7/27/13 Sacramento River Salmon

After spending the last couple days in Medford Oregon, we took advantage of a free day today and hit the Sacramento River with friends Mike Tripp and his son Ryan. We started off fishing T55 Flat Fish for the first couple hours. We had one quick grab that lasted a split second. After the sun hit the water we switched over to dragging roe. It wasn’t long before we landed a nice bright Salmon that I would guess was about 12 pounds. We continued working our way down the river working different holes along the way. We hooked up again and after a couple minutes this one threw the hook. At the next hole, Ryan hooked into a nice fish that gave him a good fight. His fish weighed in at 25.11 pounds. We worked a few more spots without any action. All in all, it was a great day! We got to see quite a few fish rolling in the morning and ended the day with two nice bright fish. Our roe today was cured with Pautzke Fire Cure. We used two different colors. One was just plain red and the other was a 50/50 mix of red and orange. The mixed cure seemed to be the one they wanted today. We will be at Stampede for the next few days before returning to the river.

Tresa Kennedy, Tight Lines Guide Service                                         Ryan Tripp, Oroville & Captain Rick Kennedy

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