FISHING TALK - March 11, 2020

By Boots Johnson


We have a couple of report which are not current. Striped bass have been caught in the Sacramento River as high upstream as Colusa. Anglers are seeing more action in the vicinity of Verona, both in the Sacramento and Feather Rivers. The Sacramento River temperature was measured at above 65 degrees. With this temperature we expect the spawn to get underway at any time. As far as the Delta goes we hear the bass are plentiful on the Sacramento side. Expect this area to just get better as we move into March.


A couple weeks ago our weather source told us to expect rain the middle of March. The rain came on March 7th so we contacted him again. He still predicts rain in the middle of March and also continues to feel we will have snow in the mountains at that time.


Congratulations goes out to Yuba City angler Nancy Santana on her big limit of king salmon which were caught while fishing Lake Oroville.


Sturgeon are moving up the Sacramento River to spawn. Best area to fish is at Knights Landing. Best bait at this time is Eel and ghost shrimp.


When the weather clears up we expect the bite at Lake Almanor to improve dramatically for salmon, trout and small mouth bass.


The recent (and continued plant program) plant of rainbow trout at Collins Lake had smiling faces on many anglers last week. The fish were a mix of feisty trout from 12 inches up to four and five pounders.

Closing thought: “Two things define you….your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.”