This just in: It took a 40-pound striper to win last weekend’s Al’s Ark Striper/Sturgeon Derby. Second place fell to a 38-pounder. As you can see, the big fish are on the chew. Derby organizers are still finishing the final winner’s list.
Meanwhile, plan to go fishing while this...
I'm going fishing on the shore at Cuttings Wharf on the Napa River for striped bass. This is Marine Regulations area. Questions:
1. What tide is best for stripers?
2. What lb test line should I use?
3. Size or quantity limits of fish?
4. What's best bait or lures?
5. How do I rig line? Leader...
Stripers are getting bigger -- nice keepers up to 24 inches. You should be able to find them all the way from some of the sloughs in the south end near Vallejo to Napa City. Troll with Rattletraps, Hair Raisers or swim baits. Bankies are scoring with sardines, anchovies and minnows.