Salmon Striper – Sacramento River

Salmon Striper offers guided trips on the Sacramento River System and Delta, where you will find some of the most exhilarating fishing in California! Join Captain Brad Bugica from fall to spring and target King Salmon, Striped Bass, and Sturgeon.

Step aboard a 25’ River Wild boat powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine. Fishfinder, GPS, and downriggers provide the assistance you need to find the biggest fish in these waters and reel them in. Up to 6 passengers can fish comfortably aboard this boat. Children of all ages and pets are welcome, so bring the whole family along for unforgettable fishing!

When targeting King Salmon in the fall, Capt. Brad will take you through the Sacramento River System. The fishing changes frequently, but he has the experience and the knowledge to take you exactly where the Salmon are biting. Depending on your location, you could be drift fishing or trolling, using a variety of gear that Capt. Brad has found to be tried and true.

Sacramento River Salmon fishing is open during only a brief window of time, but the size of these fish and the intensity of the chase will leave you more than satisfied! King Salmon in these waters can exceed 80 lbs in size, and fishermen from far and wide come here hoping to break their record. Striped Bass also frequent these rivers—catch one of them while you’re at it, and you can live up to the Salmon Striper name!

Capt. Brad can also take you fishing on the Sacramento Delta for Sturgeon and Stripers. Both of these fish are hard fighting, with Striped Bass biting hardest in autumn and spring while you can rely on Sturgeon to keep you entertained all through the winter.

Salmon Striper provides rods, reels, and tackle, you just need to bring your enthusiasm and a California fishing license. Save yourself a spot while the season is open and reel in your own record-breaking catch!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – King Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Nov 30
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Spend 7 hours fishing the Sacramento River System for King Salmon while the season is open. The Salmon fishing in these waters is in a league of its own, with fish that range between 5–50 lbs putting up a phenomenal fight! Capt. Brad will take you to the rivers where the bite is best at the time, where you will target these fish either by trolling or drift fishing. Rods, reels, and tackle are provided, be sure to bring a California fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Stripers/Sturgeon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Apr 30
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Fishing for Sturgeon on the California Delta is your best chance at catching the largest freshwater fish in the state. You’ll experience an exhilarating fight while reeling this specimen in, which will continue to please ambitious anglers from fall through early spring. Striped Bass also make for lots of action in the Delta during spring and fall. All fishing gear is provided, just don't forget to bring a valid California fishing license!
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About the Captain

Brad Bugica
Isleton, California, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
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44 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since Julio 2017
Captain Brad Bugica has been fishing since he was 8 years old. He became a California licensed guide in 1992 and has been guiding full time since 2006. Both challenging and rewarding, he has loved every minute of it. You can fish with him year-round in Lake Tahoe or in the Sacramento area from fall to late spring.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Sturgeon Sturgeon

Boat Specs

River Wild (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha 4-stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (8)
5.00
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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September fishing trip
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Full day trip with captain Brad
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Patrick K.
Placerville, CA
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VERIFIED   Febrero 22, 2020
Excellent trip- Captain was very knowledgeable and friendly. We decided to consider catch and release and just skipped the...
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Sloughhouse, CA
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Full day striper/sturgeon trip

VERIFIED   Noviembre 18, 2019
Captain Brad was professional,extremely helpful and provided a great day of fishing on the Delta. The boat, tackle and service...
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Modesto, California
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VERIFIED   Noviembre 23, 2019
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San Francisco, CA
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VERIFIED   Octubre 30, 2019
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VERIFIED   Septiembre 9, 2019
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