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    Re: help for salmon fishing on foot

    Quote Originally Posted by xwhyzi View Post
    100% realistic.
    Every year I catch them with flying Cs.
    Sacramento river and American river. It might be tough now. But wait until september-October and it's fish on almost every day.
    I fish from my boat almost exclusively in the Garcia Bend and Freeport area. In mid September through November there are always a lot of bank fishermen just south of the Freeport Bridge. I have lost count of the times I have seen a bank fisherman there landing a salmon. If I were to fish off the bank that is one area I would try.

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    Re: help for salmon fishing on foot

    Quote Originally Posted by cardead View Post
    thank you very much
    these just came on the market and may be worth a look. They come with or with a hoochie... good luck


    https://www.firststrikelures.com/jetty-spinners

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    Re: help for salmon fishing on foot

    Quote Originally Posted by QueenAnnesRevenge View Post
    It's a put and take system
    They have no reason to restrict any harvest. Especially on steelhead, read your report card they want you to take hatchery fish out of the system

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    then just throw in a few sticks of dynamite and make it easy for everyone. They want you to take fish legally and that does not mean flossing and snagging. If everyone did that it wouldn't be an issue. The basin is out-of-hand and gets worse every year. They should close it.

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    Re: help for salmon fishing on foot

    Quote Originally Posted by steeliesNstripers View Post
    It has been in the makings for years.

    Many years ago, the Fish and Game Commission identified three scenarios for the aged and failing weir below Hazel Ave.

    1) upgrade/modify/repair the existing weir
    2) completely replace the weir
    3) remove the weir and reroute the fish ladder so that the entrance is in the Nimbus Basin.

    CDFG (as named at the time and still the name of the commission even though the department itself is now CDFW) knew that there would be lots of public outcry if the 3rd option was chosen.

    As the years went on, more and more people fished the basin and poached in the basin. For every year I can remember, someone has breached the weir by lifting a section or multiple sections of gate/pickets to allow salmon in to the basin (once the ladder is open and fish processing begins).

    DFW has less and less money and staff to combat the problem.

    More and more, salmon are being harvested and zipped open/wasted for over-limits of roe to sell on mostly the Russian/Ukrainian black market and by all ethnicities to use for sturgeon roe.

    When big brother wants to make a change, he does so in small increments so fewer people notice and even fewer rally against it (as in the twin tunnels...) so here is the turn of events:

    1) Rumor has it that the basin is going to close to vehicle traffic
    2) Fisherman Ivan gets his truck stuck in basin and it gets flooded
    3) DWR determines that it is a 'safety hazard' to have cars and trucks in basin so they are outlawed
    4) Gates go in and stay locked and basin access is only permissible by foot
    5) Aquatic center (managed jointly by DWR/Cal STATE PARKS and UC Sacramento) place restrictive signs warning of citations to vehicles parked at the Lake Natoma Aquatic Center overlooking southern, high wall of Nimbus Basin
    6) Iron Ranger goes in at Aqua Center parking lot and California State Park rangers begin issuing parking citations to vehicles without a park or CSUS permit.
    7) 7th phase of gravel restoration (which is an absolute joke... but that's a whole other story...) Yes, a 100 yard -if that- stretch of spawning gravel was sculpted in to the Nimbus Basin, thereby ruining the fishing for legitimate anglers (roe, bobber, kwikfish, spinners/spoons) in the main channel and creating a sight-fishing/snagging paradise in the side channel... regardless of its purpose or effectiveness, it gives CDFW leverage to close basin because of the monster it has created.
    8) Nimbus Hatchery parking lot restricts parking hours from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm and warns of California Highway Patrol jurisdiction to tow your vehicle if in violation.
    9) Neighborhood of Currah Downs in Orangevale overlooking the Northern exposure of the American River between the weir and USGS survey cable (and the number 1 parking spot for wall anglers in the basin) CLOSED TO PARKING/BY PERMIT ONLY
    10) I could go on and on... but suffice it to say, our fishing privileges are slowly but surely being revoked.
    11) and I know this will sound conspiracy thoery-ish... but with Governor Brown's appointees to the Fish and Game Commission (those who make and hand down the CDFW policy decisions) we are going to see more and more decisions rooted not in science, rooted not in maintaining and heaven-forbid... providing MORE fishing and hunting opportunities for those of us who pay for them.... but decisions made which reflect a coercion to push the twin tunnels through in a ploy for money and power.
    12) What sucks... is the field guys (wardens, biologists) and even their bosses actually DO CARE but they won't be allowed to act upon it.
    13) I know lots of game wardens and other CDFW employees and a friend of mine ran in to one at Rim's Deli in O-Vale and was told that it is already in the 2018-2019 regulations.

    I have no need to look it up because I have no reason to doubt what I have seen coming to our river in the last 20 years.

    I have mixed feelings. I have caught many fish in that basin yet I've also seen a lot of ugliness over the years.

    There are many old timers and younger generation folks who are good guys who fish ethically in the basin... but I think most will admit, the basin does tend to bring out the lion's share of rippers, snaggers, poachers... and when the basin is closed... those riff-raff (great AC/DC song..) will move down in to spots I and others like to fish which are AWAY from all that madness....

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    Re: help for salmon fishing on foot

    thank you very much

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    Re: help for salmon fishing on foot

    Quote Originally Posted by capser42 View Post
    How realistic is it to catch salmon from the shore using the flying c or similar lures. Most of the guys I talk too say lures don't work unless you're trolling...I just invested into a new salmon set up and have never caught one yet.
    100% realistic.
    Every year I catch them with flying Cs.
    Sacramento river and American river. It might be tough now. But wait until september-October and it's fish on almost every day.

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    Re: help for salmon fishing on foot

    Originally Posted by IronClad
    its 100 out whatchu need waders for ?
    The dang mosquitos

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    Re: help for salmon fishing on foot

    Quote Originally Posted by IronClad View Post
    its 100 out whatchu need waders for ?
    True, I forget how hot it is up there because I'm in the Bay. It's been pretty hot here though which means it's at least 10 degrees hotter out there...

    Since waders may not be the best idea, I think water shoes and a pair of swim trunks would do the trick. Wouldn't be for wading deep by any means, just in spots where there is a wide shallow bank area. I have a specific one in mind in Freeport. Getting the lure 10 feet further would really help in this kind of area.

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    Re: help for salmon fishing on foot

    One false move in that deep drop off fast dirty water that you cant see bottom and you know the rest of the story and it isnt a hsppy ending. Leave them at home.

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    Re: help for salmon fishing on foot

    its 100 out whatchu need waders for ?

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