The Fish Sniffer - Sept. 28, 2012 Big Kings Pounce On Plugs And Eggs
Sept. 28, 2012 Big Kings Pounce On Plugs And Eggs

Written By: Cal Kellogg, September 28, 2012
Location: Sacramento River- Middle,

(Redding) There are big numbers of salmon in the Sacramento River from Colusa all the way up to Redding and most of them are large fishing ranging from 15 to 25 pounds. That’s the good news. The best news is that the run has yet to peak and the best days of the season are still ahead of us!

Mike Bogue of Mike Bogue’s Guide Service has been catching kings both above Red Bluff and in the Woodson Bridge area. Bogue has been fishing with a mix of Flatfish and Pautzke cured roe for his fish. 

Usually the plug bite is good early and then the eggs take the spotlight, but some days most of the hits come on eggs and other days many of the strikes come on plugs. 

Bogue took out the Fish Sniffer staff on September 10 for a half day adventure. They caught three salmon on Flatfish ranging from 17 to 22 pounds while fishing just below Woodson Bridge.

Dave Jacobs of Dave Jacobs Guide Service has also been splitting his time between back bouncing roe and back trolling Brad’s Killer Fish plugs. 

Generally Jacobs gets his plug strikes early and then switches over to bright red Pautzke cured roe. Jacobs is averaging a half dozen fish per day at this time with most of the fish running just under or just over the 20 pound mark.

If you have designs on fishing with Bogue, Jacobs or the other guides that ply the Sacramento, make your reservation early. The fishing is good right now, but there are still big numbers of fish in the ocean. When those fish push up the river in October the action is going to explode and at that point it will be too late to book. 

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