Sacramento River salmon fishing report.

Todays Sacramento River salmon fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service. Find more current Sacramento River salmon fishing reports at and

Sacramento River salmon fishing

The Late Fall salmon fishing on the Sacramento River has been slow early this past week due to the muddy river conditions.   As the Sacramento River began to clear the salmon fishing was fair around the Barge Hole for a couple of days.  Salmon fishing farther downriver has been very slow for the last few days as it has also come into plat now that the river has dropped and cleared.  The Sacramento River salmon season will remain open through December 16th.  Anglers can also count on a few nice steelhead mixed in this time of year as well.

Trinity River steelhead fishing

The Fall run of steelhead on the Trinity River has been far below average this season so far.  Last weekends rains should attract new groups of steelhead up but that has not happened yet here on the Trinity River.  Lewiston downriver through Del Loma has only seen a very small group of steelhead move in and only a few lucky anglers are landing adult steelhead to 6 pounds. Overall steelhead fishing on the Trinity River has been poor for many. Fishing pressure has been moderate, down this season from the heavy fishing pressure usually experienced when more steelhead are present in the system.

Sacramento River trout fishing

The Sacramento River trout fishing has been fair to good in the Redding area this past week. With fewer steelhead anglers on the Trinity River, many have been trying their luck here on the Sacramento River for its famed wild rainbow trout one to three pounds.  The better fishing has been happening from the drift boats and power boats for both conventional spin fishermen and fly anglers as well.   Trout fishing pressure has also been light this week with the recent rains.  Trout fishing in Redding is turning out to be a great go to option with the slower steelhead and salmon fishing happening here in the Sacramento River Valley.  Best water has been from Redding downriver through Anderson.  Here too anglers may pick up the occasional steelhead around the Anderson Balls Ferry section of river.

Pictured this week is Andrew Ghio from Sacramento Ca. with a chrome bright Late Fall king salmon he caught while out with Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service this week.   This king salmon took a sardine wrapped kwikfish style plug right near Anderson Balls Ferry.

This weeks Sacramento and Trinity River salmon, trout and steelhead fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.  For the most current Sacramento River fishing information, contact 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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