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Fishing on Sacramento River

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Second only to the Columbia River on the west coast of the United States in Chinook salmon runs, the Sacramento and its tributaries once supported a huge population of this fish.
Source :Confluence of Middle and South Forks
Location:Confluence of Middle and South Forks
Mouth :
Location:Suisun Bay, Contra Costa-Solano county line
Fish Species  
Bass, Striped  Sturgeon, White
Pikeminnow, Sacramento  Trout, Rainbow
Sculpin, Prickly  Lamprey, River
Salmon, Pink  Chub, Thicktail
Sculpin, Rough  Sucker, Modoc
Salmon, Coho  Splittail
Sucker, Mountain  Sculpin, Riffle
Stickleback, Threespine  Sucker, Sacramento
Lamprey, Western Brook  Hardhead
Chub, Tui  
Salmon, Chinook  Smelt, Delta
Smelt, Longfin  Dace, Speckled
Sculpin, Marbled  Perch, Sacramento
Sculpin, Pit  Trout, Bull
Hitch  Lamprey, Pacific
Salmon, Kokanee  Clear Lake Splittail
California Roach  Sacramento Blackfish
Chum Salmon  Perch, Tule
Lamprey, Pit-klamath Brook  King-of-the-salmon
TributaryLat/Lon | Connected  
American River38.6 -121.5  Source  
Feather River39.6 -121.5  Source  
TributaryLat/Lon | Connected  
Butte Creek39.7 -121.7  Source  
Close ByLat/Lon |    
Cache Creek38.7 -121.7  20 km  
MORRISON Creek38.5 -121.5  10 km  
Tule Canal38.7 -121.6  20 km  
Lakes and RiversLat/Lon |    
ARCADE Creek38.6 -121.4  20 km  
LAGUNA Creek38.4 -121.4  20 km  
Lake Oroville39.6 -121.4  20 km  
Last NewsDate | Source
Much of drought-plagued West Coast faces salmon fishing ban24/03/2023   foxnews   
A new study finds a critical vitamin for salmon in rivers21/01/2024   opb   
Extreme heat will soon kill nearly all young salmon in one California river14/07/2021   wbaltv   
Delta striped bass, sturgeon fishing sizzles as emergency regulations go into effect06/12/2023   The Stockton Record   
California Seeks Federal Help for Salmon Fishers Facing Ban06/04/2023   Associated Press   
Plummeting salmon population could trigger closure of fishing season in California waters02/03/2023   latimes   
Last NewsDate | Source
Much of Oregon faces ‘devastating’ salmon fishing ban25/03/2023   oregonlive   
Fishing and conservation groups condemn Delta Tunnel as final EIR is released14/12/2023   msn   
66-Inch Sturgeon Revived By Wildlife Officers, Returned To Sacramento River; Man Cited On Poaching Charges13/03/2015   sanfrancisco   
Regulators signal no California salmon season this year amid dismal return of adult fish10/03/2023   THE PRESS DEMOCRAT   
State seeking federal help for salmon fishers facing ban08/04/2023   cbsnews   
Warm water leads to thousands of salmon deaths in the Sacramento River04/01/2022   Redding Record   

Last change: 2023-04-08