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07-24-2005, 06:57 PM
I am going to be on the Sacramento River this weekend and I was wondering if anyone had any current fishing info. I have not fished the river before so any info would be appreciated. I have no preference of fish species, I just want to get my lines in the water!

07-26-2005, 06:31 PM
Where are you going? I know they have been catching some salmon and stripers in the Sacramento area.


07-26-2005, 07:15 PM
I will be launching out of discovery park. My wife and myself have a day to oureslves. I thought it would be fun to put her on some fish!

07-27-2005, 09:37 AM
Salmon and Stripers. Be carefull its a freaking zoo down there right now!! I drove over the bridge the other day and the river was bank to bank with boats!!!!

Check out the salmon and striper boards for information on fishing!


07-27-2005, 11:07 AM
If you are looking for a day to "yourselves," you might wanna try anywhere but Discovery Park.

07-27-2005, 12:02 PM
If you want you can go just south of Sac and launch at Garcia Bend, it's about a 5-6 miles up to the American from there, or you can just stay south and fish by Freeport, which is just south of the Garcia launch.

You can fish for Striper and Salmon there and the Striper have been being caught on Sardines, Pile Worm, Anchovies,

If you want to try some Salmon action you can try trolling with Silvertrons or Blue foxes, or work some Flatfish off the bottom, and they can also be trolled.

The Salmon action has been slow this week but that could change anytime, also the ramp at Garcia is free the ramp at Discovery is I think $8.00.. hope this helps

07-27-2005, 01:43 PM
Try using sardine fillet's with a 3-4 oz weight. Cast deep and wait for a striper or a catfish to hit! Best place would be Garcia Bend or up Freeport.

07-27-2005, 07:49 PM
Is Garcia bend open to night fishing?

07-27-2005, 10:28 PM
Garcia bend has a locked gate at night. You can leave a vehicle there overnight if you want, but there's a good chance of vandelism. :-/

07-28-2005, 10:21 AM

07-28-2005, 02:46 PM
I got my stereo jacked and window bashed in at that hell-hole. Careful.

07-29-2005, 12:40 PM
Pretty sad when there are 2 and 3 million dollar homes damn near within view, and it's still not safe to leave your rig there at night.