Dave Jacobs www.salmonsacriver.com with a Sacramento River American Shad in June 2019. Sac River Fishing Report June 2019.

Sacramento river shad fishing report.

Sac River Fishing Report June 2019. The red hot American Shad bite is still happening this past week on the Sacramento River.  Anglers are seeing double and even triple hook up action on hard fighting American Shad. The shad bite has been best early in the mornings and late in the evenings but anglers moving around from school to school of holding shad have been scoring throughout the day.  Best schools of shad have been in a large section of Sacramento River from Red Bluff downriver through Colusa California.   Side casting small brightly colored jigs tipped with a small one inch curly tailed grub has worked best in chartreuse, champagne or bubble gum pink colors. Shad fishing peak season is now through mid July on the Sacramento River.

Sacramento River trout fishing.

Trout fishing in downtown Redding has slowed this week but anglers are scoring on hard fighting wild trout from the Highway 44 bridge in Redding downriver through Anderson California. The top two miles of open river has experienced heavy fishing pressure for almost three months now.  Both fly and conventional spin fishermen are still scoring on trout 14 to 20 inches on average. Best bets have been side drifting small egg patterns or mini crawlers/puffball and back trolling small hot shot plugs.  Anglers moving away from heavy boat traffic this past week have done very well hooking and releasing well over 20 trout per outing with the average trout weighing one to three pounds.  Trout fishing anglers have just a little more than a month to wait for the upper Sacramento River towards Keswick Dam to re open to trout fishing up to Keswick Dam on August 1st.

Sacramento River salmon fishing season opener.

The Sacramento River will re open to a full salmon fishing season on July 16th below the Red Bluff Diversion Dam 150 feet below the Sycamore boat launch.  Anglers are preparing for what is looking like a strong return of large adult king salmon to return to the Sacramento and Feather rivers this Fall.  The salmon limit per person has been been raised to its traditional daily limits of two king salmon per person per day with a total possession limit per person of four salmon.  The upper section of Sacramento River will open through the Barge Hole on August 1st and the salmon season will remain open for a full season through December 16, 2019.  Reports of large schools of  king salmon are being  fished outside the Golden Gate Bridge and fresh king salmon are already being seen in both the Sacramento and Feather rivers.  Commercial salmon fishermen are reporting the best salmon fishing seen in over 20 years!

This weeks Sacramento River trout, salmon and American Shad fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.  For more local river fishing information or to book a guided river fishing trip, call guide Dave Jacobs at 1 (530)646-9110 0r visit www.sacramentofishing.com

Pictured this week is guide Dave Jacobs (left) Bruce Jenkins (center) and Dorthy Lee Jenkins (right) with one of the many American Shad hooked above Chico California this week.  Shad fishing is peaking and very good right now on the Sacramento River.

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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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