Sacramento River fishing report 1-12-2020

This Sacramento River fishing report 1-12-2020 is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service. guide Dave Jacobs (left) and Ammanda Gradney (right) with a big double hook up on Sacramento River striped bass recently.
photo courtesy of guide Michael Rasmussen

Sacramento River fishing report.

With very little rain thus far this year, the Sacramento River has flowed low and clear making for very good striped bass fishing. The striped bass fishing has continued to remain strong this past week with some large quality bass being caught daily. There has been a school of large stripers 8 to 12 pounds  following  small groups of smolts as they migrate downriver. Anglers throwing larger baits have encountered large stripers 12 to 30 pounds as well.  Best baits for large stripers have been the white or trout pattern “Sneaky Pete’s” glide baits or the “A rig” outfitted with 5 inch paddle tailed plastics.  Striper fishing has been best in the mornings and late in the afternoons before sunset.  Best fishing has been from Red Bluff downriver through Princeton California.  This weeks Sacramento River fishing report 1-12-2020 for wild rainbow trout is courtesy of Sacramento RIver fishing guide Dave Jacobs.

Farther to the north, the Sacramento River in downtown Redding has offered good trout fishing with average bows’ measuring 12 to 18 inches.  These one to three pound trout are plentiful from Caldwell Park downriver past the Sun dial Bridge.  Side drifting small hand tied yarn flies or “glo bugs” in various egg colored patterns are finding the most bites.  Back trolling small “hot shot” style plugs is also producing larger trout daily.


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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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