Fish Sniffer Readers Smack Feather River Stripers!
The stripers I was chasing after were patrolling the waters edge. Brandon Gallegos of H and R Bait in Stockton confirmed the improvement in the striped bass bite with three anglers bringing in limits from 4- to 8-pounds using live bluegill in Whiskey Slough. A steady retrieve with an occasional pause is what I would do. Brown says the tunnels, by rerouting how water flows through the estuary, would help solve never-ending conflicts between fish and water supplies. In the lower Kern River, bass are the top draw with live bait. The funding package passed with The battle over the tunnels is the latest in more than two decades of conflict over the environmental impact of delta deliveries to San Joaquin Valley agriculture and urban Southern California.
Its pretty discouraging to have to throw back three pounders when Jersey boats can keep fish half that size. There have been some nice Rock fish and Lingcod caught up the coast near Davenport and Natural Bridges. The area in the deep water of Wilder Beach has been producing big Coppers and Vermillion's. There were some Halibut caught trolling in feet of water near the Mile Buoy. A private boat out of Star Island got one over two hundred pounds out of the five that crashed his lures. July 11 The weather is great today with no swell or wind. So, when the time comes to fish, the let-down of unfulfilled dreams is tremendous.
May 11 There were a few anglers who looked for Salmon around the Soquel Hole but did not catch any. The huge tunnels would transport Sacramento River water 35 miles under the delta to the government pumping operations that send supplies south. There are other factors such as water flow and water clarity which can determine a bite as well. March 24 The season for Rock fish starts next Sunday so get ready. There were some nice fish caught near the bottom. In true husky striper manner, it dropped to the bottom and bulldogged hard as it swam back and forth behind the boat. The area near Davenport was bumpy so most people fished locally.