Sacramento River King salmon fishing is still a good option for anglers!

 Robert with his 20 pound King he caught with me on 10/7 drifting roe in the Barge Hole in Anderson, Ca.

Robert with his 20 pound King he caught with me on 10/7 drifting roe in the Barge Hole in Anderson, Ca.

Its been fairly steady fishing for King salmon on the Sacramento River near Anderson, Ca. pretty much all season.  Some days produce lots of fish and then you have some days that don't.  Thats salmon fishing on The Sacramento River this year folks.  I've caught more fish this year for sure, but our returns are still down from even a year ago.  We're starting to see some larger salmon higher in the system and the full October moon usually signals the last big push of salmon up towards Coleman Hatchery.  The tail end of the fall run will arrive in the next few weeks, lets hope its a bigger number than we've seen so far this year, although I'm grateful for the fish we do have.  Flows on the Feather river have been cut to 3,000 cfs and the Sacramento River is still pushing 9,000 cfs.  Its possible more Coleman salmon will push up river instead of making the right turn into the Feather now.

 Some of the Sacramento River Kings are still in great shape and their meat quality is very good for this time of the year.

Some of the Sacramento River Kings are still in great shape and their meat quality is very good for this time of the year.

We're also still hearing of salmon being caught in SF Bay and in the lower Sacramento River.  Thats good news and helps restore some hope for the final month of the fall season.  Either way, we'll take what we can get and all indicators are present for a good return of salmon to the Coleman Hatchery in 2018.  Prime time is September 1st thru October 15th so mark your calendars and get your trip with me reserved.  I was quite busy this season and it will surely be even busier next year with a big run of big (18-25 lb,) 3 year old King salmon!  Tight lines and stay tuned for my late fall/winter steelhead fishing reports!