Feather River salmon fishing guide 9-12-2017

The Feather River salmon fishing guide 9-12-2017 fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.

Feather River salmon fishing report.

Simply put, salmon fishing is RED HOT on the Feather River near Oroville, California now.  We have been experiencing full boat limits for the last ten days now and there seems to be thousands of king salmon that have arrived to the upper reaches of the Feather River near Oroville.  With lots of cold water racing down the Feather River, king salmon are having no problem finding their way to the spawning grounds.  We have seen many other boats and bank anglers doing great as well.  The great salmon fishing should last right up through October here.  All salmon are large averaging 16 to 24 pounds with several kings over 30 pounds!

Sacramento River salmon fishing report.

Over on the Sacramento River king salmon fishing is fair at best compared to the Feather River’s salmon return.  There are a few returning up the Sacramento River, but most of the salmon are small 7 to  12 pounds with the rare 20 pound salmon coming into he nets.  The best fishing has been near the Barge Hole below the the Coleman Hatchery at Anderson balls Ferry.  The Sacramento River salmon run could get better in the coming days but usually the run in full stride by mid September.  Drifting roe tipped with a puffball and bait button has been top technique with back trolling a sardine wrapped flatfish style plug a close second.

pictured is the Johnson family from Los Altos California with their full boat limits of king salmon caught on the Feather River with Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service September 11, 2017.

 

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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.