Salmon Guides Sacramento River.  Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service provides fully guided Salmon fishing trips on the famous Sacramento River at Woodson Bridge California.

Sacramento River salmon fishing.

The Fall run of king salmon is building daily as more large salmon move upriver towards the spawning grounds below Redding California.  The king salmon have been running large with most weighing 22 to 27 pounds recently.  Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs has seen more salmon brought in during his trips this last week and a half as there has been since the salmon opener on July 16th.  Best salmon fishing has been spread out from the canyon below the Barge Hole downriver towards Chico California.  Best bets have been drifting small salmon roe/puffball combos through the salmon holding waters.  Another top technique that has been working occasionally has been back trolling sardine wrapped flatfish and kwikfish plugs.  The peak of the  Sacramento River salmon run is just around the corner with September and early October being some of the top times.

Feather River salmon fishing.

Over on the Feather River salmon fishing has been poor this month as few salmon have entered the Feather.  Salmon fishing here could change any day as the Feather River is famous for strong returns of king salmon.  Ocean salmon catching reports out of the Golden Gate Bridge have remained strong and many of those salmon should end up in the Sacramento and Feather Rivers in September and October.

Trinity River salmon fishing.  

Over to the west on the Trinity River many king salmon have migrated upriver towards the hatchery at Lewiston seeking cold water.  Best salmon fishing has been from Lewiston downriver through Douglas City California.  Back bouncing roe/puffballs on the river bottom or under a float has been top producer.  Salmon here have been mixed with a few bright salmon and a few more older dark salmon that have been in the Trinity for awhile.  There are a few adult summer steelhead running from 3 to 6 pounds.  Back trolling small hot shots or maglips have been all it takes to find a steelhead while out salmon fishing on the Trinity River.

This weeks Sacramento, Feather and Trinity River salmon/steelhead fishing report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service. For more local river fishing information or to book a salmon fishing trip with guide Dave Jacobs, call (530)646-9110 or visit

pictured this week is Justin Saario from Lincoln California with one of his two salmon limit caught with Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service this week.  Many more salmon are showing up the Sacramento River with the salmon peak of September and October fast approaching.

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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