Sacramento River salmon fishing 11-13-2018.

This Sacramento River salmon  fishing 11-13-2018 update is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.

Sacramento River late Fall king salmon.

The new run of late Fall king salmon have arrived and are beginning to show in larger numbers.  These king salmon are the largest and brightest king salmon on the Sacramento River.  This season will remain open through December 16th up past the Barge Hole at the Deschutes Bridge.  Back trolling large sardine wrapped plugs are working best now as the bite has been good all day.  Anglers should take note that the Sacramento River flows have really dropped to very low flows and there are many dangerous sand bars and tree snags exposed.  Salmon that are being hooked this week have been averaging between 12 to 25 pounds.  It is not uncommon for a 40 or 50 pound king to be landed this time of year.

Trinity River steelhead fishing.

The Trinity River is in great shape and has steelhead scattered throughout the river now.  Anglers moving downriver towards Willow Creek are seeing some better success recently.  There are steelhead from Lewiston all the way down through Del Loma.  There is very good bank fishing access right now and water clarity is very good.  Both fly and conventional spin fishermen are doing best from a driftboat or from the shore.

Sacramento River trout and steelhead fishing report.

Both fly and conventional spin fishermen are doing well for wild rainbow trout now.  As the Fall salmon spawn look for large groups of trout taking advantage of an easy meal from the salmon spawn.  Fishing any egg imitations are working now drifting around any of the Fall king salmon spawning redds.  Here too anglers should exercise extreme caution while boating on the Sacramento River in downtown Redding as river flows have dropped to very low levels recently.

This weeks Sacramento and Trinity River 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 fishing trip, call guide Dave Jacobs at 1 (530)646-9110 or visit

Pictured this week is another Sacramento River late Fall king salmon caught by Tim Stover whiteout 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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