Sacramento River fishing report May 23, 2016

 Michael Armstrong from Nice, Ca caught this 14 pound striped bass on May 23, 2016. He was casting a custom made 15 inch glide bait, in a rainbow trout pattern.  

Michael Armstrong from Nice, Ca caught this 14 pound striped bass on May 23, 2016. He was casting a custom made 15 inch glide bait, in a rainbow trout pattern.  

 14 pound striped bass caught on May 23, 2016 at first daylight. This striped bass was clearly doing his part to add to the already troubled Sacramento River Chinook salmon runs. 

14 pound striped bass caught on May 23, 2016 at first daylight. This striped bass was clearly doing his part to add to the already troubled Sacramento River Chinook salmon runs. 

SalmonSacRiver.com fishing guide Mike Rasmussen reports steady and continuous action on both striped bass and the hard fighting American shad. Both species of fish have made a strong showing this week on the stretch of the Sacramento River from Hamilton City to the Red Bluff Diversion Dam. The solid shad action is best during the late afternoon and evening hours, while the striped bass are primarily feeding at night with the full moon phase in full swing this week.

"The stripers are taking full advantage of the outgoing migrating salmon smolt. They are just using that big bright moon to silhouette those poor babies as they move down river at night," explains Mike. Most of Mike's success is coming on top water at first daylight and after sunset.