Nice, Bright Kings!

Today was one of those days that makes me lay awake and stare at the ceiling fan in the middle of the night.  


We caught two beautiful kings on the Sac...but it was the "what could have been" that's haunting me a bit. We had 8-10 other Bites that snapped the rod down and just didn't stick. Deep down I know that's just how the ball bounces sometimes. We'll land everything that bites one day and then we'll miss some on others. But still, I'm always analyzing, always thinking of ways to improve my game. 

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Sac chromers taking over as Feather salmon bite mysteriously dies

Wow, what a difference a few days makes! After limiting early on Salmon on the Feather on Friday, I headed back to the Sacramento for some chrome. It was a good thing, too, as my guide buddies who stayed up there said the bite dropped off dramatically. The water levels are coming down quickly on the Feather and it seems as if no new fish are coming through. 

Luckily, there are some absolutely gorgeous kings pushing up the Sac now and we have been picking off some dandies. Looks like I may be sticking to that from now on...and, of course, the American, when it kicks on. Here are some Sac beauties from Sunday. Monday I headed for a little fun fishing at the Pyramid opener and then cancelled Tuesday due to wind....

 

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Time for Sacramento Valley Salmon

It was an amazing summer in Alaska, with fantastic king fishing in June and July and off-the-charts silver fishing into September. I'm back now and ready to chase kings through Thanksgiving. 

We are seeing scattered schools moving through the Sacramento, Feather and American rivers and while the fishing isn't red hot yet, the fish are of very nice quality! I'm starting up on Sept 10 and will be fishing daily from then on. 

See you all soon!

Alaska Kings done, now time for Sac Valley Salmon!!

I just finished up an amazing king season in Alaska and and getting some time in with the family before I go full-tilt on kings in the Sacramento River system.

I'm starting Sept 1 for kings and will run through at least Thanksgiving. With lots of water and all the kings the ocean guy's are seeing, I think it's gonna be really good this fall! 

Now, for some Alaska pix...feel free to get in touch if you'd like to fish Alaska next summer with me! 

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The Never-Ending Striper Season!

I can't believe it...here we are mid June almost and the striper fishing in the Valley rivers is still rediculous. The past several trips have yielded crazy numbers of stripers and I even had a couple banned trips on the Delta too this week. 

 

We have super hot weather in-bound so that will probably speed up the exodus of stripers from the system but man, oh man what a year!!!

 

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I'll be shifting over more to shad fishing in the upcoming weeks and then let's start thinking salmon in August!  

Stripers...and Shad now on tap!

Striper fishing in the Valley rivers was scalding hot again most of the last week but it appears to be petering out pretty quickly as the water is warming up and the fish are finishing up their spawning activities.

That means the upper sections of the system are clearing out now but there will be some good pushes of stripers this week and next down low in the rivers and out into the Delta. In fact, I started fishing the Delta on Monday and we caught probably 30-40 fish without a ton of trouble. Nothing big, but there were plenty of fish around.

Shad fishing is also going very well now in the American River and I started doing 1/2 day trips over the weekend, There are piles of shad in the system and I'll have morning or evening trips available later this week.