Sacramento River Fishing Report For Northern California Salmon Fishing, November 27, 2016

     "Salmon fishing in Northern California on the Sacramento River just reached my favorite part of the whole season". Exclaimed Mike Rasmussen a Northern California fishing guide on the Sacramento River.  "What if I were to tell you that the best salmon fishing on the Sacramento River this season was yet to come?" Salmon fishing guide Mike Rasmussen asked. Answering his own question Rasmussen he remarks, "It wouldn't surprise me for even a little bit if the King Salmon fishing on the Sacramento River was better in the remaining three weeks than it was any other three weeks this 2016 salmon season."  Rasmussen was quick to remind me that this particular season on the Sacramento River had the worst Fall Run Chinook Salmon return that the Sacramento River has ever seen. Mike made it clear by explaining this particular run of King Salmon he is currently fishing on the Sacramento River for is a completely different run of kings then the ones we fished for throughout the summer and early fall months of this season.  The trucking program used by the Department Of Fish and Wildlife for the much numerically larger run of King Salmon on the Sacramento River was a complete disaster from the standpoint of the In river salmon fishing guides and recreation enthusiast a like. "The trucking program cost most salmon fishing guides on the Sacramento River thousands of dollars in lost revenue and potentially tens of thousands in future revenue losses as yearly returning clients get fed up with the lack of salmon on the Sacramento River returning for them to catch."  Rasmussen explains reluctantly.  Rasmussen went on to explain that he himself was not trying to necessarily place place blame on the Department because as previously explain in a prior fish report that if the trucking program hadn't existed salmon season would most likely not have existed at all this 2016 season. But the fact remains that the trucking of juvenile Chinook Salmon on the Sacramento River was a complete and catastrophic disaster according to the statistics that are rumored to be complete from Coleman National Fish Hatchery. Thus, putting only one single three year old chinook salmon from the trucking program back at Coleman Hatchery to spawn. While the American and Feather rivers which sustained a higher flow of out going water during the peak migration from the Pacific Ocean. Not to mention the American River (which was rumored to have the biggest percentage of the lost Sacramento River Fall Run Chinooks at their hatchery gates) is geographically the first major river the lost kings ran into on their way up the old Sacramento River Channel. The certainty of King Salmon on the Sacramento River in Northern California has never been in such a non existent situation and the river was literally empty this 2016 season. The Feather River saved most on river salmon fishing guides as an overabundance of salmon in the Feather River allowed some guides to run double or triple trips as the salmon fishing was finally good somewhere in Northern California.  In a nutshell, Rasmussen described the situation best by saying that the trucking program does put Sacramento River salmon  in the Pacific Ocean for commercial consumption and Sport Fishing to benefit from. It even puts Chinook Salmon in major tributaries of the Sacramento River and scatters the lost adult chinooks from the Deep Water Channel all throughout the Delta river system where kings showed up at the end of every ditch and slough they could swim up. What the trucking program doesn't do is put Chinook Salmon spawned at Coleman National Fish Hatchery back into Coleman National Fish Hatchery. Which ironically has never happened before in the history of Coleman National Fish Hatchery (which was put in place to off set the loss of natural spawning grounds due to the building of Shasta Dam) when the baby salmon were released on site or at the very least, in river. 

Kevin Barnes (left) and his father Mike Barnes (right) hold a pair of Late Fall Run Chinook Salmon they caught as a double hookup near Tisdale, Ca in December of last salmon season, while fishing with salmon fishing guide Mike Rasmussen of SalmonSacRiver.com Mike's Fishing Guide Service for Northern California salmon fishing guided adventures, and Sacramento River Fishing Guides. Targeting Sacramento River Salmon, Sacramento River Striped Bass, White Sturgeon on the Sacramento River, American Shad And Rainbow Trout, The Best Sacramento River Fishing Guide and Sacramento River Salmon and Striped Bass Fishing Guide On The Sacramento River. Sacramento River Fishing is our specialty.

Kevin Barnes (left) and his father Mike Barnes (right) hold a pair of Late Fall Run Chinook Salmon they caught as a double hookup near Tisdale, Ca in December of last salmon season, while fishing with salmon fishing guide Mike Rasmussen of SalmonSacRiver.com

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      As Sacramento River fishing guide Mike Rasmussen of SalmonSacRiver.com previously explained to me, it may be very likely that the remaining three weeks of salmon season on the Sacramento River may be the best and most consistent salmon fishing action we have seen thus far in the 2016 season. Veteran Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Mike Rasmussen go's on to report that in the days prior to Thanksgiving, Late Fall Run Chinook Salmon were caught as far up the Sacramento River as the "Barge Hole" in Cottonwood, Ca. The Barge Hole is located at the mouth of Battle Creek which Coleman National Fish Hatchery resides on. "With brand new bright chrome King Salmon scattered throughout the Sacramento River system from Knights Landing all the way to the end of their run at the hatchery, we can expect the bulk of the Late Fall Run Chinooks to enter and quickly move up the Sacramento River seeking their paternal origin." Reported Rasmussen on Thanksgiving Day. Also making emphasis that these Late Fall Run Chinook salmon were not part of the trucking program and will run up the Sacramento River as they always have. With the peak of the run showing up in early December and continuing to pour through the salmon fishing grounds until the season is closed to protect the endangered Winter Run Chinook Salmon on December 16, 2016. The two naturally occurring river rises from our first couple significant Pacific storms has enabled the Late Fall Chinook salmon to migrate quickly and easily up the Sacramento River. SalmonSacRiver.com  salmon fishing guides will be booking Late Fall Run Chinook Salmon trips throughout the remainder of the season and there are still some excellent dates available for the last week of the salmon season as the run reaches it's peak.  Remember the remaining days are very weather dependent and the river could blow out and some days be lost if we receive more then a inch of rain here in Northern California's upper Sacramento Valley. These fish can be huge and are the biggest genetically of the four salmon runs on the Sacramento River and hold their chrome appearance making for great photos and even better table fare.  Book your trip with SalmonSacRiver.com on line at the Book Now page of the SalmonSacRiver website, you can also send a email to salmonsacriver@gmail.com or by calling Mike Rasmussen personally at (530) 722-8876. 

SalmonSacRiver.com salmon fishing guide Mike Rasmussen enjoys a sunrise on the Sacramento River with his father Richard Rasmussen from Dairyville, Ca while the father and son fish for Late Fall Run Chinook Salmon at Woodson Bridge near Corning, Ca. This photo was taken in December of 2015. Mike's Fishing Guide Service for Northern California salmon fishing guided adventures, and Sacramento River Fishing Guides. Targeting Sacramento River Salmon, Sacramento River Striped Bass, White Sturgeon on the Sacramento River, American Shad And Rainbow Trout, The Best Sacramento River Fishing Guide and Sacramento River Salmon and Striped Bass Fishing Guide On The Sacramento River. Sacramento River Fishing is our specialty.

SalmonSacRiver.com salmon fishing guide Mike Rasmussen enjoys a sunrise on the Sacramento River with his father Richard Rasmussen from Dairyville, Ca while the father and son fish for Late Fall Run Chinook Salmon at Woodson Bridge near Corning, Ca. This photo was taken in December of 2015.

Mike's Fishing Guide Service for Northern California salmon fishing guided adventures, and Sacramento River Fishing Guides. Targeting Sacramento River Salmon, Sacramento River Striped Bass, White Sturgeon on the Sacramento River, American Shad And Rainbow Trout, The Best Sacramento River Fishing Guide and Sacramento River Salmon and Striped Bass Fishing Guide On The Sacramento River. Sacramento River Fishing is our specialty.

Richard Rasmussen holding a nice Late Fall Run Hatchery Chinook he took later the same morning while back bouncing a T60 Flatfish wrapped with sardine. Richard was salmon fishing on the Sacramento River with his son and Sacramento River Fishing Guide Mike Rasmussen of SalmonSacRiver.com  Mike's Fishing Guide Service for Northern California salmon fishing guided adventures, and Sacramento River Fishing Guides. Targeting Sacramento River Salmon, Sacramento River Striped Bass, White Sturgeon on the Sacramento River, American Shad And Rainbow Trout, The Best Sacramento River Fishing Guide and Sacramento River Salmon and Striped Bass Fishing Guide On The Sacramento River. Sacramento River Fishing is our specialty.

Richard Rasmussen holding a nice Late Fall Run Hatchery Chinook he took later the same morning while back bouncing a T60 Flatfish wrapped with sardine. Richard was salmon fishing on the Sacramento River with his son and Sacramento River Fishing Guide Mike Rasmussen of SalmonSacRiver.com 

Mike's Fishing Guide Service for Northern California salmon fishing guided adventures, and Sacramento River Fishing Guides. Targeting Sacramento River Salmon, Sacramento River Striped Bass, White Sturgeon on the Sacramento River, American Shad And Rainbow Trout, The Best Sacramento River Fishing Guide and Sacramento River Salmon and Striped Bass Fishing Guide On The Sacramento River. Sacramento River Fishing is our specialty.

     To all of our bass fishing fanatics that have previously booked a guided bass fishing trip with SalmonSacRiver.com fishing guide John Pearl from Lucerne, Ca, now is the time to hook back up with him again. He has been consistently putting very large Clearlake Bass in the live well as winter starts to set in. John reports absolutely lights out largemouth bass fishing on Clearlake as of Thanksgiving Day. With a very large grade of largemouth being caught by the Clearlake guide. To book a trip with Clearlake Bass wizard John Pearl owner of J.P. Guide Service call him direct at (707) 536-3984. The time is now and only limited days are available during tournament season.  But if your desire is to catch a trophy largemouth bass from Clearlake or learn tips from Clearlake's top competitor call and book your trip with John Pearl today. John can be reached at the email address salmonsacriver@gmail.com if he can not be reached by phone.

Northern California fishing guide John Pearl with SalmonSacRiver.com holds up a trio of quality largemouth bass he caught on November 22, 2016 in Clearlake while fun fishing with friend Gary Collins of Lakeport, Ca. John is the owner of J.P. Guide Service in Lucerne, Ca and had grown up fishing Clearlake since he could walk.  Mike's Fishing Guide Service for Northern California salmon fishing guided adventures, and Sacramento River Fishing Guides. Targeting Sacramento River Salmon, Sacramento River Striped Bass, White Sturgeon on the Sacramento River, American Shad And Rainbow Trout, The Best Sacramento River Fishing Guide and Sacramento River Salmon and Striped Bass Fishing Guide On The Sacramento River. Sacramento River Fishing is our specialty.

Northern California fishing guide John Pearl with SalmonSacRiver.com holds up a trio of quality largemouth bass he caught on November 22, 2016 in Clearlake while fun fishing with friend Gary Collins of Lakeport, Ca. John is the owner of J.P. Guide Service in Lucerne, Ca and had grown up fishing Clearlake since he could walk. 

Mike's Fishing Guide Service for Northern California salmon fishing guided adventures, and Sacramento River Fishing Guides. Targeting Sacramento River Salmon, Sacramento River Striped Bass, White Sturgeon on the Sacramento River, American Shad And Rainbow Trout, The Best Sacramento River Fishing Guide and Sacramento River Salmon and Striped Bass Fishing Guide On The Sacramento River. Sacramento River Fishing is our specialty.

Gary Collins (Gcj Custom Lures) from Lakeport, Ca holds up a great largemouth bass he caught and released while fishing with friend and tourney partner John Pearl from Lucerne, Ca. These local boys know how to get down!!! Mike's Fishing Guide Service for Northern California salmon fishing guided adventures, and Sacramento River Fishing Guides. Targeting Sacramento River Salmon, Sacramento River Striped Bass, White Sturgeon on the Sacramento River, American Shad And Rainbow Trout, The Best Sacramento River Fishing Guide and Sacramento River Salmon and Striped Bass Fishing Guide On The Sacramento River. Sacramento River Fishing is our specialty.

Gary Collins (Gcj Custom Lures) from Lakeport, Ca holds up a great largemouth bass he caught and released while fishing with friend and tourney partner John Pearl from Lucerne, Ca. These local boys know how to get down!!!

Mike's Fishing Guide Service for Northern California salmon fishing guided adventures, and Sacramento River Fishing Guides. Targeting Sacramento River Salmon, Sacramento River Striped Bass, White Sturgeon on the Sacramento River, American Shad And Rainbow Trout, The Best Sacramento River Fishing Guide and Sacramento River Salmon and Striped Bass Fishing Guide On The Sacramento River. Sacramento River Fishing is our specialty.

Mike's Fishing Guide Service for Northern California salmon fishing guided adventures, and Sacramento River Fishing Guides. Targeting Sacramento River Salmon, Sacramento River Striped Bass, White Sturgeon on the Sacramento River, American Shad And Rainbow Trout, The Best Sacramento River Fishing Guide and Sacramento River Salmon and Striped Bass Fishing Guide On The Sacramento River. Sacramento River Fishing is our specialty.