Northern California fishing report 12-3-2015.

Sacramento River late Fall salmon fishing report.

The salmon fishing has picked up recently with the arrival of new, late Fall king salmon on the Sacramento River. Many salmon this week landed were fresh, hard fighting salmon 22 to 40 pounds with a few jack salmon mixed in. All late Fall Sacramento River king salmon were brought in on back trolled large sardine wrapped lures like the Brads KF-16 Killerfish plug. Late Fall salmon fishing will remain open until the end of the fishing day on December 16th. Best salmon fishing is from the Barge Hole near Anderson Balls Ferry downriver through Colusa. There are also steelhead moving up with these groups of salmon with side drifting roe/puffball combos producing best. This weeks rains will certainly attract more late Fall king salmon upriver in the coming days.

Trinity River steelhead fishing report.

The best steelhead fishing in Northern California is taking place now on the Trinity River from Lewiston downriver through Del Loma. Both spin and fly fishermen are doing best from either a driftboat or from the bank drifting small glo bugs in various egg catching colors or roe/puffball combos. Back trolling small steelhead plugs has also been very good like the maglip 3.0 or 3.5 sizes or small hot shot lures. Many steelhead are averaging 3 to 6 pounds with a few larger steelhead 7 to 8 pounds mixed in. The Trinity River has been quite crowded but with the recent rains anglers can expect the steelhead fishing upriver near Douglas City and Lewiston to really pick up.

Pictured this week is a double hook up of Sacramento River late Fall king salmon while out with guide Dave Jacobs of Professional Guide Service recently.  Bob Schlick from Cupertino, Ca. (left) and Don Nehring from Pacifica, Ca. (right) hold their Sacramento River late Fall salmon double hook up.

This weeks Sacramento and Trinity River salmon and steelhead fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service. For more local river fishing information call guide Dave Jacobs direct at 1 (530) 646-9110 or visit his website at

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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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