Sacramento River Fishing

Sacramento River salmon fishing report

Dave Jacobs July 20, 2020 Sacramento River fishing reports

Sacramento River Fishing

Sacramento River salmon fishing report courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service at Woodson Bridge California. Old style Kwikfish plugs on the Feather river near Oroville California.

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Sacramento River fishing

The king salmon season is now open below Red Bluff California and has been fishing good everyday since the opener. Anglers are scoring on fresh king salmon by back trolling fresh sardine wrapped old style kwikfish lures. Another solid choice to hook one of these hard fighting king salmon is to back bounce or drag home cured salmon roe tipped with a brightly colored puff ball. Salmon have been being hooked daily just below the Red Bluff Diversion Dam downriver through Los Molinos California and into Woodson Bridge Recreation Area. The salmon run will only improve everyday as more and more salmon make their way upriver to their annual spawning grounds.

The upper Sacramento River opener is just around the corner on August 1, 2020. This section of river has spectacular river scenery through the canyon up to the “hatchery hole” better known as the Barge Hole. This hole is the last stop before the salmon make their entrance into Battle Creek, home to the Coleman National Fish Hatchery. The August 1st opener above the Red Bluff Diversion Dam is very popular so show up early to reserve your best spot. There have been several reports that the Barge Hole is loading up with fresh king salmon and the August 1st opener is looking very promising.

Over on the Feather River below Oroville California both boat and bank anglers are catching king salmon in the famous Outlet Hole and below. Bank fishermen have had success casting the largest of the Blue Fox spinners in the metallic blue or metallic purple bell colors. Here too, sardine wrapped old style Kwikfish plugs are the top producer for fresh Feather River king salmon.