Salmon fishing oct 4-12 Moved the boat out of the slip at Miller Park to my house to allow me to be more mobile and headed to Verona where I heard the fishing was better. It was. I went scouting on Saturday Oct 4th and got on the water about 7:30am. By 7:45 I had our first fish in the boat. Within 2 hours we had boated 2 fish and lost a hog. That was enough for me. Got on the phone and called my clients that were waiting for a good report.
Sun Oct 5 Took a father/7yr old son trip out and after a slow start, boated our first fish at 9am. Within 2 hours we had limits and then clients said they wanted to net a fish. So I got to fight the next one. By 11am, we had 5 fish!!!! Great day!!!
Mon Oct 6 Wow!!! All the fish that were holding the past few days are gone. We had a hit/no stick and that was all.
Tue Oct 7 Boated a nice 18 pound buck after first light then another fish lost after a short run.
Wed Oct 8 2 fish boated
Thur Oct 9 3 fish boated, 3 lost.
Fri Oct 10 Sacramento Bee reported that the fishing was red hot at Verona and I think all the fisherman in Sacramento heard that. It was a zoo out there. Must have been 50-60 boats. Looked like the Pacific Ocean with very rough water. Got the big skunk!!! Had a couple hits/no sticks
Sat Oct 11 5 other guides working the area today. Got a fish early and that was it. Heard of only a few caught.
Sun Oct 12 Forcasted to be a very windy day, I got a deck hand to help today. Boy was it windy. Probably 20mph sustained with 30mph gusts. 2 fish boated and 4 hit/no sticks
All fish caught on Silvertrons. Lots of hit/no sticks. Very unusual for spinners. Spinners have about an 80% hook up ratio but not this week. Trolling speed was between 3-3.2 mph down stream. Hot spinners were glow and blue with silver blades and blue with UV blades