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    Re: does anyone ever use worms for salmon ???

    Quote Originally Posted by alex_k31 View Post
    Are you allowed to keep salmon there? Ive never heard of fishing for salmont there. Is it good?
    Closes in 2 days after the 15th of October. The open stretches are all going be delta type stretches.

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    Re: does anyone ever use worms for salmon ???

    Quote Originally Posted by alex_k31 View Post
    Are you allowed to keep salmon there? Ive never heard of fishing for salmont there. Is it good?

    Yes, you're allowed to keep them and it can be good...It closes on Oct. 15 in the regs. It's next to and below the hatchery at the Camanche dam. I've never fished it, many do well there, hopefully somebody else can say more about it. It's the Moke so 2 salmon limit per day. If I'm correct you go 1.5 miles down hwy. 12 past the intersection with hwy. 88 going towards the south shore of Camanche. Then turn left on N. McIntire Rd. go 1.5 miles to the hatchery area. I listed regs for that area and by hwy 12. The stretch from New Hope to the B&W marina near hwy 12 closes 12/16.

    I also believe those salmon were flossed unintentially, probably not going for crawlers. Even the bunch caught by the guy at the Sunrise area, maybe he had a real long leader back then. Anything can happen, stefanoflo used a 3.5 ft leader, that might be a new or old trick to hooking them. Steelhead hit worms and pink worms, needing more protein to swim back and forth from the ocean.

    Page 34...7.50(b)..(124) Mokelumne River (San Joaquin Co.). (A) From Camanche Dam to Highway 99 bridge. Season: Jan. 1 through Mar. 31. 1 hatchery trout or 1 hatchery steelhead.** Season: Fourth Saturday in May through July 15. 1 hatchery trout or 1 hatchery steelhead.** AREA OR BODY OF WATER, OPEN SEASON, AND SPECIAL REGLATIONS DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION LIMIT Season: July 16 through Oct. 15. 1 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.** 2 Chinook salmon.

    (D) From the Lower Sacramento Road bridge to the mouth. For purposes of this regulation, this river segment is defined as Mokelumne River and its tributary sloughs downstream of the Lower Sacramento Road bridge and east of Highway 160 and north of Highway 12. Season: Jan. 1 through July 15. 1 hatchery trout or 1 hatchery steelhead.**Season: July 16 through Dec. 16. 1 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**2 Chinook salmon
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    Re: does anyone ever use worms for salmon ???

    Quote Originally Posted by stefanoflo View Post
    so today I fished my local steel-head / salmon river that is below Comanche dam and saw a few Folks spooning and throwing hardware . and I come along and hooked into 3 salmon like in an hour . granted i was fishing for early Steel head returns I had my Noodle rod with 6LBS on it and I did manage to hook into 3 fish Granted the Hook was either spitted out or broke off. with a size 8 hook I knew what was coming . I had a regular lead core drifting setup 3.5 foot 6lbs leader as well and drifting The European night crawlers I raised in my backyard . and those watching asked me .What i was using and I told them," Worms" and I got the funniest reaction from that .so does anyone still use worms or are we stuck on Commercializing the fishing sport with hardware??? or did I get Lucky to get hooked up 3 times in the first hour of fishing????... Oh and My rod exploded on that 3rd hookup.. I will never Bring a water pistol to a real gunfight !!!! AGAIN!!!
    Are you allowed to keep salmon there? Ive never heard of fishing for salmont there. Is it good?

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    Re: does anyone ever use worms for salmon ???

    well I was scouting for Steelhead with My noodle rod . I did get one earlier in that week and wanted to scout out salmon as well. last year i got a nice fat hen and released it . so i wanted another crack at it before that stretch of river closes after Monday the 15th. I had 3 hookups on worms and a 3.5 length leader so Flossing are i would say very Minimized . I fished the Seam that leads in that pool maybe hoping a steelhead would ponce on it, in stead it was salmon all day until the rod snapped, calling my day, But still a fun day.
    I remember fishing Sunrise on the American a few years back 2012 and met a guy that said he caught 20 salmon during the season at sunrise area and all On Crawlers . and he was doing the same for Steel head. so I guess at can be a secret bait of choice without breaking the bank and having to carry Hardware around. Worms I sure can catch almost anything period!!!!Not sure about sharks however!!!!

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    Re: does anyone ever use worms for salmon ???

    Certainly not a standard salmon bait.
    Here they come!

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    Re: does anyone ever use worms for salmon ???

    It can be tough to avoid accidently snagging salmon fishing that rig in those areas. Doesn't mean it's intentional, but easy to do. Fished a lot for steelhead in the Feather through high school and college. Took an old-timer politely explaining what was happening for the light bulb to come on. After that, it was pretty easy to tell the difference. Fishing the same baits with a float and shorter leader helps minimize it.

    Not sure if that's what you're up against. Could be you've got the new hot bait. It does happen, but it would be unusual.

    Glad you got out. Love that stretch of water. Any trout or steelhead.

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    Re: does anyone ever use worms for salmon ???

    99 percent chance that while drifting you flossed them. Happens when drift fishing bait for steelhead quite frequently. A lot of the fly guys on the American floss fish without intending to as well. Just part of the game if you're working a riffle or shallower chute bouncing bottom. Nice to see they're up there regardless.

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    does anyone ever use worms for salmon ???

    so today I fished my local steel-head / salmon river that is below Comanche dam and saw a few Folks spooning and throwing hardware . and I come along and hooked into 3 salmon like in an hour . granted i was fishing for early Steel head returns I had my Noodle rod with 6LBS on it and I did manage to hook into 3 fish Granted the Hook was either spitted out or broke off. with a size 8 hook I knew what was coming . I had a regular lead core drifting setup 3.5 foot 6lbs leader as well and drifting The European night crawlers I raised in my backyard . and those watching asked me .What i was using and I told them," Worms" and I got the funniest reaction from that .so does anyone still use worms or are we stuck on Commercializing the fishing sport with hardware??? or did I get Lucky to get hooked up 3 times in the first hour of fishing????... Oh and My rod exploded on that 3rd hookup.. I will never Bring a water pistol to a real gunfight !!!! AGAIN!!!

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