Salmon Move Into Metro Region
Salmon fishing has improved in the metropolitan area as increasing numbers of fall chinooks move into the Sacramento from Clarksburg to Miller Park.
“Mel and I caught six fish from 12 to 19 pounds while fishing the Sacramento at Verona on Thursday, September 12,” said Tim Boggs at Elkhorn Bait and Tackle. “We used Kwikfish and purple Silvertron spinners on the anchor. We kept four and released two other fish.”
“Boaters and bank anglers are landing a lot of fish in the downtown area now,” reported Allen Fong at Fisherman’s Warehouse. “My brother and three anglers between two boats bagged 5 fish each, keeping their limits, while jigging yesterday.”
“Two of our employees, Joann Lor and Rick Iwasbo, landed limits of salmon from 18 to 25 pounds while trolling with Big Al of Big Al’s Guide Service. They used double bladed purple Silverton spinners in the Clarksburg area,” Fong stated.
Uncle Larry Barnes landed a 21 lb. king while trolling a Flatfish with sardine wrapper at the I Street Bridge, according to Dennis Pfanner at Sacramento Pro Tackle.
“There’s been a big push of salmon up the river over the past few days,” said Chris Fulster, Jr. of Broadway Bait Rod & Gun. “Bank anglers throwing Blue Fox and Mepps Flying C spinners are catching a lot of salmon at Miller Park.”
Meanwhile, striped bass fishing is picking up in the Port of Sacramento. Anglers trolling with Bombers and Yo-Zuris and jigging with Duh spoons in shad and clown patterns are nailing some stripers in the 3 to 7 pound range, noted Pfanner.Back To Reports