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Rating - Good   

Tuesday, Feb 06 2024
Steelhead remains a good target in the deeper areas of moving water through out the system. The rivers overall flow rate has been strong and fairly consistent this year as well. A lot of anglers have had good success using little Cleo spoons in 1/3 oz- 2/5 oz sizes. A lot of good quality fish have taken cured roe as well as BnR soft beads in oranges, reds, and egg patterns. The fly fishing crowd has really been utilizing the double nymph and indicator method with strong results as well.

About

A diverse array of species makes the American River a heavily fished area east of Sacramento, California.

The river stretches into the Sierra Nevada Mountains west of Reno, Nevada, and gets heavy pressure for rainbow, and brown trout, King salmon, Coho salmon, and steelhead. Striped bass, American shad, carp, and Sacramento sucker inhabit this clean, fast-running river as it joins the North, Middle, and South Forks before reaching the Sacramento River.

The American River is fed by the melting snowpack of the Sierra Nevada range.



Techniques & Tips

Considered an anglers paradise just a few miles from heavily populated urban areas, there is almost no limit to the styles of fishing that can bring home a limit.

Fishing from shore is the most popular method with a few anglers wading into the shallower sections of the river. Casting with heavier 10 to 12-pound monofilament on spinning reels attached to seven-foot or longer rods allow long casts with larger Rapalas, or four-inch or longer spoons for Coho, King, and Steelhead allows longer retrieves in the fast-moving current. Rainbow trout will hit on the same rigging with smaller-sized lures.

Brown trout hit best on minnows worked slowly along the bank near tree roots, rocks, and in back eddies where the water moves slower.

Strippers are as aggressive as largemouth bass and will hit on similar surface and shallow lures like jitterbugs and plastic worms.


Tuesday, Feb 06 2024



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Local River for Sacramento. Fishing for Salmon, Striper, Steelhead, Shad

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American River

RECEIVE FISHING REPORT UPDATES!


Rating - Good

Steelhead remains a good target in the deeper areas of moving water through out the system. The rivers overall flow rate has been strong and fairly consistent this year as well. A lot of anglers have had good success using little Cleo spoons in 1/3 oz- 2/5 oz sizes. A lot of good quality fish have taken cured roe as well as BnR soft beads in oranges, reds, and egg patterns. The fly fishing crowd has really been utilizing the double nymph and indicator method with strong results as well.

About

A diverse array of species makes the American River a heavily fished area east of Sacramento, California.

The river stretches into the Sierra Nevada Mountains west of Reno, Nevada, and gets heavy pressure for rainbow, and brown trout, King salmon, Coho salmon, and steelhead. Striped bass, American shad, carp, and Sacramento sucker inhabit this clean, fast-running river as it joins the North, Middle, and South Forks before reaching the Sacramento River.

The American River is fed by the melting snowpack of the Sierra Nevada range.



Techniques & Tips

Considered an anglers paradise just a few miles from heavily populated urban areas, there is almost no limit to the styles of fishing that can bring home a limit.

Fishing from shore is the most popular method with a few anglers wading into the shallower sections of the river. Casting with heavier 10 to 12-pound monofilament on spinning reels attached to seven-foot or longer rods allow long casts with larger Rapalas, or four-inch or longer spoons for Coho, King, and Steelhead allows longer retrieves in the fast-moving current. Rainbow trout will hit on the same rigging with smaller-sized lures.

Brown trout hit best on minnows worked slowly along the bank near tree roots, rocks, and in back eddies where the water moves slower.

Strippers are as aggressive as largemouth bass and will hit on similar surface and shallow lures like jitterbugs and plastic worms.


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