Endangered Sacramento River Spring Run Chinook Salmon From Butte Creek Found Dead March 22, 2018

This single Spring Run Chinook Salmon from Butte Creek floats in circles next to dozens and dozens of other Spring Run Salmon who met the same fate at the mouth of Butte Creek at the Sacramento River at Wards Landing near Colusa, Ca. A catastrophic die off of returning adult Spring Run Chinook Salmon of the Sacramento River.

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Sacramento River Fishing Report For Striped Bass. March 7, 2018

Big trophy sow striped bass are on the chow this week as they beef up for the upcoming spring spawn. This 30 pound sow striper caught by Nate from Lake County, Ca on March 5, 2017 was finally brought to the SalmonSacRiver.com jet boat after 10 minutes of trying to get her out of a tree. After being successfully landed a picture was taken and the big hen was released unharmed, back into the Sacramento River.

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Sacramento River Fishing Report For: Trophy Striped Bass, March 2, 2018

Nate from Lakeport, Ca holds his personal best striped bass weighing in at over 30 pounds. Nate caught this trophy striper while chucking a 13" inch custom glide bait. Made by bait maker Gary Collins of Gcj Custom Lures. Late season slow sinking glide baits like the one pictured above gave striped bass fishing guide Mike Rasmussen great success this past week on the Sacramento River. 

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Sacramento River Fishing Report For Trophy Striped Bass: February 21, 2018

Bait Maker and Pro Bass angler Gary Collins from Lake Co. Ca holds up a 44 pound striped bass he caught on one of his custom made and custom painted 13 inch glide baits. Gary came with John Pearl and company to spend a day fishing on the Sacramento River with fishing guide Mike Rasmussen of Mike's Guide Service. This cow striper weighed in at 44 pounds and is considered to be as good as it could get for these trophy striped bass of Northern California.

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Sacramento River Fishing Report For Striped Bass, And White Sturgeon. February 13, 2018

Sacramento River striped bass fishing guide Mike Rasmussen holds up a monster striped bass that tipped the scales at 48 pounds, and stretched the tape at nearly 48 inches. Rasmussen caught this beast the night prior to the picture above. Which was taken last Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The giant striper was revived and released after a few photos and 15 minutes of revitalization. Unfortunately the almost 60 degrees river temps and the strenuous battle proved to be to much for the old sow striped bass. She was found roughly three miles down river belly up, barely clinging to life. To far gone to save Rasmussen retained her for a skin mount. 

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Sacramento River Fishing Report For Striped Bass, And White Sturgeon. February 5, 2018

A rarely seen and seldom caught Sacramento River green sturgeon incidentally took the eel that was intended for a white sturgeon. Much different in appearance the green sturgeon has a much different shaped head, and very sharp blades on their diamonds. The DFW report cards also identify distinguishing characteristics of the highly protected and federally endangered green sturgeon of the Sacramento River. This sturgeon being properly identified was not removed from the river and released unharmed.

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Sacramento River Fishing Report For White Sturgeon And Trophy Striped Bass!! January 26, 2018

Outdoor enthusiast and accomplished archery hunter Jeremy Ross from Cottonwood, Ca and life long friend and Northern California fishing guide Mike Rasmussen hold up a 66" inch oversized white sturgeon Jeremy caught while fishing with Dave Jacobs of Professional Guide Service sacramentofishing.com on the Sacramento River near Tisdale, Ca. Photo courtesy of DaveJacobs.

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Giving Credit, Where Credit Is Due! Who Taught You?

My teacher and mentor Dave Jacobs sacramentofishing.com, doing work this late fall salmon season on the Sacramento River near Cottonwood, Ca on one of the last days of the 2017 salmon season here in Northern California. I owe a great deal of my own success to Dave....Dave Jacobs is who taught me!!!

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Sacramento River Fishing Report For January 4, 2018

Joey Gamez Jr. holds up a scrappy Sacramento River steelhead he caught in late December, 2017.  Joey was casting a #3 Blue Fox spinner when he caught this native steelhead and was fishing just up river from Woodson Bridge in Corning, Ca. 

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Closing Day Salmon Fishing Report For The Feather River On October 15, 2017

A group photo of the guest that fished with Feather River salmon fishing guide Mike Rasmussen on October 12, 2017 at the Outlet Hole on the Feather River near Oroville, Ca. All Mike's fish were caught on Flatfish wrapped with sardine and back bounced to trigger the unforgettable strike of a king salmon.

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Feather River Salmon Fishing Report For October 6, 2017

Katie Rasmussen, daughter of Feather River fishing guide Mike Rasmussen holds up a brute of a salmon she caught while fishing the Feather River in late September 2017. Katie was using a T55 Flatfish made by Yakima Bait Co. to entice this nearly 30 pound King Salmon..

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Sacramento River Salmon Fishing Report And Feather River Salmon Fishing Report For Northern California Salmon Fishing August 27, 2017

The Feather River is pumping out quality kings on the daily for Nor Cal salmon anglers who put in their time and fish this river system which at current time is excellent salmon fishing, and the condition of the fish couldn't be better. 

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Sacramento River & Feather River Salmon Fishing Report For: Northern California Salmon Fishing On August 16, 2017

Easy two person boat limit caught by Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Mike Rasmussen of Mike's Guide Service on August 14, 2017 while back bouncing K16 Kwikfish wrapped with sardine and fresh krill.

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Northern California Salmon Fishing Report For: August 3, 2017. Including The Sacramento River and Feather River

Ryan Tripp holds a 26 pound king as it finishes bleeding out after being caught on a Flat Fish with a sardine wrap on the Feather River near Oroville, Ca. The run is starting to trickle in daily and a nice grade of three year old salmon are on the move up the river with this full moon event taking place currently in the night sky.

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