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Friday, August 19th, 2016

  • Report: Delta Report…. Overall slow but Stripers are starting to show

    This Weekend

    BIG Thank You for all those that came out last week for Oakley Kids Fishing Day Saturday August 13th at the Antioch-Oakley Pier. 77 smiling youngsters plenty of action and lots of pics here,

    Fish taco sized stripers are moving around Mildred

    Isleton Catfish are the best target species this time of year that can help you beat the summer doldrums . Anchovies, Mackeral and Sardines are good choices here for the whiskerfish. Still waiting as I Looked again for a few anxious Salmon anglers while there were only a few fishing finally started getting an occasional report of success from Salmon searching anglers. While the temperatures get ready to heat up again this weekend look for no change in the Salmon bite this week. Silvertron’s are the best bet for those who want to try.

    Walnut Grove Salmon showing, Mepp’s Flying c’s and Silvertrons. Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail. Catfish action is getting the most praise, 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. The Sacramento Turning Basin continues to be decent with stripes caught there by lure tossers. Red Eye Shad and small shad patterned plastics are the top choices here as well.

    Discovery Bay Really while we just had a nice stretch a couple cooler days ahead this next week there is hope for the Punch bite to be decent once again. VBO Golden Shiners are proving to be a rapidly growing favorite. Current and shade are the key. Punching is scoring bass on the main river points. Bass pushing the 4 to 6 mark are showing on occasion. Jig bite on points is also decent!

    West Delta More Anglers in search of stripers are finding a few keepers on occasion from both boat and bank. Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Sardines and Shad. Antioch Pier scored stripers to 36 inches this week. From as far west as Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Mackeral and Sardines ae finding fun action. A few Salmon success stories have come on the incoming tide with Mepp’s Flying C’s . Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts. Punching get’s the bites the key is staying square to your target and setting hard.

Friday, August 12th, 2016

  • Report: Delta Report…. Overall slow but Stripers are starting to show
    This Weekend
    Oakley Kids Fishing Day Saturday August 13th at the Antioch-Oakley Pier. Registration available Here at Dan’s Delta Outdoors and start at 8AM at the pier.
    Dan’s Delta #FishOakley Pro-Am presented with #InlandMarine upcoming September 24 at Oakley’s Big Break Marina! Info at Dan’s Delta
    Isleton Catfish are the best target species this time of year that can help you beat the summer doldrums . Anchovies, Mackeral and Sardines are good choices here for the whiskerfish. Still waiting as I Looked again for a few anxious Salmon anglers while there were only a few fishing finally started getting an occasional report of success from Salmon searching anglers. While the temperatures get ready to heat up again this weekend look for no change in the Salmon bite this week. Silvertron’s are the best bet for those who want to try.
    Walnut Grove No Change, Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail. Catfish action is getting the most praise, 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. The Sacramento Turning Basin continues to be decent with stripes caught there by lure tossers. Red Eye Shad and small shad patterned plastics are the top choices here as well.
    Discovery Bay Really while we just had a nice strech a couple HOT days ahead this next week there is hope for the Frog bite to be decent once again. Pro-Z FROGS and Snag Proof frogs getting some explosive strikes. Current and shade are the key. Stay near main river current with Crankbaits Strike King XD 6 and 2.5 square bills. Punching is scoring bass on the main river points. Bass pushing the 4 to 6 mark are showing on occasion. Jig bite on points is also decent!
    West Delta More Anglers in search of stripers are finding a few keepers on occasion from both boat and bank. Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Sardines and Anchovies. Antioch Pier scored stripers to 36 inches this week. From as far west as Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Mackeral and Sardines ae finding fun action. A few Salmon success stories have come on the incoming tide with Mepp’s Flying C’s . Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts. Punching get’s the bites the key is staying square to your target and setting hard.

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

Friday, August 5th, 2016

  • Report: From Dan's Delta Outdoors

    Upcoming on the Delta This weekend the Snag Proof Open . Dan’s Delta Outdoors next Team event will be August 27th at Big Break Marina More info

    Isleton Area Looked again for a few anxious Salmon anglers while there were only a few fishing finally started getting an occasional report of success from Salmon searching anglers Although as the temperatures baked this week and boat traffic was little A few Kings went home for dinner. Silvertron’s scored the salmon. 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 Mepps Flying“C’ s” getting a few Salmon again this week. Stripes are in the area. 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 patterned swim baits are the top choices here as well. Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail.

    Discovery Bay Wind and cooler temperatures are making the bite tougher for those getting ready for the Snag Proof Open, Buzz Frogs and Kicker Frogs are still drawing explosions. While the winds have hampered there search a bit those targeting shaded current areas. Bass pushing the 4 to 8 mark are showing on occasion. A few anglers are still scoring schoolie sized stripers in the Indian Creek side.

    West Delta Benicia Anglers report first Salmon daily! With the way they are stacked outside the gate the year looks promising, Look for the usual area to start heating up soon. Mepp’s Flying “C’s” always lead the way in this category. 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 and occasional better fish. Drifting bluegill is leading the way for bigger fish but Flukes and Swim baits are also working.

    Contra Loma –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 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 Did Not Report.

Friday, July 29th, 2016

  • Report: Upcoming on the Delta

    Frog Week is here The Ultimate Frog Challenge This weekend the Snag Proof Open the next weekend. Dan’s Delta Outdoors next Team event will be August 27th at Big Break Marina More info at http://www.dansdeltaoutdoors.com/tournaments.html

    Isleton Area Salmon Season is now open look for this to start changing in the next few weeks but at least they have caught a couple in the area. Although as the temperatures warmed a bit this week and the smallmouth bite is still strong. Smallmouth are a great target species this time of year t. Strike King Crankbaits and Plastics are good choices here for the hard fighting smallies. Won’t be long and the focus here will change to salmon.

    Walnut Grove Woo Hoo Our first Salmon report of the year came earlier this week from Trevor! Mepps Flying“C’ s” Stripes are in the area. 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 patterned swim baits are the top choices here as well. Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail.

    Discovery Bay A few anglers are still scoring schoolie sized stripers in the Indian Creek side. 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.

    West Delta Benicia Anglers reported there first Salmon yesterday! With the way they are stacked outside the gate the year looks promising, Look for the usual area to start heating up soon. Mepp’s Flying “C’s” always lead the way in this category. 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 and occasional better fish. Drifting bluegill is leading the way for bigger fish but Flukes and Swim baits are also working.

    Contra Loma –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 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 Did Not Report.

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

  • Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Launched out of the delta loop an hour before high tide and fished potato, Columbia cut and venice all north facing rock levees with tules. Spooks and popper were working early. Some short strikes, but there was also some violent top water hook ups. Around eight thirty things got slow and I picked up a blue gill vibrating jig and never put it down until snapping my trolling motor rope. Caught around thirty bass up to 4/12 pounds and a half dozen small strippers. It was nice, there was not a lot of boat traffic around me all morning, just me and my spoiled yellow lab. Off the water by eleven.

    Tips: I caught more than a few of my fish after casting to the same patch four to seven times.

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

  • Report: ElGuapo » Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:29 pm

    Didn't get out on the water until 7:30. New (to me) boat and took a little time to get set up. In my excitement I also forgot to release one of the trailer straps in the back before launching!

    Ran all over the place; out to White Slough, down to Mildred, etc. But finally got on some good fish. Managed a 6, 4-9 and a 3 plus many dinks. All the quality fish came on the Senko.

    Water ranged from 71-79 degrees. Clarity was chocolate soup to stained.

    Looked for healthy hydrilla everywhere (see 2nd paragraph) and could not find it. If anyone would PM me some hints here I'd appreciate it!

    Good results for the maiden voyage of my new ride. I'm selling the Bass Tracker. If you're interested see here:

    2007-bass-tracker-pt190tx-t103163.html

    Check out how the 6#er pulls a 21' fiberglass boat.

    Watch video http://www.westernbass.com/forum/post566203.html#p566203

Friday, June 24th, 2016

  • Report: Delta Report…Great Weather for #FishOakley as Pro-Am Anglers from throughout California head to Russo’s for the CTT Tournament Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    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 Fat Bluegill.

    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.

    Del Valle Did Not Report.

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

Friday, June 17th, 2016

  • Report: Delta Report…Great Weather for #FishOakley as Male and Female teams Anglers from throughout California head to on Father’s Day at Big Break the 3rd Stop of the Dan’s Delta Tournament Series which will include Father’s Day BBQ for participating anglers and their families . Submit your Pics! You Could Win a Dan’s Delta Outdoors Gift Certificate! Tag #FishOakley

    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 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 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 Baitspaired with Fatsack Swim Jigs. Catfish and Bluegill also had a improvement this week.

    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 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 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 28 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 – 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 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 Did Not Report.

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

Friday, June 10th, 2016

  • Report: Delta Report…Great Weather for #FishOakley as Anglers from Throughout the West start rolling in for the Yamamoto Big Bass event June 11-12 at Russo’s Marina. Then on Father’s Day at Big Break the 3rd Stop of the Dan’s Delta Tournament Series which will include Father’s Day Lunch for participating anglers and their families .

    Isleton Hot 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. 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- 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 Trolling Savage Prey baits colors 8 to 10 foot deep is key as the push continues. Conditions are improving for Black and Smallmouth Bass in the area. Spinnerbaits and Swim jigs are working in the Hog Area 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 Where’s bite? Only Yamamoto Baits this weekend for tournament anglers Most Blackie anglers are sticking with 3/4oz Jigs paired with Yamamoto Flappin’ Hogs and Yamamoto Swim Senkos paired with Fatsack Swim Jigs. Frog Bite should improve, yet still not consistent. Catfish and Bluegill also had a improvement this week.

    Frank’s Tract Black bass bite is at a consistent yet, tougher than normal bite. Yamamoto Kut Tails and Yamamoto Senko’s paired with Tsuyoi Wacky Hooks drawing a lot of attention. We are seeing a few big Black Bass with ¾ ounce Jigs. Others looking to score are starting to Toss Yamamoto Heart Tail swim baits. Ok the Yamamoto theme is over

    West Delta The stripers are here anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Stripes to 28 pounds have grabbed baits . Pier anglers still getting some GOOD sized stripers and occasional sturgeon. 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 – 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. 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 The heat and wind kept many away this week. 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 Did Not Report.

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

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

  • Water Temp: 77

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Spent three hours out on a kayak by three mile slough, and had three nice bass (3, 6, and 4) on a white spro on low tide. The frog bite seemed to pick up on slack tide at the bottom, with about five blow ups. Only three took the frog. I also picked up a few clones on a senko. As the tide started to move in fishing started to slow, and I had to get off the water

    Tips: White Spro and June Bug Senkos,

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

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    Water Temp: 75 degrees

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished out of Russo's marina (didn't want to fight the ramp traffic at Big Break tourney). Fished the perimeter initially for some striped bass (rumor said they were in) but no luck. Shot over to Mildred and along the way caught about 15 fish on wacky-rigged worms in the main channel near and across from the tower. Then on to the perimeter of Little Mandy and found a 20 yard stretch adjacent to a point where my buddy and I slayed another 20, catching them on a red crawdad-colored crank bait and Bass Pro "Sure thing" Stick-O fished wacky. Great day on the water. Saw a coyote walking the trail, and then an F-14 practicing a few barrel rolls right over our heads. The sky was clouded over all day long. My biggest fish was caught top-water on ribbon worm skimming on the retrieve. She was about 3.5 pounds. Fun day. Most fish caught on outgoing and incoming tide

  • Report: Whoopbass » Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:53 pm

    I was out there today and the best bite I had was off crawdad colored cranks. Caught quite a few up to 2 1/2 pounds. Biggest fish I caught was a 3 pound fish early on a spook. After I caught that fish I noticed my boat was taking on water and had to run back to the ramp so I missed the prime top water bite. The pump to the livewells broke and water was coming into the boat at a pretty good clip. I would have been in deep doo doo if I hadn't noticed it. Went to West Marine and bought a baitwell plug and plugged of the hole and went back out. Caught fish off a variety of lures but the best bite was on rip rap with cranks. The big fish eluded me once again.

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

  • Report: Delta Report…Great Weather for #FishOakley as Anglers from Throughout the West start rolling in for the Wild West Pro-Am in Oakley’s Big Break Marina. Up Next Russo’s Marina host’s the Yamamoto Big Bass event June 11-12. Then on Father’s Day at Big Break the 3rd Stop of the Dan’s Delta Tournament Series which will include Fathert’s Day Lunch for participating anglers and their families .

    Isleton Hot summer night pattern prevails for bait tossing anglers. Catfish start to show in better numbers with Mackerel. Mackeral, 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 ok the last few days. Trolling the Angry Eyes and Savage Preys is the best bet. Sturgeon anglers moved West .

    Rio Vista- Warm seasonable weather ahead finally for anglers, and forecast to stay stable. Shore bound anglers are scoring both species. The best place to score a striped bass or 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 . . Bank anglers tossing shad 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 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 Black bass bite is at a consistent yet, tougher than normal bite. Sweet 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 The stripers are here anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Stripes to 28 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 – 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 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 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.

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

  • Report: From Bobby Barrack

    Received from one of my clients... All info received this week must be publicly available per the rules!!

    Last weekend did best potato on jigs gotta 8-1/2 and a 7 Then decent amount 2-4 lbs. low tide. Decent frog bite midday sat and Monday on low, north side Mildred. Friday and sat first time ever found really good punch bite in sheep slough. One end to the other wherever there was 2-5 feet of water most better fish 3-6 lbs. Also 3 13inchers!!

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

  • Water Temp: 78

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Got out there after work in the blistering heat, hoping for a frog bite. Worked the cheese mats and hydrilla on the low tide. Started pretty slow with a few little fish and some missed strikes. Tide changed to incoming the current started flowing started getting more bites , but not in the $#!+, but near it. Fish weren't grabbing the bait that great with 1 hook getting em and some tossing the bait, So time for a change. Tied on a different snag proof perfect frog in a completely different color and bam, started getting bit more rapidly with the bait down the throat. Got a call from the wifey to see when I was coming home so I deployed the Tallon to talk to her, but still fishing. Made the cast to the slack area let it sit, hung up the phone looked away to put the phone down looked up frog gone with little sound. Set as hard as I could and dragged an 8lber out of the junk. Only big one of the day, but lots of 3's.

    Tips: Big girl came while the frog Sat for 20-30 seconds. Patience even with the heat. Smaller fish came while working it moderately fast.

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

  • Report: Delta Report…. Memorial Weekend Bite looks Awesome! Great Weather for #FishOakley as Anglers from Throughout the West start rolling in for the Holiday First Major Events of the Year! FLW Costa Pro-Am going now at Russo’s Marina arrive at Big Break this weekend.

    Isleton Striper Trolling and plug casting has improved the last few days. Dirty “D” has been much better this past week. Trolling the Angry Eyes and Savage Preys is the best bet. Sturgeon anglers moved West . Catfish start to show in better numbers with Mackerel.

    Rio Vista- Warm seasonable weather ahead finally for Holiday anglers, and forecast to stay stable. Shore bound anglers are scoring both species. The best place to score a striped bass or 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 . 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 Bass in the area. Spinnerbaits and Swim jigs are working in the Hog Area. Bank anglers tossing shad and Sardines prevail for an occasional Striper those looking for bigger bites. Drifting live baits for stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers smiling..

    Central Delta Most Blackie anglers are sticking with 3/4oz Jigs and Tail Slapper swim baits paired with Fatsack Swim Jigs, Wind and overcast this weekend slow rolling Fatsack Tackle blades and Strike King square bills searching ledges near sparse tulle flats. Larger Stripers had another cameo appearance this week yet it was very brief. Crappie and Bluegill also had a improvement this week.

    Frank’s Tract After being beat up by crazy winds for a week, we some of the best water conditions of the year. Black bass bite is at a consistent yet, tougher than normal bite. Hematoma Beavers on over cast days also working well. We are seeing a few big Black Bass with ¾ ounce Jigs. Others looking to score are starting to crank Chartreuse Shad 6th Sense baits and DDO custom Craws are solid options.

    West Delta The stripers are here anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Stripes to 28 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 – Continues as one of the best local bets! 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 good 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 The Best bet is fishing with cut baits with all the hungry small stripers around. Trout are being 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. There was a 1000 lb Lassen plant on May 9th . There will be plant next week. With the continuing plants, trout fishing has been very good with more limits being caught from all around the reservoir.

    Del Valle . Trout has slowed down due to the warm weather, most anglers are catching them on either garlic or colored Power Bait or nightcrawlers. Staff would also recommend using small spinners or smaller jerk baits, Lucky Craft, or yo zuri. Anglers have been catching trout in the deeper waters, as the fish are staying down at depths of 15-20 feet. Black bass are hitting pretty good. Find fallen trees, weed beds or the tulle patches. We would recommend throwing either a weedless senko or artificial crawdads on a ½- to a 1-oz football jighead. Anglers are also catching them on shallow to mid running crank baits.

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Saturday, May 21st, 2016

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    Water Temp: 65

    Report: Want a day! Fished a small tournament out at white slough with the SCBBBC. For only 14 boats be on the water there where over 8 fish caught over 6 lbs with big fish 9 lb 10 oz. The fish where chewing well. A few of the guys where talking about catch over a 100 fish day. The best part is that it did not matter if the tide was high or low the fish where bitting. Sinko, created baits in dark colors, dark buzz baits and drop shots.

    Tips: dark baits fishing the islands.

Friday, May 20th, 2016

  • Report: Delta Report…. Great Month for #FishOakley as Anglers from Throughout the West start rolling in for the First Major Events of the Year! FLW Costa Pro-Am going now at Russo’s Marina arrive at Big Break this weekend.

    Isleton Striper Trolling and plug casting has stayed fair the last few days. Dirty “D” is a bit Windy this week. Trolling the Angry Eyes and Savage Preys is the best bet. Sturgeon anglers moved West . Catfish start to show in better numbers with Mackerel.

    Rio Vista- WINDY, but forecast to improve later this weekend. Shore bound anglers are scoring both species. The best place to score a striped bass or 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 . 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 Bass in the area. Spinnerbaits and Fizzle jigs are working in the Hog Area. Bank anglers tossing shad and Sardines prevail for an occasional Striper those looking for bigger bites. Drifting live baits for stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers smiling..

    Central Delta Most Blackie anglers are sticking with Swim Jigs and Tail Slapper swim baits paired with Fatsack Swim Jigs, Wind and overcast this weekend slow rolling Fatsack Tackle blades and Strike King square bills searching ledges near sparse tulle flats. Larger Stripers had another cameo appearance this week yet it was very brief. Crappie and Bluegill also had a improvement this week.

    Frank’s Tract After being beat up by crazy winds for a week, we got a third round of winds. Black bass bite is at a consistent tougher than normal bite. Hematoma Beavers on over cast days also working well. We are seeing a few big Black Bass with ¾ ounce Jigs. Others looking to score are starting to crank Chartreuse Shad 6th Sense baits and Big Poppa’s are solid options.

    West Delta Bundle up and braving the wind is worth trying. The stripers are here anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Stripes to 28 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 – One of the best local bets! 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 good 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 The Best bet is fishing for trout with all the trout plants and cool water temperatures. They are being 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. There was a 1000 lb Lassen plant on May 9th . There will be plant next week. With the continuing plants, trout fishing has been very good with more limits being caught from all around the reservoir.

    Del Valle . Trout has slowed down due to the warm weather, most anglers are catching them on either garlic or colored Power Bait or nightcrawlers. Staff would also recommend using small spinners or smaller jerk baits, Lucky Craft, or yo zuri. Anglers have been catching trout in the deeper waters, as the fish are staying down at depths of 15-20 feet. Black bass are hitting pretty good. Find fallen trees, weed beds or the tulle patches. We would recommend throwing either a weedless senko or artificial crawdads on a ½- to a 1-oz football jighead. Anglers are also catching them on shallow to mid running crank baits.

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Saturday, May 14th, 2016

  • Report: Delta Report…. Great Month Ahead for #FishOakley as Anglers from Throughout the West start rolling in for the First Major Events of the Year!

    Wild West Bass Teams arrive at Big Break this weekend.

    Isleton Striper Trolling and plug casting has stayed fair the last few days. Water cleared a bit this week and a few more stripers in the Cache Slough area responded. Trolling the Angry Eyes and Savage Preys is the best bet. Sturgeon anglers moved West . Catfish start to show in better numbers with Mackerel.

    Rio Vista- Shore bound anglers are scoring both species. The best place to score a striped bass or 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. Red White Classic Shimmer jigs around pumps getting stripers.

    Walnut Grove . 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 Bass in the area. Spinnerbaits and Fizzle jigs are working in the Hog AreaBank anglers tossing shad and Sardines prevail for an occasional Striper those looking for bigger bites. Drifting live baits for stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers smiling..

    Discovery Bay Most Blackie anglers are sticking with Senkos and Tail Slapper swim baits paired with Fatsack Swim Jigs, Wind and overcast this weekend slow rolling Fatsack Tackle blades and Strike King square bills searching ledges near sparse tulle flats. Larger Stripers had another cameo appearance this week yet it was very brief. Crappie and Bluegill also had a improvement this week. Biwaa Sevens in Bluegill and RedHorse patterns rocking the few Bed fish are around.

    Frank’s Tract After being beat up by crazy winds for a week, we got a second round of winds. Black bass bite is at a consistent tougher than normal bite. Hematoma Beavers on over cast days also working well. We are seeing a few Black Bass with top water and Chili Craw Red Eye Shad. Others looking to score are starting to crank Chartreuse Shad 6th Sense baits and Big Poppa’s are solid options.

    West Delta The stripers are here anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Stripes to 28 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 – 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 good 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 for trout continues to be good with all the trout plants and cool water temperatures. They are being 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. There was a 1000 lb Lassen plant on May 9th . There will be plant next week. With the continuing plants, trout fishing has been very good with more limits being caught from all around the reservoir.

    Del Valle . Trout has slowed down due to the warm weather, most anglers are catching them on either garlic or colored Power Bait or nightcrawlers. Staff would also recommend using small spinners or smaller jerk baits, Lucky Craft, or yo zuri. Anglers have been catching trout in the deeper waters, as the fish are staying down at depths of 15-20 feet. Black bass are hitting pretty good. Find fallen trees, weed beds or the tulle patches. We would recommend throwing either a weedless senko or artificial crawdads on a ½- to a 1-oz football jighead. Anglers are also catching them on shallow to mid running crank baits.

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

Monday, May 9th, 2016

  • Water Temp: 62-70

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Launched Tracy O @12:30 bite was much more difficult than the weekend. Tried frogging for about 15 missed strikes and no fish. Threw the jig for about 5 fish but no size. Tossed it around current breaks and let it sit for 5-10 sec. Saw some fish busting on a point tossed my top water out got a nice 3lber then missed a bunch, downsized the bait the started hooking em. Sun was starting to set then finally hooked a nice 4.95. Need to find some New area's to pick up some bigger bites more consistent.

    Tips: The south is loaded with biting 3lbers but tough to get the bigger bite.