Sacramento River salmon fishing August 20,2017.

Toda’s Sacramento River salmon fishing August 20, 2017 is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.

Sacramento River salmon fishing.

There are groups of fresh king salmon going into the Sacramento River this past week.  The better fishing is happening in many different sections of river from Chico to the Barge Hole.  If you fish the right section on any given day you could score on bright king salmon.  The salmon are moving through and not really holding up in any section.  Salmon have been caught in Chico, Red Bluff, Anderson Balls Ferry, Los Molinos, Corning, Hamilton City and Colusa, California. These small schools of salmon are definitely scattered but anglers putting in the their time are hooking fresh king salmon on the Sacramento River.

Over on the Feather River below Oroville, California, there are schools of fresh salmon moving into the Feather River Outlet Hole.  Some kings are being seen downriver towards Gridley but fewer kings are being hooked below the Outlet Hole. Almost all of the action is in the Outlet Hole from the boats and from the bank.  Bank anglers casting blue fox style spinners are scoring some kings daily.  Backtroling sardine wrapped plugs are scoring from the boats as well as back bouncing roe. With the great ocean reports as of late, there may be a great push of king salmon into the Sacramento, American and Feather Rivers.  Anglers looking for chances at multiple hook ups on king salmon should give the Trinity River a try from Lewiston to Douglas City, California. There have been many king salmon and a few steelhead moving through for the last five weeks as reported by Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs. Pictured is a nice group of king salmon hooked on the Trinity River with Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service this month back bouncing roe.

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Dave Jacobs

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.