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California River Flows and Weather


Date: Monday, September 23, 2013
Current Report:
The Hamilton City to Woodson Bridge area of the Sacramento is still producing huge fish with the quality being very good. Just an example, after the rain on Saturday, which was miserable to fish in and used kwik fish all day, Sunday was wide open action with the salmon hitting KF early in the morning. At 7:30 I switched over to roe and the bite was on. My boat hooked fish everywhere we dropped a line. The big key is having good roe, prepared correctly for the salmon in the sac system. In my opinion, we will continue to see this run for a least another 2 - 3 weeks. And then I will be in my drift boat on the American. Dave


Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Current Report:
The major run of Chinook salmon are in the Hamilton City area with the fish still bright, healthy and HUGE. The average fish on my boat this year is topping 18 pounds with several in the mid to high thirties and some in the forty pound class. We are averaging just about one and one half fish per rod and sometimes even limits if we land all the fish that are hooked. People are very excited about the size of these fish and how they seem to grow once hooked. " Oh I think this is a smaller one. Wait maybe not. Holy molly look at the size of this fish!" This is heard at least twice on the boat each day. I am very confident that this run will continue thru the end of September and well into October in this area, because more fish just keep entering the system daily. Dave


Date: Friday, September 6, 2013
Current Report:
Sacramento river continues to put out large, large and large beautiful salmon in the Hamilton City area. These fish are biting roe all day. Join the fun.


Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Current Report:
Salmon are here and biting on the Sacramento and the fish are huge this year. My boat has not landed a fish under 16 pounds with several fish in the 20 to 20 pound class. These fish are fighting very well and I have heard more are on the way. Call now for the largest fish in years.


Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Current Report:
For the middle of August, we are seeing beautiful chrome bright fish in the 16 to 22 pound range. I expect this run to start to build rapidly as the month progresses. Let's go.


Date: Monday, August 12, 2013
Current Report:
Things are really starting to heat up on the Sacramento which is producing some really large and great looking salmon. Now is the time to book and get on the water for some exciting fishing action!


Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Current Report:
The salmon run in the Sacramento is building nicely. We are averaging about a fish a rod with the fish being of great quality. I fyou are looking for some great fishing in the next couple of months. Let's go!


Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Current Report:
I am just starting to fish almost everyday and the fishing on some days is very good and then another has me scratching my head. But that is how it is and will be for the next couple more days. More fish are showing each day and will explode in a week.


Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Current Report:
Salmon fishing has stayed about the same as the opener on July 16th. We are averaging 2-3 fish per outing, but we are expecting more fish any day. Great year on it's way!


Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Current Report:
The shad are in the Sacramento river and starting to creep into the American and Feather rivers. Fishing should be real good in about a week to 10 days. Great fun and open dates.


Date: Monday, March 18, 2013
Current Report:
Stripers are starting to show just below the Colusa area. We caught a few schoolies today on light tackle!


Date: Friday, October 19, 2012
Current Report:
Fishing on the Feather is done in my opinion with only dark fish available. The American continues to disappoint unless you are throwing beads in the Sailor Bar area. The water flows continue to be low which does allow the salmon to move but if you don't hook your fish at sunrise to around 8:30 you can forget about any kind of bite. Complete mis-management of the water this year. Now waiting for the rain on the Smith, Chetco and other smaller rivers up north.


Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Current Report:
The American continues to be a huge disappointment because of the low water flows. In my opinion, this is a very sad situation for all concerned. The person I spoke to a the water board said they plan to raise the water flows to 1750cfs on or about Nov.1st. This will not help the fishing at all but should be enough to move the salmon that are waiting outside the mouth to move up the river and spawn. Just way too many politics on this river. Dave


Date: Thursday, October 11, 2012
Current Report:
I have been fishing the upper Klamath out of Yreka this past week because of the low flows in the American which have basically turned off this fishery shich is too bad. The fishing on the Klamath is EXCELLENT which means we are hooking 20 to 30 fish a day. This is mostly a catch and release situation which is a great deal of fun and about 1 in 4 are decent enough to keep if you want. This is a lot of fun. Dave


Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Current Report:
The upper Klamath is fishing great with an average of 20 to 30 hook ups per day and the fish are all still in decent shape. I you want to have some great salmon fishing, let me know. Dave


Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Current Report:
I am home now from the Klamath where is fishing was very good with several salmon in the fish box on several occasions. Now to the drift boat and the American river. I think as soon as the gravel is completed in the Sailor bar area, fishing will improve greatly. Give me a call for the American.


Date: Monday, September 10, 2012
Current Report:
Salmon fishing on the Sacramento was very good this year, but now it is off to the Klamath for 3 great weeks. Dave


Date: Monday, August 27, 2012
Current Report:



Date: Monday, August 27, 2012
Current Report:
Aug 8th Salmon on the Sacramento continue to be huge and the quality remains very good. Bright and beautiful. Remember the Klamath is just around the corner where the daily limit is 4 per person. WOW.


Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Current Report:
The Sansome girls love salmon! Typical fish being caught on the Sacramento right now! Caught on the Smith. Big fish. whatever.


Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Current Report:
Salmon fishing on the Sacramento was a great fun experience this weekend as I had the opportunity to have the Sansone girls (13,10) and a large salmon who came a calling!


Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Current Report:
Salmon fishing on the Sacramento was a great fun experience this weekend as I had the opportunity to have the Sansone girls (13,10) and a large salmon who came a calling!


Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Current Report:
Caught on the Sacramento.
This is Gordon and Cory from Ultimate Image with two nice chrome bright Chinook's they landed on Cory's Birthday! His first salmon ever, am thrilled he shared it with me.


Date: Monday, August 13, 2012
Current Report:



Date: Monday, August 6, 2012
Current Report:
Sunday on the Sac near Hamilton City Today at 9:29am Mark & Quote Quote Modify Remove Took some guys out fishing Sunday on the Sacramento river with limits of healthy hard fighting Chinnook salmon ranging in weight from 16 to 21lbs. All the fish were caught on roe and 12 pound leaders! "Going Light for The Big Bite" Going to be a great year! Jump on board now. ...


Date: Friday, August 3, 2012
Current Report:
Fishing on the Sacramento is quite good for this time of the year with nice fat kings being brought to the net. Rumors from the Klamath is that the summer run of steelie's are increasing in numbers and coupled with the first jack salmon of the year is providing a lot of fun. Fishing everywhere is improving as we move into August.


Date: Friday, July 27, 2012
Current Report:
July 27 Salmon fishing is very good for this time of year on the Sacramento river. I am fishing below Hamilton City and hooking several fish in the 14 to 18lb range with some 20's mixed in. Jump on board as soon as you can. Dave


Date: Thursday, July 19, 2012
Current Report:
The in river salmon season opened on July 16th with good numbers of salmon taken where I was fishing. Rip Their Lips Off guide service scored with nice limits up to 18lbs and followed that up with good fishing on the 17th with a solid 1 1/2 fish per rod average. This looks to be a fantastic year, so get on board and enjoy the ride!


Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Current Report:
July 16th, 2012- The salmon season started on the Sacramento river system today with mixed results. I heard on the lower part of the river, in the Sacramento city section, it was slow all the way up to Colusa. My boat hooked 3 fish and landed one about 16lb's. I was fishing higher up on the Sacramento. It will get only BETTER!!


Date: Monday, July 2, 2012
Current Report:
The Sacramento and Feather rivers will be the place to be on the opening date or inland salmon fishing. Both rivers are holding some decent numbers of fish with the Feather having a very nice flow because of the repair's being done to the dam. There are spring run salmon jumping in about every hole. Call me to set a time for this season because it is going to be fantastic. Dave


Date: Monday, October 10, 2011
Current Report:
The Feather river in northern CA is absolutely on fire! The salmon fishing is great with limits the norm. The fish are running 10 to 40 lbs and we are using kwikfish in the real early mornings and then if necessary, back bouncing roe to finish out the catch. If you like salmon fishing you will love it right now. This has been quite the year. Here is a picture of Kurt Denny holding his 42lber officially weighted by the F&G. Great Stuff. ... Dave


Date: Monday, September 26, 2011
Current Report:
Here is the guys from the Stockton Service Station Equip Co on Sat. Greg, Kirk, Greg and the salmon hooker himself Mark with nice limits. We hooked 16, landing 12. Great job guys. They also fished in the rain and wind on Sunday with the same results but only hooking and landing 10 (bummer). Dave... Back to top


Date: Saturday, September 24, 2011
Current Report:
I had 4 guys on the boat today and we netted 16 adults to 21lb by noon today. The fish are still very bright and there were everywhere we stopped today. Still boondoggin and the fish are still biting. I am guessing and giving my professional opinion that this will last for at least 3 more weeks. Get up there if you can. Pictures tomorrow. Same guys. Dave


Date: Friday, September 23, 2011
Current Report:
Returned from the Klamath yesterday because the adult quota had been reached. In my opinion, the jack size limit should be raised from 22" to 24" because there were way too many fish counted as adults in the 23-26" range. This is the first time I can remember, and I have been fishing the Klamath for 49 years now, that the sportsmen's quota had been reached. The F&G needs to review now only this rule but the whole quota system and the counting of the fish. California, let's move into the 20th century and count fish like the do in Alaska and Washington. Escapement is the key here, not an estimated creel count. I will be back fishing the Sacramento tomorrow and will let you know about the fishing, but from all the reports I heard last night it is still rockin. Dave


Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Current Report:
Some pictures from this last weekend. Still great fishing in the Chico area. Enjoy. Dave ... ... ... ... ... ... I am now headed for the Klamath, so come and join if you can. Dave Back to top


Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Current Report:
The fishing on the Sacramento continues to be very good with my boat limiting for the last 15 days I have been on the water. These fish are clean, bright and in great shape because of the amount of water in the river and the temperature which is currently 58 degree's. This run continues to hold and everyone should get in on this action. Dave


Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Current Report:
Fishing is still wide open and improving if you can believe it. The Sacramento river is on fire and the fish are in great shape and very healthy and tasty too. Now is the time!


Date: Monday, August 29, 2011
Current Report:
Fishing on the Sacramento for salmon is absolutely great with limits everyday. These fish are chrome with nice red meat and full of fight. Jump on board now to get into this action.


Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Current Report:
Fishing is fantastic on the Sacramento right now! If you are reading this report and haven't called me yet, now is the time. We are catching limits everyday and the run is continuing to grow. The big fish are showing and the bite is consistent. Jump on board now!


Date: Monday, August 22, 2011
Current Report:
Limits are the rule on Sac! Hi, I have been fishing around the Chico area the last two days with great success. Sat we hooked 10 for limits and Sun we had 12 on for limits up to 25lbs. Here is a picture of limits for 3 clients from Sat. All the fish were between 8-10lbs. All the fish were caught on roe. DaveLimits are the rule on Sac!-photo2.jpg


Date: Thursday, August 18, 2011
Current Report:
Quick up date. Fished yesterday with two friends of RTLO and we hooked 7 salmon and landed 5 for two nice limits of 9 to 22lbs. The water is a great temperature right now and the run is building nicely. Best day yet on the Sacramento, censored best day in the last two years! Dave


Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Current Report:
I fished yesterday in the Chico area with four people and we landed 4 nice clean salmon that weighted about 8 to 12 pounds. In my opinion this is a good indication that the fish are moving in the way they should be. This run is going to build fast and the fish moving thru the lower very fast. Sorry no pictures, battery went dead. Dave


Date: Monday, August 8, 2011
Current Report:
Stared fishing the Sacramento today near Chico and I wouldn't say it was red hot, but we landed two very nice salmon 22 & 24lbs. Not bad for a 1/2 day of fishing. I will only get better from now on, so get on board. Dave


Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Current Report:
This morning on the Sac, a guide boat working with me, Greg Cook of Barb's and Hook's Guide Service,hooked and landed these two beautiful, healthy and fresh salmon using Kwikfish with our "secret brine" wrap. Linda Dennis of Lodi, CA was the lucky lady angler who, as you will notice, fought these strong fish like a pro. The wild fish is a 22lb'er, while the other is a (25lb) hatchery cutie! It's just starting to happen on the Sacramento, as these are proof, stay tuned. Dave


Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Current Report:
Anticipation is running high for the California Salmon Inland Fishing opening this Saturday (July 16) in the Sacramento River system. This area includes the Feather River from the mouth and upriver to 1000 feet below the Thermilito Outlet. The Feather is known for its early run of Kings and should provide some decent action throughout July and into August. The Sacramento usually starts to heat up just about when the whole areas temperatures rise into the high 90's and low 100's in the valley up to the city of Redding. I will be fishing the mid to upper stretch of the Sacramento from the Chico flats area to Redding, for these great eating and fighting fish. Late August, September and October is the time to plan ahead. Then the jewel of the region, the American River usually starts in earnest. Fishing from my drift boat, I personally love catching 20 to 30 lb fish on plugs or back bouncing bait in this short but great waterway. October is when the upper Klamath is also on fire, with 10 to 25 fish days common. These fish may be a little darker because of their long journey for the Pacific, but what they lack in color they most definitely make up in courage. All of these rivers should produce action and many different types of challenges. I hope you can come and enjoy at least a couple of days on one of these great rivers. Dave


Date: Monday, June 27, 2011
Current Report:
Striper fishing in the Sacramento has slowed to a crawl with a lot of shakers and very few large fish for the taking. Shad fishing has been spotty to fair at best because of the huge flows from the snow melt which has caused the schools to break up widen in the overall river. Remember, July 16th is the salmon opener on the Sacramento river system which includes the Feather river where I will start my fishing for these hard fighting beauties. The DFG is expecting 730,000 returning fish to the whole system and if this is truly the case, we will have FISH-ON all season. I am looking forward to this fishery being healthy again! BOOK NOW for this exciting challenge. Dave


Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Current Report:
Striper's are everywhere on the Feather right now. It has been very good and should continue to be great for two or three weeks. Most fish are running between 4 to 8lbs with the occasional fish in the teens. Every type of bait is working.


Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Current Report:
March 9-- Salmon populations triple: That's right. State biologists are predicting three times the population of adult-sized Chinook salmon from the Sacramento River, up from 245,000 in 2010 to 729,000 in 2011. That means recreational and commercial anglers could see a return to a full-length coastal salmon fishing season for the first time in four years. Federal regulators will evaluate the projects and make final recommendations in April. If you want to go fishing this September and October, make you dates now!!! Dave

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