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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 5:58 am, Thu Oct 25, 2012.

The delta: On the Sacramento River, salmon anglers are having a lot of luck with Silvertrons, Scarey Lures and Kwikfish. The most popular area now is Walnut Grove, but there are some nice sizes being reported from other areas as well. Large schools have been marked coming up toward the Delta.

Anglers are jigging for salmon with Gibb's Minnows, Gibb's and Pucci Spoons, from the mouth of Sycamore Slough up to the I-5 Bridge.

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1 comment:

  • Bobcatbob Ingram posted at 7:30 am on Fri, Oct 26, 2012.

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    The wife and I fished around Walnut Grove Yesterday about 7 hours. We are pretty good fisherfolks, We trolled with our blue SkiBarge, 4 rods and a variety of lures and colors, except 'jigging'. We are both friendly to any fishermen, on the dock, on the shore or riding in a boat, we'll talk to anyone as long as they are not rude.
    We saw one fish caught ! Met a fishing couple at the cleaning station, veterans of the area who let me have 2 sets of eggs, 4 1/2 lbs worth to make steelhead and Sturgeon Candy. Thank You both for making this world a better place...

    Now about these "surging salmon schools" ? They were not there according to my and MANY others ' electronic fish finders'. Which goes along with Us seeing only 1 caught salmon in 7 hours of fishing !! Most parts of California this is NOT considered , "having a lot of luck" .
    I believe in a certain amount of literary artistic license but your 'glowing' fish report
    sends many out on the river to be skunked, but it does result in new lures being purchased from local businesses.
    Pardon for being so long winded, good luck and tight lines to everyone.





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