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Sacramento River salmon uptick due

In-river Fishing news by Dave Jacobs, author badge, myoutdoorbuddy.com

he big news from the Sacramento River is very slow salmon fishing due to a lack of salmon in the river at this time. The salmon fishing has been very spotty at best from July 16th through August 11th but fishing should improve now.

There has been some very good salmon fishing days in different spots on the Sacramento River, but mostly on the upper end of the system from the Barge Hole through Jelly’s Ferry. There has been some better salmon fishing on Monday and Tuesday August 10 and 11th and the salmon that are coming in look like new arriving kings. The best bets have been back bounced Brad’s Killifish plugs with a sardine wrap or back bounced roe/puffball combos.

King salmon caught recently by Mike Gullihur of Nevada while fishing the Sacramento River with Guide Dave Jacobs. Photo courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service
King salmon caught recently by Mike Gullihur of Nevada while fishing the Sacramento River with Guide Dave Jacobs. Photo courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service

The lower Sacramento River has provided some alternative fishing opportunities like rainbow trout and striped bass fishing. The prime months to salmon fish on the Sacramento River are August, September and October. Hopefully the good salmon fishing reports that were coming out of the Golden Gate a couple of weeks ago will mean new salmon in the Sacramento River. Surrounding rivers have also experienced spotty salmon fishing such as on the Feather, Trinity and Klamath Rivers.

Northern California In-River Fishing News is courtesy of Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service. For more local fishing information, call guide Dave Jacobs at 530-646-9110 or visit the website.


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