It’s that time of year again, ducks are flying and Salmon are safe for another season. As 2014 comes to an end, I just want to thank all of you for your support this past year and plug you in on the coming year’s events. I was as busy this year as I have ever been, and loved every minute of it. From a wide open Striper bite, to some very good King Salmon fishing, what a year it was! I would like to tell you about this past year, and also mention the upcoming fishing in 2015.
What a year it was for both Striped Bass and King Salmon! The 2014 Striper season was full of excitement and many smiles. It was shorter in general due to lower water, but we sure did put the hurting on them! I started the year off in the Delta around March, and caught quality Stripers until the end of May, both on the rivers and delta. From Stripers, I ran some summer Trout and American Shad trips awaiting the July 16th Salmon opener. Both of these trips offer lots of action, and some beautiful scenery. I found that all the parents that brought their kids to catch Trout and Shad, ended up having an equal amount of fun as their kids! After the Trout/Shad fishing, I focused my energy on getting ready for the King Salmon opener on July 16th. July started off solid, not great, but as the season progressed, so did the fishing. It was a very good season, but not spectacular. I had to fish further north than normal, but the fishing was good; the grade of fish were large like the previous year. Since wrapping up King Salmon fishing in late-October, I have been spending some quality time with my family and doing shows gearing up for the 2015 season!
I will start fishing Sturgeon from February 1st until the Stripers start biting in the Delta around the beginning of March. I will fish Delta Stripers until they start invading the Sacramento & Feather Rivers for their yearly migration to spawn. The prime time to fish Stripers is between March 1st and March 31st on the Delta, and April 5th through May 10th on the Rivers… If you know you’re going to want to book a Striper trip, please reserve your date soon as this is my most popular trip and space fills fast. From Stripers, I will run some river Trout/Shad fishing trips until Salmon opens in mid-July. Then start guiding waterfowl in late October, early November 2015.
On a personal note, last year when I sent this email, my wife Aimee was pregnant with our first child. Well, Lillian River Feist was born on Christmas Eve 2013, so we recently celebrated her first birthday! She is full of life and energy, and just plain perfect! I am sure many of you will see her on the boat in the years to come!
I am so thankful to have all of you, and want you to know how much I appreciate you. It is because of you that I am able to live my dream, and everything I do is for you! I want to thank everyone for taking the time to read this email. I like keeping all of you in the loop, and letting you know what’s to come. I wish you and your families a safe and adventurous 2015, and I can’t wait to see you on the water soon!
Here’s to another incredible year with all of you,
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