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Lower American River Fly Fishing Report

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Lower American River Fly Fishing Report

Garrett Smith Reports on 7.10.2020

Striped bass have made their way up the American River and fishing is getting better each week. We are starting to see good numbers on both half day and full day floats, and it will only get better from here! 

We are in the beginning of the best fishing of the summer. There are lots of schools of stripers up and and down the river at the moment, and they have shifted in to their summer holding and feeding patterns, mostly hunting down squawfish, crayfish and bluegill. We cover a lot of water on these floats and you can expect to see very consistent action throughout the day. 

The American is only an hour and a half from the Bay Area, making it a great option for a single day trip from the bay. 

Flows are up to 4,000 cfs on the American which is a prime summer level. I expect fishing to stay solid until Mid September this season with these flows. 

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