Sacramento River fishing guides 12-4-2018.

Todays Sacramento River fishing guides 12-4-2018 salmon fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.

Sacramento River salmon fishing.

The very best of the late Fall Sacramento River salmon run is happening now.  With just a little more than a week remaining in this season’s salmon run the bulk of the run has arrived in very good catchable numbers.  Multiple hook ups on fresh king salmon 6 to 27 pounds have been happening daily as recent rains have attracted a large group of salmon to the upper Sacramento River.  Best bets are using fresh sardine wrapped kwikfish style lures like the K-16 kwikfish or the Brad’s KF-16 killerfish lures.  River flows are very low and there is a tremendous amount of color in the river due to runoff from the rains during Thanksgiving.  As river conditions clear anglers can expect even better salmon fishing through December 16th.  The Sacramento River has been the hottest spot in the state for fresh king salmon in the month of December.

Trinity River fishing report.

With very few salmon in the Trinity River now, anglers have switched over to targeting the fall run of steelhead.  Here too the recent rains over the Thanksgiving holiday have attracted many wild and hatchery steelhead 4 to 8 pounds upriver below Lewiston, California.  Most of the Trinity River has steelhead holding from Lewiston downriver through Junction City California.  Both fly and conventional anglers are doing very good now that many steelhead have arrived to the upper Trinity River.  The Trinity River is very low and attracting both boat and bank anglers to the best steelhead fishing that Northern California has to offer in December.  The coastal rivers should heat up later this month on rivers like the Smith, Eel, Chetco and Umpqua.

Sacramento River rainbow trout fishing.

The red hot wild rainbow trout fishing is happening again now that river flows have dropped and started to clear in downtown Redding.   Anglers side drifting small hand tied glo bugs in various egg color combos are scoring on trout and steelhead from Redding downriver through Anderson California.  There is also very good trout fishing happening in Redding for anglers back trolling small hot shot lures in the #50 and #60 sizes.  Both conventional and fly anglers are scoring daily on wild rainbow trout 12 to 20 inches from Caldwell Park downriver to Anderson River Park.

 

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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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