Thursday, September 20, 2012

American River Salmon Hookup 9/29

Thank you to all who attended the salmon presentation last week at Headwaters.  The American river looks promising for our upcoming hookup.  Salmon have already started trickling up past Howe avenue.  With sub 90° days next week and a little luck, I expect to see nets swinging on the 29th.

 Our Salmon hookup on the 29th will begin at 7:00 at the Howe ave river access.  The county park fee is $8.00 per vehicle with small watercraft.  Please do not leave valuables in your car, or park on the street outside the county park.  The tailgate potluck will start at 12:30, where we will announce who has bragging rights for big salmon of the day.

For those who may be new to salmon fishing and may be a bit intimidated by some of the rigging techniques or anchor systems discussed in the presentation: don't worry!  One of the best American river salmon anglers I know catches his fish by casting a spinner as he drifts downstream.  The section of the river that we will fish are slow and easy to paddle.

Please feel free to post any questions on our facebook page.

Recommended Lures:
(spinner) Mepp's "flying C" 7/8oz chartreuse body/silver blade
(flatfish) Maglips chartreuse or blue/purple/yellow

 -Adam Koons (ATD)