MSJ Fishing Guide Service

MSJ Fishing Guide Service runs fishing trips from the upper Sacramento River, Oroville Lake, and Feather River, all the way to the California Delta. Captain Manuel Saldana Jr. has over 15 years of experience in guiding and he’s still as passionate as the day he first started. He loves teaching people how to fish, so don’t ever let lack of experience to stop you from joining him.

Join Capt. Manuel on his 22’ Fish Rite jet boat. The vessel is powered by a strong 350 HP Chevy engine that will smoothly take you to great fishing spots. There’s enough room for 4 guests to fish in comfort, so bring your fishing buddies along. The boat is also equipped with Lowrance navigation electronics, safety equipment, downriggers, an ice box, and a live bait tank.

Your main targets will be Striped Bass, Salmon, and Sturgeon. Depending on what you want to target, you’ll try out different fishing techniques: trolling, drift fishing, and jigging. Make sure to check CA fishing regulations in advance if you plan on keeping your catch, as there are size and bag limits. Any catch you’re allowed to keep, Capt. Manuel will clean and fillet for you.

Your captain will prepare Daiwa rods and reels and make sure there’s plenty of fresh bait or lures for your trip. You need to purchase your fishing license and bring some snacks and drinks.

You may not disembark as a professional angler but you’ll get your trophy fish and have a great day on the water. Join MSJ Fishing Guide Service today!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Oct 31
    $225
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    On this full day trip, you'll mostly troll for Salmon. Captain Manuel will provide your fishing equipment and bait. You need to purchase your fishing license in advance and also bring some snacks and drinks. After the trip, your captain will clean and fillet your catch.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Striped Bass
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 25 - May 15
    $225
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Striper is a hard-fighting fish and reeling one in is always a fun thing to do. If you're a novice, Capt. Manuel will be by your side every step of the way and help you to catch some tasty lunch. Don't forget to purchase your license.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – White Sturgeon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 25 - May 15
    $225
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    The best time to go after these hard fighting fish in Feather River is from mid-December through March. This is a family-friendly trip, so don't hesitate to bring your kids along and introduce them to the world of fishing. Your captain will provide all necessary fishing equipment.
  • Private trip
    California's Greatest Lakes Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Aug 1
    $200
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    On this trip, you can go to Lake Oroville or Bullard’s Bar Reservoir. Bullard's Bar Reservoir has year-round fishing for a variety of species, especially Kokanee Salmon. You can also target Bass and Sturgeon. Contact the captain to discuss your meeting point.
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About the Captain

Manuel Saldana Jr.
Yuba City, California, United States
Angler's Choice
18 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
7 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2019
I moved up North in 1988 and began fishing my local waters the Feather & Feather rivers with my father in law, Ron. As soon as I hooked my first river Salmon, I was hooked on river fishing. Now I enjoy passing on the great fishing experiences to others, especially kids. I prefer to catch my fish with lures for a few reasons: 1) you are more interactive throughout the day to catch your fish, 2) I pride myself on teaching anglers to catch fish with lures because it takes more skill than live bait. I do have live bait on some of my trips but that's not the only way we can catch fish.

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Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Fish Rite (Jet boat) originally built in 1999. Powered by a 350HP Chevy & Yamaha 8hp engine.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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:
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

Customer Reviews

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Richard B.
Sacramento, CA
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Day trip with Manny

VERIFIED   October 6, 2019
I’m an avid lifelong Fishermen and have fished with many guides in the past. Manny ranks up there at the top. He worked very...
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Ryan B.
Reno, Nevada
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Jerry H.
Los Angeles, CA
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Salmon fishing with msj guide service

VERIFIED   August 24, 2019
Was a great day. Very slow but captain Manuel never gave up. Hands down he knows what he’s doing.
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