King Salmon Action Picks Up
Salmon action improved on the Feather River over the past two weeks as more fresh kings moved into the river, though fishing is by no means red hot.
On Wednesday, four anglers landed five fish ranging from jacks to 18 pounds while fishing in the Shanghai Bend area with Rob Reimers of Rustic Rob’s Guide Service. They fooled the bright kings while anchor fishing with Brad’s Killer Fish lures in “dragonfly” patterns and sardine wrappers.
Bob Simms, the host of the KFBK Outdoor Show, and his friend landed two salmon weighing 12 pounds each on Thursday, August 15 while fishing with Bob Boucke of Johnson’s Bait and Tackle. They also anchor fished with Brad’s Killer Fish at Shanghai Bend.
Experienced anglers are averaging about one fish per rod. “Anglers are doing best from Shanghai Bend up to the rock dam – and from the rock dam to Oroville,” said Boucke. “Boaters are back trolling with Kwikfish and Flatfish with sardine wrappers. Bank fishermen are also hooking fish on Mepps Flying C and Blue Fox Vibrax spinners.”
Manuel Saldana Jr. of MSJ Guide Service and guide Raith Heryford found good salmon action on their latest trip together on the Feather. “We hooked 6 and landed two 30 pounders and one 18 lb. king while using Flatfish,” noted Saldana.
Striped bass fishing is slow, with the majority of fish undersized. Anglers are hooking an occasional keeper while tossing out anchovies and sardines below Shanghai Bend.
Combined releases to the Feather below the Thermalito Afterbay Outlet continue to be 5500 cfs.Back To Reports