"A wonderful 22-mile tailwater fishery flows right through the heart of California’s state capital and into the Sacramento River. And believe it or not, the lower American River gets less overall pressure than a place such as Fall River during peak season! Keep in mind, however, that there are millions of potential anglers near this stretch of river. The lower American is urban fly fishing, but it’s worth the adventure. Types of Fish: Smallmouth and striped bass, American shad, steelhead, salmon (chinook), plus panfish and catfish. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping."