Sacramento River Fishing Report:June 26, 2017 Dave Jacobs June 26, 2017 Fishing Report Shad fishing on the Sacramento River has been very good from Red Bluff California downriver through Chico this week. The shad have been large and plentiful when you find a school to fish on the Sacramento River. All of the runs of fish this year on the Sacramento River have been very good with all of the water available from last winter’s rains. The best bets for big numbers of shad have been side drifting small brightly colored weighted jigs tipped with a small one inch curly tailed grub. You can use the one inch or two inch grub this season with the good river color from Red Bluff downriver. Best weighted jig colors are chartreuse, hot pink, red or flame. Best grub colors have been chartreuse or bubble gum pink. Anglers are still picking up striped bass as well mostly early in the mornings or late in the evenings on swim baits or topwater plugs.