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Saturday, September 30th, 2017

  • Report: Photo: Bobby Barrack from Back to Class Guide Service Striper Fishing the Delta



    This week Dan’s Delta Outdoors winds up the Regular season with One day event at Big Break Marina Saturday and Sunday! It’s been a great series let’s see who comes out on top!

    The Top Six Event run’s Sunday Out of Russo’s Marina. Here the Top six teams from Bass Clubs throughout Nor Cal work for Title of Top Club showing. Always a blast for Club anglers let’s see what the put Together. Qualifying Teams can get 40% off Waft Outlaw and Iron Feather rods for this event!

    Dan’s Delta Outdoors Fall/ Winter hours now in place, Monday through Thursday11-6 with weekend hours unchanging 6 to 6 Friday and Saturday and 8-3 Sunday.

    Isleton Fishing Report
    Finally a bit cooler With Big Heat finally behind us, the salmon are starting to Roll in better numbers in the area. The cooler evening temps have helped the bite tremendously.

    Walnut Grove Fishing Report
    More Salmon reports in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more fall like. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. Bank anglers using liver’s and cut baits prevail for those searching for Whiskerfish. The Sacramento Turning Basin is still decent here as there continues to be stripes caught there by lure tossers. Spoons and small shad patterns are the top choices here as well..

    Discovery Bay Fishing Report
    Keep the Reaction baits tied on as Crankbaits and Chatterbaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls. Bass pushing the 3 to 5 mark are showing on occasion Bladed Jigs and swim jigs are the best for numbers . Plenty of juvenile stripers are in the area as well.

    Franks Tract Fishing Report
    Black bass and plenty of bait building in the area. Spooks And swim baits are key for lure tossing anglers. Black Bass Anglers punching and swim jigs also work well. Panfish are plentiful Red Worms leading the charge, Plenty of 2 to 4 pound Catfish on various cut baits are keeping the bells a ringing.

    West Delta Fishing Report
    Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Anchovies and Sardines are finding fun action. Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be decent but still those who stick with it are getting keepers to 12 pounds on occasion from both boat and bank. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts. Salmon? BAM they’re Here in Great Numbers! Cooler water temps have exploded the salmon bite for those tossing Mepp’s Fire Tiger and Chartreuse spinners 20 plus a day from Humphries this week!

    South Delta Fishing Report
    Cranking DDO Customs and spinnerbaits are key for Bass. Bait Anglers are catching catfish and panfish throughout the area, While cutbaits and livers are tops for the catfish, the panfish respond to worms under bobbers. Those fishing the forebay are seeing stripes on lures and bluegill.

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

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

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    Water Temp: 70 degrees

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished out of Russo's Marina. Hit the water around 10AM, about one hour before high tide. Fished until 2PM. Caught approximately 9 fish varying in size from dink to 3 pounds. Caught fish using shallow diving crank bait in red crawdad color, jigging with 1/2 ounce black jig with flappin' hog in black and in blue colors, also caught a bunch of smaller fish inside the weed lines using wacky rigged STICK-O bait in black/red flake color.
    Almost no wind yesterday. 88 degrees. Pristine conditions for some low pressure fishing.

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

  • Report: Comprehensive Delta Fishing Report | Summer to Fall Transition Update September 22


    This week Ca Delta Team Trails winds up there season with Two Day event at Russo’s Marina Saturday and Sunday! It’s been a great series let’s see who comes out on top!

    Dan’s Delta Outdoors Fall/Winter hours now in place, Mondaythrough Thursday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with weekend hours unchanging 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridayand Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m on Sunday.

    Isleton Fishing Report
    Finally a bit cooler With Big Heat finally behind us, the salmon are starting to show in better numbers in the area. The cooler evening temps have helped the bite tremendously. Whiskerfish anglers Liver and Sardines are the best here. Still the Smallmouth continue biting to help you beat the summer doldrums . Scroungers tipped with flukes and DDO crank are good choices here for the hard fighting smallies.

    Walnut Grove Fishing Report
    More Salmon reports in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more fall like. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. Bank anglers using liver’s and cut baits prevail for those searching for whiskerfish. The Sacramento Turning Basin is still decent here as there continues to be stripes caught there by lure tossers. Spoons and small shad patterns are the top choices here as well..

    Discovery Bay Fishing Report
    Keep the Reaction baits tied on as crankbaits and ChatterBaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls. Bass pushing the 3 to 5 mark are showing on occasion Bladed Jigs and swim jigs are the best for numbers. Plenty of juvenile stripers are in the area as well.

    Franks Tract Fishing Report
    Stripers and plenty of bait building in the area. Spooks And swimbaits are key for lure tossing anglers while many of those bluegill caught in the area are becoming highly sought striper candy. Panfish are plentiful Red Worms leading the charge, Plenty of 2- to 4-pound catfish on various cut baits are keeping the bells a ringing. Black bass anglers punching and swim jigs lead the way.

    West Delta Fishing Report
    Salmon? BAM they’re here in great numbers! Cooler water temps have exploded the salmon bite for those tossing Mepp’s and DDO spinners. 20 plus a day from Humphries a couple of days this week! 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. Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be decent but still those who stick with it are getting keepers to 12-pounds on occasion from both boat and bank. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts.

    South Delta Fishing Report
    Cranking DDO Customs and Vibrating jigs are key for Bass. Bait Anglers are catching catfish and panfish throughout the area, While cutbaits and livers are tops for the catfish, the panfish respond to worms under bobbers. Those fishing the forebay are seeing stripes on lures and bluegill.

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

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

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    Water Temp: 71-76

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Started the morning fishing points, outgoing tide, witnessed plenty of shad jumping just about everywhere, threw crank baits and produced a couple of keeper sized fish but amazingly when the fish saw the boat they for some reason came off the hook like they really didn't commit to taking it.
    Had fish come off of creature baits also, almost was like a spawning season bite, most fish caught were 12 1/2 ", weighed 1 that was thirteen "
    Also received a lot of bites but when setting the hook there was Nada. caught a small punch fish also.

    Good luck

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

  • Report: This week The Don Lee Memorial and Alameda County Sheriff 13th annual Bass Tournament combine to go Out Of Russo’s Marina Saturday. We our proud to support both these events.

    Hook, Line and Sinker series gets their year started Sunday at Russo’s Marina. This has been one of the longest running Am team series on the River, We are here to help you get started. Good luck to all the teams that are eligible to fish this series.

    Dan’s Delta Outdoors Fall/ Winter hours now in place, Monday throughThursday 11-6 with weekend hours unchanging 6 to 6 Friday and Saturday and 8-3 Sunday.

    Isleton Fishing Report
    Finally a bit cooler With Big Heat finally behind us, the salmon are still trickling into the area. The cooler evening temps have helped the bite a bit. Whiskerfish anglers Mackeral and Sardines are the best here. Still the Smallmouth continue biting to help you beat the summer doldrums . Scroungers tipped with flukes and DDO crank are good choices here for the hard fighting smallies.

    Walnut Grove Fishing Report
    Few More Salmon reports in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove.Bank anglers using liver’s and cut baits prevail for those searching for Whiskerfish. The Sacramento Turning Basin is still decent here as there continues to be stripes caught there by lure tossers. Spoons and small shad patterns are the top choices here as well..

    Discovery Bay Fishing Report
    Keep the moving baits tied on as Crankbaits and Chatterbaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls. Bass pushing the 3 to 5 mark are showing on occasion Bladed Jigs and swim jigs are the best for numbers . Plenty of juvenile stripers are in the area as well.

    Franks Tract Fishing Report
    Stripers and plenty of bait building in the area. Spooks And swim baits are key for lure tossing anglers while many of those bluegill caught in the area are becoming highly sought striper candy. Panfish are plentiful Red Worms leading the charge, Plenty of 2 to 4 pound Catfish on various cut baits are keeping the bells a ringing. Black Bass Anglers punching and swim jigs lead the way.

    West Delta Fishing Report
    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. Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be decent but still those who stick with it are getting keepers to 12 pounds on occasion from both boat and bank. Salmon? Still a trickling in Occasional reports of Salmon grabbing Mepp’s and DDO spinners. 3 or 4 a day from Humphries Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts.

    South Delta Fishing Report
    Cranking DDO Customs and Vibrating jigs are key for Bass. Bait Anglers are catching catfish and panfish throughout the area, While cutbaits and livers are tops for the whiskerfish the panish responde to worms under bobbers. Those fishing the forebay are seeing stripes on lures and bluegill.

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

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

  • Report: Ben Green of Ben Green Insurance Agency hit the evening bite at the California Delta on the eve of The BassFest.
    This week The BASSFEST 2017 presented by BBT returns to Bethel island’s Russo’s Marina. This will be a super fun weekend for bass anglers of all levels with plenty of gear and manufacturers at vendor booths, including Ben Green (abave). Stop by his booth Ben Green Insurance (Specializing in Insurance for Angler) for raffles, the Green lanyard and for answers to your insurance questions. (VIDEO BELOW)

    READ RELATED: Bass Boat Insurance Myths Debunked
    Dan’s Delta Outdoors
    Fall/ Winter hours now in place, Monday through Thursday11-6 with weekend hours unchanging 6 to 6 Friday and Saturday and 8-3 Sunday.

    Isleton Fishing Report
    Finally a bit cooler With Big Heat finally behind us, the salmon are still trickling into the area. The cooler evening temps should help the bite a bit. Whiskerfish anglers Mackeral and Sardines are the best here. Still the Smallmouth continue biting to help you beat the summer doldrums . Scroungers tipped with flukes and DDO crank are good choices here for the hard fighting smallies.

    Walnut Grove Fishing Report
    Bank anglers using liver’s and cut baits prevail for those searching for Whiskerfish. The Sacramento Turning Basin is still decent here as there continues to be stripes caught there by lure tossers. Spoons and small shad patterns are the top choices here as well.. 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
    Keep the moving baits tied on as Crankbaits and Chatterbaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls. Bass pushing the 3 to 5 mark are showing on occasion Bladed Jigs and swim jigs are the best for numbers . Plenty of juvenile stripers are in the area as well.

    Franks Tract Fishing Report
    Panfish are plentiful Red Worms leading the charge, Plenty of 2 to 4 pound Catfish on various cut baits are keeping the bells a ringing. Black Bass Anglers punching and swim jigs lead the way. Stripers and plenty of bait building in the area. Spooks And swim baits are key for lure tossing anglers while many of those bluegill caught in the area are becoming highly sought striper candy.

    West Delta Fishing Report
    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. Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be decent but still those who stick with it are getting keepers to 12 pounds on occasion from both boat and bank. Salmon? Still a trickling in Occasional reports of Salmon grabbing Mepp’s and DDO spinners. Still not great yet. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts.

    South Delta Fishing Report
    Bait Anglers are catching catfish and panfish throughout the area, While cutbaits and livers are tops for the whiskerfish the panish responde to worms under bobbers. Those fishing the forebay are seeing stripes on lures and bluegill.

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

Friday, September 1st, 2017

  • Report: Tracy Oasis Charity “RESTORE THE DELTA” Event is Saturday September 2, at the South Delta’s hidden gem Tracy Oasis Marina. 209-835-3182

    Next week BASS FEST 2017 returns to Bethel island’s Russo’s Marina. This will be a super fun weekend for Bass Anglers od all level’s. With Plenty of gear and manufactures in attendance.

    Dan’s Delta Outdoors Fall/ Winter hours start next week, Monday through Thursday 11-6 with weekend hours unchanging 6 to 6 Friday and Saturday and 8-3Sunday.

    Isleton Fishing Report
    No Changes, With Big Heat forecast the next few days, the salmon are still trickling into the area. The Warm evening temps temps should continue to keep the Catfish bite the bite rolling. Mackeral and Sardines are the best here. Still the Smallmouth continue biting to help you beat the summer doldrums . Scroungers tipped with flukes and DDO crank are good choices here for the hard fighting smallies.

    Walnut Grove Fishing Report
    Bank anglers using liver’s and cut baits prevail for those searching for Whiskerfish. The Sacramento Turning Basin is still decent here as there continues to be stripes caught there by lure tossers. Spoons and small shad patterns are the top choices here as well.. 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 . Plenty of juvenile stripers are in the area as well.

    Franks Tract Fishing Report
    Decent action for Bethel Island residents and Visitors. Panfish are plentiful Red Worms leading the charge, Plenty of 2 to 4 pound Catfish on various cut baits are keeping the bells a ringing. Black Bass Anglers punching and swim jigs lead the way. Stripers and plenty of bait building in the area. Spooks And swim baits are key.

    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 keepers to 12 pounds 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. Salmon? Still a trickling in..A few reports of Salmon grabbing Mepp’s and DDO spinners. Still not great yet. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts.

    South Delta Fishing Report
    Bait Anglers are catching catfish and panfish throughout the area, While cutbaits and livers are tops for the whiskerfish the panish responde to worms under bobbers. Those fishing the forebay are seeing stripes on lures and bluegill.
    Provided by Dan’s Delta Outdoors, 1625 Main St Oakley CA 925/234-4694 Follow us on Facebook

Friday, August 25th, 2017

  • Report: Best Bass Tournaments Last Delta/Wine Region Event of the season is Saturday August 26th at Beautiful Russo’s Marina. This promises to be a solid event as Always a well ran event.

    Fishing Report

    Isleton
    With Big Heat forecast the next few days, the salmon are still trickling into the area. The Warm evening temps temps should continue to keep the Catfish bite the bite rolling. Mackeral and Sardines are the best here. Still the Smallmouth continue biting to help you beat the summer doldrums . Scroungers tipped with flukes and DDO crank are good choices here for the hard fighting smallies.

    Walnut Grove
    Bank anglers using worms and cut baits prevail for those searching for Whiskerfish. The Sacramento Turning Basin is still decent here as there continues to be stripes caught there by lure tossers. Spoons and small shad patterns are the top choices here as well.. 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
    Catfish Kevin still racking up the Whiskerfish to 10 pounds. Fishing whole anchovies on sliding sinker rigs is key. 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 .

    Franks Tract
    Decent action for Bethel Island residents and Visitors. Panfish are plentiful Red Worms leading the charge, Plenty of 2 to 4 pound Catfish on various cut baits are keeping the bells a ringing. Black Bass Anglers punching and swim jigs lead the way. Check Out DDO jr angler Tyler with his punched beauty.

    West Delta
    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. Salmon? Still a trickling in..A few reports of Salmon grabbing Mepp’s and DDO spinners. Still not great yet. 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

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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