Sacramento River fishing Report for September 8, 2019. Sacramento River king salmon caught with Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service September 2019

Sacramento River salmon fishing.

Finally there are larger numbers of big king salmon showing in the upper river on the Sacramento River.  These king salmon have been large and hard fighting with the majority of salmon spread out from the Barge Hole downriver through Chico California.  The best bite has been early in the mornings and late i the evenings.  Best baits have been boon boggling or back bouncing roe/puffballs through the salmon holding waters of the Sacramento River.  Sardine wrapped K-16 plugs have been very effective as well backbounced through any of the salmon holding or moving waters. September is a premier peak month to catch many large king salmon and the run will last well into October.  Check in here at for the current Sacramento River Fishing Report.

Feather River salmon fishing.

Over on the Feather River flows are great and water temperatures have finally dropped to excellent levels to catch the fresh king salmon migrating towards the Feather River hatchery.  More salmon have cone through this week than the entire month of August.  There are a mixed bag of king salmon from the small jack sized to nice two and three year adults.  Best water has been from the Feather River Outlet Hole downriver through Live Oak California.  Boondoggling roe or hanging roe in the deep holding holes feather through all of September and October.

Trinity River king salmon fishing.

The Trinity River has continued to offer some great king salmon fishing, although they are much smaller than the Sacramento River kings they are plentiful this season.  Best best are back bouncing small sardine wrapped plugs or back bouncing roe/tuna ball combos. Most salmon are coming in from Junction City California upriver through Lewiston California.  There are a few steelhead mixed in throughout the Trinity River taking small hot shot plugs or roe.  Steelhead weighing 4 to 6 pounds is very common while salmon fishing on the Trinity River.

Pictured this week is Gary Young (left) Mike Shanks, Jonah Shanks and Caden Young all from Santa Cruz California with a nice days haul of fresh king salmon while out with Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service recently.  September is a top salmon catching month on the Sacramento River.

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

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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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