Great Don Pedro Trout Action 12-2-2018

Returning clients David and his wife Gina brought along her 85 year old uncle Arnold for a days trip on Don Pedro. The morning was a cool 35 degrees as we approached our fishing grounds there was a very thin layer of fog on the water, after setting the rods it wasn’t even five minutes in and we had our first fish of the day hooked up and on its way to the net. This day was a great day and these two are always a blast to have onboard and with her uncle being in the Korean conflict and the Vietnam war he had some amazing stories. The action was just crazy all day long and we ended the day with a double hook up. The days tally was 14 rainbows kept, they released a few and some bass was also let go. A great day with great people. Thanks again !!!!!! IMG_2992



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Don Pedro Rainbows 11-25-2018


New Client Paul brought along his family for a batchler  party. We met at the lake, it was clear when I arrived at the lake, we headed out and started fishing only to be forced back to the dock due to heavy dense fog, that lasted about and hour and a half, it cleared to a beautiful day, after setting four rods we had a fish right away and that was it for some time as we searched and searched for fish and finally I made the decision to change up tactics and headed for one of my winter time spots and as soon as I set the rods one of the rods was slammed and it turned out to be a three pound rainbow then again we had another, so now I know we found some fish and the fishing turned on for us as the full moon was working against us in the morning hours. They laded six rainbows with the biggest one being four pounds four ounces, they lost a few and we many strikes where they would hit the lure but miss it, we had to leave them biting as the sun was getting very low in the sky as we headed for the dock. A slow start to the day but ended up pretty good. Thanks for coming out guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Sacramento River King Salmon 11-18-2018

New client John and he brought along three of his friends for a day on the Sacramento river in hopes of catching some kings. The morning was cold and foggy and as we headed downstream it wasn’t  long before we had our first fish of the day on and Shellaine grabbed the rod and the fight was on and after a short fight it was in the net. I headed back up stream and after setting the rods we were fishing again and the fog was getting worse, however I could still see the tress on both side of the river so we were oaky and then all of a sudden one of the back rods was hammered hard but before John could grab the rod the fish let go of the lure, we continued on and another 30 yards the portside rod went down and stayed down so Sean grabbed the rod and the fight was on and another salmon hit the deck of the boat. I was thinking this is great, however that’s would be it for the rest of the day. A great day with great people Thanks again!!!!!!!!!


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Don Pedro fishing trip 11-17-2018

New client Martin Moore was out visiting California all the way from Switzerland, he booked a trip with me for he and his son for a days fishing and relaxing. It had been several months since id been their. We headed out and after setting four rods rigged with various spoons at all different depths, it wasn’t long before we had our first fish on, I found a spot where the fish were and by the end of the day the boated eight rainbows a small king salmon and a bass from the waters of lake Don Pedro. They kept seven trout for the dinner table. Thanks for fishing with Gold Country Sportfishing!!IMG_2957

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Sacramento River King Salmon 11-14-2018

Returning clients Harry and Tony were back onboard with me for a days outing on the Sacramento River on November the 11th. The morning was very cool as we launched the boat and headed out, after setting four rods we were on our way. The morning was slow however we did have a good take down unfortunately the hook did not stick. We continued on what would be a long day, however at the end of the day on our last pass the back portside rod was hammered very hard and since I was standing by the rod, I was able to get the rod out of the holder and handed it off to Tony, he had a good fight going on as the big fish made several long hard runs and after several minutes I was able to slide the fish into the net, a big bright 16 pound buck!!! This was on Tony’s  bucket list, now he can scratch that off his list. Thanks again guys!!!


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Sacramento River Salmon 10-31-2018

Returning clients Mike and Dan were onboard with me in hopes of catching a salmon. After getting a 20 minute late start do to the pay station malfunction Dan was finally able to pay. After launching I set four rods and we were on our way. Half way through the run with nothing Mike hollered fish on!! so I grabbed the rod for Dan and after a good short fight I was able to net the fish, we continued on for nothing, then we headed back up-stream and I set the rods back out and 50 yards in Mike again hollered FISH ON!!  again I grabbed the rod and Mike was up and fighting the fish and after a good hard fight I was able to net the 15 pound hen. We tried for my fish for a while and we did have another fish on only to be lost almost at the boat. Great day with great guys. Thanks again!!!!!IMG_2937


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Sacramento River Salmon 10-30-2018

Returning clients Mark and his dad John came out to hunt down king salmon. The day was gonna be a windy one. When we launched the boat the wind wasn’t as bad as it was supposed to be, after setting the four rods we were on our way and not even a 100 yards in and the back rod went down very hard and Mark grabbed the rod and he began the fight, as John and I cleared the other rods and I grabbed the net, mark brought the big fish alongside the boat for me to net. After setting the rod back and another 100 yards the same rod started violently pulsing, I grabbed the rod and handed it off to John while Mark and I cleared the other rods John had a great fight on his hands and soon brought that big fish along side the boat for me to net. I removed two rods and continued for my fish for and hour for nothing and decided to call it good as the wind was really started to blow. A great day back with two great guys. Thanks guys!!IMG_2926


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Sacramento River Salmon 10-26-2018

Returning client  Harry and his two friends were onboard with me. This day would prove to be a tough day as we had two really hard grabs that came up empty. My first zero of the season.

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Sacramento River Salmon 10-23-2018

New Client Ralph booked a salmon trip with me along with two friends of his. The morning started off slow and right after a lure change the same rod was immediately struck and Ralph grabbed the rod and the fight was on and a nice 14 pound salmon was in the net, then about a 100 yards latter the same rod was hammered again but came up empty. After many lure changes along with other things that was it for the. Thanks again for coming out.IMG_2917

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Sacramento River King Salmon 10-21-2018

New Clients David and his wife Gina were onboard on Sunday the 21st on the Sacramento River to catch king salmon. The morning started out cool and as I  instructed them on what to do when we get a fish on went right out the window after 5 minutes when the starboard side went down hard so I grabbed the rod and handed it off to Gena and the fight was on, David and I cleared the other rods and soon we had a nice king salmon in the boat, Gina was very excited as this was a birthday gift from her husband. I rest the rods and we continued on and another mile the same rod again went down and it was David’s turn and as it neared the net the fish was coming in but the drag was a little loose so he stopped reeling so I could tighten it up some and the hook fell out of its mouth, I reset the rods again another 50 yards BAM another fish on again we lost another fish, UGH another 50 yards again the same rod and finally we put this salmon in the net. after completing out pass, we headed back up-stream I took out two rods as It was my turn and BAM fish on and we put this salmon in the net and we headed in. A great day with a  great couple!!!!!! Thanks again you twoIMG_2900


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