Salmon fishing Sacramento River.

The salmon fishing Sacramento River is now really building with more new salmon showing to their spawning grounds.  There are many more salmon rolling and moving through here in September than were found in July and August.  The salmon bite has not been red hot as you would think with the numbers of king salmon that are rolling and moving through.  Not many salmon are being brought in but when you do hook up,  the kings have been large in the 20 plus pound class and in very good shape.  The salmon fillets in the lower river have been very good for you to take home and look like the kings we are used to seeing in mid to late August.  Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs reports most king salmon hauled in are large, three and four year old kings.  Very few two year old king salmon are showing at this time but many of the female king salmon brought in still have small immature egg skeins like we are used to seeing in August during a normal salmon season.

Sacramento River fishing tips.

These Sacramento River fishing tips are courtesy of guide Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.  With the many rolling kings salmon starting to show up,  picking your technique and bait is key to getting that trophy Sacramento River king salmon.  Fishing cured salmon roe or wrapped kwikfish style lures are top picks. Some are finding success drifting roe/puffball combos through the salmon holding waters.  Others are carefully choosing the right size and colored kwikfish styled lure to get these kings to bite.  Fresh bait wraps will always be a top producer over the lures with older washed out baits.  Taking the time to pull over, slow down and re wrap will increase your bites tremendously. The size lure is important as well as the KF-15 and KF-16 Brads sizes are two of the top choices on king salmon in the Sacramento River.  Try mixing it up a bit with rattles and non rattles in your lures.  I have had good success salmon fishing both rattling and non rattling plugs lately.

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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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