Fish Sniffer Magazine Issue 4016 - Page 3

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VOL . 40 • ISS . 16
August 27 , 2021
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Salmon Success on the Sacramento River

Loray Johnston has been fishing in Northern California all of her life . She was born in Red Bluff

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Amy Wellenkamp and friends traveled to Waianae , Honolulu for a chance to hook a trophy yellowfin tuna . They had an amazing experience fishing with Boom Boom Sportfishing since they got the opportunity to pull on two hard fighting Ahi . The first Ahi weighed in the neighborhood of 120-130 pounds while the second fish tipped the scales and weighed around 160 pounds . Boom Boom Sportfishing offers an amazing experience fishing Ahi in Hawaii . Photo Courtesy of Ernie Marlan
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“ The No . 1 Magazine Dedicated Entirely To Northern California Sportsmen !” and spent her youth fishing Cottomwood Creek and the Sacramento River . This photo reveals one of the best days of fishing on the Sacramento River anyone can imagine ! She and her mom , Lora Ambrose caught these beauties on August 11th in the Sacramento River below Los Molinos . Loray said her mom was a salmon guide for many years and taught her all her old river secrets ! On this successful day , they were trolling Yakima Bait 5.0 Mag Lips wrapped with krill soaked sardines . They found these fish in narrow stretches of the river away from the other boats . The king salmon ran from 16 to 21 pounds ! Loray said the fishing on the river has been very hit and miss this year . One day you get some nice fish , the next day not . Here is her guide to success . “ Pick your day . Choose holding areas . Have good bait . Watch for jumping fish . Just keep fishing . You ’ ll catch them !”
Loray Johnston shows off 4 slug king salmon she and her Mom caught on Yakima Bait Maglips on the Sacramento River below Los Molinos .
Photo courtesy of Neverhome Guide Service
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