Today I guided Jim and Toni for stripers. We met in Colusa and headed to Ward's Landing and launched the boat. We powered down river towards the Meridian Bridge and then began fishing. The bait of choice today was minnows and as we drifted our way down river we picked up 3-5 fish on almost every sand bar. We continued our way down stream all of the way to Lupes Bend catching a total of 32 fish of which only 1 was of legal size to keep. Most of the fish were in the 16"-17.5" range and though they fought well they just were not legal. I decided to make the run back up stream to Tuttles Pump and work our way back towards the boat ramp. Again all of the fish seemed to be small. As we made our way down the last drift Jim finally hooked a big fish and the battle began. Jim fought the fish to submission after 15 minutes and soon had his hands on a beautiful 35 pound fish. The fish was spawned out and would have tipped the scales at over 40 pounds had it not been. Again it was another great day on the water with plenty of action, but very few legal sized fish.