Fishing in the Sacramento River
Right now, the river is very hot compared to normal, and for that reason you just might want to still hold off a few more weekends if you are itching to take your family out on a nice fishing trip to the Sac. Rio Vista area was one of the places where the best fishing was noted the week of September 21st-25th, but nothing off the charts was weighed in at any of the local fishing shops so far. Some of the anglers were able to land some early salmon with lures and there was even a 20 plus pounder recorded which hit salmon eggs of an angler who was actually just fishing for trout. Most of the anglers are arriving early and claiming some nice spots on the river and pretty much just fishing, drinking, and managing to have a good time even in some of the mid day heat.
SAN JOAQUIN River Fishing:
Striper fishing is really starting to heat up. If you can get your hands on some nice sized bullheads and either some shiners or anything that smells tasty, you have yourself a good shot at nailing a nice striper to bring home to the wife for your days work fishing. Much of the action is in the less than 20 feet of water, so no need to try and find anything deeper than that in this river.