Sacramento River salmon fishing report 7-9-2015.

Sacramento River salmon season opening information.

Next week on Thursday July 16th, the Sacramento River will officially open to king salmon fishing 150 feet downstream of the Sycamore boat launch near the Red Bluff Diversion Dam. The section of river from the Red Bluff Diversion Dam upstream to the Deschutes Bridge in Anderson will open to salmon fishing on August 1st. This season is forecasted to be strong with 652,000 king salmon estimated to be in the ocean for this upcoming fishing season. Anglers will be allowed to salmon fish a full season from July 16th through December 16th. Each angler will be allowed two adult king salmon per day. Also, this season an angler will be allowed to possess a total of four adult salmon on the Sacramento River system. Note, daily bag limits of two salmon are different from possession limits of four salmon.

Trinity River salmon fishing report.

The Spring salmon run is now pushing into the Trinity River now. Salmon fishing has started out tough with the poor visibility and high flows in June but as more salmon push up the salmon fishing should really improve in July. Current Trinity River flows are now at 450 cfs and will remain there through September. Side drifting or back bouncing roe/tuna back trolling sardine wrapped Brads Killifish lures are working best for both bank and drift boat fishermen. Best salmon fishing is from Lewiston downriver through Del Loma, Ca.

Sacramento River trout and shad fishing report.

With the upper 5.5 miles of Sacramento River still closed to all fishing, the section from the Highway 44 bridge downriver through Anderson is producing mostly small wild rainbow trout with the occasional bigger trout over 18 inches. Back trolling small hot shot style lures in size 50 and 70 are working well for conventional anglers. Trout fishing in downtown Redding should be fantastic when it reopens on August 1st. There are still large schools of shad in the upper Sacramento River near Red Bluff, Ca. This has been a very good late season run of shad with double digit hook ups early in the mornings and late in the evenings. Side drifting small curly tailed grubs in bright colors are still the hot ticket for shad in Red Bluff.

This weeks Trinity, Klamath and Sacramento River fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service. The Shasta Lake fishing report is courtesy of Phils Propellers and Dave Jacobs. For more local regional fishing information, please call guide Dave Jacobs direct 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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