With a very good return of king salmon forecasted for the Sacramento Valley this fall, it’s time to make sure you get on the schedule if you want to fish with me this season!
Besides having a good projected run, we are also back to a 2-fish limit this year instead of 1!
At this point, I have a limited amount of dates the first few weeks of September for the Feather and Sac and then noting again until Oct. 20.
On the Feather and Sac, we do a lot of bobber fishing with light spinning rods…
The second half of Oct and first half of November are usually very good for chrome bright Kings. At that point, we are typically trolling the main Sac or, if conditions permit, fishing the American with bobber gear.
To get more info, check out www.thesportfisher.com or feel free to get in touch at 916-952-1554.
Here in Northern California, our fisheries are under attack from all sides! You have the huge water users down south that are lobbying our Governor and Fish & Wildlife Department to eradicate striped bass to help save salmon — all while they divert record amounts of life-giving water from our estuary.
Salmon are under siege as well. The same water diversions I mentioned above are wiping out our salmon runs. Then you have this new narrative from the state and feds that calls for reduced hatchery production in lieu of a wild fish program that will pay dividends, maybe, in 100-300 years (their words, not mine).
This is just the tip of the iceberg, folks! Steelhead, salmon, largemouth bass, panfish, sturgeon and many more of our beloved species are in the crosshairs right now!
What can you do? Well, if you are like most folks, you care about these fisheries you hold so dear…but you have family and job commitments that leave you with very little extra time.
The best thing you can do is drop $20 to join the Nor-Cal Guides and Sportsmen’s Association (www.ncgasa.org). Even without doing anything else, adding your name to the membership makes a big difference. When our association goes into meetings with policy makers and department heads, we can say we represent X-number of California anglers, it makes a big impact.
We are constantly fighting for our fisheries and your help in this endeavor helps immensely.
At NCGASA, our goal is to unite anglers of all persuasions — fly, bait, sport, commercial, fresh and salt so we have a united front with which to enter these fights.
Here’s a quick glimpse at some of the projects we have been involved in recently:
• NCGASA lobbied successfully to get 1 million extra salmon raised at Feather River hatchery
• Fought to get thousands of downer steelhead released into the Sacramento River.
• Worked on sediment removal projects on the Feather River.
• Constantly fighting against programs and legislation aimed at removing largemouth, smallmouth, spotted and striped bass from the Sacramento River/Delta system.
AND SO MUCH MORE!
Please, lend a hand (and your voice) to the fight for California fisheries by joining for $20.
We of course have plenty of need for volunteer assistance as well and if you’d like to get more involved, we’d be happy to have you. For more information, visit the website www.ncgasa.org
Looking to up your steelhead game? Well, look no further! Here’s 300 pages of in-depth how-to info that will show you everything you need to know to get into that “10 percent of anglers who catch 90 percent of the fish” category!
The info in here will save you countless hours, days, weeks of trying to learn on your own…all for under $12!
Northern California’s Camp Fire has been devastating to thousands of families and there’s a huge need for donations.
While the Red Cross is certainly a worthy charity to support, I have seen first hand how lumbering and slow to mobilize a large organization like that can be.
So, several fishing guide buddies and I got together when the fire first first broke out and started collecting donations and then running them up to those in need.
The response from the community has been overwhelming and we had been able to deliver a ton of supplies up to the the people who had been affected by this terrible tragedy.
At the moment, we have gotten enough clothing up to them but there are still lots of needs…Imagine going camping for an indefinite amount of time without anything besides the clothes on your back.
We currently need:
Tents, Tarps, Rain Gear, Flashlights, Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Pads, Batteries, Camp Stoves, Kitty Litter, Baby Wipes, Towels, etc.
If you’d like to donate, visit one of our impromptu donation drop-offs (my buddies’ houses). In Sacramento:
Near Downtown Sacramento: 5024 V Street. In Fair Oaks: 4712 Solano Way.
You can also mail donations to Woodson Bridge RV Park 25433 S Ave, Corning, CA 96021 C/O Pastor James Turnes/Camp Fire Donations.
If you prefer to give online, visit www.harvestcorning.com There is a link to give to the fire victims and it goes directly to them.