The Fish Sniffer - Striper Action Picks Up In Metro Region
Striper Action Picks Up In Metro Region

Written By: Dan Bacher, March 8, 2014
Species: Stripers Sturgeon
Location: Sacramento River- Middle,

While most anglers are concentrating on sturgeon fishing, striped bass fishing is improving on the Sacramento River and in the Port of Sacramento.

Steve Mears landed a limit of stripers weighing 5 and 7 pounds on a trip to the river at Miller Park. He fished pileworms from shore, reported Chris Fulster, Jr. at Broadway Bait Rod & Gun

“The sturgeon fishing is going strong from Merritts Landing to Knights Landing,” said Fulster. “Fishermen are hooking a lot of oversized fish and some keepers while tossing out ghost shrimp, pileworms, eel and nightcrawlers.”

Mel Gillette at Elkhorn Outdoors in Rio Linda confirmed the improving striped bass fishing, noting that anglers reported catching four stripers off the bank near the Elkhorn Bridge. For sturgeon, he suggested going up to Knights Landing and fishing ghost shrimp, grass shrimp and pileworms.

“Guys are catching a few more sturgeon in the Knights Landing and Tisdale area – the recent rain helped,” said Dennis Pfanner at Sacramento Pro Tackle.

He reported “off and on” striped bass fishing in the Port of Sacramento and Deepwater Channel. “The key is look for shad boils and birds working bait schools,” he tipped. “Most anglers are drifting jumbo minnows or jigging with Blade Runner Duh Spoons.”



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