Redding, California trout fishing.

The Redding, California trout fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service. Currently the flows from this weeks recent heavy rain has put any fishing on hold until flows drop back to fishable levels.   These high flows will definitely attract new white sturgeon up to the Colusa area.  Unfortunately the same goes for the Trinity River steelhead fishing near Lewiston. As the river flows drop on the Trinity look for steelhead fishing to pick back up in the upper reaches near Lewiston.  Steelhead have been in catchable numbers up until this last storm.

Smith River steelhead fishing.

At the time of this report the flows on the Smith River are dropping now after high flows from recent rains.  The Smith River is looking like it should be at very good fishable levels starting this weekend.  All forks of the Smith should begin to fish very good from the bank upriver and from the bank and a drift boat this coming weekend/week down below the forks.  More rain is forecasted next week so call ahead for current conditions.

Chetco River steelhead fishing.

Just a short drive North of the California/Oregon border runs the Chetco River, another great choice for steelhead fishing this coming weekend/week.  Flows here too are forecasted to drop into fishable levels this weekend and should fish great as the Chetco usually comes into shape just a couple of days behind the Smith, one of California’s fastest clearing river’s.  The steelhead fishing on both the Smith and Chetco started off slow over the holidays and with the recent rains there should be plenty of chrome bright steelhead running up towards the spawning grounds.

This weeks Sacramento, Trinity, Smith and Chetco river’s fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.  For more local Northern California river fishing information, call guide Dave Jacobs direct at 1 (530) 646-9110 or visit

Pictured this week is Bryce Linder from Rd Bluff, Ca. with a Eel River steelhead caught and released just before the big storm hit Northern California.  Steelhead season is in full swing on many Northern California and Southern Oregon river’s. photo courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.


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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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