Salmon Anglers Tough It Out
Salmon fishing has been excellent on the lower American when you are lucky enough to get on a school of fish – and tough the rest of the time.
“On the 6 times I have fished the American over the past couple weeks, I had one great day, one fair day and four days with no fish,” said Uncle Larry Barnes at Sacramento Pro Tackle.
“I caught and released 7 fish, ranging from 5 to 25 pounds, on my best night trolling trip below Cal Expo,” said Barnes. “The fish all hit Glow-in-the-dark Flatfish with sardine wrappers.”
One a trip below Howe Avenue, he and his fishing buddy, Ernie Hallett, ended up boating one 14 lb. salmon and losing one. “The bite was over by 7 a.m.,” he noted. “There was a large school of fish milling around from H Street to the water treatment plant.”
Bank fishermen are picking up a few kings while tossing out Mepps spinners and other lures in the Sailor Bar area of the American River.
Releases to the American below Nimbus Dam are now 1,250 cfs.Back To Reports