River Guide

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.

History of Professional Guide Service

Since Professional Guide Service’s early beginnings in 1985, legendary fishing guide Hank Mautz started and put into motion almost 30 years of the most recognized fishing guide service in the Northwest. In 2005, Hank chose guide Dave Jacobs to continue the fishing tradition that is known as Professional Guide Service.

Our commitment to you, to deliver the very best guided fishing trip available has never changed. We have been perfecting guided fishing trips for almost 30 years.

Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service has provided guided fishing trips to thousands of clients, and after catching as many salmon, trout, steelhead, striped bass and sturgeon, the message is clear, you are fishing with the most experienced, most recognized fishing guide service in the area. We have provided professional, fun fishing guide services for three generations of clients. Along the way, we have fished other guides, celebrities, sports stars and TV personalities. Family fishing traditions have started and continued year after year with Professional Guide Service. Guide Dave Jacobs holds a special upper Chetco River use permit with the Rogue/Siskiyou National Forest (USDA Forest Service) allowing for a chance at trophy coastal steelhead.

Our trips cater to all size groups and ages, from big business, corporate, multi-boat trips, to small intimate family fishing trips. We offer year round guided fishing trips tailored to all skill levels. Come bring the kids fishing! We’re here for the novice, beginning fisherman all the way to the very experienced angler.

Come fishing with the most experienced guide service in the area. Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service, since 1985!

Family owned and operated and made 100% in AMERICA!

What We Provide for You

Since 1985 our clients have been provided the very best equipment to fish with. Your trip is aboard a comfortable and spacious 22 foot Alumaweld jet boat ready and clean for you and your guests. You are provided top quality G-Loomis rods, high quality reels, full of fresh line, ready to take on all of the fish that Northern California and Southern Oregon rivers have to offer!

We take pride in offering you perfectly matched light action rods to take on our rivers big game fish, most notably the king salmon! Our clients have landed countless large river fish, 50 plus pound king salmon all the way to 200 plus pound Sacramento River white sturgeon. Big fish on light tackle, thats why clients return year after year to Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service. We are in the business of helping you catch the most fish and BIG fish!

If you have been on guided fishing trips before or if this is your first time ever, you will notice from the very beginning that you are on a professional guided fishing trip. From the beginning booking to the start and completion of your fishing trip with Dave Jacobs you will notice a 100% percent effort, all the while being treated with respect and patience during your fishing trip. It is not by chance or by accident that thousands of clients return to Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service year after year, fishing season after fishing season, we have been perfecting guided fishing trips for almost 30 years!

Come be a part of a Northern California fishing tradition known as Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service, since 1985!