Sacramento River Fishing Guide June 11, 2019.

Sacramento River Fishing Guide June 11, 2019. Pictured is Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs with a large king salmon caught near Red Bluff California.

Sacramento River trout fishing.

Wild rainbow trout fishing on the Sacramento River near downtown Redding has been very good recently.  Sacramento River fishing guide Dave Jacobs has been experiencing multiple hook ups on wild bows’ 14 to 20 inches or trout 1 to 3 pounds on average.  Both conventional spin and fly anglers side drifting small hand tied glo bugs in various egg color combinations have worked best from the jet sleds or drift boats this week.  The best action has been from the highway 44 bridge in downtown Redding downriver through Red Bluff California.  Flows have been high and started to decrease to 10,000 cfs making for more excellent trout fishing. Anglers back trolling small hot shot style plugs in the #50 and #60 sizes are scoring on large rainbow trout as well.  The upper 5.5 mile stretch of Sacramento River from the highway 44 bridge in Redding California upriver towards Keswick Dam will re open to fishing on August 1, 2019.

Sacramento River American shad fishing.

The peak of the American shad run on the Sacramento River is happening now.  As this summers hot temperatures set in anglers are experiencing great shad fishing on the Sacramento River.  Shad are schooling throughout the Sacramento River from Red Bluff downriver through Butte City California.  Side casting small brightly colored jigs tipped with a chartreuse curly tailed grub is all it takes to hook many of these hard fighting sport fish in June and July.  Most shad have averaged 1 to 3 pounds with the larger female shad coming in at 3 to 4 pounds.  Anglers finding the largest schools of American shad are easily caching double digits of shad daily now.

2019 Sacramento River salmon fishing season.

The 2019 Sacramento River salmon fishing season is now set and daily bag limits have been increased. This year the Sacramento River will open to king salmon fishing next month on July 16th from the Red Bluff Diversion Dam downriver.  Salmon fishing has been fantastic out in the salt and the commercial catch has been so good many are saying it is the best they have seen in two decades!  This years abundance of king salmon have also given Sacramento River fishermen and women increased daily bag limits.  This year starting on July 16th the daily bag limit is two salmon per person per day with a total possession limit increased to four salmon per person.  The upper Sacramento River will open on August 1st upriver to the Deschutes Bridge near Anderson California.  The Sacramento River will remain open for a full season through December 16, 2019.

Today’s Sacramento River salmon, trout and shad fishing reports are courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.  For more local river fishing information here in Northern California or to book a guided fishing trip, call California and Oregon fishing guide Dave Jacobs at 1 (530)646-9110 or visit

pictured this week is guide Dave Jacobs of Professional Guide Service with a large Sacramento River king salmon caught last August below Red Bluff California.  The Sacramento River is set to open next month on July 16th and anglers are excited for this seasons prediction of a strong run of king salmon like the one pictured right here.


About The Author

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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