The rivers are high around here. I like wet years when we have a lot of water flowing early. Lots of high flows seems to bring up more fish. I will starting to striper fish as soon as the rivers calm down a bit. Should be a real good year. I will start by covering miles of the rivers with the Black worm until i find where fish are holding. Some spots are almost always good and some change every year. Stripers move quite a bit and you have to catch them when they are in your area or move with the fish. The guides that target them stay on top of the big schools by being on the river every day. They will stay in an area some times and some times they will move miles in a day. A fish can swim from the bay to Colusa in three days if it wants too. Seems to be about how long it takes them to get here when they want to move. I have caught several salmon that still had sea lice on them up here. The sea lice do not live long in fresh water so that is another way I know fish can move a long ways when they want too. Sometimes when fishing is real good we will boat a 100 stripers a day. All catch and release. I turn all the big ones loose. I prefer to eat the smaller fish from 4 to 10 lbs. The real big ones are not worth eating in my books and they have millions of eggs in them on 40 lb hen. We quit keeping big hens years ago and started noticing a decline in big males about 8 years ago and no longer keep them either. Take picture of the big ones and kiss them goodbye. Fishing should start getting real good up here some time after easter, but we can catch them year round up here. Here is some pictures.
Raith with a Client.
Raith turning a nice fish loose.
Me with a fish.
Raith and I at the Sportsmens Expo.