After 4 years, salmon fishing on the American river has returned. Fish and Game opened fishing for the month of November. I finally got a chance yesterday to try my luck with my good buddy Pat. As we walked up to the spot, another angler hooked up. I put down my gear, grabbed a net, and helped him land a beautiful 20+ lb. King.
Another 4-5 fish were landed over the coarse of the morning and another 6 lost. At 12:15pm I suddenly felt a familiar strong tug on my line. I fought the fish for 15min and finally pulled it to the shore. The fish is not the brightest, but will smoke quite nicely.