderson.

This weeks Sacramento and Trinity River fishing reports are courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.  For more regional fishing information, call guide Dave Jacobs direct at (530) 646-9110 or visit the website at 

Pictured this week is Rick Fusi and James Munro with a fresh Spring run Trinity River salmon caught while out with Dave Jacobs of Professional Guide Service.

Photo courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.

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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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