Sacramento River fishing report 12-20-2017.

Today’s Sacramento River fishing report 12-20-2017 is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.

Sacramento River fishing report.

The Sacramento River salmon fishing season unfortunately has come to a close as of last Saturday.  The season ended very strong with some terrific salmon fishing experienced by many. The anglers that took advantage of the great weather in early to mid December were rewarded with some very nice king salmon.  “Some very fresh king salmon are in the river right now,” reports Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs.  “We have been lucky enough to bring in two to five of these big fresh king salmon everyday up until the closure of last Saturday evening.”  The king salmon bite was great from the Barge Hole all the way downriver through Chico.  Jacobs went on to report that there seemed to be many more large salmon willing to bite downriver through the canyon.  Salmon season will tentatively re open in mid July 2018.  With the large returns of “jack” salmon during the Fall and Late Fall run anglers can look forward to a possible great return next season.

Trinity River steelhead fishing report.

The Trinity River has continued to be the “go to ” river for steelhead anglers with all of the recent great weather.  With the absence of rain in Northern California all North coast river are extremely low and clear. The Trinity River is on of the few rivers open to steelhead fishing and does have a good group of steelhead to fish for.  Most of the action is from Lewiston downriver through Junction City.  The best action has been from both the drift boats and from the bank.  Both conventional and fly fishermen have been doing fair as many of the steelhead have been in the river for awhile and are of the bite at times due to fishing pressure.  Anglers can choose some other steelhead fishing opportunities when the rains return.  Rivers like the Smith, Chetco, Mad, Eel, Van Duzen, Klamath and Redwood Creek will certainly come into play after the Holidays with some significant rainfall.

Today’s Sacramento and Trinity River fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.  For more local river fishing information or to book your own guided fishing trip call Dave Jacobs direct at 1 (530) 646-9110 or visit

Pictured today is longtime client Jim Mundel from Redding, Ca. with one of the nice Late Fall king salmon caught with Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service recently before the salmon fishing closure.  Anglers can look forward to the many trout and occasional steelhead to catch in the Sacramento River at this time.

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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.

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