The Fish Sniffer - Shad Are Still Biting
Shad Are Still Biting

Written By: Dan Bacher, June 25, 2014
Species: Shad
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.




Back To Reports

Be the first to post a comment

or create an account to add a comment to this article

FishSniffer Links

Newspaper Subscriptions

Website Advertising

Newspaper Print Advertising

Company Information

Reports & Blogs Entry Forms

The contents of this site are for the general information, convenience and entertainment of the public. Neither Fish Sniffer nor any of its principals, staff or representatives shall be liable for any consequential or incidental damages, or inconvenience incurred or experienced, related to these contents, and do not warrant their accuracy or reliability.