Sacramento River salmon fishing report Dave Jacobs August 10, 2016 Sacramento River fishing reports, Trophy Fish Sacramento River salmon fishing report. This weeks Sacramento River salmon fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service. The Sacramento River is now open above and below the Red Bluff Diversion Dam. The king salmon fishing has been slow for almost all anglers out there in late July and early August. If you are fortunate enough to get in front of one of the Sacramento River king salmon you will be rewarded with one of California’s hardest fighting freshwater fish. The bites are far and few between but the quality of these king salmon are great this time of year. The king salmon run will continue to build daily and salmon fishing should only improve from this point forward. The peak season is typically mid to late August and all of September. The early arriving kings haven’t shown up in late July but many agree that is about to change with the fantastic ocean fishing reports that have been coming in this Summer. The Sacramento River king salmon average 12 to 22 pounds with your larger kings tipping the scales from 25 to 40 plus pounds! Pictured is another recent Sacramento River king salmon caught here in early August with Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs. Sacramento River rainbow trout fishing. The Sacramento River rainbow trout fishing has now re opened with great results in the upper 5.5 mile section of Sacramento River above the highway 44 bridge in Redding. After being closed to all fishing since April 1st to protect the spawning Winter king salmon, this section has now re opened to trout fishing. The trout fishing since the August 1st opener has been great with double digit hook ups on wild rainbow trout one to three pounds on average. It is not uncommon for a four or five pound trout to be landed in this section daily. The best trout fishing is now from Redding downriver through Anderson for both conventional spin fishermen and fly fishermen. Early mornings and late evenings have been best as reported by Sacramento River trout fishing guide Dave Jacobs. Feather River king salmon fishing report. The Feather River king salmon fishing report is as follows. The Feather River flows are some of the best in the valley at this time and king salmon are making their way up the Feather River early this month with the high river releases. The salmon fishing has improved on the Feather River with the Outlet Hole section being one of the top producers from both the boats and the bank. Casting spinners from the bank has produced chrome bright king salmon 12 to 18 pounds recently as reported by Feather River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs. The salmon run here too will only improve from here on out as the Fall run king salmon make their upriver migration to the spawning grounds near Oroville, Ca.