Sacramento River Salmon Fishing: Full Season Opens July 2017 Dave Jacobs June 2, 2017 Fishing Report Sacramento River Salmon Fishing:Full Season Opens July 2017. Sacramento River salmon fishing report. The Sacramento River will officially open to king salmon fishing on July 16th 150 below the Sycamore boat launch in Red Bluff. The salmon fishing season will remain open for a full season closing after December 16th. Each angler will be allowed two king salmon per day with a four salmon per person possession limit. Salmon fishing will open above the Red Bluff Diversion Dam on August 1st and will be open to salmon fishing all the way to the Deschutes Bridge. The Sacramento River is well known for producing the California state record king salmon, a huge 88 pound king salmon! Popular king salmon fishing locations are the Barge Hole below Coleman Hatchery, Red Bluff California, Woodson Bridge, Hamilton City California and Chico. The Sacramento River season will build and peak from July, August, September and October. The new run of king salmon, The Late Fall King salmon run will start in late October and build and peak through mid December 2017.