Sacramento River Salmon Fishing Guide Dave Jacobs holds a July 2019 king salmon off of the Trinity River near Weaverville California with client Chuck Jones.


Sacramento River fishing report.  

The Sacramento River has officially opened both above and below the Red Bluff Diversion Dam.  The upper Sacramento River August 1st opener went well in the canyon near Bend California as well as the Barge Hole opener below Battle Creek near Cottonwood California.  Many guides and recreational anglers gave the opener a try and some were not disappointed.  The guide boat limited everybody aboard that morning with 10 adult king salmon landed.  Some of clients chartered down in the canyon of the Sacramento River and reported 7 adult king salmon landed that morning.  All in all both the July 16th opener  and the August 1st openers were much better this season than years past.  The Sacramento River is forecasted to see a strong return of large king salmon this season as California Department of Fish and Wildlife raised the daily salmon limit to two salmon per person this year.  Guide Dave Jacobs of has been very busy guiding on another Northern California river with great success.  The Trinity River had such a great return of Spring run king salmon the the Department of Fish and Wildlife had an emergency re opening of the Trinity River on July 1st.

Trinity River salmon fishing report.

Dave Jacobs of Professional Guide Service found incredible salmon action this past July and early August on the Trinity River. This season was like no other season in the last 20 seasons with thousands of king salmon migrating upriver towards Lewiston California.  Catching 8 to 20 king salmon per day was the norm as the high flows receded down to fishable levels.  Both bank and boat anglers found success daily drifting roe/puffball combos for king salmon 8 to 18 pounds.  Small sardine wrapped Brads KF-14 sized plugs also produced violent strikes on these Trinity River salmon near Douglas City California. Many salmon have moved up through the weir at Evans Bar and are in the Trinity River from Lewiston downriver through Douglas City at the time of this report.

This weeks Sacramento and Trinity River salmon fishing reports are courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.  For more local salmon fishing information or to book a salmon fishing trip with Dave Jacobs, call Dave direct at 1 (530) 646-9110 or visit

pictured this week is Alan Semion with one of the many king salmon caught with Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service in the month of July and early August.  Catching double digit king salmon is a real possibility now on the Trinity River from Lewiston downriver through Douglas City.

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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