Big baits picking up big Sacramento River salmon!

Sacramento River - Red Bluff - Red Bluff, CA (Tehama County)

Photo Credit: all photos courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service

by Dave Jacobs

Big baits picking up big Sacramento River salmon!

This weekend did not disappoint as big Sacramento River king salmon made a good showing.  Both Saturday and Sunday's salmon fishing trips had their challanges, the end results were big, bright hard fighting king salmon!

"We have not hooked any small jack salmon yet but did here of a couple picked up by the "dragger's" or "boondoggler's" a few days ago," reports guide Dave Jacobs.  "We spent the weekend back bouncing sardine wrapped "old style" or "pre Rapala" kwikfish plugs."  The huge bucks couldn't leave them alone on Saturday's trip and even though a small wet weather system pushed into the area Sunday stalling the bite, when the opportunity struck we capitalized on big Sacramento River kings!  We have run four or five different plug wrap blends and have zeroed in on a top producer for the last week. 

Late August is fast approaching with September being the best time to target Sacramento River salmon.  We couldn't wait to share all of this weekends salmon pics from this weekend on the Sacramento River with the guided help of Dave Jacobs and Ryan Tripp. 

  If coming to the Sacramento River and catching your own big king salmon interests you, call guide Dave Jacobs of Professional Guide Service today.....we have been perfecting Sacramento River salmon fishing since 1985!

Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service


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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