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Lower Sac: , by Luke Geraty: Egg Bite is Just Aroun: 3 stars

The egg bite has started and it will only get better as the salmon continue to show up. I think in the next two to three weeks we should see it start to go from good to epic. For today, Brian Kohlman and I did a two boat trip and had a great time with our guests. I had fun with father and son duo, Ben and Cooper. It started off a bit slow in the morning with just a couple of early grabs and then we lost a certified trout pig that crushed our egg and then gave us a few head shakes before breaking off. With these big fish you have to definitely let them take off and if you happen to be reeling in when they decide to go, you've got the perfect recipe for disaster. A couple of lost fish later, Cooper put a nice 18incher in the net that put up a greeeeeeaaatttt fight. These wild trout on the Sacramento River are gorgeous fish! Ben hooked a decent amount of fish -- missing some, losing some, and putting a few in the net. In the late afternoon we tied into a fish that pulled REALLY hard and then decided to just sit there for a bit. "Is it a big trout? Wait... maybe it's a salmon... OH NO!! IT'S A SUCKER." Ben and I, being the trout fisherman that we are, gave a sigh of disappointment but Cooper put that big 'ole fish in the net. Twenty-four inches of the infamous California Golden Bone, ha ha! Typically a trout fisherman would shake that thing off and hope it didn't slime the net, but Cooper dove in and wanted a photo. He made a good point in noting that it *was* the biggest fish of the day and he was there just to enjoy himself ??(couldn't argue with that). The river clarity is infinity and there wasn't any particular bug that stood out. We caught fish on eggs and the typical nymphs (caddis, PMD's, more caddis, and some TBS). It would well be worth your time to get a day on the books because for the next month and a half I imagine there are going to be some big fish put in the net and there's always the Trinity River if you want to try your hand for some steelhead. I'd love to get you out, so hit up Confluence and ask for Luke or get with one of our other excellent guides!

This 18 incher put up a great fight!
This 18 incher put up a great fight!
Them rosy cheeks are gorgeous!
Them rosy cheeks are gorgeous!
Brian Kohlman's boat put some fish in the net too!
Brian Kohlman's boat put some fish in the net too!
Feisty 'bows are fun, no matter the size!
Feisty 'bows are fun, no matter the size!
Annnnnnnd, we got the biggest sucker I've ever seen on the Sac (24 inches).
Annnnnnnd, we got the biggest sucker I've ever seen on the Sac (24 inches).
Next 10 open days for Luke Geraty: Mar 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17
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