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Friday, November 15, 2013

Fall and Winter Fishing

Great Winter Fishing is Coming! The fishing this fall has been simply amazing. For those of you lucky enough to get in on the Lower Sac or the Feather River this October and November it didn't disappoint. This year there have been lots of big steelhead in the Lower Sacramento River System. Here is the great news....Supposedly we have a really good late fall /early winter run of salmon coming up the river. This should prolong some good trout and steelhead fishing for us way into December. For those of you that missed out on the action then there are lots of opportunities to get out in December.
Lower Sac Trout & Steelhead: Things are setting up nicely for the Lower Sac this winter. December is a great time of year to escape the crowds and go hunt for some big fish. With winter salmon making their way up the system then we should see some monster trout being caught during the second egg bite. Not to mention the large amount of steelhead in the system this year should produce some chances at some big fish like the one above. Here steelie, here steelie! Come help me find the elusive 10lber.
Feather River Steelhead: The Feather has once again been ridiculous this year. Lots of fish in the system and there have been many more big fish than normal. Daily we are seeing fish in the 24-25" class. It literally has been the year of the 6-7lb fish. Things are slowly winding down on the Feather. But here is what I can tell you there are still plenty of fish there to be caught. Most days right now we are hooking between 12-15 fish. I would expect the Feather to continue to fish through early December. If we get a second push of winter Salmon then things could potentially even go longer. Generally this is the time of year where we start to see the big boys trying to make their way through the system.
Yuba Rainbows & Steelhead: I Personally haven't been on the Yuba much lately as the Feather has been so good. But I have been hearing some good reports. Typically the winter time on the Yuba is pretty special. Decent trout fishing, a handful of steelhead, and potential for some blue wing olive dry fly fishing makes for a fun day. December and January are two great months to get on the Yuba and have the river to yourself.