See also their detailed map of the lower American River with notes about steelhead and striped bass fishing. Fly Fisherman: American River California – In-depth article from Fly Fisherman magazine by Michael Wier covers multiple stretches of all three forks and .
During late fall and winter, some fish move back upstream into the fresh water of the Delta and lower Sacramento River. While this general migration pattern applies to most bass, there are always exceptions. For instance, some fish remain in the American and Feather rivers during the summer and good fishing sometimes occurs in San Francisco Bay.
Chinook Salmon are native to the river and average about 12 pounds, but fish over 30 are not uncommon. Striped Bass are found in the river year round but the best fishing is in the Spring. Adult Stripers enter the river on a spawning migration but may remain in the river through the warmer months. Best fishing is in the early morning and late.
Jul 07, 2015 · American River - Striper Fishing. Right now the American River is producing smaller Stripers. With the water level at 2700 I’m seeing a lot more of the 3 to 6 lb fish in the lower section.Author: Mike Koe.