Napa River Fishing Reports 2008-10-13

California: Fishing the Napa River in the beautiful Wine Country of Napa County, Northern California. Fishing for Stripers (Striped Bass), Sturgeon, King Salmon (Chinooks).

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Napa River Fishing Reports 2008-10-13

Post by Bob Fisher » Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:56 am

Napa River Fishing Reports 2008-10-13


Fall Striped Bass (Striper) Fishing

The tides, the moon phase and the wind forecast weren't to my liking but Seth wanted to go anyway so off we went!

It wasn't a hot bite but we each caught a fish at the bottom of the tide, in the early morning light, on baitcasters, light line and swim baits.

We were also fortunate to see many different species of waterbirds, a family of river otters and a small sea lion.

All in all it was a glorious morning, I enjoyed the company - and it was well worth going and being out the Napa River.

The fishing should pick up and be really good soon... And we'll be there!
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Casting these Storm swimbaits are often a good, fun way to catch Napa River Stripers.
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Bob releasing a small Napa River Striper caught casting a swimbait on light line.
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Bob with a small Napa River Striper caught casting a swimbait on light line.
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Seth with a small Napa River Striper caught casting a swimbait on light line.
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Seth with a small Napa River Striper caught casting a swimbait on light line.
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Seth hooked into a small Striper on a swimbait
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Take me to the river!

Post by twmcdaniel » Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:00 pm

It's cool that you got out on the river and caught a few. Make sure you get back out there and enjoy the fishing soon. You don't appreciate it until you can't go do it anymore - I miss the spring and fall when we used to take the boat out and go after the big stripers...

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FISHING WITH SETH

Post by Bob Fisher » Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:10 am

Seth and I went down to River Park one afternoon after work with some anchovies for bait and fished off the bank. Nothing much to report but small Stripers.
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FISHING WITH BRIAN AND SETH

Post by Bob Fisher » Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:19 am

I met Brian and Seth down at River Park one evening. It was a beautiful balmy evening for late October. Only a couple of small Stripers.

Just a note of caution. The area is now off limits for night fishing. We were asked to leave by the local Police...
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FISHING THE NAPA RIVER WITH SETH. SETH SKILLFULLY PULLS IN ANOTHER ANGLERS LINE... MINE!
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Napa River Stripers

Post by Seth Carrico » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:48 pm

Hey Bob, let's check the tides and go next week!!!

:D :D :D
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Re: Napa River Stripers

Post by Bob Fisher » Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:26 am

Seth Carrico wrote:Hey Bob, let's check the tides and go next week!!!

:D :D :D
Well... Seth and I went again and we didn't get anything this time!!!

:cry: :cry: :cry:

Seth! we gotta go and give it another try this week!!!

:D :D :D
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Baitcast Outfit - Shimano Curado, Shakespeare Axiom and swimbait with 12lb Stren Original line
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Spinning Outfit - Ugly Stik, spinning reel and Rat-L-Trap crankbait with 12lb Stren Original line
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12' fiberglass dinghy with 15HP 4 stroke Mercury
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Post by barra_on_fly » Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:37 am

Why can't you fish there at night?
Looks like good fun anyway!

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