Striper and Shad Fishing on the Valley Rivers is picking up!
There are good numbers of migratory stripers that have moved up the rivers and while a large group spawned late last week which tightened up the bite those fish have started to feed again. Flows on the Lower Sac have come down and clarity continues to improve making it easier to target spread out migratory and resident fish. We should start hearing reports of shad up the sac here in the next week butI have not heard anything yet. The earliest I have ever caught shad is the first week of May so they should be around. The thing with shad though is they need to see the fly so good clarity is important.
With all the water this year striper season (March-October) is going to be very good! Migratory fish will have made it up past Chico and mix with all the resident fish and either stay for the summer. Still good dates open on the books and lots of options.
June 12-14, 17-19
July 1-3, 16-20, 24-27, 29-31
August 1-3, 5, 7, 8 24, 31