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Feather River is a tributary to the
Sacramento River. It’s a small
river, whose total length is approximately fifty miles long. The Feather
River’s mouth or confluence with the
Sacramento is located near the
small town of Verona and extends up above Lake Oroville. This river
provides abundant opportunities for a variety of year round
Feather River fishing.
During the different seasons or parts of the year, you have the ability to
striped bass or sturgeon.
annual runs of salmon that return each year have been numbering between
thirty to fifty thousand fish. The spring salmon or "springers"
usually begin to show up in the river’s mouth in May and are spread
throughout the river by June. These fish are chrome bright, hard fighting,
and best tasting of all river salmon. The average fish normally ranges
between fifteen to eighteen pounds, with some reaching the upper twenties.
During this same time of the season, the Feather and Yuba Rivers are also
filled with shad. This make’s for a great opportunity to combine
both species of fish into single combination trip , as the salmon bite is usually an early to mid
morning event and then the bite just drops off. Fishing for shad is
performed using light tackle and can be a real kick. This is a
real good time to introduce the small fisher-person or beginner to the basics of fishing and the thrill of catching an exciting
fall run salmon begin to show up during the first part of July or at the
last part of the spring run. These fall run fish show up by the thousands
and in general are larger in size. On occasion, big slugs up in the
mid-forty pound range are caught each year. Twenty and thirty pound fish
are common, with the majority of clients taking home limits, as well as
shaking their heads with the tales of the big one that got away.
Ken Cunningham Guide Service is your best choice of Feather River fishing
in the area. Call us today!
The middle of October signals the spawning of the
salmon and a practical end to the salmon fishing for the season, but it
also is the introduction to the steelhead season as these fish show up to
feed and gorge themselves on the salmon eggs. These hard fighting fish
average in between two to six pounds, but every ounce is loaded with
fighting dynamite that sends your reel screaming and your heart pounding.
Several hook-ups per person are usually the norm. The steelhead season on
the Feather will normally taper off during the end of November, as other
rivers begin to pick up their pace. Let me help build those memories of
great fishing on the Feather River.