Sacramento and Feather River salmon fishing guides.

The Sacramento and Feather River salmon fishing guides fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.

Feather River salmon fishing.

The best Sacramento River valley king salmon fishing can be found on the Feather River near Oroville California.  The king salmon are stacking up in the upper section of the Feather River near the Outlet Hole. Anglers looking for a peaceful and quiet salmon fishing experience need not to go to the Outlet Hole.  Anglers ready to “mix it up” and fish extremely close to other boats and many bank anglers, this is the place for you.  The Feather River Outlet Hole is stacking up with salmon and hundreds of anglers.  The bank fishermen are doing excellent casting hooks and beads for chrome bright king salmon.  Other bank fishermen are also doing very good casting and retrieving blue fox spinners in the #6 size.  The boat anglers are scoring on many king salmon in the white water of the Outlet Hole, yet anglers trying their luck downriver are scratching out a salmon or two at best this week.  Look for salmon fishing to continue to build on the Feather River as river flows increase in the very near future.

Sacramento River salmon fishing.

Over on the Sacramento River, king salmon have begun to show in small pods this past week.  The king salmon here are a mix of  chrome bright adult king salmon and chrome bright small male “jack”salmon.  The best bets here have been sardine wrapped Brad’s Killer Fish plugs in the KF-16, KF-15 and KF-14 sizes.  The better fishing is happening right into the afternoon with a great bite later in the morning and early afternoon. These king salmon are moving right through and not holding in any great numbers in any of the top salmon holding holes in the lower Sacramento River.  Better numbers of salmon are at the top below the Coleman Hatchery around the Barge Hole. Back bouncing sardine wrapped plugs and back bouncing roe tipped with a puffball are top techniques around the Barge Hole. Salmon fishing on the Sacramento River could get very good in September and early October. The Sacramento River salmon fishing will remain open to king salmon fishing through December 16th.

Trinity River salmon fishing.

The Trinity River below Lewiston California is seeing its fair share of returning king salmon this month.  Late July and August has been very good on the Trinity River from Lewiston through Junction City California.  Back bouncing roe or tuna balls has been good along with back trolled sardine wrapped plugs.  Flows have decreased over on the Trinity making for good bank access and good drift boating.  There are just a few days left on the Trinity River for king salmon fishing as it closes on September 1st.

Todays Sacramento, Feather and Trinity River salmon fishing reports are courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.  To book a salmon fishing trip with Dave Jacobs, or for more local river fishing information, call 1 (530) 646-9110 or visit

Pictured today is John Billheimer Jr.from Brentwood California with a fresh Feather River king salmon he caught this week while out with guide Dave Jacobs of Professional Guide Service.  Salmon fishing on the Sacramento and Feather Rivers are building everyday now. 

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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