Don Pedro Trout Fishing 3-1-2019

Returning clients Dan and Mike were on-board once again with me on the 1st day of March, we had cloudy conditions and the water clarity was not the best at four to five feet visibility at best. After launching the boat we headed out and started fishing with two lead-core rods. It wasn’t long when Dan spoke up and said that the starboard rod had been tapped and finally after a minute the rod finally doubled over, as mike reeled in the fish it was a great way to start the morning. The action was not fast however the bite seemed to turn on after an hour so we continued to thoroughly work the area for seven nice trout. After the bites stopped we moved to another location and we had one very hard grab, but the fish did not hang on, so we moved on to another location for nothing and after heading back to our original location we tried a different technique  to no avail. So we called it a day and headed for home. A great day with two great guys. Thanks again guys…

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Rainbow Trout at Don Pedro 1-28-2019

Returning client Dan brought three of his friends and one was from South Africa out visiting so he thought what better way to spend the day was to go on a fishing trip. We met up at the lake, launched the boat and headed out. After setting two rods we were on our way and with in less than five minutes we had our first strike that did not stick, we went another 50 yards and the starboard side was hammered so Joe quickly grabbed the rod and we soon had our first fish of the day in my new Reliable fishing bag!! We continued to work the area and not much time went by as we had fish number two in the bag. We had several more good grabs that came up empty. This day would prove to be on the tougher side as we left the area in search of more fish. The first location came up empty and then on to another spot that did produce a single fish for us, so again we picked up on moved onto another location for nothing, so by this time its after lunch so we headed back to our original spot and instantly picked two more fish and we had two other grabs that didn’t stick. These guys had a great time just spending the day together.  The days final tally was five fish landed and we had 5 other very good strikes. A great day with guys. Thanks again everyone.

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Don Pedro rainbows 12-26-2018

Returning clients John and Don and they brought along their friend and fire jumper Kizer for a day’s fishing on Don Pedro. The morning after Christmas was a very cool but mostly sunny day. After launching the boat at 7:30 we set lines and with in 50 feet we  had our first hookup of the day and fish was soon in the cooler. We worked this area thoroughly for several fish before moving onto another location that proved to be a successful one and after this spot was worn out we moved back to our first location for 3  more fish and we called it a day. We ended up with 13 rainbows in the cooler and had many missed opportunities and several that was lost. A great day with great guys… Thanks again!!!!


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Don Pedro Rainbows 12-21-2018

Return and regular clients Dan and Mike were onboard for some trout fishing on Friday December the 21st at Don Pedro. We started a little later in the morning as we launched the boat about 7:30 and started fishing after ten minutes we had our first fish of the day on the line, then soon after we had another and that was it in this spot, so I changed locations only to have just a couple short strikes, so back to the first spot as we boated a couple more, however the spot went cold. A restroom break and we quick chat with a bass fisherman and I headed to a new location and this is where I found a great bite late in the day as we finished off their limits, keeping nine trout, letting one go and had a very big fish on that we never seen, a I think it was a German Brown as they way it was fighting, then we had another big fish but broke the line and a lost lure….. UGH! I stayed later than normal as the fish were biting and I wanted these two to get their fish and we did……. Thanks again for coming out guys.


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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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