Fishing guides Sacramento River.

This Fishing guides Sacramento River update for October 30, 2018 is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.

Sacramento River salmon fishing.

There are small fresh schools of late Fall king salmon beginning to enter the Sacramento River.  Fresh  salmon are being caught from downtown Sacramento all the way upriver into the Barge Hole near Battle Creek.  These salmon traditionally are the largest in size of any of the runs of salmon on the Sacramento River and this run builds in November and December.  The Sacramento River flows are dropping towards their lowest levels for the approaching winter and are very clear and extremely low.  Boaters should exercise caution as many gravel and sand bars are now exposed and can be hazardous to all boaters.  There are also good groups of both wild and hatchery steelhead in the river now as the Fall run salmon have moved up towards the hatchery and into downtown Redding to spawn.

Sacramento River trout fishing.

The trout fishing in Redding and Anderson is very good right now as hundreds of king salmon have begun to spawn from downtown Redding through Anderson.  Small salmon egg imitations like hand tied glo bugs in egg colors that imitate the salmon spawn are working very well.  Both drift boaters and power boats are reporting excellent trout fishing this past week on the Sacramento River in downtown Redding.  Large steelhead are also being caught daily along with double digit catch and release trout fishing.

Smith River salmon fishing.

The Fall king salmon run on the Smith River has begun and with this past weeks small shot of rain have already brought the Smith River up and have attracted large king salmon upriver.  Just to the North in Brookings Oregon, the Chetco River too has had large schools of king salmon move upriver from its mouth in Brookings.  Salmon fishing on both the Smith and Chetco river will really improve with the arrival of the first significant rainfall on the North coast.  Salmon here are chrome bright and very large with salmon over 50 plus pounds already being landed on the Smith River near its mouth.  November is peak salmon fishing on both the Smith and Chetco Rivers.

Todays Sacramento, Smith and Chetco rivers salmon, trout and steelhead fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.  For more local river fishing information or to book a salmon,trout or steelhead guided fishing trip call guide Dave Jacobs at 1 (530)646-9110 or visit

pictured today is 11 year old Grace MacHarg from Reno Nevada who recently spent the day catching Sacramento River king salmon with her dad Joe MacHarg and Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.

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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