Salmon Go On Roe Bite
Salmon are showing in big numbers on the Sacramento River in the Chico and Knights Landing areas, but the action has been up and down, depending on the day and section of river you fish.
“We packed 3 clients in one boat between RH Guide Service & MSJ Guide Service on one trip while using roe below Scotty’s Landing,” said Manuel Saldana Jr. of MSJ Guide Service. “We got our 6 salmon and called it a day by noon.”
On the following trip, Ty from Cottonwood hooked and landed a 21 lb. buck salmon on the Sacramento river. “We had four other opportunities, but they didn’t make it to the boat,” said Saldana.
Scott Feist of Feisty Fish Guide Service reported "good, but not epic"salmon fishing in the Corning area. "We're averaging 1-1/2 to 2 fish per rod to limits," said Feist. "Four clients landed 5 and lost 7 other fish on Sunday, September 29. The fish averaged 20 pounds each. We used Yakima Flatfish and Pautzke-cured roe."
“I will be salmon fishing through October, then switching gears to start guiding waterfowl full time from November through January,” he noted.
Rob Reimers of Rustic Rob’s Guide Service reported 4 salmon ranging from 10 to 25 pounds for 3 anglers in the Butte City area on Sunday, September 29. “They also lost two other fish,” he noted. “We back bounced roe all day.”
Ricardo Torres of Rick’s Guide Service reported catching an average of 2 to 3 fish and up to 4 fish on anchor fishing adventures on the Sacramento between Knights Landing and the Sacramento Airport. Mornings and evenings seem to be the best.
”On my latest trip, one angler landed two fish weighing 15 to 20 pounds while anchored up with BC Still lures,” he noted.Back To Reports