View Full Version : can u bank fish at powerlines?

01-28-2008, 03:15 PM
bankfishin at powerlines, can u? I;m new and going on sat.will take boat if its not raining, not my boat its my moms. haha New to the area but I know rio vista and am familiar with power lines from boat, but not shore. how are ur results as well. u guyz rock , thank you.

01-28-2008, 03:25 PM
Never banked it from the power lines but there always seems to be quite a few people there. If they didn't catch fish from the bank I would think there wouldn't be so many people. Give it a try. Good luck!!

01-28-2008, 04:01 PM
I've never banked it either, but I also see lots of people there. I used to put in at the Sherman Island launch. The road that leads to the launch goes right along the river and there is always people there. Good luck.

01-28-2008, 04:21 PM
A while back they put up a bunch of "No Parking" signs all up and down the road along the waterline. If you can find a parking spot, you can definitely get into some fish. I would recommend a longer rod, and thinner line so you can cast further. Make sure you have a long handle net for landing.

Good luck out there.


01-28-2008, 05:46 PM
Thank you very much men. I have a 10' surf rod with25# test line. u think lighter line maybe?

01-28-2008, 07:36 PM
Thank you very much men. I have a 10' surf rod with25# test line. u think lighter line maybe?

I normally fish this area during the spring and have had luck in the past. However you should make sure that you have enough weights. This area is kinda snaggy.

BTW, your set up is perfectly fine.

01-28-2008, 07:37 PM
25# is fine and I seen lots of big Sturgeon caught from the banks good luck, DB

01-28-2008, 07:55 PM
with the rains u think4 oz. -6oz. ghost and grass or ghost and pile?

01-28-2008, 07:56 PM
4 oz. -6oz. weights that is, sorry.

01-28-2008, 08:00 PM
from the bank 6-8 would be my choice ;)

01-29-2008, 12:51 AM
8 oz at least!

02-01-2008, 07:39 AM
8 on the incoming....12 to 16 on the outgoing...

02-01-2008, 02:26 PM
12- 16 oz's is a LOT of weight man. I've fished it a few times before but never after so much rain. might take the boat. supposed to be windy and rainy. have a 19 foot open bow with a bimini. might rig so visqueen plastic to hide out from wind and rain. might bank fish if it is too nasty don't know.

02-01-2008, 02:34 PM
noo way...25# test line...i dunno how you guys bank fish, but i bank fish for sturgy all the time, normally at hood, use 12 ft ugly stick with 100lbs test power pro wit 10oz minimum...sometimes i use 12-14 oz, bank fishing for sturgy is not the same as fishing for sturgy in a boat, its a lot harder to land a sturgy from bank, strong rod like ugly stick like 12-15ft is a must, and if your using mono line, 50#...or braid 80# and plus...good luck.

02-01-2008, 02:38 PM
wow thats crazy. ive caught a bunch out of a boat but not on the bank and I'll get 12 oz. weights b 4 i go. thanx.

02-01-2008, 02:40 PM
good luck ;)