By Boots Johnson

Last week was a tough week for the Johnson Family. My son Kevin passed away on September 4th at the young age of 60. He loved to fish and had a passion for fast cars and drag racing. Peace is with you, Son.


fishing talk Ted, son of Dan Johnson got together with a group of Yuba-Sutter anglers and headed down to Sausalito and boarded a charter boat. The captain took them out about five miles from the Golden Gate Bridge. Seven king salmon were caught in addition to three halibut. The salmon ranged from 18 to 25 and a half pounds. The fish Ted caught. It weighed in at exactly 25 pounds.The cattish caught at Collins Lake a week or so ago, which was not weighed, probably would have been a record for that reservoir. Hilario Sandoval, who lives in Vacaville, caught the monster in the evening using chicken liver. The buzz up at the lake is the fish probably weighed over 30 pounds. Congratulations and kudos to Hilario!


Salmon fishing in the ocean waters has been a good bet and just ask Ted Johnson. He and a group of local anglers returned las week from a party boat trip out of Sausalito. Seven salmon were caught along with halibut.

There is hope out there that raising the water in the Feather River will boost the salmon bite. Raising the water will bring fresh water out of Oroville Reservoir which will raise the temperature.


Jackson Meadows Reservoir and Prosser Reservoir both had trout plants last week. Jackson Meadows and Prosser are located in Sierra and Nevada counties.


We have a report from Lake Tahoe. The mackinaw and kokanee fishing has been exceptional. The mackinaw is holding down over three hundred feet. Some rainbow trout have also been caught. These fish are holding at around 50 feet.

Expect the kokanee salmon bite to come to a close soon. The fish are going into spawning mode and will be there any day now.


Closing thought: “The journey through life travels quickly so enjoy the good times.”


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