The Fish Sniffer - Trout Bite Continue As Minutes Tick Down To Salmon Season
Trout Bite Continue As Minutes Tick Down To Salmon Season

Written By: Cal Kellogg, July 20, 2014
Species: Trout
Location: Sacramento River- Middle,

By the time this issue of the Fish Sniffer hits newsstands the 2014 river salmon season on the Sacramento will be underway. At this time most anglers are expectantly waiting for the July 16 kick off. Those that are fishing currently have been targeting the Sacramento’s robust wild rainbows.

According to top guides like Mike Bogue of Mike Bogue’s Guide Service and Kirk Portocarrero of SacRiverGuide.Com, there are kings in the river and the prospects look good for a productive opener. Salmon have been spotted both above Red Bluff and below Woodson Bridge.

On the trout fishing front, fly fishing guides like Jason Thatcher of JT Guide Service are hooking solid numbers of 2 to 4 pound trout while working a variety of caddis and mayfly imitating nymphs on long multi-fly leaders.

Dry fly action has ranged from non-existent to very good depending on the day and the water conditions. The best surface action has been occurring in the evening hours.

Conventional tackle anglers can hook trout by back trolling small plugs or side drifting with Pautzke salmon eggs or Glo Bugs.

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