Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs May 17, 2018 Sacramento River fishing reports Sacramento River salmon fishing guide. Today’s Sacramento River salmon fishing guide report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service. Sacramento River salmon fishing report. The official start date has been set on the Sacramento and Feather Rivers for the 2018 salmon fishing season. The Sacramento River will open on July 16, 2018 150 feet downriver of the Sycamore Grove boat launch at the Red Bluff Diversion Dam. The Feather River will open from the boat launch just above the Feather River outlet hole downriver on the same day. This year anglers will be allowed one salmon each per day as the daily bag limit and two salmon per person possession limit. Sacramento River trout fishing report. The Sacramento River in downtown Redding is producing some of the best wild trout fishing of the year right now. With the great weather and increased river flows from Keswick Dam, wild rainbow trout one to three pounds are plentiful. Best fishing is from the Highway 44 bridge in Redding downriver through Red Bluff, California. Both fly and conventional spin fishing is working best fishing egg patterns or side drifting small hand tied glo bugs in various egg color patterns. Back trolling small hot shot style lures are also working well in either silver or gold and in size 50 or size 60 hot shot sizes. Sacramento River shad fishing report. The American shad are beginning to make their annual upriver migration towards Red Bluff to spawn. This year anglers are seeing a huge run of shad coming upriver with many large female American shad in the mix two to four pounds. These hard fighting sport fish have been plentiful with many 30 to 50 shad hooked in the evenings on the Sacramento and Feather Rivers. Side casting small brightly colored jigs tipped with a chartreuse curly tailed grub is all it takes to get hooked up. Best times are early in the mornings and late in the evenings just before dusk.