The Fish Sniffer - Late Fall King Fishing Is Exceptional
Late Fall King Fishing Is Exceptional

Written By: Dan Bacher, December 5, 2013
Species: River Salmon
Location: Sacramento River- Middle,

Late fall Chinook fishing is surprisingly good in the Sacramento River in the metropolitan area – and relatively few anglers are going out fishing.

“The three anglers fishing with me yesterday landed five salmon, all bright ones,” said James Netzel of Fishing James Guide Service. “Four of the fish were in the 15 lb. class and one weighed 23 pounds.”

“Today we hooked two big salmon,” noted Netzel. “We landed one fresh fish weighing 38 pounds and last another huge fish after a 15 minute battle.”

He has been trolling Brad’s Killer Fish, Shasta Scorpion spinners and Silvertron spinners for the kings out of Miller Park.

“A new school of salmon arrived in the Sacramento area over the weekend and fishing has been very good,” reported Chris Fulster, Jr. of Broadway Bait Rod & Gun. “Bank fishermen are hooking the fish on spinners at the Minnow Hole and Miller Park.”

One local, Darrell Lindsey bagged a 40 lb. salmon while tossing out a spinner from shore at the Minnow Hole. Derick Haley landed a limit of kings weighing 22 and 17 lbs. while fishing at the yacht club, while Jim and Joe landed three Chinooks weighing 35, 22 and 17 pounds while trolling Kwikfish at Miller Park.

Sturgeon fishing in the Sacramento River has also been picking up. Isaiah Leeper bagged a 68 lb. sturgeon on a sardine at the mouth of the American and Amanda Carter nailed a 62 lb. sturgeon on a pileworm at Rio Vista.

Tim Boggs at Elkhorn Bait and Tackle in Rio Linda confirmed the bright chinooks coming from the metropolitan area. Dave landed a 22 lb. king while fishing a blue Lazer Minnow in the Garcia Bend from his boat.



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