Salmon Bite Improves Near Chico
King salmon fishing is picking up for anglers back bouncing and side drifting roe and pullling plugs on the Sacramento River beween Chico and Knights Landing.
“On my latest trip below Chico, I hosted a father and his two sons,” said Manuel Saldana Jr. of MSJ Guide Service. “Gary, Matthew and Thomas Clegg each hooked and landed their first river salmon – and everyone left with smiles. Two of the fish weighed 20 pounds and the other went 15 pounds. We landed all of them while boon doggling with roe cured with Pro-Cure.”
“The Sacramento River has been producing some beautiful salmon,” said Scoft Feist of Feisty Fish Guide Service. “The action has been steady with more and more salmon running the river every day. Big things are on the way and I can’t wait! I would expect late August to produce the best king fishing I have ever seen.”
“Anglers fishing in the Tisdale, Grimes and Ward’s Landing areas are averaging about a salmon per rod some days, while the action is slower other days,” said Bob Boucke of Johnson’s Bait and Tackle in Yuba City. “You have to get the fish when they’re going through. The fish average 20 pounds each. Anglers are fishing spinners or Kwikfish while anchored or trolling.”
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