SACRAMENTO RIVER
 

November 25, 2014    Headlines
 Upper Sac Salmon Bite Continues

Upper Sac
By Dave Jacobs
The recent rains that have fallen here on Thursday and Friday 11-20 night have unfortunately put the Sacramento River on the rise with a quick fall happening now.  The Sacramento River rose to almost 8000 cfs and has now dropped to fishable conditions near Anderson Balls Ferry and the Barge Hole.  New Late Fall king salmon and a strong run of steelhead are now in the system from the Barge Hole downriver past Red Bluff.   There are very large and very fresh king salmon in the Sacramento River now and salmon fishing should be very good as river conditions improve downriver.  Pictured is just one of the large king salmon we have caught on Thursday where the salmon averaged 30 pounds!  This is the time to catch your Sacramento River trophy salmon before the river closes to salmon fishing at the end of the day on December 16th.  There have been two documented 50 plus pound king salmon caught near Sacramento and those large fish are going to be here undoubtedly after this river rise and fall.  There is the threat of more wet weather moving into Northern California this coming weekend which could raise the river significantly again by early next week.  

Sacramento River/Metropolitan Area:
Alan Fong of the Fishermen’s Warehouse in Sacramento reported on Sunday 11-22 an improved salmon bite above Garcia Bend at the Brickyards with Silvertron spinners or Brad’s Killer Fish on the troll. Big Al picked up 5 salmon during the week, and there have been few boats working the area.
The word of the action must have been out since J.D. Richey of Richey’s Sport Fishing went on a ˝ day salmon trip on Sunday out of Discovery Bay. He said, “There were 40 to 50 boats out there with only 2 fish landed.” They hooked one right off of the bat, but it became unbuttoned. He will be focusing upon Delta stripers for the next several months.



2014/ 201515 California Duck and Geese Regs 
Please refer to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website or other materials for official information.
REGULATION Dates and some major changes:
**The duck season is 100 days, and the bag limit is 7 birds/day in all zones.
**The canvasback limit is 1 bird/day.
**There are both light and dark late goose seasons in the Northeastern CA Zone.
**The white goose limit is 15 birds/day. Dark Geese are 10 per day.
**The Scaup limit is 3 birds/day with a season length of 86 days.
**The Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone will run from Oct. 18 - Jan. 25.
**The early Canada goose season in the Balance of the State Zone will run Oct. 4 - Oct.8.
**"Electronic" Spinning wing decoys will be allowed from December 1 until the season ends (statewide).

BALANCE OF STATE ZONE
Ducks and Geese: October 18, 2014 through January 25, 2015
Scaup: November 1, 2014 through January 25, 2015
Brant Special Management Areas: Northern Brant, November 7, 2014 through December 6, 2014. Balance of State Brant, November 8, 2014 through December 7, 2014; 2 per day.
Special Youth Hunt Days: January 31 and February 1, 2015.
Early Resident Canada Goose Season: October 4, 2014 through October 8, 2014 (Except in the North Coast Special Management Area)
Late White-fronts and White Goose Season: February 14, 2015 through February 18, 2015.
Limits:
Ducks: Daily bag limit: 7. Which may contain 7 mallards of which only 2 can be female; 2 pintail; 1 canvasback; 2 redheads; 3 scaup.
Geese: Daily bag limit: 25. Which may include up to 15 white geese and up to 10 dark geese.
Early Resident Canada Goose Season: 10 Large Canada geese
Sacramento Valley Special Management Area: No more than 3 white-fronts may be taken only from October 18, 2014 until December 21, 2014. For more information on the Sacramento Valley Special Management Area limits and boundaries, please refer to California State Waterfowl Regulations.
Possession Limit Ducks and Geese: Triple the daily bag limit.


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