Sorry, been slacking on the reports lately! Switched to stripers in the rivers and have been running Shad/striper combos. The fishing has been very good the past week or so and should just keep getting better…
We had a fresh batch of stripers move into the lower end of the system over the past few days so striper fishing should keep going for at least another few weeks.
Additionally, there have been some massive schools of Shad moving on up the Sacramento River system and I have been out chasing them in the evenings with good results.
Last week we had to deal with some serious wind and I ended up canceling a couple days. We got back out on Thursday and found really good action in the morning and then it totally died as the tide changed. On the afternoon run that day, we smoked um at a rediculous clip…2,3,4 on at a time.
Friday was more of the same then Saturday was really slow with all the boat traffic. Finally, in the late afternoon, we got onto a big wad of fish and caught bass from shaker size to 14 lbs.
Still plenty of stripers around, though some days are defiantly better than others. Parley we have been getting 3-5 topwater fish per morning then going subsurface with artificials the rest of the day.
Back on the creek tomorrow (Thursday) and then I have a seminar at 6 PM that evening at the Sacramento Fishermen’s Warehouse. Come say howdy!
Had to cancel Tuesday due to the storm and then Weds because of the forecasted North Wind (which didn’t materialize!).
Fishing on Monday was weird, perhaps because of the bouncing barometer. We graphed lots of fish and caught a fair number of smaller ones but the quality just wasn’t there.
The dreaded North Wind plagued us again this week, finally mellowing out on Friday. There are plenty of fish around but we have to sift through lots of shakers in-between the larger ones. Still, we are finding some good quality bass each day…