Sacramento River fishing guides

Todays Sacramento River fishing guides update is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.

Sacramento River late Fall king salmon fishing report.

The peak of the Sacramento River late Fall salmon fishing is happening right now.  There are fresh kings being caught throughout the Sacramento River from the Barge Hole downriver past Red Bluff, California.  The best choice is hands down a fresh sardine wrapped kwikfish style lure like the T-60 Flatfish, the K-16 Kwikfish or the Brad’s KF-16 Killerfish.   King salmon this week have been larger with more 20 to 30 pound class salmon being caught than last week.  The flows on the Sacramento River are extremely low now and jet boaters should exercise caution to avoid exposed sand and gravel bars.  The Sacramento River will remain open through December 16, 2018 as reported by Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs.

Smith River salmon fishing report.  

With the arrival of significant rain this week, the Smith River flows will undoubtedly increase and will be re opened to salmon fishing. The Smith River, located just short drive from Crescent City California can be one of California’s premier salmon fishing rivers during November as reported by Northern California fishing guide Dave Jacobs.  Large king salmon have been waiting for weeks for the arrival of this rain and they will waste no time running up river to the spawning grounds. Bet bets here are sardine wrapped kwikfish style plugs in the k-15 and k-16 sizes.  When Fall leaves are present in the river anglers should be sure to keep their lines and lures clean of them for more strikes.  Back bouncing roe/puffball combos or bobber fishing eggs/sand shrimp combos are working well here on the Smith River.  Anglers are advised to always call ahead for current river conditions as they can change very quickly on the North Coast.

Trinity River salmon and steelhead fishing report.

The salmon and steelhead fishing has really slowed down this past week but with this new rainfall in Northern California look for more steelhead to move upriver from the Lower Trinity River.  Also, with this summers Carr fire, anglers can expect plenty of dirty runoff into the Trinity River from Lewiston downriver through Del Loma California. Here too anglers should definitely call ahead to check on current river fishing conditions.  November and December are peak months to target Trinity River steelhead for both fly and conventional anglers.

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

pictured this week is guide Dave Jacobs of Professional Guide Service in Redding California with a large, chrome bright Sacramento River late Fall king salmon.  Dave’s big king grabbed a fresh sardine wrapped K-16 Kwikfish on the Sacramento River this week below Red Bluff.   November and December are peak months to target large, hard fighting late Fall king salmon on the Sacramento River.

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Dave Jacobs

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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