Sacramento River Fishing
Growing up in Northern California, Graduating from Willows High, Yuba College and then Saint Marys College. The Sacramento River is where it all started for me.
Sturgeon, Striped bass, Shad, and Salmon in my own “back yard,” the Sacramento River provided me with the opportunities that developed into nearly 30 yrs of professional guide fishing. My guide licenses include Washington, Oregon, and California.
The Sacramento River fishing schedule is developed to make the most of every day on the water, placing the boat in the middle of peak opportunities. In some fisheries, combination days fishing, Striped bass – Sturgeon, Sturgeon-Shad or Salmon-Sturgeon are available and encouraged. In all instances, your safety and comfort are my first order of business.
Striped bass on the Sacramento River provides an excellent Spring-time opportunity, and then there’s the prime time fishing opportunities of Mid-March and May, where I’ll be targeting these great tasting and hard fighting fish from Knights Landing to Butte City. Most trips depart from near Colusa, California. Sturgeon fishing is also available during this same time.
Salmon fishing on the Sacramento River takes place in mid-July and mid-November, with prime time fishing September through October. We will be targeting Salmon using a variety of techniques including bait eggs, plugs, spinners, and a few secret tricks I’ve picked up over the years fishing the mighty Columbia river.
Spend a day on the water with Dan Ponciano guide service, and you’ll realize that there is no mystery behind an enjoyable fishing day; as we find where simply, preparation and execution meet.