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Northern CA Freshwater Fishing Report

San Pablo Bay sturgeon and striped bass bite at river mouths

BY CAPT. DAVID BACON/WON Staff WriterPublished: Feb 20, 2012

PETALUMA — The possibility of action on both sturgeon and stripers tempted anglers out to river and stream mouths around upper San Pablo Bay. The level of action varied with the tides, but overall decent fishing was found.

Joel Sinkay of Leonard’s Bait & Tackle in Petaluma said, “Shallow water has been the hot ticket. Bass and sturgeon have been reported in good numbers near Hamilton Field and Sonoma Creek. The lower Napa River has had the most fish reported, right in front of south slough.”

Striper action was reported to be good at the mouth of the Petaluma River, while sturgeon activity concentrated upriver. The first steelhead of the season was caught this week near the mouth of the Petaluma, promising even better fishing in the coming weeks.

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