Sacrament River Trout and Steelhead Report

Sacramento River - CA

by Dave Jacobs

Fishing for wild rainbow trout on the lower Sacramento or Sac River from Redding downstream below Anderson, Ca. has really improved this week with a great trout bite and a few Fall steelhead mixed in as reported by Sacramento river trout guides on conventional spin gear. River releases are dropping now as they do every year at this time. Sacramento river trout guides are reporting better fishing for wild rainbow trout 1 to 3 pounds with the occasional big trout of 4 plus pounds from Redding downstream near Red Bluff. Both hatchery and wild steelhead have been hooked from Redding downriver below Red Bluff Ca. Most Sacramento river rainbow trout have been over 16 inches with some in the twenty plus inch class. Fall salmon are spawning making for multiple Sacramento river rainbow trout hook-ups a day are a real possibility this time of year while Sacramento river trout fishing with a few larger adult steelhead mixed in per day as reported by Sacramento river trout guides. 20 to 30 wild bows hooked per day can be expected in October. More Fall salmon are moving upstream and trout fishing will only improve through October and November. Sacramento river trout fishing has been best side drifting small glo bugs in various egg color combo's and/or live cricket or crawler's with a Quickie puffball have worked well for Sacramento river trout fishing guides. Sacramento river trout fishing has also been good by back trolling small Hot shots 50's or small K-4/K-5 Kwikfish in various color combos as reported by Sacramento river trout guides. Angler's can call ahead for current river condition's as condition's can change quickly on the Sacramento or sac river while trout fishing on the Sacramento river.

Professional fishing 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.

Professional Fishing 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. We are an Equal opportunity provider. 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.

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