Early June Report: Salmon Season Beginning, Striper & Rainbow Trout Tapering Off Dave Jacobs June 4, 2017 Fishing Report 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.