Sacramento River

This Sacramento River description is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.

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.

Sacramento River fishing reports are courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.

April 15, 2017 Sacramento River striper fishing report.

Sacramento River striper fishing report May 16, 2017.