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Written By: Dan Bacher, June 25, 2014
Location: American River - Lower,
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation increased releases from Nimbus Dam into the American River from 2,000 to 2,500 cfs on June 17. The change was made for “Delta water quality requirements,” claimed Randi Field of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
Fishing pressure has been very light. The few anglers going out are hooking some shad in the mornings and evenings.
“My brother, Ron, caught and released 15 shad on his latest outing to the Sunrise area,” said Alan Fong of Fisherman’s Warehouse. “He hooked all of the fish while using flies in a variety of colors.”
Salmon season will open on the American River starting on July 16. Hopefully, some early fall run fish will ascend the river with the increased releases from Folsom Lake.
Last year the few anglers who tried fishing the river opening week landed a surprising number of bright kings while tossing out Blue Fox Vibrax and Mepps Flying C spinners in the Hazel Avenue and Sunrise areas.
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