Barge Hole opens Saturday August 1st!

Sacramento River - Barge Hole - CA (Shasta County)

Photo Credit: All photos are courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service

by Dave Jacobs

The world famous Barge Hole opener looms right around the corner. The numbers of salmon in the upper Sacramento River above the Red Bluff Diversion Dam are impressive. Anglers looking for that big hard fighting king salmon will not have to wait long to yell "FishOn!" This Saturday August 1st marks the official opening of the Sacramento River above the Red Bluff Diversion Dam upriver through the Deschutes Bridge in Anderson California. 
Sardine wrapped "old style" kwikfish plugs should be all it takes to trigger a violent strike at daybreak on Saturday. This section of Sacramento River will remain open through December 31st this season. 
Reports coming out of the Golden Gate recently have been limit style fishing for some fishing the Pacific. This is terrific news for the river anglers as these big bright king salmon will make the long journey upriver towards Coleman National Fish hatchery. 
Salmon fishing has been going well early this week as you can see from the video and pics. 
If catching your limit of Sacramento or Feather River king salmon is something on your bucket list give guide Dave Jacobs of Professional Guide Service a call at (530)646-9110 or visit

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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