Welcome to the The Fish Sniffer Website.. Please register now.
Written By: Dan Bacher, September 2, 2014
Location: American River - Lower,
(Sacramento) Striped bass remain the top prospect for anglers looking to hook up fish on the lower American until the fall salmon run arrives.
“The salmon fishing at the mouth of the river and the dredger holes has been very slow,” said Dennis Pfanner at Sacramento Pro Tackle. “Anglers casting wormtail and bucktail jigs are picking up some stripers, but few are out trying.”
Most of the keeper stripers go 18 to 26 inches, but you always have the opportunity when fishing the American to hook a monster striper weighing up to 50 pounds. Drift minnows or throw Pencil Poppers and Zara Spooks early and late in the day.
The Bureau of Reclamation recently decreased flows in the lower American River below Nimbus Dam from 1,500 cubic feet per second to 800 cfs to prepare the Nimbus Fish Hatchery weir foundation for picket installation. The releases were then increased back to 1500 cfs, according to Randi Field of Reclamation.
The fish weir structure is installed annually to guide spawning Chinook salmon into the hatchery fish ladder.
Back To Reports
Newspaper Print Advertising
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.