Late fall Kings starting to show!

Sacramento River - Lower - Redding, CA (Shasta County)

Beautiful King salmon for Harry on the Sacramento River. His first ever!
Photo Credit: JGGS Fishing Team.

by Jeff Goodwin

Today I fished the Sacramento River below Balls Ferry in Anderson with a small group of 3 anglers.  We hooked 4 salmon and a steelhead during the trip which offered a slow bite until late morning.  The best part of the trip was being able to guide Harry onto his first ever King salmon.  He hooked and landed the beautiful hen perfectly.  Harry is 81 years old and it was a true priviledge to be a part of his fishing experience today on the Sacramento River. 

On a side note, we saw several chrome Kings rolling in the Barge Hole today.  That being said, it looks like our late fall Kings are starting to show.  This run of Kings is smaller in numbers, but these fish are generally bright kings and are a very good quality eating salmon.    We will also start to see good numbers of hatchery steelhead in the Anderson area as well.  Best of all is the very light fishing pressure we see this time of the year.  Salmon season ends December 16th. 

Jeff Goodwin is a full time Northern California fishing guide.  He guides year round for salmon, trout, steelhead, Kokanee, and bass on Northern California rivers and lakes. He fishes many bodies of water in the Redding area, but also guides the Sacramento River and Feather River during certain times of the year. Jeff can also be found on the California coast chasing ocean fresh King salmon and steelhead each year. To learn more about the fishing trips Jeff has to offer, please visit Jeff Goodwin's Guide Service.  You can also find him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or please feel free to call him anytime at (707) 616-1905.

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