Sacramento River Salmon Fishing Report For September 29, 2017

      Salmon fishermen on the Sacramento River and Sacramento River salmon fishing guides waited patiently as the salmon season here in Northern California pressed on with very little to be excited about in the way of salmonoids. Not much was being reported out of the Sacramento River through the majority of the season. The Feather River which was much more in the public eye caught most of the buzz from the NorCal salmon anglers and salmon fishing guides in the North State.  But as October rolls around on the Sacramento River, in true traditional fashion a very catchable amount of two year old king salmon have shown up filling the holes of the upper Sacramento River, in the canyon region and all the way up to the "old mouth" and "barge hole".  Averaging a fish a rod through most of September in the Sacramento River, salmon fishing guides working the Sacramento River have been reporting "limit out" style fishing for better then a week now and show no signs of slowing down according to "Fish On Jon" (Jon Kenyon) owner and operator of Fish On With Jon guide service FishOnWithJon.com. Jon Kenyon has been checking in daily with full boat limits of quality kings ranging in size from 7 to 13 pounds with a occasional three or four year old chinook mixed in tipping the scales to 30 pounds. A solid roe bite had put Kenyon at the dock by quit time on Sunday September 24, 2017 at 2:00pm with limits of King Salmon.

Boat limits for Jon Kenyon with 8 kings by 2:00pm on Sunday September 24, 2017 on the Sacramento River near Cottonwood, Ca.

Boat limits for Jon Kenyon with 8 kings by 2:00pm on Sunday September 24, 2017 on the Sacramento River near Cottonwood, Ca.

Wednesday September 27, 2017 Jon Kenyon again checked in with boat limits of 8 king salmon to 12 pounds that the Sacramento River salmon fishing guide caught on his cured salmon roe. Reaching limits before the 2:00 pm cut off for the daily guided salmon fishing tours.

Fish On Jon with boat limits caught on cured salmon roe on the Sacramento River near Jelly's Ferry Bridge on Wednesday September 27, 2017.

Fish On Jon with boat limits caught on cured salmon roe on the Sacramento River near Jelly's Ferry Bridge on Wednesday September 27, 2017.

And again the next day on Thursday September 28, 2017 Fish On Jon reported catching boat limits for six anglers, putting 12 quality kings in the box by noon to complete his day of guiding salmon on the Sacramento River with very happy clients.

Thursday's boat limit picture from Jon Kenyon on the 28th of September 2017 on the Sacramento River near Cottonwood, Ca.

Thursday's boat limit picture from Jon Kenyon on the 28th of September 2017 on the Sacramento River near Cottonwood, Ca.

     Kyla Melcher with SalmonSacRiver.com also checked in this last week as she visited the Barge Hole on the Sacramento River at the mouth of Battle Creek in Tehema Co, Ca where she reported limits for her and her father who back bounced cured salmon roe to get there limit in about two hours of fishing time on September 19, 2017.  Kyla noted that fish could be seen jumping and that several other boats were landing salmon to 15 pounds the entire two hours she was in attendance in the Barge Hole. Her father who is known for his egg fishing in the Barge hole has retained his limit of King Salmon several times since their father/daughter outing on September 19, 2017.

Kyla Melcher with SalmonSacRiver.com has her picture taken by her father Gene Melcher during a father/daughter salmon fishing trip they shared at the Barge Hole on the Sacramento River on September 19, 2017.

Kyla Melcher with SalmonSacRiver.com has her picture taken by her father Gene Melcher during a father/daughter salmon fishing trip they shared at the Barge Hole on the Sacramento River on September 19, 2017.

     Farther back down the Sacramento River near Corning, Ca at Woodson Bridge reports of some larger salmon in the three to four year old year class have been reported moving through the system. Cris Linnet of OFY Guide Service from Paradise, Ca reported about a fish a rod average this week fishing out of Woodson Bridge on the Sacramento River. Although the bite slowed a bit as the majority of two year olds pushed through headed for the Barge Hole, the fish that showed up behind the two year olds were much larger in size. Tipping the scales anywhere from 20 pounds well into the mid 30 pound class. Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Chris Linnet put some big chinook salmon on the chopping block this previous week using sardine wrapped K16 Kwikfish to trigger these big king salmon to strike. 

Chris Linnet owner and operator of OFY Guide Service holding a dandy of a Sacramento River salmon he and his jr client caught while back bouncing sardine wrapped K16 Kwikfish on the Sacramento River near Woodson Bridge in Corning, Ca on Monday September 25, 2017.  

Chris Linnet owner and operator of OFY Guide Service holding a dandy of a Sacramento River salmon he and his jr client caught while back bouncing sardine wrapped K16 Kwikfish on the Sacramento River near Woodson Bridge in Corning, Ca on Monday September 25, 2017.

 

      Sacramento River salmon fishing guide Mike Rasmussen of SalmonSacRiver.com will remain on the Feather River out of Oroville, Ca for the remainder of the Feather River salmon season above the Live Oak Diversion Dam, ending on October 15, 2016. Salmon fishing guide Mike Rasmussen will be taking open reservations for salmon anglers looking to book a guided salmon fishing trip on the Sacramento River after the 15th of October. SalmonSacRiver.com with Mike's Guide Service is a Full Time Salmon Fishing Charter, fishing the next run of king salmon to come up the Sacramento River.  The Late Fall Run Chinook Salmon! Reservation can be made to fish this weather dependent fishery through December 16, 2017 when the salmon season ends on the Sacramento River.  The much cooler temps and shorter days mixed with fall colors and the biggest brightest kings of the year swimming up the Sacramento River, many customers find this the most enjoyable salmon fishing trip of the year.  To book a reservation you can call 530-722-8876 or email us at mailto:salmonsacriver@gmail.com, we can also be found on the world wide web at SalmonSacRiver.com. Don't miss whats left of one of the best salmon fishing season in recent years. 

Jay Atalat holding a 42 pound Late Fall Run Chinook Salmon he caught with SalmonSacRiver.com salmon fishing guide Mike Rasmussen in November 2017 on the Sacramento River near Colusa, Ca.

Jay Atalat holding a 42 pound Late Fall Run Chinook Salmon he caught with SalmonSacRiver.com salmon fishing guide Mike Rasmussen in November 2017 on the Sacramento River near Colusa, Ca.

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