Back from our cruise and back to fishing. Folsom is still kickin out nice native
rainbows on speedy shiners at 20 ft deep over in the south fork. Run the
chrome and chartreuse or the new cop car to score these hard fighting
2/5/18 Ran the American today and landed a nice native fish, lost two really
nice fish just out of net range, and had another grab that didn't stick, all on
Hotshots. Everybody was camera shy so no photos today!
2/3/18 Had a good striper bite for a couple of hours after the tide change down
in the delta. We landed 8 keepers and a shaker and lost a couple more trolling
sardine blue Yo-Zuri crystal minnows. Fun Stuff!
1/29/18 Folsom finally gave up a King down by the dam at 40ft. He hit a GVF
glow and purple tinsel hoochie behind a Fusion dodger. We also landed a
planter bow up the north fork on a crawler behind a watermelon sidekick. Had
a couple of more grabs and a couple of on and offs, but none of those hard
fighting blue backs we got last week. The speedy shiner bite was a no show
1/15/18 Zane and Chance scored some really nice rainbows today up the north
fork of the American. We landed 4 out of the 8 hooked.
1/11/18 Folsom Lake is kickin out some really nice rainbows this time of year.
The Kings are a no show so far, but it looks like they're lurking down at the 60
foot level on the sonar. Might take dynamite to get one to come to the surface.
The Rainbows are hitting nightcrawlers on the surface behind Sidekick dodgers
and wee tads down to 25 feet.
1/1/18 The American river Steelhead season started off a little slow, but it
wasn't for the lack of effort by every driftboat in the county. The hatchery has
just started spawning this seasons fish, so they might be a little late this year.
12/14/17 The salmon season is pretty much over, but there's still nice fish in
the river. On to Folsom for land locked Salmon and Rainbows. Steelie season
is coming soon to the American Too.
10/20/17 The Sacramento metro area has been fishing well, with every day
different. One day we're a hero with limits of nice bright kings, then the next
day we strike out and miss the school all together. Brads Killer fish in Glow
nose are working at first light, then Flashers and cut plugs the rest of the day.
Silvertrons are hitting in pink/pearl as well.
10/11/17 The big females finally showed up for us yesterday with the fresh
school that moved into the sac metro area. Limits of bright kings with scales
and sea lice are possible trolling Flashers and Brads cut plugs. Get out there and
get one \\\
8/22/17 The big sac Kings are starting to trickle in. Juan scored a nice 22
pounder and lost another today. it's only gonna get better!
8/1/17 Well we're back from 3 weeks in paradise on the Klamath river. Once
the fish came in, it was limits every day for our guys, with a couple thrown in
for the guide. Big fish was 23 pounds. They were hitting rolled anchovies,
spinners and kastmasters, trolled in the estuary. Now it's time to hit the local
rivers and see whats happinin at home!
4/25/17 The big females have finally started to show on the Feather river. The
fishing is tough with the high flows causing the river to run through the
orchards, dropping trees, tearing down the banks, and mudding up the river,
but we're getting fish. Work the back eddies and slow spots where the fish are
The Klamath has been a little slow with the exception being the mouth or spit
as it's known. Sunday and Monday a big group of fish came through and the
flossers did well. So well that the river is now closed to the take of adult Kings
over 22 inches.
The Sacramento river kings are just starting to show up. Lisa and Barry
decided that we needed to and we're glad they did. This little Jack wasn't much
but he's better than none.
Well Stripers are pretty much over so we switched over to Folsom lake. As
usual, some days you're the hero and some days your the zero. Last week we
scored 7 out of 14 hookups, today landed all 4 fish that bit, but that was it.
We're gonna blame it on the Strawberry moon.
The Feather and Sac are red hot for Strippers this week with lots of shakers
and adults hitting drifted minnows. get em while its hot!
Yippie! Finally got our hot rod sled back!
Well they doubled the flows on the American which muddied things up a
bunch. There is still some nice fish in the river, but ya gotta work for them.
American river Steelhead are back and thier BIG this year. Our Buddie Dan
Crutchfield scored this nice 29inch hen on a chrome Hot Shot/crawler The
water is a little clouded so the favorite has been the Cop car Hot Shot. Should
be interesting as the flows come up and the river clears.
10/29 to 11/01 This weekend we went from zero to hero and back to zero in
three days. Thursday we trolled all day for nada, while the guys jigging picked
up a couple. Friday we scored three on spinners for the Purple Heart veterans
on board. Go back out sunday and try the same tricks, in the same spots and
NADA. BUT AT LEAST ITS RAINING. Our buddy Keith scored a beautiful
22 lb buck on Friday that was still sporting it's scales fresh out of the ocean.
10/22/15 Their BAAAAAK! Sac river Kings that is. Ron scored this nice 14
pounder and I got a blushed up(darkie). Their hitting back trooled plugs and
spinners, and it's only gonna get better.
10/5/15 Well were still waiting for the Sacramento river bite to start, ANY day
now! Waiting patiently, (well sort of).
9/9/15 Klamath, Ca. The fish continue to pour into the river with the lions
share of the catch being at the spit, where flossing beads is a sure limit for
most. Fishing upriver has been good with most of the fish hitting boondogged
roe in the deeper holes and side drifted or bobberdogged in the shallower runs.
3/4 oz. gold Kastmasters continue to hold their own as well in the deep holes
where the fish are holding. The river temp continues to drop and the clarity is
8/20/15 The natives dug a new channel through the sand bar at the mouth and
the water that came down from the Trinity nearly flooded us out of the
campground before it blew the mouth of the river wide open. The fish are
pouring in. We had a good day, scoring a jack and a super jack(23 inches) on
roe up river. On the way down the river we stopped at one of my favorite
holes and scored 4 beautiful adults to 18 pounds on gold Kastmasters.
8/18/15 Klamath King fishing is on hold for the moment while the kings wait
for the starting gun to go. We're getting a couple here and there but the biters
are primarily Steelhead. The mouth is open with a long southbound gauntlet
through the sand bar and a few fish are trickling in, but a good push of fish has
yet to come.
Folsom Is still hit and miss, but the fish we are getting are for the most part
quality fish, with Kings from 21 to 25 inches and up to 5 pounds, and holdover
Rainbows to 20 inches. The kings are biting in the south fork on just about
anything when they want to bite. Crawlers behind Sidekicks will always work
for Rainbows, and don't forget the speedy shiners and needlefish.
3/6/15 Folsom is producing some real nice hard fighting kings from 40 to 60
feet down, in the north fork. Rainbow are hitting crawlers and spinners in the
top 30 feet too.
3/5/15 The American continues to produce some nice Steelhead. We scored 2
nice chrome 26 inchers on a crome Hot Shot/ crawler combo, while releasing
another before we could get her picture.
2/17/15 Some real nice spring run Steelhead have shown up in the American.
We scored a nice 30 inch hen out of 6 fish on, and at least another 4 or 5 good
grabs on hot shots, cleos, blue foxes and believe it or not, an old chrome super
2/2/15 Folsom still sucks, but it's still worth a shot. Try copper /pink sidekicks
with a crawler on top for the rainbows and blue/glow hoochies for the kings
1/30/15 Folsom is a little slow but you can still hook a rainbow on a crawler on
top water and a king down around 30 feet or so on anything glowing green or
1/1/15 Happy New Year gang. Our annual American river float trip was a bust
this year. Seems everybody and his brother wanted a Steelie and decided today
was the day to go stand in the river. Heavy pressure kept the totals down for
just about everybody I talked to, but there ARE fish in the water, so get out
The American is low and slow, hopefully we will get some rain soon and some
more Steelies will show.