Sacramento River striper fishing report 4-15-2019.

Todays Sacramento River striper fishing report 4-15-2019 is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.

Sacramento River fishing report.

There are a couple of great fishing trips for anglers to get out and try this spring now that heavy rains have slowed and warmer drier weather has returned.  The Sacramento River in Redding has continued to drop and the wild rainbow trout fishing has been fantastic this month.  Wild rainbow trout are biting daily with most anglers experiencing 12 to 20 plus hook ups a day.  Most rainbow trout have been between 14 to 20 plus inches with the occasional large trout tipping the scales 3 to 5 pounds.  Side drifting small egg patterns have been top producer with back trolled small hot shot style plugs coming in second.  Moving downriver below Red Bluff California, anglers are beginning to find good sized schools of striped bass.  The striper fishing has been tough due to high water but now river levels are finally dropping and clearing towards Chico Ca.  The best striper fishing is happening daily drifting large live minnows, trolling Rebel style spoonbill minnows or bait fishing from anchor.  Striper fishing should really heat up as flows continue to drop and river temperatures continue to rise.

Feather River striper fishing report.

Over on the Feather River near Yuba City California the striper run has been building and the bite has been solid.  There has been very good limit style fishing happening from Live Oak Ca downriver towards the Bear River below Yuba City.  There has been a solid live minnow bite as well as casting white swimsuits and/or black worms.  Anglers trolling YoZuri plugs have also scored big this past week on stripers 18 to 25 inches.  Several large striped bass have come in this week over 15 pounds with many 3 to 6 pound bass rounding out most boat limits.  Striper season has just begun with peak season being all of April and most of May.  With this springs high cold water, good striper fishing could run well into June this season.

This weeks Sacramento and Feather River trout and striped bass fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.  For more local river fishing information or to book a guided river fishing trip with Dave Jacobs call 1 (530)646-9110 or visit

Pictured this week is an amazing full boat limit of striped bass caught on the Feather River near Yuba City California with guide Dave Jacobs of Professional Guide Service. Pictured from left to right is Parley Call from Las Vegas NV, Henry Russell from Newbury Park Ca, Bret Russell from Newbury Park Ca, guide Dave Jacobs, John Adams from Hilmar Ca and Dan Borba from Denair Ca.  All 12 of these stripers were caught on live minnows backbounced downriver from the mouth of the Yuba River.

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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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