Stripers...and Shad now on tap!

Striper fishing in the Valley rivers was scalding hot again most of the last week but it appears to be petering out pretty quickly as the water is warming up and the fish are finishing up their spawning activities.

That means the upper sections of the system are clearing out now but there will be some good pushes of stripers this week and next down low in the rivers and out into the Delta. In fact, I started fishing the Delta on Monday and we caught probably 30-40 fish without a ton of trouble. Nothing big, but there were plenty of fish around.

Shad fishing is also going very well now in the American River and I started doing 1/2 day trips over the weekend, There are piles of shad in the system and I'll have morning or evening trips available later this week.