2020 sacramento river guide Dave Jacobs showcases a Northern California King Salmon.  underwater video credit Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service

Since Professional Guide Service’s early beginnings in 1985, legendary fishing guide Hank Mautz started and put into motion almost 30 years of the most recognized fishing guide service in the Northwest. In 2005, Hank chose guide Dave Jacobs to continue the fishing tradition that is known as Professional Guide Service.

Our commitment to you, to deliver the very best guided fishing trip available has never changed. We have been perfecting guided fishing trips for almost 30 years.

Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service has provided guided fishing trips to thousands of clients, and after catching as many salmon, trout, steelhead, striped bass and sturgeon, the message is clear, you are fishing with the most experienced, most recognized fishing guide service in the area. 2020 sacramento river guide Dave Jacobs has provided professional, fun fishing guide services for three generations of clients. Along the way, we have fished other guides, celebrities, sports stars and TV personalities. Family fishing traditions have started and continued year after year with Professional Guide Service. Guide Dave Jacobs holds a special upper Chetco River use permit with the Rogue/Siskiyou National Forest (USDA Forest Service) allowing for a chance at trophy coastal steelhead.

Our trips cater to all size groups and ages, from big business, corporate, multi-boat trips, to small intimate family fishing trips. We offer year round guided fishing trips tailored to all skill levels. Come bring the kids fishing! We’re here for the novice, beginning fisherman all the way to the very experienced angler.

Come fishing with the most experienced guide service in the area. Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service, since 1985!

The Sacramento River located in Northern California host some of the West’s coast most impressive anadromous fish runs. Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs guides his clients to them all. The Sacramento River is one of the only rivers in the world that hosts four recognizable runs of king salmon, the Winter run Chinook, the Spring run Chinook, the Fall run Chinook and the Late Fall run Chinook salmon. There is literally a king salmon returning to the Sacramento River all 12 months of the year. Only two runs, the Fall run and the Late Fall run king salmon can be fished for from mid July through mid December. The Sacramento River is the second largest Chinook salmon producer on the West Coast, second only to the Columbia River. The Sacramento River offers anglers opportunities to hook and land king salmon that average 18 to 24 pounds with countless salmon weighed in over 30 pounds and even king salmon 40 and 50 pounds every year. One of the Sacramento Rivers claim to fame is that the current California State Record Chinook salmon was caught here, a 88 pound king salmon!

You and your guests will fish the very waters and very salmon fishing techniques that were used to catch the 88 pound king salmon with Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Dave Jacobs. Some of the most productive techniques will be experienced on your trip with us including back bouncing roe, drifting roe,and the famed back bouncing of sardine wrapped kwikfish or flatfish style plugs.

King salmon can be found on the Sacramento River near many towns or cities along the way. Locations like Redding, Anderson, Anderson Balls Ferry, Cottonwood, Jellys Ferry, Bend, Red Bluff, Los Molinos, Woodson Bridge, Corning, Hamilton City, Chico, Ord Bend, Ord Ferry, Butte City, Princeton, Colusa, Meridian, Grimes, Tisdale, Knights Landing, Verona and Sacramento California.

King or Chinook salmon are also found on a variety of other rivers that we fish in Southern Oregon and Northern California. We guide clients onto king salmon not only on the Sacramento River, but also the Feather River, Trinity River, Klamath River, Smith River, Chetco River, Elk River, Sixes River and the Rogue River.

 

 

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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