Sacramento River salmon fishing report 10-29-2015.

The new Late Fall Sacramento River king salmon season is set to begin now as river flows have dropped and cooled this past week.  The Sacramento River Late Fall king salmon run offers some of the biggest and brightest king salmon of the season.  Typically we see the best Late fall salmon fishing in November and December with the peak going right up to the closure date of December 16th.  Back trolling large sardine wrapped plugs like the Brad’s KF-16 Killerfish lures are best for late Fall king salmon.  The Fall run is still going strong this past week with quick boat limits to 29 pounds.  There have also been a nice mix of hatchery steelhead too four pounds as well this week while back bouncing roe/puffball combos.  It definitely looks as if the Sacramento River Fall run will seamlessly overlap the early arrival the Late Fall salmon run.  Steelhead numbers will also improve and build through November and December.

Sacramento River trout and steelhead fishing report

The Sacramento River trout fishing is now in full swing as the Sacramento River Fall king salmon begin to spawn.  Anglers drifting small egg patterns are doing very well for double digit hook ups on rainbow trout one to three pounds and steelhead three to five pounds.   Both conventional spin and fly fishermen from the jet boats and drift boats are doing well now.   Redding, Anderson and Red Bluff have been very good areas to target the years hottest trout fishing on the Sacramento River. Trout fishing should remain strong through October and steelhead fishing will build through late November on the Sacramento River.  Boaters should pay very close attention to gravel/sand bars and submerged trees as they are more noticeable now as the Sacramento River flows have dropped by almost one third of what it was this summer up until this week.  River releases from Keswick have been reduced from 6800 cfs to 5000 cfs.

Pictured  is amazing example of the size of king salmon that are available for you to catch with guide Dave Jacobs of Professional Guide Service. This is trophy Late Fall Sacramento River king salmon caught by guide Dave Jacobs on last Novembers Sacramento River Late Fall king salmon fishing trip. 

This weeks Sacramento River salmon, trout and steelhead fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.  For more local fishing information contact guide Dave Jacobs at (530) 646-9110 or visit his website

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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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