That Time of Year Along the American River

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

Fishermen in the Greater Sacramento region tend to become excited this time of year. Why, you ask? Because, the Salmon are running up the American River! The skies have been a little bluer in our part of California. Air quality has improved from the past few weeks of wildfire smoke.

Along the Lower Sunrise Recreation Area footbridge, anglers are finding their way to the bridge railings to do what fishermen do, while also practicing a little male bonding. The Salmon are running in The American, and raucous chatter among the men, lined up at the span's edge, is infectious. 

In the fairytale factory of my mind, I am conjuring up a little recipe for Fettuccini, Alfredo Sauce, AND Smoked Salmon.  I don’t have a pole in the water, so guess I’ll need to buy my smoked salmon already cleaned and Safeway wrapped.


It looks like it is going to be a beautiful day in Sacramento!

I take pictures for the purpose of remembering fond times.  I do not impose copyright restrictions on these photos, so you may feel free to use, or distribute as you wish.  However, should you need a Real Estate Professional in the Greater Sacramento area, I hope you will contact me by email or by visiting my website - Thank You!

Comments (20)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Myrl - here's to increase production from the fairytale factory of your mind.   

Sep 26, 2020 10:22 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Michael Jacobs - Like you, I try to continue my ponderings!

Sep 26, 2020 10:45 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

What a fun post Myrl!  The pictures are great of all the folks lined up on the bridge hoping to catch salmon. That would be so fun (I'll put that in my fairytale factory too)!  And the recipe too! That sounds perfect for this weekend.  Thanks!

Sep 26, 2020 11:13 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


In Milan a few years ago we have farfale paste (bowties) with an alfredo sauce, smoked salmon and fresh peas...Delicioso!  Of Course a glass of very fry Pinot Grigio...That's Amore!  A

Sep 26, 2020 11:15 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ



                                 Featured in the BananaTude Fairytale Factory!


Sep 26, 2020 11:15 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana! - Thank you for the feature in the BananaTude Group!

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - My favorite recipe for pasta with smoked salmon, is one of Biba's recipes.  I always think of her when I cook it!  And yes, Pinot Grigio would be a delightful accompaniment!

Sep 26, 2020 12:01 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl I love to fish, but don't seem to have a lot of time available for it these days.  However, if I was there I would have a fishing pole in my hand.

Sep 26, 2020 02:20 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

When I fish, l tend to ponder, as the time slowly passes. I soon forget about the catching and just default to thinking.

Happy Saturday afternoon Myrl Jeffcoat 


Sep 26, 2020 03:26 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Myrl- I've always wanted to go salmon fishing!   Hope you make your smoked salmon and fettucini dinner!

Sep 26, 2020 03:43 PM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Great pictures; we see similar sights at the Municipal Pier in San Francisco.

Sep 26, 2020 07:09 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Myrl... not being a fish eater I don't get that excitement personally... but I can understand how the fishermen would be excited when the salmon are running..

Sep 27, 2020 05:02 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have really grown to enjoy salmon over the last few years, it is one of my go-to dishes at restaurants.

Sep 27, 2020 06:59 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Myrl Jeffcoat - What a HAPPY post! I like your story and photo too! I didn't notice any face masks and I am joyful for seeing normal again!

Sep 27, 2020 04:04 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your photographs.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding week.

Sep 28, 2020 06:43 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I love salmon, thanks to my father now I mostly buy Copper River Salmon from Alaska:))Endre

Oct 01, 2020 11:06 PM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


What a great bunch of photos to see a bit of normalcy during these crazy times. Bit scary here with the high wind forecast. Last it was calmer than predicted but tonight is said to be the worst. Yesterday a spot fire broke out about 2 miles away from were I live but they were about to extinguish it at about 5 acres. Probably won't sleep much tonight, cheers cvc

Oct 02, 2020 08:49 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat

I'm glad you are safe, Curtis.  We are dwelling in the craziest of times.  

Oct 02, 2020 06:25 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

What a nice scene to witness, Myrl. Thanks for sharing the photo. I see men and kids. What no fisher-women in Sacramento? Or am I missing them. 

Oct 04, 2020 08:30 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Myrl Jeffcoat ,

Love the photos of the men and kids fishing and I was thinking the same thing as Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ..I don't see any fisher-women! I love smoked salmon combined with fettuccine and Alfredo sauce with some Pinot Grigio would be heavenly!!

Oct 05, 2020 03:53 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Myrl Jeffcoat I can just imagine how beautiful it must be this time of year.

Oct 09, 2020 10:16 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Myrl:

Anyone in your area who likes to fish is sure to love this news.

That recipe sounds great - I am a bg fan of salmon, smoked and otherwise. I might even add some sun dried tomatoes to this dish!


Oct 13, 2020 04:48 PM