Anglers Still Waiting For Salmon
King salmon fishing remains tough on the American, since the main fall run hasn’t moved into the metropolitan river yet. However, fishing should pick up in the next couple of weeks as water temperatures cool down and the fall run makes its way into the river.
“Salmon fishing on the American is really slow,” said Allen Fong at Fisherman’s Warehouse. “The striper fishing is also slow – just a few knowledgeable anglers are hooking stripers here and there while using top water lures.”
However, Fong noted that increasing numbers of salmon are being taken on the Sacramento in downtown Sacramento by trollers and jiggers, so anglers can expect to see fish moving into the American soon.
Some knowledgeable fishermen are nailing salmon near the mouth of the American at Discovery Park. “Yee Vang and his girlfriend landed limits of kings in the 15 to 25 pound range while fishing Kwikfish from a boat there yesterday,” said Chris Fulster, Jr. at Broadway Bait Rod &Gun. “This morning Yee reported landing two more fish in the 15 to 20 lb. class.”
Releases into the lower American are now 1,750 cfs.Back To Reports