Patient Anglers Battle Big Stripers
While most of the stripers hooked this time of year are undersized fish and small keepers, lucky fishermen are hooking an occasional lunker fish.
Thao Farris bagged a 28 lb. striper while fishing a sardine fillet from a boat at Clarksburg, reported Skyler Fulster at Broadway Bait Rod & Gun. Another fisherman also bagged a 31 lb. striper while soaking a bloodworms at Clarksburg.
“The salmon fishing continues to be slow, but Steven Vue managed to land a 23 lb. king while jigging with a Pucci jig on the Sacramento on a recent trip,” Fulster said.
“It t sounds like the salmon fishing is a spotty around Verona,” said Tim Boggs of Elkhorn Outdoor Sports. “Some of my customers come in saying that they fished all day, and saw only a couple caught, then I get a report of a guide getting limits, and another boat hooking 4 and landing two.”
“It seems that if you are fishing when a school moves in, you'll stand a pretty good chance of catching a salmon, but there are not many stragglers left behind after the school moves up stream,” he concluded.
“Anglers have reported hooking some salmon while jigging below the Freeport Bridge,” reported Dennis Pfanner at Sacramento Pro Tackle. “However, you can expect to see only 2 to 3 salmon for around two dozen boats.”
Uncle Larry Barnes has been picking up some small keeper stripers, along with an occasional 9 to 10 lb. fish, while trolling with Yo-Zuris near the I Street Bridge.
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