Stripers Biting In The Central Valley

Photos by MSJ Guide Service

Our March cover story previewed Northern California’s striped bass run in both the Delta and on the more fishable river, the Sacramento. Our pal Manny Saldana Jr. of MSJ Guide Service is off to a good start as more fish head in despite some less than desirable water condition:

“Here are some pictures from my first guided striped bass trip of the season. We were catching some fish on bait due to the rivers meaning the Sacramento and Feather rivers are still muddy,” Saldana said. “I decided to start casting the 4-inch and 5-inch Badd Bubba Shad swim baits the striped bass couldn’t resist them! Not all were keepers, but my client Tim from Montana sure had a blast!”