Sacramento River fishing report 1-28-2019.

Today’s Sacramento River fishing report 1-28-2019 is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.

Sacramento River trout fishing.

Trout fishing on the Sacramento River in downtown Redding has improved as river flows have dropped and cleared.  Trout fishing is best from the Posse Grounds launch downriver through Anderson. Trout fishing has also been strong out of the Caldwell park launch up towards Keswick Dam.  Anglers drifting small hand tied egg pattern glo bugs or small BnR soft beads have produced many trout 1 to 3 pounds.  Some larger wild rainbow trout have been grabbing small hot shot style lures being back trolled trough the trout holding waters.

Trinity River steelhead fishing.

The good steelhead fishing has continued over on the Trinity River near Lewiston Ca.  There are steelhead spread throughout the Trinity from Lewiston downriver through Douglas City and Junction City. Most steelhead are 3 to 6 pounds with a few larger steelhead to 8 pounds being landed weekly.  Back trolling diver and egg/puffball combos or mini crawler/puffball combos are working best for drift boaters this week.  Back trolling small hot shot plugs also work very well slowly working them through all of the steelhead holding waters.

Smith River steelhead fishing.

There are good groups of large steelhead moving into the Smith River near Crescent City Ca.  The main stem Smith and all three forks are fishing good now from a drift boat or the bank.  There are steelhead being caught daily from 6 to 10 pounds with larger steelhead in the low to mid teens coming in daily.  Side drifting small BnR soft beads or hand tied yarn ball combos in various egg color combos are working best.  Flow are low and clear now and the weather has been  fantastic this past week.  Steelhead fishing is best January through March. Anglers looking for a great second steelhead fishing choice can try the Chetco River in Brookings Oregon which has also been fishing very well for both wild and hatchery steelhead 5 to 10 pounds.

This weeks Sacramento, Trinity, Smith and Chetco Rivers fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service. For more local river fishing information in Northern California or to book a fishing trip with Dave Jacobs, call 1 (530)646-9110 or visit

Pictured this week is Ryan Tripp from Oroville California who caught and released this very nice Smith River steelhead near Jed Smith State Park on a BnR soft Bead while out with Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service this week.  Steelhead fishing has improved lately and the good fishing will continue through March.




About The Author

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.

Related Posts