Sacramento River fishing report 3-18-2019.

Today’s Sacramento River fishing report 3-18-2019 is courtesy of Sacramento River fishing guide Dave Jacobs.

Sacramento River fishing report.

River releases on the Sacramento River in Redding are finally beginning to decrease making for some great river fishing opportunities.  The high releases will be welcomed downriver near Colusa Ca. where this Springs sturgeon and striper returns are beginning and approaching full stride!  The high flows have already attracted striped bass into both the Feather and Sacramento Rivers and the sturgeon are aggressively spawning in the river now.  As the river flows drop in the Colusa basin look for terrific sturgeon fishing along with the beginning of the Sacramento River striper run.  April and May are top producing months for returning stripped bass on both the Sacramento and Feather Rivers as reported by Sacramento River striper fishing guide Dave Jacobs.  Anglers looking to get out on the Sacramento River in downtown Redding will be surprised to find a red hot spring trout bite happening from Keswick Dam downriver through Bonneyview Bridge.

Feather River fishing report. 

High flows in March have already attracted good sized runs of stripped bass up towards Yuba City, Ca.  The Feather River is in great shape and flows are very good for stripped bass fishing down through Verona, Ca.  Stripers are averaging 3 to 6 pounds with the occasional 8 to 15 pound striper mixed in.  Anglers soaking bait from anchor or fishing live bait drifting are scoring daily now.  The beginning of the run is moving in and the peak run is expected to arriver in April. Look for more stripers moving up the Sacramento River as flows begin to decrease there.

Smith and Chetco River fishing report.

The winter steelhead runs on both the Smith and Chetco River are beginning to wind down.  There are good numbers of steelhead still being hooked with mostly run back steelhead making up the majority of the daily catches.  Most steelhead coming in this week are 5 to 9 pounds with a few large 10 to 14 pound steelhead mixed in.  This week the Chetco River has been a top producer with higher flows due to snow melt and much better colored water to catch good numbers of winter steelhead.


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.

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