Sacramento River fishing guides Feb 6, 2018.

The Sacramento River fishing guides Feb 6, 2018 rivers report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.

Sacramento River fishing report.

The Sacramento River continues to provide anglers this week a wide variety of fishing options.  Wether it be wild rainbow trout in downtown Redding or large white sturgeon north of Knights Landing, the Sacramento River is still producing great action.  The king salmon season is on hold until it re opens in mid July and anglers are taking advantage of the great weather and getting out in the Redding area enjoying nice wild rainbow trout 12 to 20 inches.  Drifting small egg imitations, mini crawlers or back trolling small hot shot style plugs is all it takes to catch a handful of these beautiful bows’.  To the south, anglers are starting to pick up white sturgeon and striped bass.  Sturgeon are being caught from the bank in the Knights landing area this past week.  Pile worms, ghost shrimp and eel baits have worked best.  The spring striper spawn will be in full swing in late March and early April.

Smith River steelhead fishing report.

The Smith River continues to be the go to hot spot for anglers wanting fresh coastal steelhead.  In the heart of the old growth redwoods angers can experience of the the hardest fighting sport fish our rivers have to offer.  The Smith River has dropped very low now with the absence of winter rains, but the last large rain and large river rise brought in nice groups of steelhead 8 to 18 pounds.  Many steelhead are in the upper Smith River above the forks and can be fished for from the bank successfully.  Drifting yarn balls in various egg color combos or drifting spoons like little cleos can be very productive in low clear water. Just to the north anglers are scoring on coastal steelhead in southern Oregon in rivers like the Chetco, Coquille and Umpqua. To the south the top steelhead river this week will be the Eel river downriver of Garberville.  More fresh steelhead will push in as rains return to the north state.

This weeks Sacramento and Smith River fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.  For more local river fishing information on many of our Northern California and Southern Oregon rivers call California and Oregon fishing guide Dave Jacobs direct at 1 (530)646-9110 or visit

Pictured today is Leo Hettinger from Las Vegas Nevada with a dime bright Chetco River steelhead he caught this past week while out with Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.  The Chetco River has great color now for steelhead anglers looking to catch one of these river gems!

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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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