Let me state this right from the start, I am a striper man! I have tried fishing for most other types of fresh water and anadromous fish but for some reason the striped bass has always caught my attention. It’s the size potential, the great fight they put up, the nice silver color, and the tasty flesh they have, all of these factors draw me to the striped bass.
The rains caught me by surprise last year. I purchased my fishing license in April but the rains in northern California kept coming until late June. By then it was hot and the striper run was far gone, but I still managed to catch a few in the Sacramento River.
I am anxiously awaiting the striper run. Thse fish are anadromous which means they are ocean fish that make their way up freshwater rivers in order to spawn. During Spring large numbers of striper swim upstream and spawn in the waters of local rivers. I usually fish the Colusa stretch of the Sacramento and have come to learn that the striper bite is pretty great in Colusa during the run. I am looking forward to that run and I will be posting pictures of my larger catches.
Fish on Folks!!