Sacramento and Feather River salmon report

Sacramento River - Lower - Redding, CA (Shasta County)

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by Dave Jacobs

Guide Dave Jacobs of Professional Guide Service now available for king salmon bookings out of Woodson Bridge California daily. call (530)646-9110

Sacramento River salmon 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.

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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