TightLines Guide Service
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Rick Kennedy Of Tight Lines Guide Service For Kokanee, Trout, Macks, Landlocked Kings And River Salmon!

Rick Kennedy has hunted and fished his entire life. Rick started hunting and fishing with his father and grandfather as soon as he could walk. His love for the outdoors has given him the opportunity to hunt big game in several states and all over California along with upland game and waterfowl. In 1996, he and his wife Tresa started a guide service, Tight Lines Guide Service based in Grass Valley, California.

Teresa Kennedy

Rick has been labeled by the fishing industry as one of the top Kokanee Salmon guides in the state. He has also gained the same type of notoriety on Eagle Lake fishing for the trophy trout found in this lake. Rick fishes and guides on most of central and northern California’s lakes. In 2012, Rick set the First State Record for Inland Coho at 3.25 lbs on Lake Oroville.

Rick’s name often comes up when folks talk about fishing Tahoe area lakes like Stampede and Donner. While Rick fishes these lakes a good deal he also fishes Berryessa, Davis, Eagle, Lake Tahoe, Shasta and Trinity on a regular basis.

On the river salmon fishing front, Rick can be found plying both the Sacramento and Feather Rivers during the late summer and fall.

When you book a trip with Rick you’ll be fishing from his state of the art 22 foot Rogue jet boat. In 2011, Rick’s boat had a full vinyl wrap designed and installed by Vision Graphics and Signs in Grass Valley, new seats, hard top with fully enclosed side and back curtains and canvas. This boat is powered by a 496 Kodiak motor with a Hamilton 212 jet pump. The Rogue features air ride seats, full canvas, heater and defroster, livewell, and VHF Radio.

Kid Friendly Fishing Fun!

Rick has outfitted his Rogue with the ultimate fishing accessories to insure the best possible chances for a successful trip. The boat boasts four Cannon Magnum 10 STX electric downriggers matched with top-of-the-line electronics, including GPS and Fish Fisher, so Rick can find his hotspots trip after trip. A 15 horsepower Honda kicker is guided by Nautamatic's TR1 auto pilot. This unit keeps the boat headed in the right direction with minimal attention from Rick. The boat also has a Minn Kota electric motor. That means Rick can concentrate on fishing, and helping you catch and boat your trophy. When appropriate, Rick mounts Cannon side planers and mast for getting the lures and baits outside of the boat's wake.

All this fish finding technology doesn't mean anything if you don't have the quality tackle and equipment to catch fish. Rick is on the Pro Staff for some of the best tackle manufacturers. Currently Rick is a pro staffer for Cannon Downriggers, Dick Nite Lures, Gamakatsu Hooks, G Loomis Rods, P-Line, Pautzke, Pro Cure, Pro Troll, Rogue Jet, Sep’s Pro Fishing, Shark Cannonballs, Shasta Tackle Company, Shimano and Uncle Larry’s Lures!

Crew and their stringer catch

Here’s what Chris Shaffer, widely published outdoor writer and director of operations at the Pautzke Bait Company has to say about Kennedy: “I’ve spent the last decade combing through nearly every licensed guide on
 the West Coast and while I have many favorites Rick Kennedy stands near the top of that list. Kennedy is more than a traditional fishing guide; in addition to having top gear and catching fish a day with him ensure a pleasant, memorable life experience, one that few would ever forget.”

Robert V. of Livermore writes, “Tight Lines Guide Service is a first class outfit. Rick is a great fishing and hunting guide. Numerous family members, friends and colleagues of mine have been on trips with Tight Lines Guide Service. Rick always makes sure that his clients have a great experience. He shows his passion for fishing and hunting on every trip I have been on. I can't promise that every outing will leave you limited out, but I can promise that you will not be disappointed with your decision to book a trip with Rick. During a "Cast & Blast" trip at Eagle Lake, my brother-in-law & I ended up with a limit of Eagle Lake trout, a few ducks and a double banded goose! I'm sure Tight Lines Guide Service will provide many more memorable experiences to come. Book a trip with Rick and you won't be disappointed.”

If you’d like to experience California fishing at it’s best, you owe it to yourself to spend a day on the water with master guide Rick Kennedy. To book your trip with Rick give him a call at (530) 263-7944 or check him out on the web at http://www.fishtightlines.com.

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