Sacramento River salmon fishing guides.

Today’s Sacramento River salmon fishing guides fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.

Sacramento River trout fishing.

Flows on the Sacramento River have dropped to very fishable levels this week making for fantastic wild trout fishing in downtown Redding.  Angler’s working the Sacramento River below the Highway 44 bridge in Redding are scoring double digit hook ups on wild rainbow trout 15 to 20 plus inches daily.  Best bets are side drifting small hand tied glo bugs in various egg color yarn patterns or small B&R soft beads pegged above a small barbless hook.  There are also many nice sized trout being hooked and released while back trolling small hot shot lures in size 50 or 60.  Trout fishing should remain very strong through May and June for both conventional spin and fly fishermen.

Sacramento River striped bass fishing.

The annual spring migration of striped bass into the Sacramento and Feather Rivers for the spring spawn is in full swing at the time of this report.  With warm daytime temperatures in the valley coupled with a large drop in river flows has spiked river temperatures to spawning levels.  These warm river temperatures have kicked off many striped bass spawns making for tougher fishing this week.  The bite has picked up in some areas on the Sacramento River and is stronger on the Feather River as flows have risen and there is much cooler river temperatures there this past week.  Anglers Back bouncing or downriver trolling live jumbo minnows are scoring on limits of striped bass to 20 pounds.  Most fish boxes are loading up on school sized male spawning bass from 19 to 24 inches with several large female striped bass coming in from 8 to 20 pounds.  As flows increase on the Sacramento River soon, look for another large push of biting striped bass from Tisdale/Grimes to Chico, California. This years annual shad migration is beginning to show in large numbers which will make for more great fishing in May and June.

Sacramento River salmon fishing season update.

This years Sacramento River salmon season has been announced and will offer anglers a full salmon fishing opportunity from July 16 through December 16 on the Sacramento and Feather Rivers.  Daily bag limits are looking to be increased back to a two adult salmon per person per day this year with a four salmon in possession limit which should be finalized and announced in the coming weeks as reported by Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs.  Salmon returns are estimated to be high this season and already sport anglers out of the central California coast are reporting easy limits of king salmon.

This weeks Sacramento and Feather River trout, striped bass and shad fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.  For more local river fishing information here in Northern California or to book a fishing day on the river call guide Dave Jacobs direct at 1 (530)646-9110 or visit

pictured this week from left to right is Alex Fulks from Elk Grove Ca Josh Wiley Anderson Ca. Eric Schnieder Palo Cedro Ca. and Walt Schnieder from Palo Cedro Ca. with a full boat limit which includes the guides Dave Jacobs from Professional  Guide Services limit of striped bass recently on the Feather River below Yuba City California. 


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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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