Sacramento River Striper Guides:Fishing Report May 16, 2017.

Sacramento River Striper Fishing Report May 16, 2017.

The striper fishing this month so far has been nothing short of spectacular on both the Sacramento and Feather River’s.  The daily limit style fishing has held on the Sacramento and Feather River’s despite rising and falling river flows.  Over on the Feather River, the lower river flows earlier in the month led to lights out striper fishing. There were fast limits for anglers using a variety of baits and techniques to catch their larger stripers 18 to 25 inches on average.  Some very big stripers were brought in as well with many large hens in the area ready to spawn.  There was a massive spawn we witnessed one evening with hundreds upon hundreds of spawning stripers for hours as the high flows of late April receded.   River flows on the Feather River finally rose slowing the incredible striper bite down.  Many anglers made the move over to the Sacramento River which also had a small rise only helping the bite by cooling the river temperatures down.  The striper fishing on the Sacramento River picked up this week in and around Colusa California with many stripers 17 to 23 inches coming into the nets.  Some days you would have to work through many small school sized stripers to box you limit but the catching action was non stop.  May is still fishing well on the Sacramento River and anglers look like they will get another shot at a large river flow drop on the Feather River soon.

Sacramento River fishing guide Dave Jacobs will be available for a variety of fishing trips trough the rest of 2017.  We will be available to book both small and large groups for king salmon, striped bass, rainbow trout, shad and steelhead.  Call guide Dave Jacobs direct to book your fishing vacation today at 1 (530)646-9110

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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.