Sacramento River salmon fishing update May 7, 2019.

This Sacramento River salmon fishing update May 7, 2019 is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.

Sacramento River 2019 salmon fishing season.

The 2019 Sacramento River salmon fishing season will officially open on July 16, 2019 and remain open until December 16, 2019. There will once again be a lower river opener below the Red Bluff Diversion Dam on July 16, 2019 and the upper Sacramento River above the Red Bluff Diversion Dam up to the Deschutes Bridge in Anderson Ca. will open on August 1, 2019.  This year anglers will once again enjoy a full two adult salmon per person daily limit with a four salmon per person possession limit.  This is great news for Northern California river salmon fishing enthusiast with the return of a full salmon season and its traditional two salmon per person limit return to be adopted officially May 16, 2019.

Sacramento River trout fishing report.

Currently the very best trout fishing waters are closed to all fishing until August 1, 2019.  There is a 5.5 mile closure in Redding from the Highway 44 bridge upriver approximately 5.5 miles to Keswick Dam. Even with the closure in effect, there is still fantastic wild rainbow trout fishing downriver from the Highway 44 bridge in Redding to Anderson River Park.  Both fly and conventional spin fishermen are easily having double digit hook up days on trout 14 to 20 inches or one to three pounds.  Larger trout are being caught daily from 21 to 25 inches or three to five pounds.  The best bets are small hand tied yarn balls or glo bugs in various egg color combinations side drifted through the trout holding riffles and holes.  Tipping your glo bugs with a small piece of natural cured roe will increase your hook ups throughout the morning/afternoons on the Sacramento River as reported by Sacramento River fishing guide Dave Jacobs.  Anglers are also having success with mini crawlers and live crickets as well.  River flows are up and trout fishing is best from either a drift boat or a jet sled at this time.

Sacramento and Feather River striped bass fishing.

Simply put, striped bass fishing is in full stride as this years majority of spawning striped bass are in both rivers for the spring spawn.  Water flows have risen and river temperatures have dropped making for another heavy round of striped bass fishing and most of all, catching!  Hooking 15 to 25 striped bass is the norm this week with many stripers 19 to 25 inches making the majority of the fish box/boat limits.  Larger 25 to 30 plus inch striped bass are being hooked daily topping the scales from 15 to 25 pounds!  May is shaping up to be another fantastic month of Sacramento and Feather River striped bass fishing .  Over on the Sacramento River striped bass are being caught from Chico downriver towards Tisdale and over on the Feather River  expect best fishing from Yuba City downriver towards the Bear River.  Best bets are drifting large live minnows or casting black plastic ringer worms, white swim baits or trolling both shallow and deep diving plugs like the predator or rebel style plugs in 6 to 15 feet of water.

This weeks Sacramento and Feather River salmon, trout and striped bass fishing reports are courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.  For more local salmon, trout and striped bass fishing information or to book a guided fishing trip with Dave Jacobs, call him direct at 1 (530)646-9110 or visit www.sacramentofishing.com

Pictured this week is guide Dave Jacobs and clients holding a real Sacramento River trophy king salmon from a past guided salmon fishing trip, a whopping 44 pound king salmon caught above Chico California.  photo is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service, Redding 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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