Sacramento River fishing report July 1, 2016.

Sacramento River trout and shad fishing report.

The trout fishing on the Sacramento River has slowed this past week for the conventional spin fishermen.  Drifting small egg color combos have still caught some very nice wild trout.  The double digit hook ups have slowed as most of the in river sucker and trout spawns have finished up.  Drifting small spoons and back trolling small hot shot style lures in the size 50 and smaller sizes have picked up some more wild bows’ over three pounds this week.  Best fishing has been from the 44 bridge in downtown Redding downriver to Anderson, Ca. with most rainbow trout averaging one to three pounds.

The shad fishing in the Red Bluff section of Sacramento River has really improved with the hotter days and arrival of large schools of American shad.  These hard fighting shad are biting best early in the mornings and late in the evenings.  Side casting small brightly colored jigs tipped with a small one inch curly tailed grub has worked best.  The top producing jig colors have been chartreuse, hot pink and pink and white.  The shad fishing will continue well into July right up to the opening of king salmon which will happen on July 16th below the Red Bluff Diversion Dam.

Sacramento River fishing guides.

This weeks Sacramento River trout and shad fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.  For the most current and up to date Northern California river fishing reports, call guide Dave Jacobs direct at 1 (530) 646-9110 or visit his website at Guide Dave Jacobs is now taking reservations for the very best Sacramento River salmon fishing days now from July 16th through December 16th.

Pictured this week is Bryce Linder and guide Dave Jacobs with a very large Feather river king salmon caught on a previous salmon fishing trip.  The Sacramento and Feather Rivers open on July 16th offering the best salmon fishing in Northern California for large hard fighting 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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