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Thread: Why we fish the Upper Sacramento River

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    Default Why we fish the Upper Sacramento River

    Here is Nor Cal guide Bill Carnazzo and client with a wild Rainbow trout that is way too big.


    **Many locals thought that the Rainbows in the Upper Sac never got much bigger than 20-22 inches but after the big chemical spill they found some monsters floating dead on top. I think the biggest was 32 inches. The fact is that we usually don't land the Steelhead size wild Rainbows on the Upper Sac. Some of those big ones might be migrating up from Shasta Lake.
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    Wow, that shot gets the blood pumping!

    We'd all like to be that guy.

    Ed
    Elwood: It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses.

    Jake: Hit it.

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    That rod is BENT.Thanks for sharing. Great upper sac picture. Anyone been up there lately?

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    ah come on Mr. Kiene!!

    You can't just set up like that and not deliver! Is there a picture of whatever was caught? (if it was actually landed)

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    I think they lost it......

    **We had a cabin in Dunsmuir for 10 years and during that time we saw Rainbows that looked to be 10 pounds swimming in big holes were the vistiblity in the day time was perfect. They looked like Steelhead.....
    Bill Kiene

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    The Business People downtown had some monster fish planted in the Town strech of the river this year to promote the area and stimulate tourist trade... They may have been Triploids... I talked to a Warden up there that confirmed the planting of Sterile Fish so they would not breed once in the river just eat and get big...I hooked one of those fish and there was no way I could land it on my 3 wt. Rod....The Railroad has also closed off all the parking at Shasta Retreat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Alessio View Post
    I hooked one of those fish and there was no way I could land it on my 3 wt. Rod
    You should have tackled the fish!
    So long and thanks for all the fish!!!
    `..`.. ><((((>`..`.><((((>`..`.. ><((((>

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    I check with Bill Carnazzo today at the shop and he said they did land that fish and would send me a photo.

    Here it is....you can see it's head in the net.

    Bill said it was beteen 4-5 pounds.
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    Bill Kiene

    Certified FFF Casting Instructor
    Email: billkiene63@gmail.com
    Cell: 530/753-5267
    Web: www.billkiene.com

    Contact me for any reason........
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    That's a cool sequence of photos!
    Better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

    -Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Alessio View Post
    The Business People downtown had some monster fish planted in the Town strech of the river this year to promote the area and stimulate tourist trade... They may have been Triploids... I talked to a Warden up there that confirmed the planting of Sterile Fish so they would not breed once in the river just eat and get big...I hooked one of those fish and there was no way I could land it on my 3 wt. Rod....The Railroad has also closed off all the parking at Shasta Retreat...
    Awesome fish! looks like the rajeff rod testing video!

    I really hope what Frank said is not true. If I caught a big fish there(have caught a few over 20") I sure would want to feel sure it was a natural fish. Pellet heads have no place on such a pristine river....

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