Sacramento River salmon season Dave Jacobs July 7, 2016 Recent Catches Sacramento River salmon season Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs provides salmon fishing anglers the latest and most current Sacramento River fishing reports. With the 2016 Sacramento River salmon season opener just days away, anglers are gearing up for what looks to be another busy opener on Saturday July 16th. Pictured is Dave Jacobs and Alex Fulks with a chinook salmon caught in Alaska yesterday. We will be back in California this month for the entire Sacramento River salmon fishing season and look forward to fishing with you all. Sacramento River trout fishing report. The trout fishing on the Sacramento River began to slow two weeks ago for the conventional spin fishermen. However, with the increased flow to almost 10,000cfs and cooler days, the trout bite has improved again for both conventional spin and fly fishermen. The fly fishing trips have been best from the 44 bridge in Redding downriver through Anderson for rainbow trout one to three pounds. 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. Trout fishermen can expect fantastic trout fishing in the closed section as it re opens on August 1st after being closed to all fishing since April 1st. Sacramento River shad fishing report. The shad fishing in the Red Bluff section of Sacramento River has really improved with the hotter days in late June and the 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/white combo. The shad fishing will continue for the remainder of this month and typically slows as the shad spawn winds down by early August as reported by Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs.