Sacramento River salmon fishing guide.

This Sacramento River salmon fishing guide report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service located on the river at Woodson Bridge in Corning California.

Sacramento River salmon fishing.

The Sacramento River Fall salmon run is reaching its peak this week.  There are the most king salmon in the Sacramento River at this time with much of the run moving upriver into the Barge Hole.  Salmon fishermen out of Balls Ferry and Jellys Ferry are reporting easy salmon fishing with boat limits on king salmon 6 to 25 pounds.  Both the lure and roe bite has improved with the arrival of larger king salmon towards the Coleman National Fish Hatchery above the famous Barge Hole.  Back bouncing fresh sardine wrapped plugs like the Brad’s KF-16 Killerfish plug or cured roe/puffball combos are producing the most strikes.  There are a few salmon still being caught downriver above Chico drifting roe/puffball combos but here the number of salmon have dropped as most salmon have moved upriver towards the Barge Hole.  Salmon fishing here should be spectacular  for the rest of September through mid October. Trout and steelhead fishing is picking up and should be fantastic in October as Sacramento River king salmon begin to spawn in river. The best trout and steelhead fishing is from Redding all the way downriver towards the Jellys Ferry Bridge.

Feather River salmon fishing.

Salmon fishing on the Feather river is peaking and the salmon season here is nearing the end as its closure is closing in.  The Feather River will remain open to king salmon fishing through October 15th.  There is the best salmon fishing of the season happening in and around the Feather River Outlet Hole below Oroville California.  There has been a very good lure bite and roe bite happening this week with king salmon coming in from 6 to 28 pounds daily.  Anglers fishing in the Outlet Hole should expect larger crowds like the Barge Hole but boat limits are the norm now.  Bank anglers are also doing very well drifting from the shore this week as well.

Trinity River salmon and steelhead fishing.

The salmon fishing down on the Klamath River has been fantastic this month with many Fall run king salmon moving upriver into the Trinity River.  There is a mix of both king salmon and steelhead in the lower Trinity River with good salmon fishing happening from Douglas City downriver through Del Loma.  There is excellent boat and bank fishing access here for anglers drifting roe/puffball combos for king salmon 6 to 15 pounds on average.  The occasional king salmon 16 to 22 pounds are hooked and landed but many salmon here are smaller kings that make it up from the lower Trinity River.  Flows are the lowest of the season now making for great wading access to many of the good holding waters for both salmon and steelhead.  Both hatchery and wild steelhead are in with peak steelhead fishing happening in October and November from Lewiston through Del Loma.

This weeks Sacramento, Feather and Trinity Rivers salmon and steelhead fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.  For more local river fishing information or to book a salmon/steelhead fishing trip, call guide Dave Jacobs direct at 1 (530)646-9110 or visit

pictured this week is Brad Clearwater from Ione California with large 22 pound king salmon he caught using a sardine wrapped Brads Killerfish plug while out with Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service this week.

About The Author

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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