The winter of 2017 has been relentless here in northern California and our waterways are all currently busting at the seams after months of heavy rains. Our reservoirs are full and our rivers are pushed the banks with dirty storm water. A week before Striper season is set to begin, it looks as though another storm tonight will spike the flows in the Sacramento River once again. This will certainly create some challenges for this years Striper fishery in the beginning, but will surely provide for a long season looking ahead.
I will be fishing high and low in the Sacramento River system to start the year, but will likely settle on an area to focus my efforts as the best water conditions and Striper numbers are identified. The California Delta has started to produce some descent numbers of Striper, but the conditions are less than favorable now and will remain so as long as we continue to get the heavy rains in the valley. The 10 day forecast shows some nice weather ahead and not too much rain as of now. Lets hope it stays that way and we see some appreciable drops in flows and a bit of increased visibility up river and in the delta.
I have been scheduling the majority of my trips in April this year, but have the confidence to book trips well into May this year. I have a good number of dates available in both April-May and expect this year to provide some very good Striper fishing for those of you who may want to get a trip scheduled. I will be offering some dates to fish down in the Ca. Delta and some dates to fish up in the Colusa area on the Sacramento River. I will only be running one trip a day, so that means your party will get the boat for the whole day. Striper fishing is fun, relaxing, and is easy for all ages and skill levels. If you would like to book a Striped bass fishing trip, give me a call @ (707) 616-1905 or leave me a message on the "book a trip" section of this website and I will be contacting you to set up a day of Striper fishing or just answering questions you may have about this awesome Striper fishery.