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Friday, June 16th, 2017

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    Water Temp: 72

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

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

    Tips: Bring plenty of water.

Monday, May 29th, 2017

  • Water Temp: 65-75

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

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

    Tips: Go fishing

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

  • Water Temp: 62-72

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Hi all...Got out on Saturday from Orwood, headed to Mildred to have some fun. Every spot had 2 boats on it. I saw alot of spooked fish, the pressure must be intense on the fish while they nest. So off I went ....to some punching honey hole close by. Picked up some aggressive fish there, then moved back south to check some other warm water, MISTAKE....the boat traffic was insane !!! I had to go to places where ski boats just don't know about, I found some cheese and caught fish right away...fished till past midnight listening to the frogs sing their songs. It's only gonna get better with the next moon phase. Have fun all !

    Tips: Check your headlamp batteries.....lol

Friday, May 12th, 2017

  • Report: Delta Report…. Great Month for #FishOakley as Anglers from Throughout the West start rolling in for their First Major Event of the Year! FLW Costa Pro-Am going now at Russo’s Marina. The Weekend will wind down Sunday with the High School State Championship at Russo’s as well.

    Dan’s Delta Outdoors Team event #3 is Next weekend (May 20th) at Big Break Marina. Pre Registration available NOW at Dan’s Delta Outdoors. Each team member that comes in early to register will be given a raffle ticket for a 50.00 Dan’s Delta gift certificate.

    Isleton Fishing Report

    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 Fishing Report

    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 Fishing Report

    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 Fishing Report

    Most Blackie anglers are sticking with Strike King Blade minnows 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. Stripers had another cameo appearance this week yet it was very brief. Crappie and Bluegill also had a improvement this week.

    Frank’s Tract Fishing Report

    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 DDO Customs and Big Poppa’s are solid options.

    West Delta Fishing Report

    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 Fishing Report

    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 Fishing Report

    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.

    Del Valle Fishing Report

    Trout is OK, 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

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

  • Water Temp: 64/72

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Hi all... I have been out multiple times in the last few weeks. It has been quite the adventure to say the least. The fish are spawning all over the river.... some places have crystal clear water, most places have very dirty water. (Which I believe is from all the farms moving water in and out ??? Can anyone confirm that ??) Well anyways, I am catching some quality fish on northeast side of the river. Where ever I can find decent visibility seems to produce well, plus I can see what I'm targeting. Try topwater early, then go with your top 5 go-getters....good luck and have FUN !!!

    Tips: Avoid the crowd if you can....FLW everywhere....

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

  • 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 140 Boats out Today. FLW Outdoors anglers also started arriving for Next Weeks event at Fabulous Russo’s marina. East County is the Destination for some of the best Black Bass fishing in the world we will see 100’s of anglers in our community over the next few weeks,

    Welcome them to one of the worlds best fishing destinations. #FishOakley #FishBethelisland

    Isleton Fishing Report

    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 Fishing Report

    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 Fishing Report

    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..

    Discovery Bay Fishing Report

    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 or DDO Custom 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 Fishing Report

    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 Fishing Report

    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 Fishing Report

    Try fishing for catfish at Channel Point, Loma Island or from a boat with nightcrawlers or chicken liver.Trout are biting on nightcrawlers at Channel Point, near the swim area, or from a boat. Black bass fishing has been 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 Report

    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.

    Del Valle Fishing Report

    Staff recommend using small spinners or smaller jerk baits, Strike King, or Lucky Craft. 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

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

  • 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 Just a week away the First Major Event for East County at Big Break Marina.

    Isleton Fishing Report

    Striper Trolling and plug casting has stayed consistent 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 Fishing Report

    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 12-15 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 Fishing Report

    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. 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.

    Discovery Bay Fishing Report

    Larger Stripers started to show a bit this past week . Crappie and Bluegill also had a improvement this week. 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.

    Frank’s Tract Fishing Report

    After being beat up by crazy winds for a week. Black bass bite is at a consistent. Hematoma Beavers on over cast days also working well. We are seeing a few Stripers and 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. Keeper sized stripes are grabbing Bubba Shad a bit more this week and trolled Angry Eye baits.

    West Delta Fishing Report

    The stripers are here anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Stripes to 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 Fishing Report

    Too many bank walkers popping Bass to 8 pounds off the beds, Please release them! Black bass have been biting on Senko’s and nightcrawlers around the lake. Try a AC Minnow wake bait or a Savage Trout fishing is still consistent on the east side, north side of lake or from a boat with nightcrawlers, Power Eggs, or mice tails.

    Los Vaqueros Fishing Report

    Trout continues to be best bet. They are being caught in South Cove and Oak Point as well as Cowboy 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 DFW plant on the way. There was also a 1000 lb Lassen plant this week. With the continuing plants, trout fishing has been holding steady with more limits being caught from all around the reservoir.

    Del Valle Fishing Report

    Black Bass are on fire with anglers reporting having caught and released up to 12 bass. Most are smaller and in shallow water creating their beds. Best bet is still Senkos, either wacky or Texas rigged. Also try a plastic crawdad, on either a half-ounce, or a one-ounce football jig head. If you do catch a bass, please release it, as she maybe pregnant. Trout have been active this last week. They have been in the shallow water; anglers are having good luck on Power Bait, nightcrawlers, Rapalas, mice tails and Kastmasters. Many anglers have reported catching their limits.

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

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

  • Water Temp: 60

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Launched at Rivers End targeting Italian slough in the AM. Fished thoroughly shallow hydrilla and rip rap with jigs and sweet beavers, switched to orange lip-less and finally caught one on a senko up shallow. He didn't bite it very well, even with a good hook set, he flew off my line before I could land him in the boat. Throughout the rest of the day, I did get some very subtle bites up shallow at high tide, small ticks as if they were just curious, definitely NOT hungry. I couldn't see any beds, but judging by blood around their mouths and tails, these fish were making a bed.
    Went into Vic canal and caught one more small male up shallow. Staging phase most definitely as I saw fish on sonar down deep, but they were not interested in anything except just waiting for the males to finish the nest,
    Although it wasn't a productive day, I was excited to piece together the puzzle and hopefully this new moon will entice the spawn!

    Tips: Wait a few day, let the water warm up a bit

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

  • Report: Delta Report…. BBT Anglers here this week at Russo’s Marina Saturday and Bill Lewis lures Rattle Trap Open Sunday. Striper Fishing Goes Again Off This week! A great Time to remember to Join California Striped Bass Association! Need More Members that Love to Fish and Support this Great fishery! Join Here!

    Isleton Fishing Report

    Striper Trolling and plug casting has toughened the last few days. Water temps raised 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 .

    Rio Vista Fishing Report

    Trolling is scoring many limits stripers and occasionally, a 12-15 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. Shore bound anglers are scoring both species. The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon remains Sherman Island in the area of the Power Lines, use Sardines or Red’s Bloody Eel.

    Walnut Grove Fishing Report

    Bank anglers tossing shad and eel prevail for an occasional sturgeon or Striper those looking for bigger bites. 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 starts up. The Dirty “D” is clearing its name and conditions are improving. Stay in the Wimpys area for best conditions. Best bet, Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures.

    Discovery Bay Fishing Report

    The Bite is On! The black bass bite has continued rolling. River2Sea in Shad and Crankbait patterns rocking the Bed fish are around. Most Blackie anglers are sticking with Senkos and Strike King Rage Swimmers swim baits paired with Fatsack Swim Jigs, Sinshine forecast this weekend slow Fatsack Tackle blades and Rat-LTrap Stutter Steps searching ledges near sparse tulle flats.

    Frank’s Tract Fishing Report

    Black bass bite is at a consistent pace warm days only helps the Big Girls bite. Hematoma Beavers on over cast days also working well. We found a few Stripers and 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. Keeper sized stripes are grabbing Bubba Shad a bit more this week and trolled Angry Eye baits.

    West Delta Fishing Report

    The stripers are here anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Stripes to 18 pounds have grabbed Red/White Classic shimmer jigs. 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.

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

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

  • Water Temp: 58-60

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Went out Saturdays 4/15 and 4/22; nothing to speak of...very slow. Anyone think it's the weather? Just bein' sarcastic. Everyone we asked "how are you doing?", said "A couple of little ones". Some said big goose egg. Saw many boats flipping close and many going finesse. Not sure how they were doing.
    This last Sat looked promising as buddy immediately picked up a LiveTarget pumpkinseed shallow diving crank and got bit 2nd cast snappin it out of the grass at Mildred... then aboluly nothin' from then on til we ran up to White's and I picked up #2 on finesse wacky rigged 6" Watermelon / Chartr tail Zoom trick worm. Wind was really howlin' by then and we just decided to get outta there. Hoping someone else posts something more positive. Have to boat for a high schooler May 14 out of Russo's. Any tip will be appreciated!

    Tips: Currently not qualified to give a tip. Tried everything for the last two weeks, chatterbaits, spinnerbaits, traps, senko/stick baits, small jigs, dropshot. Senko/clones got some bites but nothing sizeable. I welcome any helpful tips! Thanx!

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

  • Report: Delta Report…. Striper Fishing Goes Off This week! A great Time to remember to Join California Striped Bass Association! Need More Members that Love to Fish and Support this Great fishery! Join Here!

    Dan’s Delta Outdoors Tournament # 2 at Big Break Marina this Saturday. Weigh-in festivities start at 245 pm.

    Isleton Fishing Report

    Striper Trolling and plug casting has boomed the last few days. Water temps raised a bit this week and a few more stripers in the Cache Slough area responded. Sturgeon remains the focus here. Diamondback anglers are heading to 41, Liberty and Cache Slough areas with roe and eel reporting success.

    Rio Vista Fishing Report

    Trolling is scoring many stripers and occasionally, a 12-15 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. Sturgeon anglers in front of Collinsville or Red Barn still get bit. Shore bound anglers are scoring both species. The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon remains Sherman Island in the area of the Power Lines, use Sardines or Red’s Bloody Eel.

    Walnut Grove Fishing Report

    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 starts up. The Dirty “D” is clearing its name and conditions are improving. Stay in the Wimpys area for best conditions. Best bet, Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures. Bank anglers tossing shad and eel prevail for an occasional sturgeon or Striper those looking for bigger bites.

    Discovery Bay Fishing Report

    The Bite is On! The black bass bite is rolling. Senkos in Bluegill and shad patterns rocking the Bed fish are around. Most Blackie anglers are sticking with Senkos and Strike King swim baits paired with Fatsack Swim Jigs, Wind and overcast this weekend slow rolling Fatsack Tackle blades and Rat-LTrap Echos searching ledges near sparse tulle flats.

    Frank's Tract Fishing Report

    Black bass bite is picking up at a consistent pace warm days only helps the Big Girls bite. Hematoma Beavers on over cast days also working well. We found a few Stripers and Black Bass with 200 S-Wavers 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. Keeper sized stripes are grabbing Bubba Shad a bit more this week and trolled Angry Eye baits. Packman A-Rigs also solid options.

    West Delta Fishing Report

    The stripers starting to show anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Stripes to 18 pounds have grabbed Red/White Classic shimmer jigs. Trollers it’s getting started on both sides with Red Barn being the top choice, if they aren’t there move to the Eddo’s Side. Chartreuse patterns are the best bet.

    Contra Loma Fishing Report

    Trout fishing is still consistent on the east side, north side of lake or from a boat with nightcrawlers, Power Eggs, or mice tails. Too many bank walkers popping Bass to 8 pounds off the beds. Black bass have been biting on artificial baits/lures and nightcrawlers around the lake. Try a AC Minnow wake bait or a Savage Trout.

    Los Vaqueros Fishing Report

    Trout action best bet. They are being caught in South Cove and Oak Point as well as Cowboy 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 DFW plant on the way. There was also a 1000 lb Lassen plant this week. With the continuing plants, trout fishing has been holding steady with more limits being caught from all around the reservoir.

    Del Valle Fishing Report

    Black Bass are on fire with anglers reporting having caught and released up to 12 bass. Most are smaller and in shallow water creating their beds. Best bet is still Senkos, either wacky or traditionally rigged. Also try a plastic crawdad, on either a half-ounce, or a one-ounce football jig head. If you do catch a bass, please release it, as she maybe pregnant. Remember that by taking one bass, anglers could be taking thousands away from the lake, so please, during the crucial spawning period, release any bass caught. Trout have been active this last week. They have been in the shallow water; anglers are having good luck on Power Bait, nightcrawlers, Rapalas, mice tails and Kastmasters. Many anglers have reported catching their limits.

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

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

  • Report: Dan’s Delta Black Bass Series #2 Launches out of Big Break Marina Saturday April 15th.

    Striper, Sturgeon, Bass and More….

    Isleton Fishing Report

    Striper Trolling and plug casting has started to recover a bit from the dirty water.. Water temps raised a bit this week and a few more stripers in the Cache Slough area responded. Sturgeon remains the focus here. Diamondback anglers are heading to 41, Liberty and Cache Slough areas with roe and eel reporting success.

    Rio Vista Fishing Report

    Trolling is scoring many more Small stripes and occasionally, a 12-15 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. Sturgeon anglers in front of Collinsville or Red Barn still get bit. Shore bound anglers are scoring both species. The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon remains Sherman Island in the area of the Power Lines, use Sardines or Red’s Bloody Eel.

    Walnut Grove Fishing Report

    Trolling for stripers cracking the 20 pound plus keeps anglers smiling Brite colors 8 to 10 foot deep is key as the spring push starts up. The Dirty “D” is clearing its name and conditions are improving. Stay in the Liberty area for best conditions. Best bet, Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures. Bank anglers tossing shad and eel prevail for an occasional sturgeon or Striper those looking for bigger bites.

    Discovery Bay Fishing Report

    As water temps stabilize in the 60’s the black bass bite is rolling. Bed fish are around. Most Blackie anglers are sticking with Senkos and Tail Slapper swim baits, Wind and overcast this weekend slow rolling blades and crankbaits searching ledges near sparse tulle flats.

    Frank’s Tract Fishing Report

    Had Novice anglers Nick and Clay out this week, there first ever fishing experience netted them 8 striped bass to 10 pounds. Black bass bite was picking up at a consistent pace til this storm series arrived. Hematoma Beavers on over cast days also working well. We found a few Stripers and Black Bass with 200 S-Wavers and Red Eye Shad. Others looking to score are starting to crank Red-Eye Shad and Big Poppa’s are solid options. Keeper sized stripes are grabbing Savage Glides a bit more this week and trolled Angry Eye baits.

    West Delta Fishing Report

    Sturgeon rockin’ Jay Lopes is among the many guides and anglers has scored solid numbers of keepers daily in the Martinez and Pittsburg area. The stripers starting to show anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Stripes to 18 pounds have grabbed Classic shimmer jigs. Trollers it’s getting started. Chartreuse patterns are the best bet.

    Contra Loma Fishing Report

    Trout fishing is still good at the east side, north side of lake or from a boat with nightcrawlers, Power Eggs, or mice tails. Water up fast slowed the bite for now. Black bass have been biting on artificial baits/lures and nightcrawlers around the lake. Try a AC Minnow wake bait or a Savage Trout.

    Los Vaqueros Fishing Report

    Trout action best bet. They are being caught in South Cove and Oak Point as well as Cowboy 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 DFW plant on the way. There was also a 1000 lb Lassen plant this week. With the continuing plants, trout fishing has been holding steady with more limits being caught from all around the reservoir.

    Del Valle Fishing Report

    Black Bass are on fire with anglers reporting having caught and released up to 12 bass. Most are smaller and in shallow water creating their beds. Best bet is still Senkos, either wacky or traditionally rigged. Also try a plastic crawdad, on either a half-ounce, or a one-ounce football jig head. If you do catch a bass, please release it, as she maybe pregnant. Remember that by taking one bass, anglers could be taking thousands away from the lake, so please, during the crucial spawning period, release any bass caught. Trout have been active this last week. They have been in the shallow water; anglers are having good luck on Power Bait, nightcrawlers, Rapalas, mice tails and Kastmasters. Many anglers have reported catching their limits.

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

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

  • Report: Delta Report…. San Joaquin OES South Delta Boating Restriction update. Click Here

    Spring Striper Start to Show !

    Isleton

    Striper Trolling and plug casting has started to recover a bit from the dirty water. Water temps raised a bit this week and a few more stripers in the Cache Slough area responded. Sturgeon remains the focus here. Diamondback anglers are heading to 41, Liberty and Cache Slough areas with roe and eel reporting success.

    Rio Vista

    Capt. Stan reports, Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures are key for the trolling anglers. Red White Classic Shimmer jigs around pumps getting stripers.

    Sturgeon anglers in front of Collinsville or Red Barn still get bit. Shore bound anglers are scoring both species. The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon remains Sherman Island in the area of the Power Lines, use Sardines or Red’s Bloody Eel. P

    Walnut Grove

    Trolling for stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers smiling Brite colors 8 to 10 foot deep is key as the spring push starts up. The Dirty “D” is keeping its name and muddier conditions make it tougher. Stay in the Wimpys area for best conditions.Best bet, Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures. Bank anglers tossing shad and eel prevail for an occasional sturgeon or Striper those looking for bigger bites.

    Discovery Bay

    As water temps Stabilize in the 60’s the black bass bite is rolling. Most Blackie anglers are sticking with Senkos and slow rolling blades searching ledges near sparse tulle flats. Others looking to beat the clear conditions are starting to crank Red-Eye Shad and Big Poppa’s. Keeper sized stripes are grabbing Bubba Shad a bit more this week and trolled Angry Eye baits. Packman A-Rigs also solid options

    Frank’s Tract

    Black bass bite is picking up at a consistent pace warm days only helps the Big Girls bite. Mike Birch of The Dan’s Delta Pro Staff landed a 11.58 yesterday on R2Sea Whopper Plopper and AC Minnows are great options while spinnerbaits get the mentioned as well. Hematoma Beavers on over cast days also working well.

    West Delta

    The stripers starting to show anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Stripes to 18 pounds have grabbed Red/White Classic shimmer jigs. Trollers it’s getting started. Chartreuse patterns are the best bet. We found a few Stripers and Black Bass with 200 S-Wavers and Red Eye Shad.

    Contra Loma

    Trout fishing is still good at the east side, north side of lake or from a boat with nightcrawlers, Power Eggs, or mice tails. Water up fast slowed the bite for now. Black bass have been biting on artificial baits/lures and nightcrawlers around the lake. Try a AC Minnow wake bait or a Savage Trout.

    Los Vaqueros

    Trout action best bet. They are being caught in South Cove and Oak Point as well as Cowboy 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 DFW plant on March 8th. There was also a 1000 lb Lassen plant this week. With the continuing plants, trout fishing has been holding steady with more limits being caught from all around the reservoir.

    Del Valle

    Trout have been active this last week. They have been in the shallow water; anglers are having good luck on Power Bait, nightcrawlers, Rapalas, mice tails and Kastmasters. Many anglers have reported catching their limits.Black Bass are on fire with anglers reporting having caught and released up to 12 bass. Most are smaller and in shallow water creating their beds. Best bet is still Senkos, either wacky or traditionally rigged. Also try a plastic crawdad, on either a half-ounce, or a one-ounce football jig head. If you do catch a bass, please release it, as she maybe pregnant. Remember that by taking one bass, anglers could be taking thousands away from the lake, so please, during the crucial spawning period, release any bass caught.

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Sunday, March 19th, 2017

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    Water Temp: 62.5

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished out of Big Break Marina on Sunday. Incoming tide at 7PM- High tide around 8:30AM, pushed quickly into Dutch Slough and started fishing with spinners and jigs. Fished from 7AM to Noon and the bite was ON in the shallows. Caught a total of 26 fish with the majority in the 2-5 pound range. Biggest was 6 pounds, caught two five's, and a lots of 2s and 3s. Slow presentation wacky style with pumpkin trick worms won the day.

    Tips: When you think the bite is going to be on, get ON IT.

  • Water Temp: 59

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Exactly like the man said...Got out on Saturday out of Orwood,. Water is stained and clearing up nicely in areas. Fished from there to franks hitting every good spot I know. The bites I got were good ones. A 5.6 in Old, A 4.11 in Franks, and a couple smaller. Not a limit, but better than nothing right ?? Rain again this week, so who knows what will happen....I LOVE THE RIVER !!!

    Tips: Just keep fishing....

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

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    Water Temp: 53-55

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Mid February we experienced a climb in the water temps to 61 degrees here, fish were moving up and feeding in shallow flat areas. The past week the temps have pummeled back down to the low 50's and the bite has gotten very tough for most anglers. The fish are very inconstant in their feeding tendencies right now and we're struggling to catch a limit on most days. Water clarity is still very low, although in many areas it is clearing some to where we have stained conditions where ya can see 1-2 feet, as the winds have died down from last month, many areas are improving. The best thing right now is, it's winter on the Delta, at least when ya do catch some fish, they are in the 5-9 lbs range, with a few smaller 2 pounders showing up. You can catch em big in a small area right now and miss in others, as well as go back to that very same area and not git bit the very next day.

    Tips: Covering a lot of water up in the shallow, dirty areas with a vibrating jig has produced well, darker colored baits with long skinny trailers have worked best. TNT's Dragonfly & Cicada Claymores have worked best for clients and I when we find active fish. Pitching and flippen a black/blue or Dragonfly Wadda in 1/2 oz has produce the best results for us since mid January. Covering a lot of water, dissecting rocky and tulley scatter banks have been best, hopping n popping the jig from behind and out in front of the sparse tulle clumps.We're having to move around a lot to catch em, this will be hindered by the resent closures of the Delta by the OES in San Jaquine County. Currently from the top of Lil Mandy from Old River thru Columbia Cut to the SJR and too the deep south is all under restrictions. There's not a lot of info out for anglers in regards to the closures, yet in my travels the past two weeks, I can see where it is warranted by all the levee erosion at the top of the rocks that have been laid in place the past two years on many of the levee islands here in Contra Costa and thru the restricted areas. There are a lot of bass boaters out running around in this middle part of the Delta, I haven't seen any Sheriffs out issuing warnings or tickets, but I'd recommend until otherwise notified, fish north and east of the SJR and areas around and west of Frank's Tract and avoid the Middle and Southern parts of the Delta..

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

  • Report: Delta Report….Big Black Bass start to show along with this shiny thing, Oh My the Sun!

    Isleton Fishing Report

    Water temps raised a bit this week and a few more stripers in the Cache Slough area responded. Catfish started stirring in dead end sloughs, Cut Baits and Crawlers get the top call. Sturgeon remains the focus here. Diamondback anglers are heading to 41, Liberty and Cache Slough areas with roe and eel reporting success.

    Rio Vista Fishing Report

    Small stripes and occasionally, a 12-15 pounder caught. Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures are key for the trolling anglers. Eel continues to lead the way for sturgeon anglers in front of Collinsville or Red Barn. Shore bound anglers are scoring both species. The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon remains Sherman Island in the area of the Power Lines, use threadfin shad or Red’s Bloody Eel.

    Walnut Grove Fishing Report

    Most are sturgeon fishing now with eel and cured ghost shrimp. Bank anglers tossing shad and eel prevail for an occasional sturgeon or Striper those looking for bigger bites. Trolling for stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers smiling as the spring push starts up. Best bet, Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures.

    Discovery Bay Fishing Report

    As water temps reach mid-fifties the black bass bite is rolling. Most Blackie anglers are sticking with jigs and slow rolling blades searching ledges near sparse tuie flats. Others looking to beat the clear conditions are starting to crank Red-Eye Shad and Big Poppa’s. Keeper sized stripes are grabbing Bad Bubba Shad a bit more this week and trolled Vibrating baits.

    Frank’s Tract Fishing Report

    Like a army marching forward the black bass bite is picking up at a consistent pace. Black Blue Fizzles, Swim Jigs and FatSack jigs are great options while spinnerbaits get the mentioned as well. We found a Striper (1) and Black Bass with Savage Glide Baits and Red Eye Shad.

    West Delta Fishing Report

    The stripers starting to show anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Trollers surprisingly, it’s getting started. Chartreuse patterns are the best bet. Dino’s, Eel is the best bait over all, but roe and shad also scoring diamondbacks Broad slough and surrounding cuts. There were many shaker sturgeon reports and double hook ups. Bouy 18 at Collinsville West to Honker Bay has been best.

    Contra Loma Fishing Report

    Water up fast slowed the bite for now. Black bass have been biting on artificial baits/lures and nightcrawlers around the lake. Try a wake bait or a party crasher. Trout fishing is still good at the east side, north side of lake or from a boat with nightcrawlers, Power Eggs, or mice tails. Try fishing at Channel Point, Loma Island or from a boat with nightcrawlers or chicken liver.. Try fishing for Crappie or Bluegill with jigs or worms at the boat ramp area, Loma Island or Channel Point area.

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Saturday, February 18th, 2017

  • Report: Delta Report…. Big Black Bass Start showing and warming temperatures! Some Studs start to show! ABA goes Out Of Russo’s Saturday!
    Isleton Water temps raised a bit this week and a few more stripers in the Cache Slough area responded. Catfish started stirring in dead end sloughs, Cut Baits and Crawlers get the top call. Sturgeon remains the focus here. Diamondback anglers are heading to 41, Liberty and Cache Slough areas with roe and eel reporting success.
    Rio Vista- A few more Small stripes and occasionally, a 10-pounder is caught. Eel continues to lead the way for sturgeon anglers in front of Collinsville. Rio Vista Pier also is scoring both species. The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon remains below Decker Island in the area of the Power Lines at Light 14 and the Red Barn, where boaters anchor and use threadfin shad or Red’s Bloody Eel.

    Walnut Grove . Most are sturgeon fishing now with eel and cured ghost shrimp. Trolling for stripers is non exsistant. Bank anglers tossing shad and eel prevail for an occasional sturgeon or Striper those looking for bigger bites.

    Discovery Bay As water temps reach mid-fifties the black bass bite is getting started! Most Blackie anglers are sticking with jigs and slow rolling blades searching ledges near sparse tuie flats. Others looking to beat the muddy conditions are starting to crank Red-Eye Shad and Blades. Keeper sized stripes are grabbing Bad Bubba Shad a bit more this week ..

    Frank’s Tract Like a army marching forward the black bass bite is getting on track at a decent pace. Strike King Bullworms, Senko’s and Dragon Fly jigs are great options while Orange Bobby D’s spinnerbaits get the mentioned as well. We found a few Stripers and Black Bass with Jigs, vibrating jigs and Red Eye Shad.
    West Delta Sturgeon Still leads the way. Eel is the best bait over all, but roe and shad also scoring diamondbacks Broad slough and surrounding cuts. There were many shaker sturgeon reports and double hook ups. Bouy 18 at Collinsville West to Honker Bay has been best. There were few shaker stripers and keepers in the area. The stripers starting to show anchovies and sardines in many areas, bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd.
    Contra Loma - Black bass have been biting on artificial baits/lures and nightcrawlers around the lake. Try a wake bait or a party crasher. Trout fishing is still good at the east side, north side of lake or from a boat with nightcrawlers, Power Eggs, or mice tails. Try fishing at Channel Point, Loma Island or from a boat with nightcrawlers or chicken liver.. Try fishing for Crappie or Bluegill with jigs or worms at the boat ramp area, Loma Island or Channel Point area.

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

  • Report: From Cooch's Fishing
    The Almond blossoms are here, indicating a big wave to the shallow, muddy waters by the Delta bass is about to take place. A few anglers have reported this week of a few big catches. Yesterday's clients and I found a few smaller fish willing ta feed shallow on jigs later in the day as temps climbed to 54-56, even found one area popping 60 degrees! WHOA! I hate it when the River blows by 55 degrees in less than a week! Water is still very dirty in many areas off the SactoR and SJR. The further away from the two main Rivers you'll begin to find cleaner water if that's yer preference. We caught fish in both dirty and stained water patterns yesterday, yet the key for us seemed to be rock patterns. These river rocks will heat up areas faster forcing the craws out of the mud and the bass will follow in looking for them. All our fish had rooting craw red jaw lines! Delta still a lil tough fishing in most areas, but good fishing can be had by moving around and locating areas where the fish are moving up shallow to feed.

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

  • Water Temp: 51.0

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Went out of Kings Island on Saturday. Warm and cloudy in the mid 60's with low pressure; very nice day. Started pitching plastics around bullrush and landed one 12" 0.75 lb fish. Threw keitech, underspin, swim jigs and senkos with no takers. Moved over to south side in Disappointment slough and cranked along a ledge, fish were there. Afternoon crank bite was good, 3 fish all over 2 lbs in about an hour.