The salmon fishing in the "salt"(Pacific Ocean) has been a season for the books as day after day party boats and six pack boat come back to harbor with limits of fresh wild Pacific Chinook Salmon. Reaching boat limits for up to 25 people in less then a hour of fishing time. The Pacific Ocean abundance of King Salmon (Chinook) in the 2 year old class of salmon being caught shows a very healthy ocean with a great deal of stock for the 2018 salmon season here in Northern California.
As the Sacramento River and the Feather River remain mostly vacant of the Fall Run Chinook salmon migrating from the Pacific Ocean to their spawning grounds deep in interior Northern California, the Pacific Ocean's abundance of sexual mature two and three year old class salmon are certainly going to be on their way shortly.
Sacramento River Salmon Fishing Guides like Mike Rasmussen have ventured down to the Bay Area to join in with other captains from the "salt" so they too can have their cake and eat it too. I recently went down to Berkeley, Ca with Ryan Tripp to spend a couple days out on the salmon grounds with Captain John McGee of Legal Limit Sportfishing. Mike Rasmussen owner of SalmonSacRiver.com reports that the salmon fishing was so good they were done with boat limit and back to the dock by 10:30 or 11:100am with a hour drive to the grounds and another hour when returning home. Rasmussen recommends Legal Limit Sport Fishing to anyone who is tired of waiting for the salmon to show up in the rivers of the Sacramento Valley or to just any salmon fishermen who wants action we haven't had in years here in California. Bubba (John McGee) can be reached for booking arrangements at tel:707-450-7961 .
The salmon fishing was so red hot this past week out in front of half moon bay that it really didn't matter what bait you used to attract the feeding king salmon. As all baits and methods of fishing were working just as well as the next. Sacramento River Salmon Fishing Guides John McGee and Mike Rasmussen decided that it was entirely possible to catch these salmon on a piece of tin foil as apposed to a fresh anchovie. The first tin foil salmon baits were constructed by Rasmussen using a lid to a Pringles container and a torn off piece of foil from a disposable oven baking dish. John McGee put them to the test on July 29, 2017 with shocking results.. THEY WORKED!!!!