SACRAMENTO RIVER FISHING REPORT APRIL 3, 2017. BOX ALERT!! BOX ALERT!! STRIPED BASS SATURATE SACRAMENTO RIVER IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

     Colusa, California and Kittles Outdoors & Sports kittlesoutdoor.com are ground zero for Northern California striped bass angling. Both recreational fishermen and sport fishing guides took to the Sacramento River for this first weekend in April, and started instantly filling their fish boxes with keeper sized linesides averaging twenty inches. "The bass have been somewhat on the shorter side so far, but what they lack in length they gained in thickness." Reported Sacramento River striped bass fishing guide Mike Rasmussen, owner of SalmonSacRiver.com. Rasmussen went on to say he has heard of a few bigger fish to twenty pounds being caught, but he personally has been filling his box with thick  18-22 inches.  "Perfect for striped bass fish tacos." Rasmussen had exclaimed. 

 Jason Tomas from Anderson, Ca holding a chunky 19 inch Sacramento River Striped Bass he caught with Mike's Guide Service on April 2, 2017.

Jason Tomas from Anderson, Ca holding a chunky 19 inch Sacramento River Striped Bass he caught with Mike's Guide Service on April 2, 2017.

     Anchor fishing has been the mainstay among river guides on the Sacramento thus far in the season. Although a few fish have been taken moving minnows around, greater success has been had while soaking bait or using pile worms for most anglers, recreational and guides alike.  The water conditions on the Sacramento River around the Colusa, Ca area have been less then desirable with almost no visibility and considerably higher flows then most anglers are used to. Ryan Tripp reported while working with James Stone of elitesportsmen.com fish were found behind snags and on gravel flats throughout several miles of Sacramento River they targeted on April 2, 2017, putting their clients on quality bass.  In addition to the the poor water clarity the Sacramento Valley here in Northern California has been plagued by very consistent gusty north wind this previous week.  Making anchor fishing and in some location much more difficult and line watching impossible. Considering all the disadvantages in the current fishing conditions, a lot of nice shiny and iridescent linesides were taken out of the visibly brown Sacramento River this week prior. And expectation of more fish to be moving in daily. 

 John Paterson from Corning, Ca holds up a quality striped bass he caught while on a two day alcohol induced bachelor party for Kevin Barnes (pictured on right of photo) of Corning, Ca on April 31, 2017. A very present wind chop can be seen on the river in the back ground. 

John Paterson from Corning, Ca holds up a quality striped bass he caught while on a two day alcohol induced bachelor party for Kevin Barnes (pictured on right of photo) of Corning, Ca on April 31, 2017. A very present wind chop can be seen on the river in the back ground. 

     Finally the striped bass fishing here on the Sacramento River in Northern California has reached a sustainable level for angling opportunities to be successful on every outing.  All striped bass fishing guides including Mike Rasmussen with SalmonSacRiver.com, are on the water every day now working on limits of schoolie striped bass for their clients. Limit out style striped bass fishing has started on the Sacramento River if you put your time in on the water.  The striper fishing will continue to improve as new fish will constantly be pouring into the Colusa, Ca area of the Sacramento River.  More rain is forecasted for the later part of this week and a significant river level change is projected to take place.  This should put white sturgeon and more fresh striped bass back on the chopping block and extending the season as the colder water will certainly set back any spawning efforts early this spring. One heck of a season is projected by the local guides on the river here in Northern California. To book a Sturgeon or a Striped Bass fishing trip call Mike Rasmussen at tel:5307228876 or by email at mailto:salmonsacriver@gmail.com Mike can also be found on line at SalmonSacRiver.com

 Odina Aguirre from Anderson, Ca holds a keeper striped bass she caught while out on a guided fishing trip with Mike Rasmussen of  SalmonSacRiver.com  on April 2, 2017.    

Odina Aguirre from Anderson, Ca holds a keeper striped bass she caught while out on a guided fishing trip with Mike Rasmussen of SalmonSacRiver.com on April 2, 2017. 

 

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