Sacramento River Fishing Report For: Sacramento River Striped Bass, American Shad And Rainbow Trout / Northern California / Fishing Report

     Plenty of action being had on the Sacramento River this Memorial Day weekend in Northern California. Striped Bass action continues to be phenomenal from Tisdale, Ca up to Colusa, Ca where limits of striped bass continue to come easy to those willing to go out and test the Sacramento Valley's summer heat. Cole Barnes from Corning, Ca called this evening reporting limit out style fishing was had up around the Reservation Hole, up river from Colusa, Ca. "They bit minnows good for me early in the day, and by this evening (5-28-2017) we were smacking them on top water with a bone spook." Reported Cole Barnes during his check in via cell phone. Barnes also reported losing a couple fish in the 36 inch + range on the top water action Sunday evening.  Other reports from anglers up river from Colusa, Ca all the way up the Sacramento River to Los Molinos, Ca very from spot to spot. An honest one fish per rod report came out of the Woodson Bridge area of the Sacramento River today as post spawn striped bass make their way up river to fatten back up after loosing so much body mass during the spring spawn. Mike Rasmussen owner of SalmonSacRiver.com also checked in, reporting limits for two on striped bass while fishing an evening trip on the upper Sacramento River on May 28, 2017. Striped Bass anglers and full time Sacramento River fishing guides are catching striped bass through the Sacramento River in it's entirety as we approach June 1, 2017. What a wonderful summer it is shaping up to be on the Sacramento River here in Northern California.

 Mike Rasmussen of  SalmonSacRiver.com  shows off a two person limit he is going to process for consumption after a recent trip on the Sacramento River in Northern California. 

Mike Rasmussen of SalmonSacRiver.com shows off a two person limit he is going to process for consumption after a recent trip on the Sacramento River in Northern California. 

      American Shad have also made a strong showing on the Sacramento River this week. Now being caught from Colusa, Ca all the way to Cottonwood, Ca where Sacramento River fishing guide Mike Rasmussen got into a hefty school of the hard fighting free spawners above the Jelly's Ferry Bridge in Tehema, Co.  Most of the popular shad locations on the Sacramento River are producing quality  American shad up to 5 pounds as the first schools of females show up. Bigger in size but fewer in numbers the female American Shad are generally first to show. Followed by a much greater number of male American shad that will more then likely show up here in the Northern Sacramento Valley with the arrival of this June full moon event. With the number of shad being caught on a afternoon trip by fishing guide Mike Rasmussen averaging around 15 to 20 fish, you can expect when the boys show up that number will likely jump to 50+ on a afternoon outing.  These afternoon American Shad fishing trips can be the most action packed fishing that can be had on the Sacramento River through out the year.  Mike Rasmussen owner of SalmonSacRiver.com offers these afternoon trips in conjunction with a morning striped bass fishing trip or a rainbow trout fishing trip. Which are also very high pace and productive fisheries here in Northern California on the Sacramento River. 

 Kyla Melcher from Red Bluff, Ca holds a American Shad she caught while fishing with Ryan Tripp on May 25, 2017 while casting a green Mister Twister grub to trigger the bite.  

Kyla Melcher from Red Bluff, Ca holds a American Shad she caught while fishing with Ryan Tripp on May 25, 2017 while casting a green Mister Twister grub to trigger the bite.  

         The rainbow trout fishing on the Sacramento River above Red Bluff, Ca all the way up river into downtown Redding, Ca is always a sure bet for anglers looking to catch and release dozens of rainbows to 24 inches. These fish are healthy and great fun on light tackle. Now that the rainbow trout have spawned and returned to normal feeding habits and scattered back into the river system. At its current condition the Sacramento River above the Red Bluff Diversion Damn remains clear and still clearing daily as the river continues to settle from the long high water event this winter brought upon interior Northern California. These rainbow trout fishing trips will usually land you dozens of picture quality rainbow trout in a few hours time drifting egg pattern baits or occasionally dime shots of roe or live crickets. SalmonSacRiver.com Sacramento River fishing guide Mike Rasmussen offers this trip in conjunction with a evening striped bass or American Shad fishing trip to complete a guided day fishing on the Sacramento River.  Contact Mike Rasmussen for any questions or details on these combo trips at: 530-722-8876 or mailto:salmonsacriver@gmail.com or on the web at SalmonSacRiver.com.

 Kevin Barnes holding a dandy rainbow trout he caught on the Sacramento River while fishing with Mike Rasmussen of  SalmonSacRiver.com  two weeks ago near Red Bluff, Ca.

Kevin Barnes holding a dandy rainbow trout he caught on the Sacramento River while fishing with Mike Rasmussen of SalmonSacRiver.com two weeks ago near Red Bluff, Ca.

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