The Fish Sniffer - Salmon Season Finishes Off With Big, Bright Chinooks
Salmon Season Finishes Off With Big, Bright Chinooks

Written By: Dan Bacher, December 21, 2013
Species: River Salmon Stripers
Location: Sacramento River- Middle,

The fishing was by no means hot in the final days of the Sacramento River salmon season, but the quality of the fish was great, with a number of bright Chinooks in the 30 to 40 pound range landed.

Steve Murakami landed a 40 lb. chinook while trolling a size Brad’s Killer Fish in the Brickyrad area of the Sacramento River on a recent trip with James Netzel of Fishing James Guide Service. “That’s the only bite we had,” noted. The previous trip produced a 30 pounder for Jason Huntoon of Newcastle.

Alan Fong of the Fishermen’s Warehouse in Sacramento confirmed the late season action with Big Al landing three salmon on Friday and one 37-pounder on Sunday trolling sardine-wrapped Brad’s Killer Fish out of Garcia Bend.

Anglers are also catching increasing numbers of striped bass in the Sacramento Deepwater Channel and Port of Sacramento from shore and boat.

Jimmy Perez of Broadway Bait Rod and Gun and his two buddies caught 6 keeper stripers ranging from 18 to 24 inches while fishing live jumbo minnows from shore in the channel off Jefferson Boulevard. “We also released some shakers,” he noted.

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