Big Kings Grab Flatfish And Roe
Sacramento River salmon fishing is going strong. The bite will likely get better, but at this point a lot of limits are being landed and the salmon are running large.
“The salmon fishing is pretty good right now,” exclaimed Mike Bogue of Mike Bogue’s Guide Service. “Over the past five days my clients have limited three days and missed limits by a single fish on the other two days. Our big fish this week went 32 pounds and we saw quite a few 15 to 20 pounders.”
“The pattern hasn’t changed at all. Early in the morning I’m hitting fish on Flatfish. After that I switch over to Pautzke-cured roe teamed with Trokar Hooks,” added Bogue.
“There are lots of fish in the river and we’ve been catching them. We’ve been losing quite a few too. These fish are hard fighters,” disclosed Al Brown of Al Brown’s Guide Service. “I’ve been splitting my time fishing down at Woodson and up above. Down at Woodson I’ve been dragging roe, but up above I’m using plugs. The bite seems to be building and the fish continue to average about 20 pounds.”
Captain Rick Kennedy of Tight Lines Guide Service has been enjoying very good success while fishing the Sacramento River.
“I’m getting big salmon on Flatfish and Pautzke cured roe,” said Kennedy. “The key for me has been getting away from the crowds. We are scoring limits and near limits daily.”
Jason Thatcher of JT Guide Service has been enjoying success while targeting both salmon and trout on the Sacramento. When there are kings in the river, the trout bite ramps up and that’s been the case recently. Wild rainbows to 22 inches are grabbing beads, nymphs and egg imitations.Back To Reports