Returning client Kim brought along his son for an early birthday gift in hopes of catching a king salmon. I also invited Bill Karr from Western Outdoor News along to do an on the spot. We all met up launched the boat and headed out, after setting our four rods I always tell people what to expect when a fish is hooked up. Well we were moving along when all of a sudden the port side rod was slammed violently, but he missed the hook! We continued on and the same again what I thought was hitting the bottom, so Bill reeled the rod a couple of times, well it was a bite and the fish came back again and buried the rod in the holder, we all cleared the rods and this fish was BIG, while Ryan was fighting the fish we finally got a good look at the fish and after some good runs that just burnt line off the reel, I netted a 24 pound king salmon!!! After some high fives and photos we continued on and not even 75 yards the same rod again was hammered just as hard and Kim was up on the reel and again some great runs were had and a 21 pounder was in the net. High fives and photos were on again. I set the rods out again and this time 50 yards when the back rod was hammered, so I grabbed the rod out of the holder and handed it off to Bill, this fish gave him a great fight and a 15 pound 10 ounce king salmon was onboard. A great story for Bill and a great trip for a father and son. Thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Returning client Steve brought along two of his good friends for a trip on the Sacramento River. We launched the boat and headed out after setting the four rods we were on our way and after a little explain on what to do when we get a fish on I looked over at the port side and his was pulsing hard so Trevor grabbed the rod while the rest of cleared the rods and after a good battle we had our first fish of the day in the net. We continued on and maybe 100 yards another hard grab and this one made it half way to the boat before it came off, after resetting the rods a while downstream we had a back get hammered three times, however the hook never stuck, however the next fish wouldn’t come off for Zach as he boated a nice chrome salmon. We pulled our gear and headed back up-stream for another pass, as time went on with nothing going on we had another hard strike that came up empty nearing the end of another pass the port side rod went down and this time Steve grabbed the rod and we boated our third fish of the day. We called it a day and headed for the ramp. Another great day with three great guys. Thanks again guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Returning clients Paul and Gerti were onboard with me on October the 8th to chase king salmon. After setting out the rods and telling them what to expect we didn’t go 100 yards and the port side rod was slammed, we all sprang into action to clear the rods while Paul fought the fish and the fish was really letting Paul have it, however he won the battle and a beautiful king was in the net. Then a little while later Gerti had her turn with the biggest fish of the day with a 20 pounder that slammed the rod very hard that gave her a fight that she will not soon forget. I was also able to land my a small jack all before 9:00 o’clock. A great morning on the Sacramento River with two great people. Thanks again
Returning clients Mike and Chris were back for another trip me, this time on the Sacramento river to hopefully catch a king salmon. The morning was cool with no wind, so after arriving at our location on the river I set out four rods and off we go after seeing a couple of boats have a fish already I was hoping we would be as lucky and with in 150 yards the starboard side back rod was violently pulsing, Mike grabbed the rod and after a short fight we put a nice fresh king salmon in the boat, instead of heading back up-stream we continued on and within a 100 yards the starboard side rod was slammed and Chris grabbed the rod and was fighting the fish and for some reason almost to the net the fish came off, so after resetting the rods another 100 yards and the same rod again went down and this fish put a great fight and after many minutes we put this fish in the net. We continued on and we had a few more hard strikes but we were unable to catch my fish. Still a great day with great guys. Thanks again!!!
Returning clients John and Jack were back onboard with me this time to chase king salmon on the Sacramento river. The morning was a little breezy and cool as we headed down river we were on the hunt and almost to the end of our first pass one of the back rods was hammered and john instantly grabbed the rod and the fight was on and after a few good runs and I was able to net the fish. We now picked back up and headed back up-stream for another pass, this pass produced nothing and we didn’t see anything else being caught from others. So I did something different and this pass would finally produce a fish for jack, so now I suggested that we try for my fish and within a 100 yards I was able to land a nice 14 pound king salmon from the Sacramento river. Thanks again guys for the great day.
Clients Bill, Jessie and Bob were onboard today to chase king salmon. The morning on the way up we had some rain. When we arrived it was cool and cloudy a perfect looking morning. After setting the four rods it wasn’t 200 feet and the starboard side started violently pulsing, so Bob grabbed the rod and everyone else cleared the rods and soon it was in the net, instead of going back up stream we continued down river and half way down the back starboard side rod was hammered three times, however the fish let go, then after about a mile another fish was on the same rod and it came undone half way to the boat, another 100 feet the portside rod started pulsing and Jessie grabbed the rod and after a short fight number two fish was in the boat, after resetting the rods 200 feet another take down and this time bill was up and after a good battle we had our three fish in the cooler. We tried for my fish for an hour to no avail and headed back in. A great day with three great guys!!! Thanks again everyone.
Returning clients Mike and Charlie booked a trip with me on the Sacramento River to chase king salmon, I invited Dan Bacher along as a thank you for writing some previous articles, and if we caught fish I am sure their will be an additional article. We launched the boat and many people were already downstream fishing, but this is okay as there was no pressure at the ramp. After setting our four rods it wasn’t even ten minutes and the starboard side rod started pulsing, so Mike grabbed the rod and after a fairly quick fight we had our first fish of the day in the boat. After resetting the rods not even another 100 feet the same rod went down again this time Charlie was at the rod and into a good fight and it was soon in the net. This was all by 7:30. instead of going back up-stream I continued on as there was to many boats on top of each other. It was about and hour and a half and the same rod again went down this time Dan grabbed the rod and this fish was way bigger and put up a great fight and it took a several minutes to subdue the big fish, however the fisherman won the battle and it was in the net!!. So now lets see if it would be possible If I could catch a fish, as we were heading back up stream all of a sudden the back rod started pulsing violently and after a good battle it was in the net. Four Sacramento River king salmon were i Continue reading
Returning client and friend Butch brought along his grandson Shane for a trip on the Sacramento River and since butch is friends with my dad he came along as well. The morning started off cool but knew it was going to be hot later on. I set four rods and were under way when I noticed a boat a head of us had just caught a fish and I seen a couple of people who I know they had two and were already heading in and it wasn’t even 7:oo o’clock yet. However after our first pass we had to make a pit stop for the restroom and after heading back up-stream I could feel we were going to catch a fish and within 50 yards we had a hard strike and shane grabbed the rod and soon we had a salmon in the boat. The day was slow for us and I think many others out as we only seen a couple other fish caught, however later into our second long pass one of the back rods doubled over and Butch was on the fish and after a short fight we put that fish into the boat and that was it for the day. Thanks again for coming out!!!!
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.