Sacramento River salmon fishing report.

The anticipation for the upcoming salmon fishing opener is already building.  There are some very large salmon being caught offshore this month and these salmon will begin making their upriver journey to the spawning grounds of the Sacramento River in July through October.  The Sacramento River will officially open to king salmon fishing below the Red Bluff Diversion Dam on Sunday July 16th.  The Sacramento River will remain open to salmon fishing for a full season through December 16, 2017.

Sacramento River shad fishing report.

The American shad have made their upriver migration to their spawning grounds now.  There are many good sized schools of shad from Red Bluff down through Chico.  The best shad fishing is early in the mornings and right before dusk.  Bet bets is side drifting small brightly colored weighted jigs tipped with a brightly colored curly tailed jig body. Shad fishing will continue through June and July.

Sacramento River rainbow trout fishing report.

The best trout fishing is happening now in downtown Redding to Anderson.  The upper 5.5 miles of Sacramento River in Redding is now closed to all fishing from the 44 bridge upriver to Keswick Dam.  This section of river in Redding will re open to fishing later this Summer on August 1st.  The best bets for conventional spin fishermen has been side drifting small hand tied glo bugs in various egg color patterns or back trolling small hot shot style plugs in the size 50, 60 and even 70.   There are also some trout being caught from Anderson downriver through Red Bluff.  Anglers on the Sacramento River are still picking up a few striped bass fishing early in the mornings and late in the evenings from Red Bluff downriver through Colusa, California.

Today’s Sacramento River fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.  For more local Northern California river fishing information, or to book a fishing trip, call guide Dave Jacobs direct at 1 (530) 646-9110 or visit for the regions most current fishing report.

Pictured today is Bill Casselman from Elk Grove California with one of his largest striped bass caught while out with Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service recently.

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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.

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