Sacramento River salmon fishing report July 18, 2017 Dave Jacobs July 18, 2017 Trophy Fish Sacramento River salmon fishing report July 18, 2017. Today’s Sacramento River salmon fishing report July 18, 2017 is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service. The Sacramento River officially opened on Sunday July 16th. Most of the reports from anglers and guides alike were the same, not many salmon upriver yet. The salmon fishing out of the Golden Gate has been very good for weeks now and it looks like many of those salmon have not made their up river migration yet. There were just a few salmon brought in on Sunday from Colusa upriver to Red Bluff. The upper Sacramento River will open on August 1st through the famed Barge Hole above Red Bluff. Just a few salmon were caught on the Feather River as well. Flows and river temps on the Sacramento River are great and should attract and hold many kings as they enter the upper Sacramento River. The salmon season will build everyday through mid August. Late August and September traditionally are the peak times for Sacramento River salmon fishing. The most salmon should be in the river late August, all of September and through mid October. Every year trophy king salmon are caught in the 30 and 40 pound class with the occasional high 40’s low 50 pound salmon tipping the scales. The Sacramento River is home to the California State record king salmon….a huge 88 pound king salmon. The best dates for you to book your own Sacramento or Feather River salmon fishing vacation are available now. Call today to reserve the very best dates to salmon fishing on the Sacramento and Feather River’s.