Sacramento River Fishing Report, December 19, 2016 For Northern California Fishing

     The Sacramento River at Woodson Bridge near Corning, Ca peaked out at flood stage on December 16, 2016, the last day of the Sacramento River Salmon Season. The Sacramento River was up in the parking lot at Woodson Bridge boat launch about noon and everything from trees to volleyballs, to lost duck decoys were floating by at about 20mph and visibly the Sacramento River looked something like chocolate milk. Northern California salmon fishing guide Mike Rasmussen with SalmonSacRiver.com was on site as the river was reaching its peak hight. Launching in the parking lot just past the bathrooms, for those who are familiar, is where Rasmussen's Koffler Boats trailer was backed in the river to launch, and the SalmonSacRiver.com Koffler Boat was parked in the grass near a picnic table in the Picnic Area where some slack water made it easy for the boat to idle at rest.  The Sacramento River Salmon Fishing guide was all smiles as he stood in the Koffler Boat answering questions for people who had gathered at the bridge to view the floodwater as it reached its peak. Although Rasmussen with Sacramento River Fishing Guide Dakota Deines are at the launch in preparation for a afternoon duck hunt in the swollen river, he is herd joking with some curious people telling them he is out for the last day of the salmon season but waiting for a break in all the trees that keep floating by before dropping in for the years last chance at a Sacramento River Salmon. "Quite entertaining actually, and I have got some astonished looks, and even asked not to go out in the river after the salmon." Laughed the salmon fishing guide. "Concerned about my safety I guess, but I don't let them leave thinking all this nonsense about salmon fishing is really what I'm out here for. Just messing with them for a minute." As Rasmussen continues to smile. He continued to say that the 2016 salmon season on the Sacramento River had certainly come to a end and Sacramento River Trophy Striped Bass were on the hit list as soon as the river drops and clears just a touch. And SalmonSacRiver.com is taking bookings for single party and two party groups for the trophy stripers season that will last into March. 

SalmonSacRiver.com Koffler Jet Boat being launched into the Sacramento River at Woodson Bridge near Corning, Ca on December 16, 2016. Mike's Fishing Guide & Charter Service For Sacramento River Fishing targeting King Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Striped Bass, Sturgeon, Shad And Trout the best Sacramento River Fishing guide and Sacramento River Charter on Sac River

SalmonSacRiver.com Koffler Jet Boat being launched into the Sacramento River at Woodson Bridge near Corning, Ca on December 16, 2016.

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     SalmonSacRiver.com Striped Bass fishing guide on the Sacramento River reports great striped bass fishing for trophy striped bass was being had prior the blow out that started again on December 14, 2016. Pual Young from Redding, Ca reported to Rasmussen that on December 14, he landed one real nice striped bass around 20 pounds throwing a glide bait around Hamilton City, Ca on the Sacramento River.  With the 2016 salmon season on the Sac coming to an end Rasmussen will focus on primarily on the giant striped bass from Red Bluff, Ca to Grimes, Ca depending on the best results of this weeks scouting trips. Striped Bass to over 40 pounds are caught every season by the Northern California fishing guide, and 30 pound class striped bass are a very common occurrence for the guided trips. Making a lot of cast all day long may be whats needed to lure one of these pigs to the boat, but the reward is priceless. Although 30 and 40 pound class fish are fairly common, Rasmussen says SalmonSacRiver.com recognizes all stripers 20 pounds and greater are considered trophy class. Especially when caught on artificial baits by guest. 

Sacramento River Fishing Guide Mike Rasmussen shows off a glide bait deep in the throat of a 44.55 pound striped bass caught on the Sacramento River by Blake Muller from Esparto,  Ca on December 3, 2016 while fishing with SalmonSacRiver.com.

     "These big trophy striped bass will thrill any angler at any skill level. You can never get tired of watching a giant striper come stalk, shark, bump or choke your glide bait sometimes within feet of your boat." Reports Rasmussen. These guided fishing trips are all day long, from dark to dark as the days are very short now and you never know exactly when your targets will bite. And as we approach the winter months the next couple big rain events will bring in the big pre spawn sows that show up long before the males show up to spawn. SalmonSacRiver.com is booking trip dates now and can be reached easily by cell phone at (530) 722-8876 or by email at salmonsacriver@gmail.com. You can also book a reservation date on the website SalmonSacRiver.com by clicking on the Book Now icon or visiting the Book Now page of the website.  

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