SACRAMENTO RIVER AND FEATHER RIVER STRIPED BASS FISHING REPORT FOR MAY 10, 2017

     Striped Bass fishing in Northern California has reached it's climax on both the Feather River and the Sacramento River this week, as the Spring spawn kicks in for the Stripers already in river.

Joe Gamez with phenixrods.com  and owner and captain of xsportfishing.com is pictured with boat limits of linesides he and the crew of salmonsacriver.com caught in April, 2017 while drifting live minnows on the Sacramento River near Colusa, Ca.  

Joe Gamez with phenixrods.com  and owner and captain of xsportfishing.com is pictured with boat limits of linesides he and the crew of salmonsacriver.com caught in April, 2017 while drifting live minnows on the Sacramento River near Colusa, Ca.

 

       Water temperatures soared on the Sacramento River during the last week of April, 2017 as Keswick Damn in Shasta Co. dropped the high release flows on the river dramatically warming the river by the time it wandered its way to Colusa County here in Northern California. In return the striped bass gathered in large groups as the female (sow) striped bass charged up river gathering males and prepared to spawn.  Mike Rasmussen of SalmonSacRiver.com stayed on top of the action, putting his clients on absolutely lights out action during the several days of the spawn. Reporting 40+ to 70+ fish days during this spawning period near the end of April, 2017 on the Sacramento River up river from Colusa, Ca. Post spawn fishing got tough for a couple days while the linesides slotted back up in the river and settled into the now mid 60 degree water temperature range. Rasmussen reports the striped bass on the Sacramento River are back on the bite as limits were easy to come by over this last weekend around Colusa, Ca for anglers soaking bait like pile worms and sardines, which can both be found at Kittles Outdoor & Sport ( kittlesoutdoor.com ). With the release of 16,000 cfs now being released from Keswick Damn and the water temps cooling a solid week of striped bass fishing lays ahead for striped bass anglers on the Sacramento River. 

Jeff Guinn and Satinar Chatwell landing a double hook-up on the Sacramento River above Colusa, Ca on April 29, 2017. Bryan Wingrove and son Shawheen Wingrove are pictured in the back ground. 

Jeff Guinn and Satinar Chatwell landing a double hook-up on the Sacramento River above Colusa, Ca on April 29, 2017. Bryan Wingrove and son Shawheen Wingrove are pictured in the back ground. 

Robert Petty holding a hefty striped bass he caught from the bank while deck handing with Mike Rasmussen of SalmonSacRiver.com  on April 29, 2017 on the Sacramento River.

Robert Petty holding a hefty striped bass he caught from the bank while deck handing with Mike Rasmussen of SalmonSacRiver.com  on April 29, 2017 on the Sacramento River.

    The Feather River here in Northern California is where striped bass fishing guide Mike Rasmussen with SalmonSacRiver.com has spent the previous week. Putting his clients on scores of stripers from 20 inches to 19 pounds. "The striper fishing here in Yuba City, Ca has been what we as guides call DUMB." Reports the long time river guide. Rasmussen reporting very easy limits and very happy customers as again the daily striped bass fishing trips have been producing 40+ stripers a outing. With some night trips this week producing upwards of 100 fish. And even on one occasion while Rasmussen was out on a night trip with friends Dave Jacobs (sacrametnofishing.com), Ryan Tripp and Big John McGee, estimates of around 200+ stripers were reported caught until daylight the following morning.  At current time the Feather River in Yuba City is scheduled to go back on the rise tonight as releases from Lake Oroville will go back up to 40,000 cfs. Shutting down the spawning activity of the striped bass and prolonging the already amazing striper season being had by Northern California striped bass anglers. 

Pictured is Corning, Ca Chief of Police Jeremiah Fears with a quality striped bass he caught while casting swim baits at gravel bars along the Feather River near Yuba City, Ca. Nick Kanabrocki is casting in the background of the photo.

Pictured is Corning, Ca Chief of Police Jeremiah Fears with a quality striped bass he caught while casting swim baits at gravel bars along the Feather River near Yuba City, Ca. Nick Kanabrocki is casting in the background of the photo.

     For guided striped bass fishing trips on either the Sacramento River or the Feather River, Mike Rasmussen can be contacted by phone at tel:530-722-8876 by email at mailto:salmonsacriver@gmail.com  or on the world wide web at salmonsacriver.com.  Striped bass fishing is expected to stay excellent through the first part of June 2017.

Chris Olson from Anderson, Ca holding a double digit striped bass he caught on the Feather River with striped bass fishing guide Mike Rasmussen of SalmonSacRiver.com.

Chris Olson from Anderson, Ca holding a double digit striped bass he caught on the Feather River with striped bass fishing guide Mike Rasmussen of SalmonSacRiver.com.

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