Sac River kings, the morning after.

Sacramento River King salmon for this young man today!
Photo Credit: JG Fishing Team

by Jeff Goodwin

Back at it again the day after the 2021 King salmon opener on the Sacramento River.  Captain Justin had a group out this morning and found another crowded morning on the river.  A lot of grass and floating moss has made the plug bite pretty dificult because of fouled lines and plugs.  Gathering moss and aquatic grasses is problematic so lets hope it clears up a bit after the shorelines get pounded with boat wakes in the next few weeks.  The second day of salmon season was productive considering all fo the factors that come into play when fishing for King salmon.  Captain Justin reports two king salmon and a hatchery steelhead today for his group.  He said the plug bite was tough with clear water and all the grass on the lines, but after switching to drifting bait later in the morning, the tough conditions were overcome and the bites began.  Salmon were seen rolling in the deeper holes and its clear that there are plenty of salmon in the system now. Thats definitely a good sign for things to come.  As this years king salmon run builds, we will see more and more salmon caught before the peak of the season in September.   As expected, the calls for salmon trips picked up today and jaynie is working hard to get everyone taken care of.  We expect to sell out of available dates again this year so calling Jaynie sooner than later is recommended if you want to fish for river Kings with us this year.  Thank you!

Captain Jeff Goodwin

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.