SALMON OPENER REPORT Sacramento and Feather Rivers

Sacramento River - CA

Photo Credit: photo courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service

by Dave Jacobs

After fishing salmon and steelhead for the last six or so weeks every single day, we have gotten the best plugs fine tuned, the best bait combos worked out and the salmon roe cured and ready to fish! The Sacramento, American and Feather Rivers have finally re opened this morning after a long six month closure and both rivers did not dissappoint.  As soon as our old style Luhr Jensen Kwikfish and old t-55 Flatfish were finished being wrapped and marinated in our secret bait combinations the plugs were deployed to the rivers bottom just shy of 5am. Lift, bounce, tic..tic...POW...Fish on!  We were fortunate to hook and land our first Sacramento Valley king salmon of the 2020 salmon season.  Lucky for us we had a few hot sticks on the boat and quickly hooked up on a total of nine salmon, having three come unbuttoned during a viciuos fight and landing six fresh adult king salmon. Todays double digit pile of king salmon came to the net courtesy of Dave Jacobs, Ryan Tripp, Mike Rasmussen, Mike Tripp and Mike Tipton.  The hot rod of the day was guide Mike Tripp with many kings hooked and landed this morning. 

The Sacramento and Feather rivers are now open for a full season through December 31st on the Sacramento and October 31st on the Feather River.  Anglers can hook and keep two adult salmon on the Sacramento River each day and three adult salmon over on the Feather River each day.

There has been fantastic salmon fishing reports coming in daily out of the salt, many fish and BIG fish!  The salmon are beginning their upriver migration to their spawwning grounds and the salmon run in river will only build from here on out.  

Professional Guide Service is in its 35th year of guiding thousands of clients to the best king salmon fishing in Northern California and Southern Oregon.  This is the time to give guide Dave Jacobs a call at (530)646-9110 to book your very own fully guided salmon fishing  charter for the day.  We are available seven days a week and can take all groups be it big or small. Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service...since 1985....give us a call today!

Contact Dave Jacobs Guide Service at (530)646-9110 or check us out online at

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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