NorCal Fish & Fowl Guide Service

NorCal Fish & Fowl Guide Service offers unforgettable fishing adventures in Northern California’s rivers. If you are a fan of freshwater fishing then you can’t go wrong with one of their trips in the Sacramento River, Feather River, or Yuba River.

Captain Jeff Gonzales operates a 22’ North River jet boat, ideal for up to 5 anglers. She’s powered by a 230 HP Chevrolet engine and has a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots, getting you to your destination in a flash. She also features GPS and Fishfinder, a live well, and wireless trolling motor.

Fishing in Northern California is good year-round, with Rainbow Trout fishing on light tackle available throughout the year. Your best bet for King (Chinook) Salmon is from July to December. Trolling is the best tactic here and these fish love to hook onto Sardine wrapped lures or Salmon eggs!

If you’re looking to partake in some fly fishing, then going after American Shad is the choice for you. These fish have a short window, from the beginning of May through to the end of June, so make the most of the season! This feisty fish is also known as the "California Tarpon."

Last, but not least, is Striped Bass. Hook into these desirable fish from April through June. Striped Bass attracts a ton of anglers and trolling with live bait is your best bet to hook into this delicious table fish.

Capt. Jeff provides all the fishing gear you need for a successful day, including G. Loomis rods, Penn reels, some fly fishing equipment, and a mix of live and artificial bait. At the end of the trip, a professional cleaning service is also provided.

Make the most of the productive freshwater fishing Northern California has to offer with NorCal Fish & Fowl Guide Service!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – King Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 16 - Dec 12
    $500
    price breakdown
    There's nothing quite like 8 hours of fishing for one of the most delicious freshwater fish around! You'll explore the Sacramento or Feather River in search of King Salmon. All the gear you need to back troll with lures or live bait is provided. Make sure to purchase a California fishing license beforehand and bring along drinks and snacks to keep you sharp while you battle the hard fighting "Silver Bullets."
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Rainbow Trout
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    Delicious Rainbow Trout is available year-round in the productive Sacramento and Feather River's in Northern California. You'll spend 8 hours going after your limits on light tackle and with gear provided by Capt. Jeff. Don't forget to purchase a California fishing license beforehand and be sure to bring enough drinks and snacks to keep you going.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Striped Bass
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 30
    $500
    price breakdown
    Striped Bass probably attracts more anglers than any other fish in these waters! You'll explore the Sacramento or Feather River's over the course of 8 hours to hook into your limits. You'll typically use live bait tactics or trolling techniques for these fantastic eating fish. Capt. Jeff provides all of your gear so all you need to bring is a California fishing license, as well as any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Shad Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30
    $400
    price breakdown
    Spend 8 hours on the Sacramento or Feather River in Northern California, going after what anglers around here call a "California Tarpon"! That's right, you're going fishing for American Shad! Both fly and light tackle conventional gear is provided to make your day a success. Be sure to purchase a fishing license beforehand and bring along enough drinks and snacks to keep you going.

About the Captain

Jeff Gonzales
Chico, California, United States
3 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2017
I am a retired firefighter living out my dream of creating lasting memories on the water for my guests. There is nothing better than making a living doing what you are passionate about! I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience in some of Northern California's most prolific rivers as we go after a variety of sought-after fish!

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Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Shad Shad

Boat Specs

North River (Jet boat) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 230HP Chevrolet engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days 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 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

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

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VERIFIED   June 5, 2020
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