Anglers Bag Huge Salmon In Spite Of Low Water
Fishermen are nailing good numbers of large king salmon, but boaters should be cautious as they navigate the Feather River in the low water conditions. Combined releases into the river below the Thermalito Afterbay Outlet are only 1,750 cfs now.
"The fishing was really good on Saturday, September 28," reported Bob Boucke of Johnson's Bait and Tackle. "Two anglers weighed in their limits of kings ranging from 36 to 50 pounds while jigging near the Fifth Street Bridge."
Boucke reported solid fishing on two recent salmon fishing adventures on the Feather near Boyd’s Pump.
“My 14-year-old granddaughter, Caylin Johnson, caught two salmon weighing 5 and 17 pounds while using Brad’s Killer Fish,” said Boucke. “We lost five other fish. “
“On the next trip, Ron La Force and I landed two fish weighing 17 to 18 pounds out of the 6 we hooked,” noted Boucke. “The fish both days were a mixture of bright and darker fish.”
Boaters fishing roe and Kwikfish or Flatfish below the Thermalito Afterbay Outlet are still catching limits, but it’s taking a lot longer for people to get them, noted Boucke.
“Bank fishermen are experiencing better action on roe, spinners and other offerings, now that the fish are concentrated in the deeper holes throughout the river,” he added.Back To Reports