View Full Version : Napa River Updates? Got one?

08-11-2009, 10:01 PM
Hey there,
My family has been out of town this week and want to head over to the bank for some striper action. Anyone know if the bite is there?

Cracker Jacks
08-12-2009, 03:19 AM
I don't know it has been a few weeks.

Let us know how ya did !

08-13-2009, 10:28 PM
The river has been a little slow, i fished it sunday night with swimbaits with a couple of fish nothing over 5lbs. monday with the kids in the morning with cut bait with same results, and then tuesday morning six caught with my fly rod largest was about 8-10lbs. and two more with swimbaits.. think its about to blow off ;D ;) 8-)

Cracker Jacks
08-14-2009, 03:57 AM
I will be out there Sat. morning for a few hours

For the same results i hope !

I may try trolling up stream

08-14-2009, 07:51 AM
Good to hear - I'm going out tomorrow trolling the usual spots. Rockwall, southern crossing and north of 3rd st. Fingers crossed!

08-14-2009, 03:38 PM
It might be worth a try, some of the larger fish i caught had alot of purple to them..... ;)

Cracker Jacks
08-15-2009, 03:51 AM
On fire !
5 keepers and 9 shakers in two hours ...

08-15-2009, 12:54 PM
Ditto - we had great luck as well. Launched from Cuttings at 7:30am heading towards downtown to hit our fav trolling holes. Five minutes in bam - first fish in the boat. 22". By 9am we had the one keeper and at least 10 shakers. River use was getting pretty heavy so we hit up some of the sloughs. Happy we did - landed 31" monster. Damn that was fun, Came back in just past 2pm. Now to clean the house before the family gets home!!! Post pic once I read up on how to.

Cracker Jacks
08-15-2009, 01:03 PM
Hey Ash , that was me on the phone asking about limit.
Had such a good day. Never thought I'd need to know the regs !

Right on E -
Some yahoos where fly fishing the honey hole all morning .

I'll be back at it next weekend

08-15-2009, 02:00 PM
You guys must have all the luck, tried today started at 930 ended at 12, trolled from kennedy to the cuttings for zero bites, did mark a few sturg though......maybe next time

08-16-2009, 03:52 AM
All the action for us was in the sloughs once the water skiers came out. We were ready to start playing chicken with them - rushing right by us on a troll near the southern crossing bridge, that's when we went into the sloughs.

Cracker Jacks
08-16-2009, 10:41 AM
Nice !
Took one dayoff. Went out tonight , 18 on rattel traps. 2 where 23" & 21"

08-17-2009, 04:54 AM
[smiley=wow_2.gif]Cracker Jacks, you did sound pretty fired up when you called good for you :). And nice photo Eric 8-).

Cracker Jacks did you just say 18 total fish on rattle traps?????? :D. Trolling or casting?

Im heading out wendsday morning and might just stay out all day ;D. Will report back to you all after the day.... [smiley=exactly2pn.gif]

Cracker Jacks
08-17-2009, 11:47 AM
eric, blot out that stump in the background, your giving away your spot ;) ;D
I hit it tonight for a few shakers on the out tide. Lots of bait on the surface.

Ash, That's the ticket .. find the fish and find the fun !
Never had a flurry of hits like that ... crazy !
It can only get better. Them stripers fight ...
I will be out next weekend fo sure :D

08-17-2009, 12:15 PM
This is getting me fired up. The stump sounds good but I'll need to hit my spots first. Hey Eric, you look familar. Ever worked with computers/networks?

Cracker Jacks
08-17-2009, 01:08 PM
He don't look like a computer geek to me ;)

08-17-2009, 10:17 PM
Neither do I ;)

08-18-2009, 10:47 AM
Fish today on the Napa near Brazo's
with cut bait and from a private dock.
Line in the water at 1130hrs. Fished
the incoming allmost to slack tide.
Caught three fish. Two 17" and one
18". All released...all fat brite chrome
fish. Wanted to start at 0900hrs but
the wind at the airport was 29mph
at 0800hrs. To much for me.

08-18-2009, 01:23 PM
I've been in computers/networks for 12 years. I'm now a director of technology for a school district near sac. Who is this Happy_tails? I've been with NAMC, ATG (out of Santa Rosa) and NCOE in napa.

08-18-2009, 01:24 PM
CJ - I know I don't have the tech-geek look to me (anymore). That's what middle management will do to you! Turns you into a truck driver! Love to go out with you sometime. PM me if you ever need a deck hand...

Cracker Jacks
08-19-2009, 08:30 AM
10-4 [smiley=signfishon34hi6zv.gif]

08-19-2009, 10:29 AM
Ah yes Erik, those were the day's.* Gail coming early and just hanging out, Jen still hammered from the night before.* Matt with his head set on but his phone is off the hook. The surfer dude who's name escapes me coming stoned to the bone.* Our manager Rob W.* not doing much of anything but cruissing the three floors looking for food.* You, me, and kathy in the loan soft que picking up the slack.* * ;)

Jim P.