Sacramento River fishing guide June 6, 2018.

This Sacramento River fishing guide June 6, 2018 report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.

Sacramento River fishing report.

The Sacramento River fishing has been heating up this past week with several species of fish to target here in June.  With the salmon opener just a little more than a month away, anglers have headed out on the Sacramento River for trout, American shad and stripers.  The spring striper run has been winding down but their are several small groups of stripers still in the Sacramento River near Colusa California.  The wild rainbow trout bite has been solid up in downtown Redding with many trout being caught and released below the  Highway 44 bridge in downtown.  Side drifting small egg imitations have worked best for these hard charging bows’. The American shad run is in full stride as thousands of American shad have ascended on the upper Sacramento River from Colusa to Red Bluff California for their annual spawn.  These hard fighting fish can be found in large schools and will be in catchable numbers through mid July.  Early in the mornings and late in the evenings are top times to go after these shad in the one to three pound class.  Side drifting small brightly colored jigs tipped with a curly tailed grub through shad schools is all it takes to entice the bite.  Launches out of Colusa, Chico, Hamilton City and Red Bluff have been good locations for shad fishermen and women. Salmon enthusiast will be out in full force come July 16, 2018 which marks the official opening of the Sacramento River salmon fishing season as reported by Sacramento River fishing guide Dave Jacobs.

Northern California salmon fishing report.

Anglers looking to get out for king salmon now can give the Klamath river system a look now.  Anglers at the mouth of the Klamath River and just upriver through Klamath Glen are reporting good catches of fresh king salmon daily.  Anglers drifting at the mouth of the Klamath or anchor fishing with spinners in moving water are reporting chrome bright king salmon recently.  The run of Klamath River salmon is estimated to be strong this season and is a great place with fantastic scenery to target these fresh king salmon and steelhead this Summer until the Sacramento River opens on July 16, 2018.

This weeks Sacramento and Klamath River salmon, trout, steelhead, American shad and stripped bass fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.  For more local river fishing information in Northern California and Southern Oregon, call California and Oregon fishing guide Dave Jacobs at 1 (530)646-9110 or visit

Pictured today is Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs with a load of fresh king salmon hauled in off the Klamath River system this week while out with fellow guide Michael Rasmussen from Red Bluff, California. Dave and Michael caught their limit of fresh king salmon on artificial and bait recently. 

photo courtesy of Michael Rasmussen


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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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