Comprehensive Delta Fishing Report | Summer Update Aug 5

For 16 years the Snag Proof Open Tournament has been one of the largest events on the Delta  for bass anglers that enjoy summertime topwater fishing.  AUGUST 5 AND 6TH, The Original Frog Tourney Returns The CA Delta Snag Proof Open, Russo’s Marina.  This is a favorite for Dirty D anglers! Seems like yesterday when we put 300 boats plus out for this event, Let’s hope it gets to those numbers!

GOT KIDS? Mark your calendar Aug 12th for City of Oakley Kids Fishing Day Antioch. Sign up Here at Shop! #oakley This will be a blast and we are looking for adults to help with the Kids, contact store for more info!

Hook Line and Sinker Open is now just a week away. This is there inaugural Open event Also August 12-13th. Entries can be found here at DDO and at the Hook Line and Sinker

Isleton Fishing Report

We Three Kings? Yeppers they caught a half dozen or so in the area this week just the beginning up a promising season.  The hot Humid temps are behind us the temps will be more normal and bite will grow. Smallmouth are a great target species this time of year that can help you beat the  summer doldrums .  Wadda Jigs, and DDO crank are good choices here for the hard fighting smallies.

Walnut Grove Fishing Report

The Sacramento Turning Basin is really the unsung hero here as there continues to be stripes caught there by lure tossers. Hair Jigs and small shad patterns are the top choices here as well. Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail.  Very Few Salmon reports in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove.

Discovery Bay Fishing Report

A few anglers are still scoring schoolie sized stripers in the Indian Creek side. Crankbaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls. Bass pushing the 4 to 6 mark are showing on occasion top Frogs . While out preparing for the upcoming Snag Proof Open in the Discovery  Bay area, I was fishing sparse tules on the down current side of a point of the out going tide, when this 6.5lbs bass smacked a white Phat Frog. Wadda Jig bite on points is also decent!

West Delta Fishing Report

Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be decent  but still those who stick with it are getting small keepers on occasion from both boat and bank. From as far west as Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Anchovies and Sardines ae finding fun action.   Sturgeon success has come on the outgoing tide with pile worms, eel and roe. Broad Slough, Bouy 1 and Pittsburg PG&E are good bets. So far 4 Salmon reports from Antioch area. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding  cuts.