Sacramento River salmon fishing was good today!

Today started out like just about every other day on the Sacramento River this salmon season.  We skipped the Barge Hole crowd and ran down river to find some light pressure in some of our favorite holes.  Well, that didn't happen and we ended up sharing a hole with three other boats that were back bouncing plugs making it tough to side drift roe.  Not too long after we started fishing, we hooked and landed a nice 18 pound King salmon.  Not long after that, the Barge Hole boats started coming down to fish in the "Old Mouth" hole.  We left the crowd and ran down into the canyon hoping to run into a pod of salmon.  We found some good trout fishing and hooked into a 6 foot sturgeon that provided an epic battle before we released it beside the boat.  A few more empty holes and a trip down to "Big Rock" remained fruitless so we headed back to the top of where we started the day. We Immediately caught two nice hens to go along with our big buck, and subsequently called it a day.  All in all, it was a great day of salmon fishing and a great day to be an egg fisherman...


Nicholas and Matthew with their Sacramento River King salmon!