NorCal Fish & Fowl Guide Service

NorCal Fish And Fowl Guide Service specializes in river fishing in North California. They offer guided river fishing trips on the Sacramento, Feather, and Yuba Rivers, from Shasta County to Sutter County. Your guide Jeff Gonzales is as passionate about fishing as he is about guiding.

Jeff will take you fishing for King Salmon, American Shad, and Striped Bass during the Spring, Summer, and Fall. These species have very short periods of time when they are available for fishing so it’s always good to book early and avoid disappointment. On the other hand, Rainbow Trout is available year round and is famed for its good game qualities.

Using a variety of provided G. Loomis rods, Penn reels, an assortment of tackle, and live and artificial bait, you will set off on your adventure. Jeff will dish out the pro tips so your trip is productive and he’ll advise on the best fishing spots for the time of the year you go out.

Fishing is done aboard a 22’ North River jet boat with a five-guest capacity. Powered by a 230 HP Chevrolet 350 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots, the vessel is just what you need when changing productive locations. It features a GPS and a fishfinder that reveal those locations, and a wireless trolling motor.

NorCal Fish And Fowl Guide Service will clean your catch professionally at the end of your trip so you can take it home for a nice dinner. Please make sure you obtain a valid fishing license from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and prepare for a memorable experience with Captain Jeff Gonzales!



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
    $225
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    You will be fishing out of a 22 ft jet boat on the Sacramento or Feather River in Northern California. You will typically back troll Sardine wrapped lures or Salmon eggs with light tackle for these hard fighting silver bullets.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Rainbow Trout
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $225
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    You will be fishing out of a 22 ft North River jet boat on the Sacramento or Feather River in Northern California. You will typically use live bait tactics on light tackle for these beautiful native Rainbows.
  • 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
    $225
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    You will be fishing out of a 22 ft North River jet boat on the Sacramento or Feather River in Northern California. You will typically use live bait tactics or trolling techniques for these fantastic eating fish.
  • 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
    $200
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    You will be fishing out of a 22 ft North River jet boat on the Sacramento or Feather River in Northern California. You will fish both fly and light tackle conventional gear for these hard fighting fish also known as California Tarpon.

About the Captain

Jeff Gonzales
Yuba City, California, United States
2 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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

North River (Jet boat) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 230HP Chevrolet 350 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

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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Fishing for King Salmon
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Russell W.
Sacramento, CA
 5.00
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Day shad trip

VERIFIED   June 27, 2019
Had a great time. Good conversation, caught some fish and enjoyed the sites. I would recommend captain Jeff.
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Alyce C.
Roseville, California
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Fishing for King Salmon

VERIFIED   August 10, 2018
My family had a wonderful time with Captain Jeff fishing for king salmon on the Sacramento River. He is nice and fun, and very...
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