Sacramento River salmon fishing guide.

This Sacramento River salmon fishing guide fishing report for AUGUST 19,2018 is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.

Salmon fishing on the Sacramento and Feather rivers are really starting to heat up.  There are many more anglers showing on both the Sacramento and Feather rivers than compared to the early season fishing.  Salmon 18 to 22 pounds are showing daily and are taking sardine wrapped flatfish style lures in the mornings and picking up roe/puffball combos later in the morning as the sun begins to light up the river. Larger salmon 24 to 30 pounds are also being landed weekly. Both back bouncing and drifting roe/puffball combos are scoring large hard fighting king salmon on the Sacramento from Colusa upriver through the Barge Hole.  Salmon fishing traditionally only gets better in late August and all of September.

Anglers giving the afternoons a try this season are scoring on fresh king salmon taking full advantage of the evening bite. Overall the boating traffic throughout the Sacramento River has been very light during the week and far busier all weekend.  With all of the fantastic salmon fishing being reported out of the Golden Gate this past month, river anglers on the Sacramento River are looking like they will see many king salmon returning to the river to spawn this Fall.  August, September and October are prime times to salmon fishing on both the Sacramento and Feather River as reported by Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs.

The Sacramento River flows have dropped a bit this month and the flows over on the Feather have raised a bit recently.  Both river rises and falls have only helped the fishing this past week with many very productive pieces of river to target large king salmon.  This year anglers will have a full salmon season with the Sacramento River remaining open to salmon fishing through December 16th.

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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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