Sacramento River fishing report 1-3-2017.

Todays Sacramento River fishing report 1-3-2017 is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.  For more local river fishing information in Northern California and current fishing reports year round follow Dave Jacobs in

The salmon fishing season has come to a close as of December 16th and will tentatively re open to salmon fishing in mid July 2017.  There are many other fishing opportunities on the Sacramento River this time of year and into the spring 2017.  Currently the Sacramento River white sturgeon run is ramping up with new sturgeon arriving upriver for the spawn with every high water event.  This years recent rains and river rises are attracting new sturgeon upriver daily as reported by Sacramento River sturgeon fishing guide Dave Jacobs.

Sacramento River wild rainbow trout fishing.

There are also wild rainbow trout fishing trips available up river in the Redding California section of the Sacramento River. Sacramento River trout fishing guide Dave Jacobs reports steady trout fishing action up high from Keswick Dam downriver through Red Bluff, California.  There are also some wild and hatchery steelhead in the Sacramento River at this time of year.

Trinity River steelhead fishing.

To the West of Redding California just a sort 30 minute drive now that highway 299 over Buckhorn Summit has been straightened out, steelhead fishing is improving daily.  With this winters recent rains and river rises, new steelhead are arriving from Del Loma California upriver through Lewiston California.  These steelhead are being caught by both fly and conventional fishermen with the conventional fishermen doing well at this time.  Anglers on the Trinity River can target the wild and hatchery steelhead from either the bank or drift boat.  Steelhead fishing will remain strong here through March.

Smith River steelhead fishing.

The winter steelhead fishing season is just starting out on the Smith River as reported by Smith River steelhead fishing guide Dave Jacobs.  The Smith River is low and in need of more rain at the time of this report.  More rain is forecasted late this week certain to bring the Smith River flows up and attract new steelhead into the river.  The Smith River steelhead are fresh from the salt and average 6 to 8 pounds with many double digit sized steelhead hooked everyday.  10 to 16 pound steelhead on the Smith River are very common and all wild steelhead must be released unharmed by anglers.  Prime steelhead fishing months are January, February and March.

Chetco River steelhead fishing.

The Chetco River just a short 20 minute drive to the North of the Smith River is located near Brookings Oregon and provides steelhead enthusiast another great option in the winter.  The Chetco River steelhead fishing has been good recently and will only get better with the recent rains predicted to come this week.  Chetco River steelhead fishing guide Dave Jacobs reports good fishing last weekend as the Chetco River dropped and cleared.  The Chetco River had both wild and hatchery steelhead spread out in the lower river.  Look for good pushes of steelhead to come in on this weekends forecasted rains.

pictured is John Adams from Turlock California with a fresh Chetco River steelhead recently caught while out with Chetco River steelhead fishing guide Dave Jacobs.

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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