NEW Sacramento River salmon fishing report

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

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

by Dave Jacobs

The right stuff...


Everyday we head to the river fresh, rested and ready to throw our best stuff at the Sacramento River king salmon. The best proven plugs, top home cured roe, the best cut baits and combos available...all what we all think is the right stuff. 

Some days feast other days famine!  This is the time of year that the most salmon begin to show in the Sacramento River, late August and all of September...primetime!  When you salmon fish everyday, when large schools of salmon are coming through and you are there with the "right stuff" great things happen. 

This past weekend we experienced some pretty strange weather bringing strong thunder and lightning along with cooler temperatures and off and on rain showers. 

 I'd imagine that the day before this storm hit would be the reason we did so well salmon fishing on Saturday.  Sunday however,  a much different mood the salmon were in. We did manage several salmon on Sunday but two of the rainy weather...the salmon had adjusted to this low pressure system and were on the chew!

As I said earlier,  showing up with the "right stuff" everyday really paid off when you put your customers in position for a phenomenal salmon fishing day on the Sacramento River. Seven passes…six large salmon hooked…fought and landed later...the kind of salmon fishing day we all show up for and hope that happens.

Finely tuned "old style" kwikfish with our special bait wrap combo was definitely the stuff the kings were into on this particular fishing day. 

Enjoy all the photos of the Fama family up from Simi Valley for their 15th annual family salmon charter with Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service.

If catching big bright Sacramento River king salmon is something you see yourself doing, give us a call today. It may sound like guides are all booked up but believe me, we have lots of room for you and your family and friends. 

Call guide Dave Jacobs direct at 1 (530) 646-9110 to book your own salmon fishing vacation today!

Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service..."we have been perfecting Sacramento River king salmon fishing 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

Big baits picking up big Sacramento River salmon! This weekend did not disappoint as big Sacramento River king salmon made a...... Read More

Here is an incredible underwater video of giant striped bass in the Sacramento River while we were salmon fishing in...... Read More