sacramento river salmon fishing guides

Sacramento River Fishing Guide Dave Jacobs provides fully guided king salmon charters near Red bluff, California.  For bookings call (530) 646-9110


Sacramento River salmon opener

This Tuesday July 16, 2019 the Sacramento River will officially open to a full king salmon fishing season.  This year the Sacramento River will be open for king salmon fishing from July 16 through December 16, 2019.  This season has been highly anticipated by salmon fishing enthusiasts as salmon limits have been raised as well as the tremendous salmon fishing happening outside the Golden Gate Bridge.  This year anglers will enjoy a two salmon limit per day with a total possession limit of four adult king salmon.  King salmon average 15 t0 22 pounds on the Sacramento River with many king salmon tipping the scales over 30 and 40 pounds every week.  The upper Barge Hole opener will happen on August 1st above the Red Bluff Diversion Dam.  The July 16th opener will open 150 feet below the Sycamore Grove boat launch at the Red Bluff Diversion Dam.  Until then, Anglers can give the Trinity river west of Weaverville California a try as fresh spring run king salmon make their way up that river from the Klamath River.

Sacramento River trout fishing

There has been some fair to good rainbow trout action happening in downtown Redding California.  The best wild trout fishing has been from the Highway 44 bridge in Redding downriver through Anderson California.  There has also been some very nice trout caught this week from Anderson California downriver through Red Bluff California.  Catching double digits of hard fighting wild rainbow trout has been the average recently with trout from 14 to 22 inches or one to three pounds rounding out the catches. Some of the trout holding waters below Redding are holding large schools of rainbows.  Side drifting a pegged BNR soft bead or a hand tied glo bug has worked with various egg color patterns being used.  Anglers choosing to back troll small hot shots in the size 50 or 60’s are also scoring on larger trout.  Trout fishing in the upper 5.5 closed section in Redding will re open on August 1st as it has been closed to protect returning king salmon to that area since April 1st.  Anglers looking for another great gamefish to target should try the American shad that are holding from Red Bluff downriver through Chico California.

Todays Sacramento River king salmon, trout and shad fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.  For more local river fishing information in Northern California or Souther Oregon can call guide Dave Jacobs at (530)646-9110 or visit

Sacramento River Fishing Guide Dave Jacobs has guided thousands of anglers like these pictured to beautiful Sacramento River King Salmon.  Pictured this week is the entire Doc Vallorite family with king salmon caught while out with Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service on a past salmon fishing trip at Woodson Bridge California on the Sacramento River.

photo courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service in Redding California

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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