Sacramento River fishing guide August 6, 2018 Dave Jacobs August 6, 2018 Fishing Report Sacramento River fishing guide August 6, 2018. The fishing report for Sacramento River fishing guide August 6, 2018 is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service. Salmon fishing on the Sacramento River is now open and salmon fishing is getting better everyday. With the upper Sacramento River now open through the Barge Hole towards Redding California, salmon fishing is happening throughout the Sacramento River. Salmon have come in this week in Hamilton City, Red Bluff and Anderson Balls Ferry as reported by Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs. The salmon season will only improve now through mid August al the way through mid October as more and more king salmon move upriver. Best bets this week has been back bouncing sardine wrapped kwikfish in k-15 and k-16 sizes or back bouncing roe/puffball combos through the king salmon holding waters. Many salmon have been averaging 15 to 22 pounds with very few small salmon mixed in. These early season salmon are hard fighting and very fresh making them a great choice to fillet and take home.