2014 Feisty Fish Guide Service Year in Review & 2015 Preview

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 […]

Salmon Steelhead Journal – Rebounding Salmon

California’s Sacramento River has bounced back into one of the West Coast’s best salmon fisheries. Story and photos by chris shaffer Three years ago Scott Feist arrived every day at the Butte City Boat Launch on the Sacramento River at five o’clock in the morning. His morning routine was simple. He’d back his jet boat […]

Fine Tune Your Eggs – Sacramento River Style

By Scott Feist | 09/14/2012 Editor’s Note: Eggs can be cured a myriad of different ways. This blog focuses on California’s Sacramento River and what eggs are conducive to the clarity, flows, volume and water temperature there. Feel free to try this cure courtesy of Pautzke pro Scott Feist of Feisty Fish Guide Service. Over […]

The Sac Is Back!

The Sac Is Back! By Chris Shaffer | 08/11/2012 I admit I’ve been skeptical. However, after what feels like a decade of disappointment clouding Northern California’s river salmon fishing any educated human being would be cautiously optimistic when agencies predict 820,000 king salmon will return to the Sacramento River system this year, especially considering how […]

Pautzke Nectar Infuses Salmon Plugs… And Increases Strikes

In Northern California most anglers and guides wrap their Flat Fish and Kwikfish with sardines or crawdad fillets. This has been standard for longer than I’ve been fishing. However, few guides go beyond this. On the other hand, I’ve learned to not get complacent in my techniques. Its important to me to constantly seek new […]

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