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TOP PICKSSACRAMENTO RIVER, Knights Landing - Striper fishing was good around Colusa for part of the week but tapered off toward the weekend. Anglers found better action from Grimes to the Tisdale Weir over the weekend. The shifting action illustrated an important point, namely that stripers are not in consistently large numbers throughout the river, and it's necessary to be willing to move to find fish if the bite is slow in a given area. Most anglers were drifting lip-hooked minnows, but stillfishing with sardines and pileworms was sometimes more effective. The pileworms also were attracting sturgeon - still present in good numbers.COLLINS LAKE - Trout fishing is excellent thanks to weekly plants. Shore anglers used chartreuse Power Bait and worms at the dam and swim beach area. Trollers are used Needlefish and Kastmasters with some of the bigger fish running to 7 pounds. Bass and crappie are starting to show. One boat checked in with a good catch of bass on crawdads, but worms and jigs should work just fine.SUISUN BAY - Great sturgeon and striped bass reported last week, with the sturgeon going for shrimp baits around the Mothball Fleet, and the stripers eating bullheads at the Benicia Bridge. Lots of smaller stripers showed in the upper end of Suisun Bay, a good sign for the Delta striped bass run.EMERYVILLE - Some excellent halibut action, even during last week's fast tides. Top boat was the New Huck Finn with 58 halibut in two days fishing, with near limits on Saturday with 31 fish for 14 anglers. Also fishing, the Tigerfish and New Salmon Queen.AMADOR LAKE - Bass fishing is red hot with emphasis on numbers. Fish are bedding hard, and sight anglers can find what they need in most of the coves. Weightless plastics like wacky-rigged Senkos have been a favorite. Trout fishing remained good with plenty of action resulting in 3- to 5- pounders on stringers. This bite never changes except when it goes away, so bring Power Bait or Power Eggs, nightcrawlers and fish the top 3 feet of water. Night fishing for crappie is also a good bet, drop mini-jigs from the boathouse dock to score slabs.

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