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Lower Sacramento River Fly Fishing Report

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Hogan Brown reports on 5.4.17

Lower Sacramento River Striper fishing - There has been epic to poor fishing for migratory fish through Chico, depending on the conditions and day. Clarity, flows, and finding fish - like most fishing - are the key factors. Resident fish are feeding and around but since resident fish don’t hang in big schools and clarity is only about a one foot, finding those 1-4 fish groups of residents is a bit tougher than the huge schools of migratory fish. Fishing should continue to improve over the next month and we should have an amazing June-Oct river striper season.

Shad fishing on the Sac - saw a few pelicans around yesterday which means there should be some shad around. I also saw one angler fishing at Rd 48. I personally don’t have much confidence fishing for shad with poor clarity. Shad need to SEE the shad fly and if they can only see a few feet in front of them I have a hard time having faith in catching large numbers.

Open Dates: May 6, 29, June 13, 27, 28, 30July 6, 8, 11, 13, 14, 17-19, 27-29August 2, 19, 26, Sept 2, 16, 23

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