The Fish Sniffer - Holiday Season Anglers Find Hot And Cold Striper Action In Port
Holiday Season Anglers Find Hot And Cold Striper Action In Port

Written By: Dan Bacher, January 5, 2014
Species: Stripers Sturgeon
Location: Sacramento River- Middle,

Anglers venturing out during the holidays found “off and on” striped bass action in the Port of Sacramento and Deepwater Channel, reported Yee Vang at Broadway Bait Rod & Gun.

“Shore anglers are tossing out mudsuckers and live jumbo minnows for the bass,” said Vang. “Boaters are doing best while drifting minnows and trolling with Yo-Zuris and other deep-diving lures.”

A few sturgeon are beginning to show in the Sacramento and Knights Landing areas. Colton Bolton demonstrated his angling prowess by bagging a 56-inch sturgeon while fishing ghost shrimp on the Sacramento River off the South River Road.

“Two of my buddies reported catching and releasing two oversized sturgeon while soaking shrimp in the Hog Farm area,” noted Vang.

“The striper fishing is the port is good some days and bad on others,” said Dennis Pfanner at Sacramento Pro Tackle. “The key is to find the shad boils. Boaters are doing bets while jigging Duh Spoons, Hopkin’s Jigs and Kastmasters. Some fishermen are also trolling with Yo-Zuris and Bombers.”

“The overall fishing is slow, but people are buying lamprey eel and pileworms to go sturgeon fishing in the Knights Landing area,” said Mel Gillette at Elkhorn Outdoor Sports in Rio Linda. “We really need some rain to perk up the fishing.”

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