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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Sacramento River Kings 10-20-2018

New clients Jim brought along some of his family for a days trip on the river to hopefully catch a few king salmon. The four of them boarded the boat and we headed out. I explained what to expect and what to do when we had a fish on. I had the rods ready to go and when we arrived at our destination I set the first rod and as I was getting ready to drop the second rod I looked over at the first rod and it was violently pulsing up and down and so I shouted FISH ON! 11-year-old Carter would be the first one up, so as I slowed the boat the fight was on, the fish was getting the best of him, however Carter was bound and determined to win and after several minutes and good runs the fish took we were able to put the 14 pound king in the net… after a few high fives and photos I reset the rods and we continued on, another mile the back rod went down and Chris was  able to grab and he reeled in a nice 11 pound king. That was it for sometime, then on one pass much later on the starboard side was slammed and Jim yelled FISH ON! as soon as Matt grabbed the rod and made a few turn son the reel the fish was gone UGH! the fishing was slow for us on this day, then on the last pass one of the back rods was getting hit very hard and as soon as I grabbed the rod the fish let go. That was it for the day. A nice day on the Sacramento river with great people. Thanks again everyone.

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Sacramento River Kings! 10-19-2018

Returning clients Mike and Charlie were onboard on October the 19th. The morning started off great with Charlie getting the first fish in about the first 100 yards, then soon after we a had another fish slam the rod. however it didn’t stick, I quickly got the rod back out and 25 yards another strike and this time Mike connected and soon we had a 14 pound hen in the cooler, so now its my turn and 1 mile later we had another fish on so I was able to land my fish, 9:30 and we were headed in. A great day with great guys!!!!!IMG_2889

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Sacramento River King salmon 10-18-2018

Returning clients Larry and Jim and Larry brought along his son Jeff. After setting the rods and a little instruction on what to do when we get a fish on. The starboard side rod was slammed and Jeff grabbed the rod and as it neared the net, Jeff slowed down on the reeling and the fish came undone. Two other strikes on the day, finally, Jim landed one and we only need one more fish and the day was nearing the end when on the last pass one of the back rods doubled over hard and Jeff grabbed the rod and after a great fight the fish was in the net and we had limits for everyone onboard. A great day with great people. Thanks again guys!!

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Sacramento River Kings 10-17-2018

Returning clients Mark Largent and Mark George were onboard to hunt down king salmon. After setting out our rods it wasn’t ten minutes and the port side rod was hit but not very hard, however when it came close to boat we could see how small it was and when it got off I was glad. Continuing on the same rod went down again and we landed a quality king, then about and hour later into the run we landed another quality salmon. Then things slowed down somewhat. In the after noon I made some changes and we had three fish on in a 100 yard stretch and I landed the third fish of the day. A great day with two great guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sacramento River King Salmon 10-16-2018

Returning client Joel  and his two young boys were onboard with me again this time to chase king salmon. We set out and headed down stream and after setting four rods we were on our way. After going a half mile one of the back rods went down I grabbed the rod and handed it off to Mason, I could tell this was a big fish and it was a hot one as it took a 100 feet of line in seconds, we cleared the other rods while he was fighting this fish I could tell the fish was getting the upper hand on Mason but he was gaining line and the fish was in sight then he went to the other side of the boat again we could see the big fish, now the fish was heading for the back motors, so I gunned the kicker motor to separate the fish from the boat and the fish actually hit the prop while it was running and chopped the lined. On the same pass we finally landed one. The second pass another rod went down and this time Joel was fighting a fish and as it neared the boat and very close to the net the fish started violently shaking his head back and forth and broke the line off with his teeth. That was it for the day. Thanks again for coming out guys!!!IMG_2856

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Sacramento River kings 10-12-2018

Returning clients Mitch and Dan and new clients Steve and Merle were onboard on this day to chase king salmon. The four guys got along great and after setting the four rods I told everyone you can take turns or pick a rod is was up to them. So Dan picked his rod and the others just said they would take the rod where they were sitting, and ten minutes into the trip the starboard side started pulsing violently and Mitch grabbed the rod and the fight was on and very soon after the bright king salmon was in the net. This would be it for sometime and after many passes we finally had a great take down, but it didn’t stick, Then finally the starboard side rod again went down and Steve grabbed the rod and somehow the fish became tangled with another rod and I thought we were doomed, however I coached Steve and Dan and I was able to net the salmon. It was getting late in the day, but I really wanted another fish so we made another pass and this time we had another very hard take down where the rod pulsed three times on one of the back rods and just as Merle was getting close to the rod the fish let go. That was it for the day. A great day with a group of guys. Thanks again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!IMG_2847

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King Salmon on the Sacramento 10-11-2018

Return client John brought his son John his friend Chris and Pat along for a days trip on the Sacramento River. After setting our rods with various colored lures we headed down stream after not catching anything in usual spot in the early morning we continued on after seeing a boat catch one I followed his path and within a few minutes we were hooked up and John Jr. was on the rod and soon we had our first fish of the day in the net. The day would prove to be challenging. After resetting the rods we continued on and nothing else on the first pass, so we set out on another pass this pass did not produce anything until very late in the run when a back rod went down and pat grabbed the rod and began fighting a nice fish, as I was getting ready to net the fish it came un done, I rest the rods and another 50 yards the other back rod doubled over and John Sr. was at the rod and after a great fight it was in the net. That was it for the day unfortunately. Still a great day with great people. Thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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