Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition 3816 Jul 19- Aug 2 2019 - Page 18
July 19 - Aug 2, 2019
Moments later the decks were a flurry of
activity as anglers snapped on 2.5 pound
weights and attached rigged anchovies to
their leaders. The deckhands were right
there to help out and get all of us dialed
10 minutes later we had our first hookup
and a few minutes after that I shot video
of a dandy 9 pounder coming over the
rail. That fish was quickly followed by a
second fish that looked to be over 10.
I’d barely snapped the lens cover on the
video camera closed and returned to my
rod half way up the port side when the big
Ugly Stik got slammed.
I yelled fish on, A.K. got the rod to the
back of the boat and the next thing I knew
I was fighting a struggling king. I kept the
line tight, followed A.K.’s instructions
and was rewarded with a chrome bright 9
pounder of my own.
Truth be told I didn’t care if I caught
another salmon. I’d come to get a story,
shoot video and secure a fresh salmon
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dinner…done, done and done, but the fish
gods weren’t finished smiling on me just
As soon as I attached a new bait and
stripped it down to 30 feet, I hooked up
again. I shot down the rail as fast as I
could and fought the fish across the back
of the boat. It felt bigger and stronger than
my first fish and it was, weighing about 14
pounds. I was super excited!
As the morning went on the bite never
stopped, we would go through a 10 or
15-minute dry spell without a hook up,
but we’d make up for it with a flurry of 4
or 5 hook ups back to back to back. We
also had some hot streaks when we’d put
several fish into the boat at once and there
were multiple kings flopping on the deck,
lots of yelling, laughing and big smiles!
We got a few small salmon, but not
many. The average fish was about 8
pounds, nice fish were 10 to 12 pounds
and our largest fish looked to be about
20 pounds. The fishing was epic and the
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Big smiles and big fun, this father and
son duo limited out on king salmon
while fishing aboard the New Easy
Rider with Cal Kellogg this June.
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impressive. In all we landed 60
salmon in 5 hours of fishing time
for full limits and we only lost a
sum total of about 12 fish.
That quite a feat and a
testament to the skill of the crew.
There is nothing easy about
landing big hard fighting salmon
from a moving boat with multiple
lines in the way while using
single barbless hooks, but Cooper
and A.K. made it look simple….
Just another day in the office
aboard the New Easy Rider.
If you haven’t taken a trip
aboard the New Easy Rider, I
strongly encourage you to jump
aboard and get your salmon on.
Captain Joey and A.K. are stoic
and professional, while Cooper
or “Coop” as we call him is
emotional, hilarious and a ton of
fun to chat and smack talk with!
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other color or lure out fish it. If I could only
use one lure/color scheme any day of the
year, that would be the one.
Come October, the fish will probably not be
on surface… or will they? They were right
up top at the end of June. Dropping said
Lyman down on the downrigger to 40-60’ will
probably get you in the game.
There are three months of anticipation
ahead of us. Make your plans now for early
October of 2019. You will likely hook into the
biggest trout of your fishing career.
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VOL.38 • ISS. 16
Big Channel Cats On Summer
FREMONT – If you like to hook channel
catfish, now’s the time to hit Horseshoe Lake,
located in the Quarry Lakes Recreation Area.
Catfish plants are in full swing with the
arrival of warm summer weather. The park
district stocked 750 pounds of catfish in
Horseshoe the week of July 9 to 13.
Big fish honors go to Andrew S. , who
bagged a 10-pound channel catfish while
fishing for largemouth bass. “He was
drop shotting for largemouth bass when
he spotted a catfish patrolling the bank,”
reported Joe Sullivan of the East Bay
Regional Park District.
Tony T. of Milpitas also caught a seven-
pound catfish while trout fishing with
PowerBait along Fisherman’s Row.
“Lots of limits of trout have been caught
lately,” said Sullivan. “Please remember that
the limit is FIVE trout.”
Remember that the use of lead fishing
tackle is prohibited at Quarry Lakes. You can
exchange lead tackle at the kiosk in a “1 for
1” trade for stainless steel weights.
Catfish also lead the angling parade at
Shadow Cliffs Reservoir. The park district
stocked 750 pounds the week of July 9 to 13.
Sacramento River Salmon
Season To Start July 16,
Expectations Run High!
REDDING - It’s almost here…The 2019
river salmon season on the Sacramento will
open on July 16 and both anglers and guides
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