Sac River Salmon Still Biting

Northern California salmon anglers can still fish until Dec. 15. And while the bite will really slow down if much-needed rains fall, guide Rick Kennedy of Tight Lines Guide Service (888-975-0990; continues finding big kings in the Sacramento River. Here’s Rick’s report:


We spent the last two days fishing the Sacramento River in the Sacramento Metro area. It didn’t take long to remind myself how this area can be either on of off. Monday we fished hard for several hours for nothing more than a slight grab. As a guide days like this keep you up all night thinking what could I have done different and what will I change tomorrow. Well, today we launched at the same time,  started in the same place with the same lures and within an hour and a half we had five nice salmon up to 35 pounds in the boat. We got our first five fish quickly and needed one more for full limits for our clients. We had that number six fish on four times but couldn’t seem to get him to the boat. All our fish were caught trolling down river on the outgoing tide.


Brothers Brandon, Brogon and Brett Abril with their salmon. Brandon is from Vacaville, Brogon and Brett from Pittsburg. 


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