Sacramento River King Salmon 9-10-2018

I called my dad to see if he wanted to go with me to the Sacramento River to make sure everything worked, like my new Phenix rods and just to check out the river for my upcoming trips and twenty minutes into our first pass the back port side rods was pulsing very had, so I hollered FISH ON! so I handed the rod off to him and he fought the fish while I cleared the other back rod while putting that rod up I grabbed the net and put this beauty in the boat. That was it for the day, however it was still a great day with my dad.

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Don Pedro kokanee and Rainbows 8-27-2018

New clients Mike and his son Mike Jr. were onboard with me at Don Pedro on August the 27th. The morning started off fast with just after setting the four rods we had a fish on that was a nice kokanee and then a few more and then things went quite as then we had to work for our fish as we were fighting a full moon so I knew the bite would at some point come back and it did. We had many hook ups on kokanee that would knock the line off the release, but would come off half way to the boat.  They did end the day with five kokanee and nine rainbows from the waters of Don Pedro and the last fish of the day was a three and a half pound rainbow. Thanks again guys for coming out!!!!!IMG_2607

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Late season Don Pedro kokanee 8-21-2018

Returning clients Chris and Stan were onboard @ Don Pedro on Tuesday the 21st to catch kokanee and rainbows. After arriving at our fishing spot I dropped the first rod and was getting ready with the second rod and the first rod goes off, Stan grabbed the rod and began reeling and to our surprise it turned out to be a bass that was released, finally I was able to set all four rods and we soon had a fat kokanee on and after netting it I set the rod back and BAM! the same rod is hit again and that same rod kept getting hit time after time all with quality kokanee, then after making some adjustments with the other rods they all started getting action, at one point we had a double and as soon as the second fish was in the boat we had a third rod go off. On this day we caught all fat quality kokanee and they also boated six rainbows. A great day with great people. Thanks again you two.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Don Pedro kokanee & Trout 8-20-2108

Returning client Mike and new client Neil were onboard on Monday the 20th at  Don Pedro to hopefully catch kokanee salmon and rainbow trout. The morning was warm and the fish were biting the duo took turns catching kokanee and a few trout. We had a good steady bite and by the end of the day they had their two limits of kokanee and six rainbows, I also was able to catch five kokanee for myself. A great day with two great guys. Thanks for coming out!!!!IMG_2590

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More Kokanee limits @ Don Pedro 8-16-2018

New clients Kim and Carl were onboard with me on Thursday August the 16th at Don Pedro in search of kokanee and rainbows. We met up at the lake, launched the boat and headed out. The fishing has been really good and today was no different as soon as I set the four rods fishing it was only a couple of minutes and the starboard side rod was bouncing and within a minute it was in the cooler. This day we had steady action and the company was great with limits of kokanee even I was able to have a limit of kokanee for myself, they also had 7 rainbows. A great day with a couple great guys. Thanks again!!!!

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Don Pedro kokanee & Rainbows 8-14-2018

Returning client Bryan brought along his two daughters and dad for a days fishing trip to Don Pedro on Tuesday August the 14th. We met up at the lake, launched the boat and headed out. We had some cloud cover that really made it a great cooler day. After setting four rods all rigged with something different and at different depths we were underway. It wasn’t but only a few minutes when we had our first bite and one of the girls was reeling in the first fish of the day and was soon in the cooler. The two girls ages 9 and 12 took turns reeling in fish not loosing but only one. At one point after going awhile without a bite we had a triple hook-up, so it was a mad scramble and everyone onboard did a great job getting all the fish in, this did not happen only once but twice getting all fish aboard. Then around 9:45 we had 14 fish  and the sun made its way through the clouds and was beginning to get warm and Bryan said that’s good enough Monte I do not want to burn the girls out. After putting everything away and a few photos we headed for the dock to clean fish. What a great day with great people. Thanks again everyone!!!!

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Don Pedro kokanee and trout 8-10-2018

Returning clients Tony and Dan were onboard with me on August the 10th to chase kokanee and rainbows. After setting four rods at various depths the catching proceeded. The action was good and steady and by 9:30 we were only a couple short of limits. We then needed a bathroom break, so after returning and resetting the rods we quickly started getting bit a again. We ended the day as it was very hot at noon with 14 kokanee and seven rainbows from the waters of Don Pedro. A great day with two great guys. Thanks again !!!!

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Kokanee and trout @ Don Pedro 8-7-2018

New Client Lorenzo and his son Lorenzo Jr. came up from Southern California for vacation and while being here they hired me for a day’s fishing at Don Pedro. I headed to the same spot as the day before, after dropping four lines I told the two of them on what to expect when we get a bite and how the down- riggers worked. It wasn’t long and we were getting bit, now we were mainly after the kokanee and they turned back all the trout except two. The kokanee were somewhat elusive as we would land some and loose some, remember these silver bullets can be hard to land with their soft mouths. They did a great job especially never before fishing for kokanee.  The bite would go in spurts and we would also have some long times in between bites, we were marking fish but they can be very finicky at times. We ended the day with a triple landing two, so I suggested lets take a photo, so as I grabbed the fish board I could see a rod was getting hit, so I quickly grabbed the rod and Lorenzo Jr. reeled in the last fish of the day. They finished the day with eight kokanee and two trout. A great day with two great guys. Thanks again for coming out..

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Don Pedro kokanee 8-6-2018

New Client Bob Costa and his family came out to Don Pedro on August the 8th to hopefully get his kids into fishing. They wanted a later start so we met at the lake at 8:30 and headed out. I set out four rods and it wasn’t long before we started getting bit. The three kids each picked a rod that was there’s and mom picked one for herself. Well as it went only one rod was getting hit for a while, as I continued to keep changing set ups on the other rods finally they were getting hit and they all was able to reel in some fish. Then at about noon Bob said that, that was enough for the day as he didn’t want to burn the kids out, so after putting everything away we headed in and we cleaned the fish. A great short day with a great family. Thanks again everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Don Pedro kokanee and rainbows 7-30-2018

Return client Mike brought along a friend Bryan with him to Don Pedro on July the 30th in hopes of catching mixed limits of kokanee and trout. The morning started off with a few fish being caught, then it seemed that it slowed down, but was slowly picking away at them, then it finally turned on, and they landed some very nice kokanee along with two limits kokanee and two limits of trout. Thanks again guys!!

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