Are there sturgeon in the Sacramento River? Sacramento River mainstem supports a run of anadromous green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris) listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Anadromous white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) are also present in this part of the mainstem and they are a very important recreational fish.
Where can I find sturgeon in Sacramento? Down river of Colusa, CA is where the majority of sturgeon fishing takes place. On low water years such as this year, the stretch of the Sacramento River from Grimes, Ca to Knights Landing, Ca is your best bet.
How big are the sturgeon in the Sacramento River? Anglers are allowed one sturgeon a day, three per year, on the Sacramento River. The keeper slot is a favorable 40- to 60-inches, and most of the keepers we get are over 50-inches, with a good number over 55-inches. That’s a big keeper sturgeon with a lot of meat you’re sure to enjoy.
What is the biggest fish in the Sacramento River? Typical Sacramento River Chinook salmon weigh anywhere from 10 to 30 pounds, though a few 40-pound giants are caught every year. The California state record, caught in the Sacramento River in 1979, weighed 88 pounds.