Sacramento River Fishing Report January 7, 2017 And Northern California Fishing Report For Clearlake Crappie

      The Sacramento River at current time is not fishable and will continue to be above the flow hight preferred by Sturgeon and Striped Bass angler for the entire week, according to The National Weather Service http://water.weather.gov/resources/hydrographs/vwbc1_hg.png. Flood warnings and watches are  being issued throughout Northern California for the week ahead. Mike Rasmussen reports that the Sacramento River in Colusa, California will remain to high to fish for the upcoming week. "Time would be better spent duck hunting the Sacramento River this week then attempting to catch diamondbacks."  Explains the Northern California fishing guide. Adding, "When this river does drop, DONKEY KONG...ITS ON!!!" Rasmussen pointed out that lights out sturgeon action should be had when the Sacramento River Falls bellow the mid fifty ft hight, hopefully by the following week in Colusa, California. SalmonSacRiver.com Sacramento River fishing guide Mike Rasmussen reports the Kittles Outdoor & Sports Co. www.kittlesoutdoor.com  has been keeping him supplied with the baits needed to catch these newly arriving White Sturgeon. To Book a Sacramento River White Sturgeon fishing trip with SalmonSacRiver.com call tel:530-722-8876 or by email mailto:salmonsacriver@gmail.com or on the web at www.salmonsacriver.com by visiting the Book Now Page. 

Kyla Melcher with SalmonSacRiver.com holds up a Clearlake Crappie she caught while fishing Clearlake with Northern California fishing guide John Pearl also a salmon fishing guide on the Sacramento River during the season. Kyla caught this crappie and others like it jigging a crappie jig in 15ft of water on January 6, 2017. 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  

Kyla Melcher with SalmonSacRiver.com holds up a Clearlake Crappie she caught while fishing Clearlake with Northern California fishing guide John Pearl also a salmon fishing guide on the Sacramento River during the season. Kyla caught this crappie and others like it jigging a crappie jig in 15ft of water on January 6, 2017.

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     Clearlake Crappie fishing with Northern California fishing guide John Pearl (J.P. Guide Service) tel:707-536-3984 was on the menu for SalmonSacRiver.com fishing guide Mike Rasmussen and Kyla Melcher along with guest Oscar and Lauren Nerey from Corning, Ca. The four anglers met guide John Pearl ( a Clearlake local born and raised, with a wealth of knowledge into the timing of certain Clearlake phenomenons) in Clearlake Oaks and jumped into Pearls 24ft Allumiweald jet sled. After a short ride Pearl slowed his Mercury to a idle and then killed the motor. As the trolling motor was dropped Pearl looked at his fish finder and exclaimed, "here they are".  Light spinning rods were assigned to each angler and the fun began. The fish finder was blacked out from the bottom half way to the surface line. Even with a heavy southwest wind, air temps lingering in the low 40's and a water temp of 45 degree ( all less then desirable conditions ) the anglers quickly got to work on the schools of crappie that had gathered in the masses at their current location. Using white curly tailed jigs and feather jigs in the white and blue color patterns worked excellent for the Northern California anglers, despite the white caps getting blown across the lake making boat control a real pain in the "you know what".  Oscar Nerey and wife Lauren Nerey quickly caught on as Lauren was the top rod on the boat. Even giving Cpt. Jonny Hook a run for his money. The trip was called early so safe navigation could be had returning to the boat ramp over a half dozen miles away. Even so the anglers had quickly ensured a great bag of crappie to be enjoyed battered and fried at a later date. 

Fishing Guide John Pearl (J.P Guide Service tel:707-536-3984 ) takes a photo of his fish box on January 6, 2017 after two hours of crappie fishing with four guest.  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

Fishing Guide John Pearl (J.P Guide Service tel:707-536-3984 ) takes a photo of his fish box on January 6, 2017 after two hours of crappie fishing with four guest. 

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     "I expect the Clearlake Crappie fishing here in Northern California to stay exceptional for the next couple weeks. There is plenty of bait (shad) around the south end of the lake for the crappie to continue to feed on. And as long as the water doesn't get to cold and kill off the shad, everything should remain primarily the same." Explained Northern California fishing guide when asked if this kind of action could be expected in the near future or if it was a one and done, should have been here yesterday type fishing situation. Pearl also went on to tell me that by the beginning of the work week on January 9, 2017 the giant catfish that live in Clearlake will congregate to feed heavily on what the high water brings into the lake while localized flooding occurs from the heavy rains the North State is currently experiencing. "Channel and Blue Catfish to 30lbs are caught every year during these current conditions, and a average weight of these catfish  being in the high teens to low twenties makes these trips a slugfest with medium/light tackle we use." Pearl explained while smiling, as to be let known this is the kind of trip you don't want to miss out on. John Pearl went on to report that although the fishing will be exceptional to say the least, it will only last a few days before the Catfish will spread back out and return to their normal living spot in the lake. But during the peak days, certainly this whole week if the weather holds clients of Pearl's can expect non stop action while your bait is the water. All tackle and bait is provided by John and a full day of fishing can be expected on either the Clearlake Crappie trip or the currently booking Giant Catfish trips on Clearlake. Rain gear may be needed depending on weather and John will inform clients prior to their trip date what will be needed as far as clothing and expected weather conditions for the date of your trip. John Pearl can be reached by cell phone at tel:707-536-3984 or by email at mailto:salmonsacriver@gmail.com or on the web at SalmonSacRiver.com at the "Book Now" page. 

Oscar Nerey and his wife Lauren Nerey show off their catch of Clearlake Crappie on January 6, 2017 while fishing with local fishing guide John Pear (J.P. Guide Service tel:707-536-3984). 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

Oscar Nerey and his wife Lauren Nerey show off their catch of Clearlake Crappie on January 6, 2017 while fishing with local fishing guide John Pear (J.P. Guide Service tel:707-536-3984).

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A unique Clearlake Crappie caught by Northern California Fishing Guide John Pearl on January 6, 2017. Sacramento River Salmon Fishing Guide Mike Rasmussen took the photo. Both SalmonSacRiver.com fishing guides enjoyed the brisk afternoon of fishing here in Northern California at Clearlake.  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

A unique Clearlake Crappie caught by Northern California Fishing Guide John Pearl on January 6, 2017. Sacramento River Salmon Fishing Guide Mike Rasmussen took the photo. Both SalmonSacRiver.com fishing guides enjoyed the brisk afternoon of fishing here in Northern California at Clearlake. 

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Husband and Wife enjoy a action packed day of crappie fishing on Clearlake in Northern California with Fishing Guide John Pearl.  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

Husband and Wife enjoy a action packed day of crappie fishing on Clearlake in Northern California with Fishing Guide John Pearl. 

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