There are a few good fishing trips to choose from for the next few weeks on the Sacramento River.  Anglers have the choice to fish for stripped bass, american shad or wild rainbow trout in  a variety of different locations on the Sacramento River.  Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs reports that the 2017 Sacramento River salmon fishing will officially open in mid July in Red Bluff California.

On the Sacramento River in Colusa California anglers are picking up stripers and shad daily.  The striper fishing has tapered off some with many small stripers but with a little patience you can work through the small stripers and pick up a solid limit of keeper sized stripped bass.

Further to the North anglers are having very good success catching american shad from Colusa all the way upriver through Red Bluff California.  The Feather River also has a good showing of shad near Oroville California.  Casting brightly colored jigs is all it takes to get a hot bite going.

The wild rainbow trout fishing in Redding California has slowed a bit due to the recent closure of the upper 5.5 miles of prime trout fishing waters. These waters are now closed until August 1st to protect returning winter run salmon that spawn in that section.  The boating pressure is high from the 44 bridge in Redding California downriver through Red Bluff.  The better trout fishing is from the 44 bridge in Redding downriver towards Anderson.  The section of river from the 44 bridge upriver to the base of Keswick Dam closed to all fishing on May 26, 2017.

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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.