Sacramento River- Middle

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Sacramento River- Middle

Location: The Sacramento River, located in the heart of the Sacramento metropolitan area, offers a unique urban fishing experience. Boaters and bank anglers can catch a variety of species within sight of the State Capitol.  


Fishing Season: Salmon fishing is open from July 16 through December 16. Fishing for shad, striped bass, sturgeon, catfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and other species is open year round. Review the California Fresh Water Sport Fishing Regulations Booklet for bag and possession limits, hook restrictions and additional restrictions.


Boat launching: Free public concrete launch ramps are available at Broderick (City of West Sacramento), Miller Park (Sacramento Marina), Garcia Bend Park (City of Sacramento) and Clarksburg (Merritt Island). Fee-for-use launch facilities are available at Discovery Park (County of Sacramento) and Clarksburg Marina (hoist launch). Use caution when launching on spring, summer and weekends, since the traffic to and from all of these boat ramps can be intense.


County Park information: Sacramento County Department of Regional Parks, Recreation and Open Space Administration, 3711 Branch Center Rod, Sacramento, CA. 95827, For General Parks, Golf and Rangers Information, call (916) 875-6961.

 City Park information: City of Sacramento Department of Parks and Recreation, 1231 I Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 264-5200,

Lodging: A multitude of hotels and lodging are available in the Sacramento region. For more information, call the Sacramento Convention and Visitor’s Bureau at (916) 808-7777 or (800) 292-2334,

Fishing information: Information on the Sacramento and lower American rivers is available at Elkhorn Outdoors (916) 991-5298, , Fisherman's Warehouse (916) 362-1200, Sacramento Pro Tackle (916) 925-0529, and Broadway Bait Rod & Gun (916) 448-6338.

Guided trips: For more information about booking salmon trips on the Sacramento River, as well as trout and salmon trips at Folsom and Berryessa lakes, contact Captain James Netzel of Tight Lines Guide Service at 888-975-0990,

Articles & Reports
Hunting Spring Stripers On The Middle Sacramento With Captain James Stone Hunting Spring Stripers On The Middle Sacramento With Captain James Stone

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
May 12, 2015

The Sacramento River is a fascinating waterway that exhibits many different characters. Above Lake Shasta the river is a classic freestone trout stream that offers superb action for fly anglers wading it’s waters.

Below Shasta Dam the...


Limits Of Big Stripers And Bonus Cats Limits Of Big Stripers And Bonus Cats

Written By: Dan Bacher,
May 11, 2015

Striped bass are one of the most treasured fish – and yet one of most demonized species – in the Sacramento River and the San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary.

Anglers love the striper for their hard, dogged battles and ability to take a...


Striper Fishing After An Eerie Blood Moon Drive Striper Fishing After An Eerie Blood Moon Drive

Written By: Mark Fong,
April 26, 2015

Picture an early morning drive along an eerily deserted highway. Throw in a “blood moon” caused by a lunar eclipse and you've got all the makings of a science fiction movie or so it seems.

In all reality this is a description of my drive...


Stripers Trickle Into Metro Region

Written By: Dan Bacher,

(Sacramento) Striped bass are just starting to move into the Sacramento River in the Capital City, but that should change soon when the spring run arrives in full force.

“The fishing has been kind of slow locally over the past couple of days, with most anglers...


Stripers Show At Tisdale

Written By: Dan Bacher,

(Rio Linda) The striper fishing is improving on the Sacramento River from Colusa to Knights Landing as spring-run fish move into the system.

Ashley and Maria from Yuba City hooked and landed some quality stripers on the Sacramento River on a trip with me,” said Manuel...


Striped Bass Fishing Builds Momentun

Written By: Dan Bacher,

(Sacramento) Stripers are showing in increasing numbers of the Sacramento River in the metropolitan area. “Anglers are catching stripers on pileworms, bloodwms, sardines in a variety of locations,” said Skyler Fulster at Broadway Bait Rod & Gun.

The Port of Sacramento...



Written By: H2F Guide Service,
April 15, 2015

Striper fishing is red hot in Sacramento river, I have Two spots open for this saturday, contact me  by phone or text to get on this deal for saturday, Gary 5306321222

Sacramento River Trout Bite Heats Up

Written By: Al Brown Guide Service,
April 13, 2015

Sacramento River Trout fishing has been good the past couple weeks even though the river is very low right now, flows are about 3000 cfs. Jeff and his wife and 2 kids fished with me last week on a 4 hour trip and landed 12 Wild Rainbows and lost that many also. The Trout have a soft...



Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
April 11, 2015

Mark of Rocklin Ca had a blast landing his limit of quality Striped Bass in fifteen minuets today on the Sacramento river! I even managed to get them on video which I will put up shortly.
Fish caught on Cousins Tackle rod#RHS-792-1T & 12lb Yo-Zuri fluorocarbon leaders.


Go to my web...


I Love Disco

Written By: Forum Member: sollimes,
March 21, 2014

Sorry for the late report. Have to get everything ready for my little girl 11th birthday.
So I got text from my friend who lives in Disco " saw a few boils in front of my dock, they are here"
We arrived to Orwood around 4pm and headed to the flat that been good to us last fall. Water was...


Verona Salmon

Written By: Forum Member: BlurryEyed,
September 3, 2013

Had a fun day on the water . Launched out of Verona at dark thirty and trolled down to the 5mph no wake zone by the houses. We hooked and landed 1 hen around 8am on a Chart/Silver K14X. Fish didn't have a lot of fight in it and it literally swam into the net without a roll haha. Pretty...


Rio Vista

Written By: Forum Member: White Cap, Forum Member: Seon,
August 24, 2013

Seon and I got together to do a striper troll. After making our way to Rio Vista via the hwy 12 & 160 traffic jam, we launched at Sandy Beach and because of the wind we went to the old Sac river. We trolled our usual areas for no love, up past the bridge and about half way to Walnut...


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Phone: (209) 526-4120

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Tips & Tactics for Sacramento River- Middle
Four Essential Kayak Fishing Factors Four Essential Kayak Fishing Factors

Written By: Joey MonteleoneJackson Kayak

While it sometimes appears to be complicated, bass fishing can be distilled down to a few key factors that can lead to more consistent...


Modern Sturgeon Fishing Modern Sturgeon Fishing

Written By: Cal Kellogg

Over the past decade the Northern California sturgeon fishing scene has changed a great deal. There have been far reaching changes in...


Bank Anglers Should Score Well During Trout Anglers Challenge Event At San Pablo Reservoir Bank Anglers Should Score Well During Trout Anglers Challenge Event At San Pablo Reservoir

Written By: Cal Kellogg

During the winter and early spring month bank anglers often compete with boaters and at times surpass boaters success when it comes to...


Weather Report for Sacramento River- Middle

Todays date: Saturday May 23, 2015

Sacramento River- Middle Species
  • Trout
  • Trout
  • River Salmon
  • River Salmon
  • Steelhead
  • Steelhead
  • Sturgeon
  • Sturgeon
  • Bass
  • Bass
  • Stripers
  • Stripers
Whats Biting?


River Salmon





Water Level for Sacramento River- Middle

Sorry. We don't have any water level information for Sacramento River- Middle. Our information comes from the USGS.

Recent Reader's Photo
Caught by:


on: June 28, 2013
Species: Stripers

Caught soaking sardines by Collin Gerbitz just South of the mouth of the American on the Sac River in Downtown Sacramento.

Video of Sacramento River- Middle

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Sacramento River Striped Bass Fishing with MSJ Fishing Guide Service 3/14/15

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Feather River Salmon 2013

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