Sacramento River salmon fishing August 17, 2017.

The report for Sacramento River salmon fishing August 17, 2017 is courtesy Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service in Redding California.

Trinity River salmon and steelhead fishing report.

Here on the Trinity River flows have dropped very low and river temperatures have risen, attracting more fresh king salmon and steelhead.  Many kings salmon 8 to 12 pounds with several salmon 12 to 20 pounds have arrived in the upper Trinity River from Lewiston downriver through Douglas City.  Back bouncing roe or back trolling small sardine wrapped flatfish plugs have been working best. More adult steelhead are beginning to show in the area as well along with the king salmon.

Sacramento River salmon fishing report.

The salmon fishing on the upper Sacramento River near Woodson Bridge has continued to be slow with just a few king salmon moving through. This is the time of the month that more salmon begin to show in the area as mid and late August are great times to salmon fish here in the Woodson Bridge Area of the Sacramento River. There have been a few salmon caught recently from the Barge Hole downriver through Corning, but nothing like what it should be yet.  There are reports of groups of salmon moving through the lower Sacramento River near Sacramento and Verona recently. Some of those salmon will push up the Feather and other will continue up the Sacramento River. If the hot ocean bite is any indication of what is to come in river this Fall, salmon fishing could be very good.

Feather River salmon fishing report.

Over on the Feather below Oroville, there have been a few more king salmon showing in and around the Outlet Hole.  Flows on the Feather have been good and the higher flows have attracted salmon up out of the Verona area.  More salmon have been hooked here both off the bank and out of the boats.  The salmon fishing here could be very good soon, with strong releases of water being released out of the Feather River.   King salmon are being caught from both the bank and boat fishermen now on sardine wrapped kwikfish style plugs, roe or heavy blue fox style spinners.

Todays Sacramento, Trinity and Feather River salmon fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.  For more local river fishing information or to book a salmon fishing trip, call guide Dave Jacobs direct at (530)646-9110 or visit

Pictured Today is Don and Gina Ortega from Hayward California with one of this months incredible “double hook ups” on king salmon on the Trinity River while out with Northern California salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs.  

About The Author

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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