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Friday, August 18th, 2017

  • Report: Postby tbass858 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:51 am

    Launched at B and W around 530 with a good high tide, we then ran up river a few miles and started fishing the main river throwing frogs and senkos. It was bitting great with the occasional better fish until we ran into this skinny girl, which went 8lbs even. As soon the the tide fell out so did the bite. We continued to scratch rats untill 2 when we left.

  • Report: Dan’s Delta Outdoors next event Team Event is Saturday August 19th at Big Break Marina. Check-in will Start at 5am at Big Break Marina! Gonna be a interesting event as the Angler of the Year race tightens.

    Isleton Fishing Report
    Yeppers they caught a few salmon so in the area this week just the beginning up a promising season. The cooler evening temps should continue to help the bite get rolling. Still the Smallmouth continue biting to 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. Spoons and small shad patterns are the top choices here as well. Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail. Few More 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
    Crankbaits and Chatterbaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls. Bass pushing the 4 to 6 mark are showing on occasion Bladed Jigs and swim jigs are the best for numbers . My Buddy Kevin has reported some solid Catfishing with 4-to-6 Pound cats in The Indian Slough Area.

    West Delta Fishing Report
    Salmon? Still a trickling in..A few reports of Salmon grabbing Mepp’s and DDO spinners. Still not great yet but hope in the next week or so. So far 11 Salmon reports from Antioch area. 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. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts.

    Provided by Dan’s Delta Outdoors, 1625 Main St Oakley CA 925/234-4694 Follow us on Facebook

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

  • Report: GOT KIDS? Mark your calendar This Saturday 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 day away. This is their inaugural Open event Also August 12-13th. Entries can be found here at DDO and at the Hook Line and Sinker

    Dan’s Delta Outdoors next event Team Event is August 19th at Big Break Marina. Check-in will Start at 5am at Big Break Marina! Gonna be a interesting event as the Angler of the Year race tightens.



    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 continue biting to 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 Bladed Jigs and swim jigs are the best for numbers . Discovery Bay area, I was fishing sparse tules on the down current side of a point of the out going tide, when a 5lbs bass grabbed Rod Strainer blade

    West Delta Fishing Report
    Salmon? A few reports of Salmon grabbing Mepp’s and DDO spinners. Still not great yet but hope in the next week or so. So far 11 Salmon reports from Antioch area. 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. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts.

    Provided by Dan’s Delta Outdoors, 1625 Main St Oakley CA 925/234-4694 Follow us on Facebook

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

  • Report: 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.

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

  • Water Temp: 73.5-77

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Fish first light to afternoon. North delta on low tide with incoming tide. Start off with topwater with lots action but only dinks to 1.5lb. Warm water 76-77. Decided to move more north and fish east windy bank, temp at 73.5-75. Good reaction bite from dinks to 2.5lb. Move tulle island, flipping and frogging. Few 1lber on flip and no taker on frog. Call it a day early due to heat and work on Monday. Is definitely a number day about 25-30 fish but no quality. Top 5 under 10lbs.

    Tips: Run and gun. Hope to find quality. Seem like every stops there's fish just 1lb avg.

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

  • Report: For 13 years the Frog Tournament has been the marquee event for bass anglers that enjoy summertime topwater fishing. The Ultimate Frog Challenge has evolved into what anglers have said they always wanted: the opportunity to fish a Frogs ONLY event – with ANY BRAND OF TOP WATER FROG they choose! Pro Z Frogs has jumped into the Ultimate Frog Challenge – “Battle of the Frogs” event for this weekend, and Dan’s Delta Outdoors in Oakley, now is offering a $250 bounty for the Pro or Am team that wins the event – that purchased a Pro Z Frog from Dan’s Delta Outdoors prior to the event!

    NEXT WEEK AUGUST 5 AND 6TH, The Original Frog Tourney,The CA Delta Snag Proof Open, Russo’s Marina. This is a favorite for Dirty D anglers!

    GOT KIDS? Mark your calendar Aug 12th for City of Oakley Kids Fishing Day Antioch. Sign up Here at Shop! #oakley

    Isleton Fishing Report
    Still Looking for a few anxious Salmon anglers while there were a few looking didn’’t get any successful Salmon reports Although as the temperatures stabilized this week and boat traffic No Kings yet. 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. Few Stripes are in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more seasonable in the Walnut Grove area as the trolling bite is OK mostly small fish. 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 Vicious Frogs and R2Sea BullyWa II are top Frogs the nod here. While out preparing for the upcoming ULTIMATE FROG TOURNAMENT 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 9.5lbs bass smacked a white SAVAGE GEAR 3D Hollow Belly Frog. I was using a OKUMA TCS 7′ 3″ Frog Rod paired OKUMA TCS HELIOS Real spooled 65lb VICIOUS Fishing line With the wind Spinnerbaits and buzzbaits getting hammered! Megastrike Buzz baits getting a lot of attention. Wadda Jig bite on points is also decent!

    West Delta Fishing Report
    Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be tough 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. Not great by any means but a fun way to spend the Hot summer evenings. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts.



    Provided by Dan’s Delta Outdoors, 1625 Main St Oakley CA 925/234-4694 Follow us on Facebook

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    Water Temp: 76-79

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished from little Mandeville to Cruiser Haven, threw the frog the majority of the day, allot of blow ups but no takers,
    also threw the green pumpkin black flake senko, threw small whopper plopper and still caught small fish.
    Water temps 76-79 degrees, fished incoming tide and outgoing tide, Most fish caught were on speed trap (yellow) in stained water. also witnessed bedding blue gills.
    Did allot of running , still breaking in the boat.
    good luck,
    PeteD

Friday, July 21st, 2017

  • Report: By Dan Mathisen 7/21/2017

    Happenings Here in East County ….

    Ultimate Frog Challenge Just a couple weeks away For 13 years the Frog Tournament has been the marquee event for bass anglers that enjoy summertime topwater fishing. The Ultimate Frog Challenge has evolved into what anglers have said they always wanted: the opportunity to fish a Frogs ONLY event – with ANY BRAND OF TOP WATER FROG they choose! Pro Z Frogs has jumped into the Ultimate Frog Challenge - "Battle of the Frogs" event for this weekend, and Dan's Delta Outdoors in Oakley, now is offering a $250 bounty for the Pro or Am team that wins the event - that purchased a Pro Z Frog from Dan's Delta Outdoors prior to the event!

    Isleton Fishing Report

    Looked for a few anxious Salmon anglers while there were a few looking didn’’t get any successful Salmon reports Although as the temperatures stabilized this week and boat traffic No Kings yet. Smallmouth are a great target species this time of year that can help you beat the summer doldrums . Wadda Jigs, and Plastics 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. Few Stripes are in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more seasonable in the Walnut Grove area as the trolling bite is OK mostly small fish. 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 Vicious Frogs and R2Sea BullyWa II are top Frogs the nod here. While out preparing for the upcoming ULTIMATE FROG TOURNAMENT 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 9.5lbs bass smacked a white SAVAGE GEAR 3D Hollow Belly Frog. I was using a OKUMA TCS 7' 3" Frog Rod paired OKUMA TCS HELIOS Real spooled 65lb VICIOUS Fishing line With the wind Spinnerbaits and buzzbaits getting hammered! Megastrike Buzz baits getting a lot of attention. Wadda Jig bite on points is also decent!

    West Delta Fishing Report

    Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be tough 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. Not great by any means but a fun way to spend the Hot summer evenings. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts. Punching jigs and Whopper Ploppers rocking the bass. Provided by Dan’s Delta Outdoors, 1625 Main St Oakley CA 925/234-4694 Follow us on Facebook

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

  • Report: CALIFORNIA DELTA FISHING REPORT, Weekend 7/14/2017:
    Water Temp. Mid to High 70's.
    Water Clarity: Stained 1 -2 feet
    Caught most Largemouth Bass Flipping Zoom Speed Worm in Purple Red Flake.
    Hit Mats for frog bite. Most Blowups came early morning or late afernoon. Had to cover miles between blowups.
    M.S. Slammer Rat imitation took some fish late afternoons. D/S 7 inch Robo also worked when bite became tough late morning.
    1/2oz. Cooch's Wadda Jig and Strike King Red Eye Shad also put points on the board.

    Team Bernadette Bass Fishing

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

  • Report: Upcoming on the Delta Here We Go Delta Anglers!
    Isleton Area Fishing Report
    Salmon Opens Sunday the 16th! Stable weather and moderate tides have limited the results of many anglers heading to the Isleton area this past week. Although as the temperatures cooled a bit this week and the smallmouth bite is on the upswing. Smallmouth are a great target species this time of year that can help you beat the summer doldrums . Strike King Crankbaits and Plastics are good choices here for the hard fighting smallies.

    Walnut Grove Fishing Report
    Cool water deep into the system has good conditions ahead as Salmon opener is here Sunday! Stripes are in the area as anglers recover from the furnace blast of heat in the Walnut Grove area as the trolling bite is OK mostly small fish. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. 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.

    Discovery Bay Fishing Report
    Bass pushing the 4 to 8 mark are showing on occasion. Many anglers are working through the heat and getting ready for two fun frog tournament events coming the end of the month. While the winds have hampered there search a bit those targeting shaded current areas. Speaking foe shade and current punching shade pockets in the junk. Fatsack Tackle punch shirts and Strike King Plastics are great under utilized choices. With the wind Spinnerbaits and buzzbaits also are getting bit. Jig bite on points is also decent A few anglers are still scoring schoolie sized stripers in the Indian Creek side. Crankbaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls.!

    West Delta Fishing Report
    Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be Ok 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. Not great by any means but a fun way to spend the Hot summer evenings.

    Contra Loma Fishing Report
    Still big bass grabbing baits! Whopper Ploppers lead the charge. Try fishing for catfish at Channel Point, Loma Island or from a boat with nightcrawlers or chicken liver. Trout are biting on nightcrawlers at Channel Point, near the swim area, or from a boat. Try fishing for crappie or bluegill with jigs or worms at the boat ramp area, Loma Island or Channel Point area.

    Los Vaqueros Fishing Report
    Wind has been brutal at times. The Best bet is fishing with cut baits with all the hungry small stripers around. Trout are a bit slower but still caught in South Cove and Oak Point as well as Peninsula Cove. The baits of choice for shore anglers is garlic scented PowerBaits, nightcrawlers or Kastmasters. Trout average a pound and a half but range to over 5 lbs. Light tackle is important for catching trout with 4-6 pound test being plenty. With the continuing plants, trout fishing has been ok with some limits being caught from all around the reservoir.

    Del Valle Fishing Report
    Did Not Report.



    Dan’s Delta Outdoors next Team event will be Saturday July 15th at Big Break Marina Registration Check Ion starts at 430 am More info at http://www.dansdeltaoutdoors.com/tournaments.html

    Bass n’ Tubes Open Will register at Dan’s Delta Outdoors Saturday 12 pm then launch at Piper Point Marina… infohttp://www.bass-n-tubes.com/usopen.html

    Get Your Salmon Spinners Ready! We have them Arriving daily! July 16th is the opener and conditions are prime for a great year!

    Frog Mania is coming to the Delta the end of the month with The Ultimate Frog Challenge and the Snag Proof Open the first week Of next Month. Dan’s Delta Outdoors is hosting Frog Techniques seminars. Details Next Week.

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    Water Temp: 74 degrees

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Launched out of Big Break with fishing newbie to the Delta—Kane from Australia— headed into Dutch slough. The weather forecast indicated small craft advisory but the winds were surprisingly mild until about 2PM. The jig bite was on, fished with swim jig with black and blue flapping hog trailer in about 8 feet of water. Caught most of the outside the weed and vegetation line. Biggest was about 2 pounds. Caught about 20 for the day, about 10 on jigs (larger fish) and a number of smaller on wacky rigged Stick-O baits in black/red flake color. Headed back in around 2PM and there were 2 foot rollers in the main channel leading back to the marina.

    Tips: I typically follow the marine weather warnings to a tee. The small craft warning, in place first thing in the morning made no sense when the wind reports from Big Break was less than 5 knots. The flag was blowing at the marina but there were no white caps in the main channel so we took off and fished wind protected places. But once the wind started to get more significant we headed back. Take each wave one at a time.

Friday, July 7th, 2017

  • Report: Delta Report…Summer Pattern takes Hold! Smallmouth bite Solid.. Big Month ahead for Delta Bass Anglers. This Weekend CA BASS Federation brings anglers throughout the West to Big Break marina. Ultimate Frog Challenge will be the months biggest event, but many other events ahead as well. Dan’s Delta Outdoors will host Frog Technique Seminar the 28th at 6pm.
    Isleton Fishing Report
    Catfish start to show in better numbers with CatNip. Sardines and livers are the best bets for whisker fish. Striper Trolling and plug casting has been Improving the last few days. Trolling the Angry Eyes and Savage Preys is the best bet. Get Crankin’ Smallies are grabbing baits throughout the North Delta area. Craw patterns are key. Summer night pattern prevails for bait tossing anglers.

    Rio Vista Fishing Report
    Warm seasonable weather ahead finally for anglers, and forecast to stay stable. Shore bound anglers are scoring cats and stripers . The best place to score a striped bass or Whisker fish remains Three Mile and the area of the Power Lines, use Sardines or Shad. Trolling is still scoring many limits stripers and occasionally, a 10-12 pounder caught. Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures are key for the trolling anglers.

    Walnut Grove Fishing Report
    North Delta sloughs Black and Smallmouth Bass in the area are a biting. Jigs and Swim jigs are working in the Hogback and Steamboat Areas. Bank anglers tossing Anchovies and Sardines prevail for an occasional Striper and nice catfish. Those looking for bigger bites try drifting live baits for stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers smiling.

    Central Delta Fishing Report
    Crankbaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls. Bass pushing the 4 to 6 mark are showing on occasion. While the winds have hampered there search a bit those targeting shaded current areas. Fatsack Tackle punch shirts and Strike King Plastics are great under utilized choices. With the wind Spinnerbaits and buzzbaits also are getting bit. Jig bite on points is also decent! A few anglers are starting to see small schoolie sized stripers chasing bait.

    Frank’s Tract Fishing Report
    Black bass bite is at a consistent yet, tougher than normal bite. While last week the talk was of Better summer staging fish starting to grab punch baits. Many are starting to stick with drop-shotting Robo Worms We are seeing a few big Black Bass with ¾ ounce Jigs. Others looking to score are starting to Toss ProZ Frogs.

    West Delta Fishing Report
    Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be improving 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 Sardines, eel and roe. Broad Slough, Bouy 1 and Pittsburg PG&E are good bets. Not great by any means but a fun way to spend the Hot summer evenings.

    Contra Loma Fishing Report
    Catfishing is reining supreme at Channel Point, Loma Island or from a boat with nightcrawlers or chicken liver. Trout are biting on nightcrawlers at Channel Point, near the swim area, or from a boat. Try fishing for crappie or bluegill with jigs or worms at the boat ramp area, Loma Island or Channel Point area.

    Los Vaqueros Fishing Report
    Recent Catfish plants have spurred the action along, although wind has been brutal at times hampering boat rentals. The Best bet is fishing with cut baits with all the hungry small stripers and catfish around. Trout are a bit slower but still caught in South Cove and Oak Point as well as Peninsula Cove. The baits of choice for shore anglers is garlic scented PowerBaits, nightcrawlers or Kastmasters. Trout average a pound and a half but range to over 5 lbs. Light tackle is important for catching trout with 4-6 pound test being plenty. With the continuing plants, trout fishing has been ok with some limits being caught from all around the reservoir.

    Del Valle Fishing Report
    The weather this week has been beautiful with average temperatures in the high 80s to low 90s. . The two best species of fish to try and target would be catfish or striped bass.The Catfish bite is picking up with many anglers catching them from 2-8 lbs. As the water warms up they are getting active. The best baits have been chicken livers, anchovies, mackerel and sardines. If you target the catfish, look for areas with cover, downed trees, and grassy areas with some place for them to hide. Most of the catfish that that are being caught have been in shallow water.The hot bite this week is Striped Bass. Most anglers have been catching them out towards the dam off of points, but also in the lower narrows along the beaches. Best baits to use would be Anchovies, Chicken Liver, or Sardines. If you like to throw lures, I would recommend jerk baits (Yo-Zuri, Lucky Craft, Etc.) or jigs (chatterbaits, hair raizers, etc.).

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  • Water Temp: 80s

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished the PM yesterday from 5 to dark. The first thing I noticed was how bad the clarity was. It's maybe 1' in most places. The pleasure boaters and increased traffic from the holiday have it stirred up bad.

    I threw topwater but with the clarity being what it is you'd have to make the perfect cast on the right fish for him to even have a chance at it.

    I managed to find a few on a worm and a few on a square bill but nothing over 2lbs.

    Until the boat pressure subsides and the moon phase changes its going to be tough fishing during the day.

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

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    Water Temp: 70

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished out of Russo Marina Yesterday- was on the water around 7:30 incoming tide. Fished the tues outside the marina using topwater frogs, had a couple of blow ups on a Ribbet rigged with a single hook. No takers. Caught one 2 pound LMB along the sea wall using a red/yellow crankbait. Moved across the marina but the tide was too low, bugs were everywhere, threw a frog for a while and had one taker but no connection. Moved into the major water by Little Franks and was hitting everything from dinks to 3 pounders using a jib weighted flappin' hog, and wacky rigged 5 inch Sticko from BPS. My buddy and I did about 3 runs down the same stretch and caught about 30+ fish between 10AM and 2PM. It wasn't that windy yesterday. The big boats were creating a little wave havoc as they were enroute to Mildred for the 4th of July. Sheriff's were out there too checking for licensing and boater safety.

    Tips: Throw everything at 'em.

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

  • Report: Delta Report…Great Weather for #FishOakley as Anglers from throughout California head to Russo’s for the Yamamoto Big Bass challenge, Saturday and Sunday. Hourly Weigh-ins start at 9am each day
    Isleton Fishing Report
    Smallies are grabbing baits throughout the area. Craw patterns are key. Summer night pattern prevails for bait tossing anglers. Catfish start to show in better numbers with Mackerel. Sardines and livers are the best bets for whisker fish. Striper Trolling and plug casting has been Improving the last few days. Trolling the Angry Eyes and Savage Preys is the best bet.

    Rio Vista Fishing Report
    Warm seasonable weather ahead finally for anglers, and forecast to stay stable. Shore bound anglers are scoring both . The best place to score a striped bass or Whisker fish remains Three Mile and the area of the Power Lines, use Sardines or Shad. Trolling is still scoring many limits stripers and occasionally, a 10-12 pounder caught. Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures are key for the trolling anglers.

    Walnut Grove Fishing Report
    North Delta Black and Smallmouth Bass in the area are a biting. Spinnerbaits and Swim jigs are working in the Hogback and Steamboat Areas. Bank anglers tossing Anchovies and Sardines prevail for an occasional Striper and nice catfish. Those looking for bigger bites try drifting live baits for stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers smiling.

    Central Delta 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. While the winds have hampered there search a bit those targeting shaded current areas. Fatsack Tackle punch shirts and Yamamoto Plastics are great under utilized choices. With the wind Spinnerbaits and buzzbaits also are getting bit. Jig bite on points is also decent!

    Frank’s Tract Fishing Report
    Black bass bite is at a consistent yet, tougher than normal bite. While last week the talk was of Better post spawn fish swallowing the Big Worm. Many are sticking Yamamoto Kut Tails and Yamamoto Senko’s paired with Tsuyoi Wacky Hooks. We are seeing a few big Black Bass with ¾ ounce Jigs. Others looking to score are starting to Toss DDO Fat Bluegill.

    West Delta Fishing Report
    Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be tough 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. Not great by any means but a fun way to spend the Hot summer evenings.

    Contra Loma Fishing Report
    Try fishing for catfish at Channel Point, Loma Island or from a boat with nightcrawlers or chicken liver. Try fishing for crappie or bluegill with jigs or worms at the boat ramp area, Loma Island or Channel Point area.

    Los Vaqueros Fishing Report
    Wind has been brutal at times. The Best bet is fishing with cut baits with all the hungry small stripers around. Trout are a bit slower but still caught in South Cove and Oak Point as well as Peninsula Cove. The baits of choice for shore anglers is garlic scented PowerBaits, nightcrawlers or Kastmasters. Trout average a pound and a half but range to over 5 lbs. Light tackle is important for catching trout with 4-6 pound test being plenty. With the continuing plants, trout fishing has been ok with some limits being caught from all around the reservoir.

    Del Valle Fishing Report
    Did Not Report.

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Friday, June 16th, 2017

  • Report: Delta Report…Great Weather for #FishOakley as BBT Anglers from throughout Northern California head to Russo’s for their team event Saturday. Also Many are preparing for the Yamamoto Big Bass Challenge June 24th and 25th .

    Isleton

    Fun times as Smallies are grabbing baits throughout the area. Craw patterns are key. Summer night pattern prevails for bait tossing anglers. Catfish start to show in better numbers with Mackerel. Sardines and livers are the best bets for whisker fish. Striper Trolling and plug casting has been Improving the last few days. Trolling the Angry Eyes and Savage Preys is the best bet.

    Rio Vista

    Warm seasonable weather ahead finally for anglers, and forecast to stay stable. Shore bound anglers are scoring both . The best place to score a striped bass or Whisker fish remains Three Mile and the area of the Power Lines, use Sardines or Shad. Trolling is still scoring many limits stripers and occasionally, a 10-12 pounder caught. Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures are key for the trolling anglers.

    Walnut Grove

    North Delta Black and Smallmouth Bass in the area are a biting. Spinnerbaits and Swim jigs are working in the Hogback and Steamboat Areas. Bank anglers tossing Anchovies and Sardines prevail for an occasional Striper and nice catfish. Those looking for bigger bites try drifting live baits for stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers smiling.

    Central Delta

    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. While the winds have hampered there search a bit those targeting shaded current areas. Fatsack Tackle punch shirts and Gambler Plastics are great under utilized choices. With the wind Spinnerbaits and buzzbaits also are getting bit. Jig bite on points is also decent!

    Frank’s Tract

    Black bass bite is at a consistent yet, tougher than normal bite. While last week the talk was of Better post spawn fish swallowing the Big Worm. Many are sticking Bullworms and Yamamoto Senko’s paired with Tsuyoi Wacky Hooks. We are seeing a few big Black Bass with ¾ ounce Jigs. Others looking to score are starting to Toss DDO BDS Customs.

    West Delta

    Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be tough 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. Not great by any means but a fun way to spend the Hot summer evenings.

    Contra Loma

    Try fishing for catfish at Channel Point, Loma Island or from a boat with nightcrawlers or chicken liver. Trout are biting on nightcrawlers at Channel Point, near the swim area, or from a boat. There was another Trout Plant last Monday. Try fishing for crappie or bluegill with jigs or worms at the boat ramp area, Loma Island or Channel Point area.

    Los Vaqueros

    Wind has been brutal at times. The Best bet is fishing with cut baits with all the hungry small stripers around. Trout are a bit slower but still caught in South Cove and Oak Point as well as Peninsula Cove. The baits of choice for shore anglers is garlic scented PowerBaits, nightcrawlers or Kastmasters. Trout average a pound and a half but range to over 5 lbs. Light tackle is important for catching trout with 4-6 pound test being plenty. With the continuing plants, trout fishing has been ok with some limits being caught from all around the reservoir.

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    Water Temp: 72

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished Dutch Slough. Left Big Break around 7:30 AM. Incoming tide, with high tide around 9:30. Fairly windy. Fished the adjacent sloughs until NOON before it hit 90 degrees. Caught a SWEET 6 pound LMB on a wacky stick-bait. My partner and I landed about 7 fish ranging from 2 pounds to 4. Wind started picking up and called it a day. Started throwing a frog but no action.

    Tips: Bring plenty of water.

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

  • Report: Delta Report…Great Weather for #FishOakley as Male and Female Anglers from throughout California head to Big Break for the Wild West Pro-Am, Three- Days of Awesome competition!
    Isleton Fishing Report
    Fun times as Smallies are grabbing baits throughout the area. Craw patterns are key. Summer night pattern prevails for bait tossing anglers. Catfish start to show in better numbers with Mackerel. Sardines and livers are the best bets for whisker fish. Striper Trolling and plug casting has been better the last few days. Trolling the Angry Eyes and Savage Preys is the best bet.

    Rio Vista Fishing Report
    Comfortable cool weather ahead for anglers, and forecast to stay cool before warming up late next week. Shore bound anglers are scoring both . The best place to score a striped bass or Whisker fish remains Three Mile and the area of the Power Lines, use Sardines or Shad. Trolling is still scoring many limits stripers and occasionally, a 10-12 pounder caught. Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures are key for the trolling anglers.

    Walnut Grove Fishing Report
    North Delta Black and Smallmouth Bass in the area are a biting. Vibrating Jigs and Swim jigs are working in the Hogback and Steamboat Areas. Bank anglers tossing Anchovies and Sardines prevail for an occasional Striper and nice catfish. Those looking for bigger bites try drifting live baits for stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers smiling.

    Central Delta Fishing Report
    Top water bite is starting to get going as R2Sea Ploppers and frogs had the girls slurping from the top. Many Blackie anglers are sticking with 3/4oz Jigs paired with Crawfish creature baits and Small Swim Baits paired with Fatsack Swim Jigs. Catfish and Bluegill also had a improvement this week.

    Frank’s Tract Fishing Report
    Black bass bite is at a consistent yet, tougher than normal bite. While last week the talk was of Better post spawn fish swallowing the Big Worm. Many are sticking Yamamoto Kut Tails and Yamamoto Senko’s paired with Tsuyoi Wacky Hooks. We are seeing a few big Black Bass with ¾ ounce Jigs. Others looking to score are starting to Toss DDO Customs.

    West Delta Fishing Report
    Lots of action! The stripers are here anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Stripes to 8 pounds have grabbed baits . Pier anglers still getting some GOOD sized stripers and occasional sturgeon. Trollers it’s ok getting started on both sides with Montezuma and Red Barn being the top choice, if they aren’t there move to the Eddo’s Side. Chartreuse patterns are the best bet.

    Contra Loma Fishing Report
    Not much change, Try fishing for catfish at Channel Point, Loma Island or from a boat with nightcrawlers or chicken liver. Trout are biting on nightcrawlers at Channel Point, near the swim area, or from a boat. There was another Trout Plant last Monday. Try fishing for crappie or bluegill with jigs or worms at the boat ramp area, Loma Island or Channel Point area.

    Los Vaqueros Fishing Report
    Wind has been brutal at times. The Best bet is fishing with cut baits with all the hungry small stripers around. Trout are a bit slower but still caught in South Cove and Oak Point as well as Peninsula Cove. The baits of choice for shore anglers is garlic scented PowerBaits, nightcrawlers or Kastmasters. Trout average a pound and a half but range to over 5 lbs. Light tackle is important for catching trout with 4-6 pound test being plenty. With the continuing plants, trout fishing has been ok with some limits being caught from all around the reservoir.



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    Dan Mathisen

    209-612-5028

    Dan_Mathisen@att.net

    "Reaching Outdoorsmen and Women over 30 years"

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

  • Report: By Dan Mathisen 6/2/2017

    Delta Report…Great Weather for #FishOakley as Anglers from Throughout the West start rolling in June 3-4 Future Pro Series at Russo’s Marina. Then Big Break Will Host Wild West Bass Pro Am June 7th-10th . BBT Arrives Father’s Day Weekend to Russo’s Marina . Yamamoto Big Bass Open returns to Russo’s June 23rd-24th.

    Isleton Fishing Report
    Hot summer night pattern prevails for bait tossing anglers. Catfish start to show in better numbers with Mackerel. Mackerel, Sardines and livers are the best bets. Smallies are also grabbing baits throughout the area. Craw patterns are key. Striper Trolling and plug casting has been the last few days. Trolling the Angry Eyes and Savage Preys is the best bet.

    Rio Vista Fishing Report
    Warm seasonable weather ahead finally for anglers, and forecast to stay stable. Shore bound anglers are scoring both . The best place to score a striped bass or maybe a sturgeon remains Sandy Beach and the area of the Power Lines, use Sardines or Shad. Trolling is scoring many limits stripers and occasionally, a 10-12 pounder caught. Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures are key for the trolling anglers.

    Walnut Grove Fishing Report
    Bank anglers tossing Anchovies and Sardines prevail for an occasional Striper and nice catfish. Those looking for bigger bites try drifting live baits for stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers smiling. Trolling Savage Prey baits colors 8 to 10 foot deep is key as the spring push continues. The Dirty “D” is clearing its name and conditions are improving for Black and Smallmouth Bass in the area. Spinnerbaits and Swim jigs are working in the Hog Area

    Central Delta Fishing Report
    Where’s the punch bite? Most Blackie anglers are sticking with 3/4oz Jigs and small swim baits paired with Fatsack Swim Jigs. Frog Bite should improve, yet still not consistent. Stripers had another cameo appearance this week yet it was very brief. Catfish and Bluegill also had a improvement this week.

    Frank’s Tract Fishing Report
    Black bass bite is at a consistent yet, tougher than normal bite. Squirrel Tail worms, Beavers and Senko’s drawing a lot of attention. We are seeing a few big Black Bass with ¾ ounce Jigs. Others looking to score are starting to crank Lure Fan’s new cc70’s baits and DDO custom Craws are solid options.

    West Delta Fishing Report
    The stripers are here anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Stripes to 8 pounds have grabbed baits . Trollers it’s getting started on both sides with Red Barn being the top choice, if they aren’t there move to the Eddo’s Side. Chartreuse patterns are the best bet.

    Contra Loma Fishing Report
    Try fishing for catfish at Channel Point, Loma Island or from a boat with nightcrawlers or chicken liver. Trout are biting on nightcrawlers at Channel Point, near the swim area, or from a boat. Black bass fishing has been tougher again this week, biting on artificial baits/lures or nightcrawlers anywhere around the lake. Try fishing for crappie or bluegill with jigs or worms at the boat ramp area, Loma Island or Channel Point area.

    Los Vaqueros Fishing Report
    he Best bet is fishing with cut baits with all the hungry small stripers around. Trout are a bit slower but still caught in South Cove and Oak Point as well as Peninsula Cove. The baits of choice for shore anglers is garlic scented PowerBaits, nightcrawlers or Kastmasters. Trout average a pound and a half but range to over 5 lbs. Light tackle is important for catching trout with 4-6 pound test being plenty. With the continuing plants, trout fishing has been ok with some limits being caught from all around the reservoir.

    Del Valle Fishing Report
    Find fallen trees, weed beds or the tulle patches. We would recommend throwing either a weedless senko or crawfish on a ½- to a 1-oz football jighead. Anglers are also catching them on shallow to mid running crank baits. Trout has slowed down due to the warm weather, most anglers are catching them on either garlic or colored Power Bait or nightcrawlers.

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Monday, May 29th, 2017

  • Water Temp: 65-75

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Hi all.... I got out a couple more times this holiday weekend. The water is different in areas that I fished, from super clear and warm, to stained like tea, to muddy and cold. Choose your flavor right ? Well the flavor of the week for me was all but the cold muddy stuff. Caught fish on top water in the morning, then tried to get the frog working, I got a couple blowups but nothing to speak of. Spinner baits and other bluegill colored baits did well. Caught a good number of fish, but no toads. Thanks to all the soldiers, we will never forget your sacrifice.

    Tips: Go fishing