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Fishing for King Salmon on the Sacramento River rarely disappoints. Starting in August and running through October, we can limit out on Sacramento River King Salmon any and every day! As I write, I promise, more King Salmon are on their way, moving up the Sacramento River to any number of productive holes, slots, lies along 30 miles of river from Anderson, CA. (Deschutes Bridge) downstream. I expect to find salmon every single day through September and even most of October.
The typical Sacramento River King Salmon averages 20lbs. King Salmon over 30lbs are common! Many make the journey from the Pacific Ocean into N. California in just a couple of days. A Sacramento River King Salmon is one tough fish. Expect a real battle just to land one.
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Find out more about the King Salmon of the Sacramento River here: Fishing The Sacramento River
For now, I’m finding the best fishing for King Salmon early in the morning. That’s fairly typical when fishing for King Salmon. That said, we get hookups through the morning and into the lunch hour. After that, the Sacramento River King Salmon are reluctant to eat until near sunset.
Here’s what’s been hot for me (lures, bait):
Flatfish wrapped with sardine fillet. Back bounced.
Roe back bounced or side drifting are the most effective baits right now.