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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:50 pm
red fish


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Location: Berkeley Pier

Quick trip up to Guernville and a quick report. Made my way up past Santa Rosa and through Sebastopol and Forestville to Guernville Road. Big Rich always took River Road /116 which was a longer route (and more scenic). I made the ritual stop at Kingís Sporting Goods for the 411. Made the easy kill at Johnsonís Beach. No drifting, bobber-dogging, or plunking - just tossed a Lilí Cleo(gold) and a knock-off Lilí Cleo. Actually, the knock/off, that was a little more dense (ywith gold falling off and a fat red stripe in the middle) got more fish.

Got a late start of 11:30 crossing the Richmond/San Rafael bridge and got there in 1.5/hrs and made the same timing on the return trip.

A little sprinkling rain on and off a couple times but I was able to avoid it completely on the Russian while I fished. I was going to make the loop as Rich usually did past Duncan Mills and Jenner through Bodega Bay, but with the current report of 22mph, I decided to stay in Guernville and return on Guernville Road!

Caught a bunch of smolt and a California squawfish.



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:26 pm
red fish


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Location: Berkeley Pier

red fish wrote:
Quick trip up to Guernville and a quick report. Made my way up past Santa Rosa and through Sebastopol and Forestville to Guernville Road. Big Rich always took River Road /116 which was a longer route (and more scenic). I made the ritual stop at Kingís Sporting Goods for the 411. Made the easy kill at Johnsonís Beach. No drifting, bobber-dogging, or plunking - just tossed a Lilí Cleo(gold) and a knock-off Lilí Cleo. Actually, the knock/off, that was a little more dense (ywith gold falling off and a fat red stripe in the middle) got more fish.

Got a late start of 11:30 crossing the Richmond/San Rafael bridge and got there in 1.5/hrs and made the same timing on the return trip.

A little sprinkling rain on and off a couple times but I was able to avoid it completely on the Russian while I fished. I was going to make the loop as Rich usually did past Duncan Mills and Jenner through Bodega Bay, but with the current report of 22mph, I decided to stay in Guernville and return on Guernville Road!

Caught a bunch of smolt and a California squawfish.



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:32 am
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Robert, good to see someone is getting out. Looks like a good time.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:22 am
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Right on!! Nice work, Red. Sounds relaxing AND fun. Thanks for the report.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:11 am
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Thanks for sharing, Red.

BTW, the 2nd fish you have pictured appears to be a Sacramento Sucker (Catostomus occidentalis). Interesting catch on a lure.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:25 am
red fish


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calaznfisher wrote:
Thanks for sharing, Red.

BTW, the 2nd fish you have pictured appears to be a Sacramento Sucker (Catostomus occidentalis). Interesting catch on a lure.


Thanks, I thought that was a sucker by the mouth. Which makes me wonder if the other really small ones I have caught previously were squawfish (pike minnows) or suckers. The last time I identified a Sacramento sucker was when my oldest brother was graduating from Sac State in Ď88 and we were wading in and fishing at Howe Street. My brother caught a sucker of about 3# in the fast moving part of the river on a Budís Steelhead Spinner as I recall. I havenít heard of anyone catching a pikeminnow on a lure but I guess if you got a plastic worm in front of one, maybe?

The other error I made was that it was a Shimano Solstace 4000 which is a made up word from combining soltace and solstice perhaps?

Question is does anyone have any tactics for catching less steelhead over smolt in the Russian River? I have one fly rod that is a 5-weight but I have never caught anything on it (left it at home that day).

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:19 am
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Nice catch. On the 2nd pic, it looks like the spoon is a bit large for the fish, but it took it anyway.
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