Sacramento River fishing guide April 3, 2018.

This Sacramento River fishing guide April 3, 2018 Northern California fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.

Sacramento River striped bass fishing.

The Spring striped bass run is in full swing now with groups of striped bass moving up from the delta into the Sacramento and Feather rivers.  As of this week, the Feather River is getting a nice push of water out of Oroville attracting large schools of stripers 17 to 22inches.  With the higher releases coming out of Verona, look for more bass to make their way up the Feather.  Over on the Sacramento River, the striped bass are more scattered but look for that to change with the river rises projected to hit after this weekends returning rains.  Lake Shasta is filling up nicely and river releases should come soon attracting larger schools of spawning striped bass upriver past Knights Landing.  The white sturgeon spawn is still happening with both keeper and oversized sturgeon taking a variety of baits from anchor like ghost shrimp, pile worms, eel and sardines just to name a few.

Sacramento River trout fishing.

With the low flows in Redding California this week, wild rainbow trout fishing continues below the Highway 44 bridge in Redding to Anderson Ca.  The upper 5.5 mile section of top trout producing water has been officially closed since April 1st and will not reopen until August 1st to protect the spring salmon that have returned to this section to spawn.  The trout action should stay strong for a bit longer but will inevitably slow with all of the boat activity and fishing pressure being forced below the Highway 44 bridge in Redding. April, May and June are top months to target wild rainbow here in downtown Redding California.

This weeks Sacramento and Feather River striper,trout and sturgeon report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.  For more local river fishing information or to book a guided river fishing trip,  give guide Dave Jacobs a call direct at 1 (530)646-9110 or visit

Pictured today from left to right is father Russ Hofmann and son Luke Hofmann from Ottertail Minnesota with one of their 58 inch Sacramento River white sturgeon, caught and released this week while out with Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.



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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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