One of the best places for Sturgeon bank fishing is called Merrits Landing, in the small town of Clarksburg. There is a boat launch, picnic tables and a few fire rings. There is plenty of parking and day use and boat launching are free! This is the sacremento river and the current is pretty strong! You will need to be abel to sling 5 to 7 oz of weight! Coming north on 5 you will take the freeport exit, make a right onto river road. The small town of freeport has 3 baitshops and best bet for grass shrimp, eel, ghost shrimp, pile worms ect! Continue on about half a mile to the green bridge and cross it and make a left along the river! You will drive about 10 miles and pass through the town of clarksburg. You will take the first left you come to. That is "Merrits Landing" and one of the best kept secrets for sturgeon as well as salmon, stripers and huge catfish! Right after the first rains, the locals say you have to be there at 5am or you wont find a spot because of the sturgeon fisherman. During the salmon run the other bank was wall to wall salmon fisherman. There is no overnight fishing, though the local sherriff has been known to let a few fish all night. The way to do it is stay at one of local motels, I think I paid 50 at motel 6 and it was good enough for me to get to river by 5am. There is also a really nice bed and breakfast in "freeport" With excelent food and dinners too! The host there is just awesome as well! You will need a rod and reel that can handel 25 lb test line, rod should have limber tip and lot of backbone, and should be at least 8 feet and 10 to 14 is even better. Tie on your bait with magic thread, and be prepared to wait but be aware of the slight pumping of the tip. Slam the hook home, reel in slack and slam the hook again. Sturgeon lips are tough! Hold on and play your fish. You can use 80 pound mono or wire for the leader and 0/8 or 0/9 hook. You need this cause the skin is tough like sandpaper. Cleaning that bad boy is another post!