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AMERICAN RIVER

Rating - Good   

Monday, May 16 2022
The American shad bite has been hit and miss with some fish still holding on the lower river below Paradise and upper river below Sailor Bar. Bank fishing remains difficult. Patterns like the Lipstick, Firecracker, or Green Weeny, or spin fishing with shad darts, pink curly tail grubs with a light sink head, Sabiki Rigs, or small spinnerbait dressed in some flash are the best bet. The flows at Fair Oaks up from 1,958 to 2995 cfs, and they are rising to 4500 cfs by Monday.




Monday, May 16 2022



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Steelhead fishing remains very slow. The reports that there have been some down streamers and some half-pounders in the river between Sunrise and Sailor Bar, but the fish numbers are low. The water levels at Fair Oaks have dropped from 2070 to 1960 cfs.

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AMERICAN RIVER


Rating - Good

The American shad bite has been hit and miss with some fish still holding on the lower river below Paradise and upper river below Sailor Bar. Bank fishing remains difficult. Patterns like the Lipstick, Firecracker, or Green Weeny, or spin fishing with shad darts, pink curly tail grubs with a light sink head, Sabiki Rigs, or small spinnerbait dressed in some flash are the best bet. The flows at Fair Oaks up from 1,958 to 2995 cfs, and they are rising to 4500 cfs by Monday.


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