Salmon fishing on the Sacramento River in Northern California remains a struggle for the few recreational anglers and sport fishing guides that continue to fish for the king salmon on the Sacramento River below the Red Bluff Diversion Damn. With very few anglers even attempting to chase the few chrome Sacramento River Chinook Salmon around the lower river, reports on the river of any kind (good or bad) are hard to come by. When asked if any salmon were around yet? Mike Rasmussen of SalmonSacRiver.com a Northern California salmon fishing guide simply replied. "It's day to day, your best bet is to go launch your boat and find out on your own." Mike continues to explain that waiting for someone to tell you that the salmon have arrived, may result in several missed opportunities as the few salmon that are coming through aren't sticking around long. "They move into a few select holes, maybe lay down for a short time during the mid day heat and sunlight, and then continue on their way to their destination." Explains Mike. "I have only seen three other boats angling this week and two of those were throwing the umbrella rig for striped bass." Says Mike. Pressure remains low at most of the Sacramento River boat launches below the Red Bluff Diversion Damn and is expected to stay that way as the 110 degree daytime temps keep most anglers inside or on other bodies of water with more action. Most of the Sacramento River salmon fishing guides are choosing to wait for the upper river to open on August 1, 2016. From the Red Bluff Diversion Dam up the Sacramento River to the Deschutes Rd bridge near Anderson, Ca. This includes the famous Barge Hole at the mouth of Battle Creek which the Coleman National Fish Hatchery resides on. "The Barge Hole is the end of the road for the migrating fall chinook salmon on their way to spawn." Says Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Mike Rasmussen. He also points out that most of the salmon that have entered the Sacramento River so far in 2016, have traveled directly to the Barge Hole in Cottonwood, Ca. Great Salmon fishing is expected on the opening day, but will not last much longer then that as the fish are killed of and scattered by the hundreds of anglers that converge on the "Hole" for the excitement and anticipation of the good salmon fishing that takes place on opening day.
To book a guided salmon fishing trip at the Barge Hole for the August 1, 2016 opener, you can contact SalmonSacRiver.com on the web, or by email at SalmonSacRiver@gmail.com, also Mike may be contacted by cell phone at ( 530-722-8876 ). Mike Rasmussen's boat is already booked for this date but other experience Sacramento River salmon fishing guides that work with Mike Rasmussen have some availabilities still open. Contact SalmonSacRiver.com today!
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