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Kittle's Outdoor & Sport Co. Kittle's Outdoor and Sport is located in Colusa, CA. We carry an immense selection of waterfowl supplies, fishing, hunting and camping gear. Kittle's also stocks live bait, as well as a full selection of ammunition and shooting supplies. Call us for the latest fishing report or shoot times during the season.
Kittle's Outdoor & Sport Company
Address: 888 Market Street, Colusa, CA 95932

Phone: (530) 458-4868 (HUNT)

 Hours: Monday - Saturday | 5am - 6pm  

Sunday | 5am - 1pm | NO GUN ROOM TRANSACTIONS  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our Fishing Report

We have live bait shipments every week, call the store before you head out to check on availability and prices! Don't forget to give us reports as the season progresses! 

May 17, 2017

The Sacramento River is still producing large amounts of striped bass. The majority of keepers have been caught between Colusa and Butte City, with reports of fish being landed in Ord Bend and Meridian as well. The swimbait bite has been very successful, and minnows continue to be the most successful live bait. Cut baits such as anchovies and sardines have been consistently productive, but not as much as swimbaits or minnows. 

Shad are being caught occasionally and are present in our water system but are not being actively pursued by anglers. 

There are still large sized catfish being brought in weekly by anglers, typically on baits such as chicken liver, eel, and the occasional pile worm. 

Use caution when traveling along the river, as dropping water levels are revealing snag locations. There are also increased numbers of boats on the water and people along the bank both fishing and swimming. Kittle's does have personal floatation devices in stock, and you can get them from the local sheriff's station as well. 

Stay safe and have fun, don't forget to stop by your favorite bait shop on your way to the boat ramp! 

 

May 11, 2017: Striper bite remains present through May

The Sacramento river is finally reaching a consistent level keeping the stripers in the Colusa area. Keepers are being caught with red tails from spawing, and new fish are showing up everyday. The water temperatures are rising with continuous hotter weather, making the swimbait bite more successful. There are still fish being caught on the anchor with both cut and live bait. 

Shad are being caught occasionally and are present in our water system but are not being actively pursued by anglers. 

There are still large sized catfish being brought in weekly by anglers, typically on baits such as chicken liver, eel, and the occasional pile worm. 

Use caution when traveling along the river, as dropping water levels are revealing snag locations. There are also increased numbers of boats on the water and people along the bank both fishing and swimming. Kittle's does have personal floatation devices in stock, and you can get them from the local sheriff's station as well. 

Stay safe and have fun, don't forget to stop by your favorite bait shop on your way to the boat ramp! 

May 1, 2017: Striper still consistent, water levels are dropping fast.

With the water levels dropping quickly, more anglers are hitting the Sacramento River for striper fishing. There are fish being caught from Meridian to Butte City. Cut bait, minnows, and pile worms are still hot baits. As water temperatures rise with sunny weather, people are starting to throw top water lures and swim baits in the evenings. 

Use caution when traveling along the river, as dropping water levels are revealing snag locations. There are also increased numbers of boats on the water and people along the bank both fishing and swimming. Kittle's does have personal floatation devices in stock, and you can get them from the local sheriff's station as well. 

Stay safe and have fun, don't forget to stop by your favorite bait shop on your way to the boat ramp! 

April 23, 2017: High waters push fish up river

The river levels have increased again, pushing the schools of striper towards Princeton and Butte City. You can catch a bite on minnows, sardines, and pile worms. 

The river is expected to drop in water level by Sunday April 30th, so we are expecting the fish to drop back down into the Colusa area with it. 

April 13, 2017: STRIPER BITE IS STILL HOT! 

Striper can still be found in the Sacramento River near Colusa! We are getting reports of some larger sized hens being caught by anglers, as well as multiple legal sized males. Please remember that their main purpose right now is to spawn, and release hens to preserve fishing for future generations. Baits to use are sardines, anchovies, and minnows. Evening bite has been successful on white swim baits. 

Sturgeon are still catchable in the river as well. Use pile worms, ghost shrimp and eel to land these prehistoric fish. 

March 31, 2017: STRIPER BITE IS ON! 

Legal sized striped bass are being reported by local guides. The bait to use is pile worms. Other baits available are minnows, sardines, anchovies, and night crawlers. 

The sturgeon are still being landed in the Colusa Area! Baits to use include ghost shrimp, pile worms, and lamprey eel. New this year is bloody and pickled lamprey eel! 

Open boat ramps include Steelhead Lodge and Ward's Landing.

We are receiving consistent shipments of live bait. Minnows were delivered yesterday, and pile worms today. Ghost shrimp and pile worms are available for sale. Live bait includes minnows, ghost shrimp and pile worms. We also have fresh bait consisting of pickled and bloody lamprey eel. Frozen eel, sardines, anchovies, liver and others are readily available year round. Call for pricing. 

March 25, 2017: STURGEON BITE IS HOT! 

The sturgeon are finally being landed in the Colusa Area! Baits to use include ghost shrimp, pile worms, and lamprey eel. 

Striper is still sporatic as river conditions have not changed much. A steady break in the weather allowed anglers to pull in a few keepers here and there, but it has yet to produce a steady catch. Historically, larger schools do not arrive until the first couple of weeks in April, so be ready! With this week's storm, the river has risen again and is muddy. When the water clears fishing will be better. You can still hit the water and catch a few on cut bait or minnows. 

We have received our first live bait shipment of the season! Ghost shrimp and pile worms arrived yesterday afternoon and are available for sale. Live bait includes minnows, ghost shrimp and pile worms. We also have fresh bait consisting of pickled and bloody lamprey eel. Frozen eel, sardines, anchovies, liver and others are readily available year round. Call for pricing. 

We will receive our first shipment of Live Minnows on Friday, March 17th.  We are hoping to receive both Jumbo and Extra Large minnows. Our shipment of live sturgeon bait is expected any day. Frozen bait is always available. 

March 13, 2017: Fishing season has just begun on the Sacramento River! Anglers braved the river for the first weekend this past few days, and some were successful. Overall, the river level is still a tad high and the water is fairly muddy. Anglers had success fishing near Ward's Boat Launch. Steelhead Launch and Ward's are probably the best bet for launching your boat. 

We will receive our first shipment of Live Minnows on Friday, March 17th.  We are hoping to receive both Jumbo and Extra Large minnows. Our shipment of live sturgeon bait is expected any day. Frozen bait is always available. 

February 27, 2016: Fishing has still been slow on the Sacramento River in our area. Boaters are hesitant to test the high water levels and floating debris. Bank catfishing is still successful, with any bait with a strong scent being the go-to route to success. We still have not received any live bait, as we do not project the fishing to pick up until after the water settles. Frozen bait is always available. 

According to the Fish Sniffer magazine, trout fishing was superb on opening weekend at Pardee Lake Recreation Area this past weekend. Powerbait and nightcrawlers were reported to be the go-to bait that brought in limits for many anglers. Sturgeon have been found in the San Pablo Bay and the lower stretches of the Napa river. For more detailed information, visit our friends at The Fish Sniffer

February 9, 2017: Sacramento River Water Levels are extremely high due to massive amounts of rain. The currents are swift and the waters are murky. We expect a phenomenal sturgeon season once the currents begin to slow. Striper season should take off as soon as the river gets closer to normal. We are postponing live ghost shrimp and pile worm deliveries until further notice. Frozen bait is always available.

On a postive note, bank fishing for catfish is off the hook! Catch the big ones on chicken liver, golden shiners, night crawlers, clam, squid, mackerel and anything else with a strong scent. 

Keep checking back for the latest updates on all the local waterways! 

 

Kittle's Outdoor & Sport Company Inc. 888 Market St. Colusa, CA  95932 . 530-458-4868 . administrator@kittlesoutdoor.com

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