It’s Striper Time!!

I did my final salmon trip of the year just before Thanksgiving and we ended up with one so I switched to Delta stripers and we hare been seeing some really nice fish on topwater, swimbaits and jigs so far this early season!  

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A nice big hen caught & released. 

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C&R topwater fun! 

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Another nice popper bass that will live to fight another day! 

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Solid one! 

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Double header spoon bite! If you are gonna eat some, these are the right size. Let the big ladies go... 

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A few stripers on the meter... 

That’s a wrap on the 2017 North American king season! 

That’s a wrap on the 2017 North American king season! 

Best Salmon Action of the Season...& some bigger ones too!

It's been a really, reality good week of salmon fishing on the Sac, where trolling has been the hot ticket. This has been the best action, day-to-day, of the season so far!

I keep hearing about party boats out in the Salt still catching kings too so we look to be poised to get some more fish soon! 

While this has mostly been a small fish year, we started seeing much larger kings this week, with several in the mid to high 20-pound range. 

For the first time in months, my schedule opens up next week, so now's a great time to hop aboard !

 

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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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