December 01, 2019    Headlines
Salmon Picks Up

Sacramento River/Metropolitan Area:

Alan Fong, manager of the Fishermen’s Warehouse in Sacramento, said, “They are still out there catching salmon in the Sacramento River, and most are trolling from Garcia Bend to Discovery Park. There were quite a few boats out there over the weekend. In the American River, one fisherman picked up a limit of 12-pound chrome-bright salmon on spinners from the shoreline. At the Port of Sacramento, Warren Trombley, formerly of the Fun Fishing TV Show, found unlimited action with spoons for striped bass to 12 pounds as the birds were diving all over the place.”


Feather River:

Brian Willits of Johnson’s Bait and Tackle in Yuba City reported decent striper fishing for those in the know for schoolies. The river flows have dropped, and the launch ramps higher in the system are iffy.


Upper Sacramento River:

Jeff Goodwin of Jeff Goodwin’s Fishing said, “Captain Jeff Brady fished the Sacramento River on Saturday, and he said there are quite a few salmon in the system. His clients hooked three kings, landing one. The Sacramento River below Balls Ferry hosts the Coleman National Fish Hatchery, and most all of our early late fall run salmon are headed for the hatchery. We get a chance to fish for these salmon until December 16th when the salmon season ends. Other reports coming from the Red Bluff area say there are good numbers of salmon headed our way. These kings travel quickly up river so I believe we should see a good bite any day now. Time will tell, but I don’t think we'll have to wait long. We have some dates left in December for those of you that wish to catch a bright river King salmon before the December 16th closure.”

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