Pictured is guide Dave Jacobs and client Randy Warner from Washoe Valley Nevada with a Sacramento river king salmon caught near Hamilton City California for this Salmon Report 10-1-2019.  Salmon fishing has continued to heat up on the Sacramento River here in late September and early October.  More Salmon Report 10-1-2019 found below.

Sacramento River salmon fishing.

The bulk of the Fall run king salmon have moved into the Sacramento River this week giving anglers some of the best fishing of the season. With the on and off rains moving through the Sacramento valley recently, many king salmon have moved quickly up towards the Barge Hole area of the Sacramento River.  Salmon continue to move upriver towards the Coleman Hatchery here in early October making for some great salmon fishing for most. The best bets have been back bouncing sardine wrapped kwikfish style plugs in the K-16 sizes early in the mornings.  Anglers switching over to a roe/puffball combo later in the mornings have been scoring big on king salmon up to 30 pounds.  Fall salmon fishing should remain strong well into mid October.   The early arriving new run of king salmon should begin to show up in late October and all of November in the lower Sacramento River.  This season anglers are allowed two king salmon per person per day and salmon fishing will remain open until December 16th.

Sacramento River trout and steelhead fishing.

This is the time of year that thousands of wild rainbow trout and hatchery steelhead begin the annual feast on the Fall salmon spawn on the Sacramento River.  With the arrival of thousands of adult king salmon in the upper Sacramento River from Redding California through Red Bluff, the trout and steelhead bite is heating up. Large rainbow trout are being caught side drifting small egg patterns from Redding California through Anderson Balls Ferry.  The trout fishing is only going to get better here in the coming weeks as more king salmon begin the Fall spawn in the Sacramento River and tributaries like Battle Creek this month.  All wild steelhead must be released and anglers need to fill out and retain a California steelhead report card before targeting trout and steelhead on the Sacramento River.

Feather River king salmon fishing.

The bulk of the king salmon run made its way upriver on the Feather near Oroville California.  The Feather River has been fishing very good for well over a few weeks now with anglers scoring limit style fishing from the Outlet Hole at Oroville downriver through Gridley California.  Side drifting and back bouncing Roe/puffball combos have worked best here with a solid bite on sardine wrapped Kwikfish and Flatfish lures.  Most salmon have averaged 10 pounds with several larger salmon in the low 20 pounds class coming in daily.  The Feather River will remain open to king salmon fishing until October 30, 2019.  After the October 30th closure look for solid steelhead fishing action from Oroville downriver through the Outlet Hole.  Here too,  anglers need to retain a California steelhead report card while trout/steelhead fishing.

This weeks Sacramento and Feather River’s salmon, trout and steelhead report is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service in Redding California.  For more local river fishing information in Northern California call California and Oregon fishing guide Dave Jacobs at 1 (530) 646-9110 or visit www.sacramentofishing.com

pictured this week is 14 year old angler Nick Low from Portola California with a hefty 19 pound king salmon he caught with his father Jeff Low and guide Dave Jacobs of Professional Guide Service recently on the Sacramento River at Hamilton City California.

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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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