Sturgeon fishing at the Delta got off with a couple derbies planned and apparently plenty of sturgeon reports coming into marinas. Those anglers who go after the big fish should keep an eye out for derby dates and more information.
Bullard’s Bar is still producing lots of kokanee salmon but the fish are running small at this time with fish up to eleven inches. This is no big deal but not too bad for January.
The King salmon at Lake Oroville are on the bite with fish up to four pounds in the mix. Bass are also available but are hard to catch at this time.
We have heard there are some big striped bass being taken on the Sacramento River at this time. We could not get any location but learned the fish are near the City of Sacramento and are being caught on sardines from shore.
Ice fishing at Lake Davis is back in swing with good success. Fishing at this reservoir has continued to get better as time goes by. The best bet is to fish with night crawlers or dough bait. We are told the best place is the lightening tree area. The annual Davis Lake trout derby is scheduled for February 1, 2020 with entry fees at $20.00.
Sturgeon fishing always brings up the striped bass. All the bait soaking that takes place manages to drift down river and smell gets the stripers hungry as they go upstream looking for food.
Collins Lake, a popular spot for local anglers has slowed down considerably last week due to the cold weather and rain. Expect this reservoir to explode with action when spring approaches, which believe it or not is really not that far away.
Folks who have been fishing the Sacramento River for Striped Bass are talking around town about an early run this year in February. We shall see about this one as time goes by.
Closing Thought: “Old fishing line could cost you a trophy fish so get with it and replace it”