New Sacramento River salmon fishing report

Sacramento River - Woodson Bridge - Corning, CA (Tehama County)

Photo Credit: photos courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service (530)646-9110

by Dave Jacobs

Sacramento River... Woodson Bridge California

The recent full moon in early August has definitely helped push larger schools of large king salmon into the upper Sacramento River at Red Bluff, California.  The kings that we have been landing recently have been big and full of fight! There has been several hard battles won this week while back trolling sardine wrapped "old style" kwikfish on the Sacramento River. 

 We have seen more salmon hooked and landed back bouncing vs boondoggling this week so far.  No rhyme or reason, just the salmon have been more likely to take a bait back bounced this week.  Back bouncing with clients is some what of a lost art as of late.  We have continued year after year to offer the best salmon catching techniques to all of our guests. This includes back bouncing home cured roe/puffballs, Back bouncing sardine wrapped “old style” kwikfish and power drifting roe/puffballs through all of the top salmon holding waters of the Sacramento River.

Guides Dave Jacobs and Ryan Tripp both continued to send clients home with fresh Sacramento River king salmon recently with the largest king weighing 26 pounds.

Salmon fishing on the Sacramento River will begin to peak at the end of August and continue to peak into September. If catching a king salmon on the Sacramento River is on your wish list of things to do this Summer/Fall, give guide Dave Jacobs a call at (530)646-9110 or visit his website at

Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service... perfecting king salmon fishing on the Sacramento River since 1985!

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.

< Previous Report Next Report >

< Previous Report Next Report >

More Reports

    We have experienced another great day of salmon fishing on the Sacramento River again recently.  Again guides Dave Jacobs, Ryan...... Read More

The salmon bite really took off for us this weekend on the Sacramento River below Red Bluff California.  The salmon...... Read More