New clients, Jeff, Mark, Jason and Rod were all part of a 12 person trip that was setup and three boats took out 4 guys per boat on September the 25th to catch king salmon. We all met and launched our boats and headed out. I set out four rods and we were under way as we neared one of our partner boats I could tell that they had a fish on, but they lost it. We were fishing close to our other partner boat when one of our rods went down and we were into our first fish and we had a great fight going on as Mark was fighting the fish it took us sometime as this fish was not giving it up easily at all, then as it neared the boat a few times but just kept taking off then finally I was able to put the 20 pound king salmon into the net. So we headed back up-stream and nearly at the same location as before another rod went down so rod grabbed the rod and was reeling on the fish, the fish was all over the place and was very close a few time and then it came undone when I was getting ready to net it. The day or should I say morning was fast and furious. After loosing that fish we were right back into another fish and by 8:15 the four guys had their four fish and so I turned to them and said let me try to catch my fish and by 8:45 I landed my fish. The other boat finished with five fish also about 30 minutes later so the two of us headed in and took photos, the third boat came in about and hour later. A great day was had by all.
Returning clients Dan, Harry and Dan were onboard with me on September the 24th on the Sacramento River to chase king salmon. I put these three single guys together for a trip. We launched the boat and headed down stream, I set four rods and we were under way and it was not long when one of the back rods started bouncing, Harry grabbed the rod and the fight was on, however the fish came unbuttoned half way to the boat, a few more yards downstream the other back rod went down, so Dan Vasquez grabbed the rod and we had the same out come as the fish came undone. I headed back up-stream to start over again the starboard side rod went down so Dan Bledsaw grabbed the rod and this time we had a great fight going and this fish was not giving it up easy at all, it came to the surface and we tell why it was putting up a great fight and then it took off again and this lasted at least ten minutes and I was finally able to slide the big 20 pound king into the net. So now we have a fish in the boat and it wasn’t long and it was Harry’s turn again and he was able to land a nice 12 pound salmon. Then it seemed to quite down but we were still getting strikes that just would not stick, then nearly at the end of the day it was all calm onboard as Dan Vasquez had not caught a fish yet and was napping all hell broke loose as the starboard side was slammed hard, we had to wake him up and after a great fight and some good runs we put a 15 pound king salmon in the net. A great day it was. Thanks again guys for coming out.
Returning clients Mac and Richard were onboard with me on September the 19th to hopefully catch a king salmon. The day was a slow day however I was confident that we could catch a fish or two. Nearly at the end of our day when we were all talking and just relaxing I looked up to see one of the back rods pulsing very hard, so I grabbed the rod and handed it off to Richard, he is not very steady on his feet so staying seated was his choice, after a few good runs I was able to slide the 12 pound king salmon into the net. Thanks again for coming out and for the great day!!!
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.
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!!!!!
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.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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!!!!
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!!!!
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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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 !!!!