2017 Sacramento River salmon season update Dave Jacobs February 4, 2017 Sacramento River fishing reports 2017 Sacramento River salmon season update. This 2017 Sacramento River salmon season update and Northern California fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service. With the staggering numbers starting to come in this week of all of our major reservoirs filling to the brim, and the highest snowpack recorded to date in the last 22 years, California anglers can count on tremendous water conditions for salmon and striper fishing this year. With 100 percent of all Coleman National Hatchery salmon from two years ago and 60 percent of the three year olds being trucked down the Sacramento River and full reservoirs in Northern California, anglers are anxiously awaiting the start of the spring striper run and the Summer/Fall Sacramento River salmon return. Note that all of these trucking events were to increase survival due to California’s severe drought. Anglers on the Trinity River look to enjoy another Summer of high releases into the Trinity River this spring as this years water release schedule will probably be modeled after a high spring runoff. Shasta Lake is 37 feet from cresting, Oroville is 52 feet from full and Trinity Lake is 69 feet from cresting as reported by Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs. With the snowpack at 173 percent of what it should be this time of year it looks as all three reservoirs will fill to the brim. Water for these fish is mother natures best defense for better future returns and successful in river smolt releases from the hatcheries. This years snowpack will provide the much needed cold water pool in Lake Shasta to help young salmon survive in the hot summer months in the Sacramento River. Pictured guided Dave Jacobs and crew with a impressive haul of Northern California king salmon.