he Sacramento River is in the midst of excellent salmon fishing this season. Countless salmon are being caught drifting and back bouncing cured roe.
By: Jeff Goodwin We are edging towards the historical peak of the fall salmon run on the Sacramento River in Corning. Meanwhile, the Salmon God has apparently failed to remind the king salmon it’s time to push upstream. This year’s salmon run on the Sacramento River was forecasted to be one of the best in […]
By: Jeff Goodwin We are knocking on October’s door, which means the upper sections of the Sacramento River will see impressive numbers of king salmon. Currently sport anglers and salmon guides are seeing lights-out style fishing near the Barge Hole and are catching limits daily. I believe this is the best salmon fishing we’ve seen […]
By: Chris Shaffer The temperature is rising in Northern California and as it does the surface bite on Lake Shasta is expiring. It lasted longer than many expected this year, however. Meanwhile, warmer water spells deeper trout, which is normal on Shasta in June. Based in Redding for a week to film episodes of Pautzke […]
By: Jeff Goodwin Last season high water and too much debris kept us from trolling Lake Shasta for brown trout. Fortunately, a mild winter and great water conditions have paved the road to success this year. It’s been an excellent winter trolling season and all indications point to an equally impressive spring filled with catching […]
By: Jeff Goodwin Anchovies are one of the most overlooked baits when it comes to catching rainbows, browns, and King salmon in lakes and reservoirs. When properly prepared whole or filleted anchovies catch fish. Anchovies are rich with fish attracting oils and leave an awesome scent trail in the water when trolled and attached as […]
By: Jeff Goodwin For diehard steelhead anglers there’s nothing like the violent takedowns that occur when pulling plugs. It’s a peaceful technique that allows anglers to relax while anticipating that savage strike. It’s a technique many endure extreme conditions for just to experience the excitement and chaos that follows a rod tip surging towards the water […]
By: Jeff Goodwin There are many techniques that are used to catch Sacramento River salmon, but dragging, hovering and back bouncing roe through holding water is at the top of the list, especially in the upper reaches of the Sacramento River where salmon season should be good through October. These egg fishing techniques have standout […]