On Saturday I had a chance to fish Lake Oroville – north of the Yuba City-Marysville area – with Manny Saldana Jr. of MSJ Guide Service – in search of landlocked king salmon. We had a good day.
Saldana explains here how he sets up downriggers from his boat on the massive lake:
Here’s Saldana getting a good workout from a smallish but feisty king:
And finally, check out one of six salmon we got into the boat (we hooked but lost another 10 or so throughout a sun-splashed May morning in the Central Valley):
Look for our report on this trip in the June issue.