Sacramento River salmon fishing report 8-22-2017

The Sacramento River salmon fishing report 8-22-2017 is courtesy of Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs.

Northern California salmon fishing report.

The returns of king salmon are mixed here in Northern California in late August.  Traditionally many salmon anglers and guides alike are mostly on the entire stretch of the Sacramento River.  This season is very different in late August with few salmon on some of the rivers and more showing on others.  The Trinity River west of Redding has been fishing fantastic for over a month now with both adult and jack salmon being caught daily.  The Trinity River flows have now dropped and most of the fresh kings in the lower Trinity River gorge have moved up to the colder waters of Junction City, Douglas City and Lewiston.  Some Summer steelhead have also shown up this month in catchable numbers.

Over towards Oroville California the Feather River Outlet Hole has the flows and colder water that have attracted more fresh king salmon to the area.  Most of all of the salmon catching action has taken place in the Outlet Hole with a few being caught downriver of the Outlet Hole.  The Outlet Hole has been good for both bank and boat anglers with large and small fresh king salmon being caught.  Bank anglers have been successful casting large blue fox style spinners for king salmon to 20 plus pounds.  The boat anglers are doing well with sardine wrapped kwikfish style plugs or back bouncing roe in the Outlet Hole as reported by Sacramento salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs. Over on the Sacramento River the salmon schools are small and spread out.  One day a few kings hooked in Corning or Colusa, the next couple of days reports of a couple hooked in Los Molinos or Red Bluff California.  There have even been a couple hooked up the top end in the Barge Hole and canyon stretch below the hatchery.  With the tremendous salmon catching reports that have been coming out of the Golden Gate and Half Moon Bay for weeks now, there could be a very large push of king salmon into both the Sacramento and Feather rivers in the next four to six weeks.

Todays Sacramento,Feather and Trinity Rivers salmon and steelhead fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Sevice. 1 (530) 646-9110 www.sacramentofishing.com

To book your own salmon fishing vacation on the Sacramento, Feather or Trinity Rivers, call Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs direct at 1 (530) 646-9110 

Late August all of September and October are great times to salmon fishing in the Sacramento River valley.

Recent catches on the Trinity River tis month.

Pictured today is a nice catch of fresh king salmon from the Trinity River in August.  Many kings have been moving up the Trinity River in late July and all of August.

About The Author

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.