5 “S” River Fishing Guide Service

Capt. Gordon loves to put his clients on fish!  He will work hard to ensure that you have a fun and safe trip on the river. His trips run for a full day, however, it is quite common for clients to reach their catch/keep limit early in the day!  There is no need to go on an expensive trip out of state. Capt. Gordon is targeting BIG fish right here in California!!

Gordon is a year round, full time river fishing guide in Central California.  He moved to the Central Valley From Northern California in 1999, where he had guided on the Eel, Mad, Klamath,Trinity and Smith Rivers for many years. His main base of operation now is the Sacramento River System. He fishes the Sacramento and Feather Rivers out of his Jetboat Spring thru Fall and then runs Driftboat Trips during the Winter months on the Feather and American Rivers.

‘5 S’ stands for the five species that he targets; all starting with an “S”:  Striped Bass (Spring/Fall) Sturgeon (Winter), Shad (Spring - Summer) , Salmon (Fall), and Steelhead (Winter). 

Capt. Gordon has been a CA licensed guide for over 25 years and he is a USCG credentialed Captain. He is also bonded and insured. He will work hard to find the fish and is not one to sit and anchor while waiting for the fish to come to him. His game plan is to keep moving; fishing different water and techniques until he finds the fish! 

A benefit of going out on a smaller boat is that your captain will be able to give you individual attention and instruction.  He will be focused on keeping your lines in the water. Gordon is very enthusiastic and loves to put people on BIG fish!



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  • Private trip
    Salmon Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Jul - 30 Nov
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $175
    each additional person
    The best time for big Salmon is from September till November. However, the early, smaller specimens can often be caught late July-August, as they are faster advancing upstream. The best time of the day to target Salmon is when the sun is not directly on the water. So, this means early morning or late afternoon.
  • Private trip
    Shad Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 31 May
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $175
    each additional person
    Shad is small fish compared to others, don't underestimate it. This fish is a great fighter and fun to catch on jigs with light tackle. Captain Gordon targets this fish in spring. They are bony and not very tasty but are fun to catch and release!
  • Private trip
    Steelhead Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Dec - 28 Feb
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $175
    each additional person
    Steelhead trips are the best from Dec till Feb. Captain Gordon will prepare your fishing equipment and also clean your catch after the trip. Feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Striped Bass Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 31 May
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $175
    each additional person
    There is an excellent Spring/Summer run of Stripers on the Sacramento River System. Striped Bass are great fighters and can weight over 50 lbs! The average running is between 10-20 lbs. Captain Gordon mostly trolls for Stripers but there are days when you can even catch them from the shore.
  • Private trip
    Striped Bass Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 31 Dec
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $175
    each additional person
    Striped Bass is also available during winter, so don't miss out! These great fighters can weight over 50 lbs! The average running is between 10-20 lbs. Captain Gordon mostly trolls for Stripers but there are days when you can even catch them from the shore.
  • Private trip
    Sturgeon Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 28 Feb
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $175
    each additional person
    Primetime for Sturgeon is February - March. Fishing is great during the day but even better at night! There are many deep holes on the Sacramento River that hide big spawning Sturgeon. It's not uncommon to get pulled along by a large 8-9' river monster when fishing for fall Salmon. Capt. Gordon targets these fish during the winter months, as river flow allows.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon
Shad

Sturgeon

Boat Specs

Fishrite (Jet boat) originally built in 1995. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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

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Pay remaining balance to captain
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About the Captain

Gordon Holt
Sacramento, California, United States
Member since October 2015
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I grew up camping and fishing and admired the knowledge and skill of local guides. I purchased a drift boat in 1985 and became hooked on back trolling for Steelhead on Northern CA and Southern Oregon rivers.
Response time: 14 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Everything was amazing couldn’t asked for better but fish were slow today but he gave 110% to try and make some bites...
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