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January 2015

River Updates and Forecast

Lower Sacramento River There is some good news to report on the Lower Sac.. The river is slowly starting to turn more green than brown and visibility is improving little by little. Even with these dirty water conditions there are plenty of fish to be caught. We tend to see the bigger fish of the year show up in dirty water. The big boys and girls have to eat a lot more to sustain their size than the smaller fish, forcing them to chow without being nearly as picky as they would be in clear water. An example of the quality of fish that show up in dirty water: Steelhead We've had a great year of steelhead fishing in the State of Jefferson. The Klamath is slowly winding down as many of those fish are...

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Kill Clippers

Hatchery Steelhead (Steelhead that have a "clipped" adipose fin) are tasty creatures.. especially when you get em close to the Ocean. It's important for all anglers to realize the importance of killing hatchery fish when you catch them. There is a plethora of negative impacts that hatchery fish have on the populations of wild fish. Read up a little bit and learn some of the science on WHY hatchery fish are further harming populations of wild fish. Here is a little recipe that I got from my good buddy, Lee Kuepper. Fillet, debone and skin. Cut into strips. Roll in large grain kosher salt, then in brown sugar. Lay in brine bowl with layer of brown sugar on the bottom and sprinkle more brown sugar on top. After this has been done to all of...

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