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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.

    Provided by Dan’s Delta Outdoors, 1625 Main St Oakley CA925/234-4694 Follow us on Facebook

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.

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

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.

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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.

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

  • Water Temp: 66-68

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Got out there Thursday and Saturday and man it was on fire. Fished turns of the low tide with bass to 5.5 with an insane amount of 3's. My partner and I had the 1_2 punch going with me throwing top water of course and he flipping sencos. Fish pushed way out to edges of the grass on current side of the points on the first tide turn. Slack tide they were in a little more open water off the grass. Next turn they pushed right on back in that grass. Rain really helped the top water bite happn for us. All in all an awesome two days of catching.

    Tips: Gotta fish to catch

Thursday, May 5th, 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 Just a week away the First Major Event for Big Break in many years.

    Isleton 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 Mackeral.

    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 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 . 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 Larger Stripers started to show a bit this past week including 25 plus pictured. Crappie and Bluegill also had a improvement this week. Biwaa Sevens in Bluegill and RedHorse patterns rocking the few Bed fish are around. 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 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 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 – 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 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 . 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.

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Monday, May 2nd, 2016

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    Water Temp: 67

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Launched out of Big Break about 2 hours before high tide. Winds were about 8MPH but gusts were up to 29MPH. Had to hide in some of the back slews to find perhaps 100 feet of rip rap that was wind protected in a few places. Wind was changing direction most of the day. The gusts were insane but managed to hold position when needed. Fished with my buddy Joshua and we caught 15 fish wacky style. The biggest was about 3 pounds, most were in the 1-2 pound range. Coming out f Dutch and heading back to Big Break we hit 3 foot rollers moving in the same direction as the boat. Couldn't believe we saw a a 12 foot aluminum boat out there with 3 passengers earlier in the day

    Tips: I use Willie Weather as my main site for weather reports. They can actually zone into Big Break and Frank's Tract. You can get a good handle on wind projections by the hour.I was surprised that the marine weather channel I typically use for small craft advisory reports didn't update their post to forecast what was in my opinion seriously significant winds. My tip actually comes from Stacy King when he did a special on handling turbulent water- "take one wave at a time" . If the rollers are heading in the same direction as your boat DO NOT cruise the tops at a constant high speed thinking the flow is going to be the same. Personally I think when the rollers are moving in the same direction as your boat it's more of a challenge. Be prepared to adjust your throttle speed as necessary and play it safe. One wave at a time.

Friday, April 29th, 2016

  • Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Launched out of Orwood around 10:30 am with my buddy Tri Valley Bass-master Bruce. Tide was almost out, fished Sinkos to Discovery Bay. Bloody wind kicked up made things difficult. Headed into Disco bay and looked for calm spots on west side. Fished the shadows near the shoreline and around docks. Bruce caught a nice 5.5lbs female on a dark Sinko. Totaled 6 fish for the day.

    Tips: Looking forward to calmer days. If wind is going to be over 10mph, I'll get some work done around the house. Good luck.

  • Report: Isleton Striper Trolling and plug casting has improved 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 Mackeral.

    Rio Vista- 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 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 . Bank anglers tossing shad and Sardines 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 continues. 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 Larger Stripers started to show a bit this past week including 25 plus pictured. Crappie and Bluegill also had a improvement this week. Biwaa Sevens in Bluegill and RedHorse patterns rocking the Bed fish are around. 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 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 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 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 baits including 40” monster pictured. 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 – Black bass have been biting on artificial baits/lures 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. Too many bank walkers popping Bass to 8 pounds off the beds.

    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 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 . 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. 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.

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Sunday, April 24th, 2016

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    Water Temp: 66

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished Big Break on Sunday with my buddy Tom. They predicted Gale Force Winds in the afternoon around 1PM but we blew out of there around 11AM before the wind starting to kick up. Was out on Dutch around 630 AM and the rollers were already moving in. Moved into Emerson to get out of the wind, with a slow moving outgoing tide. Between my buddy and I we caught around 14 LMB using wacky-rigged 5 inch worms (Stick O's and Senkos) in motor oil color and black. Largest fish was about 4.5 pounds with a number of 2-3 pound fish. My buddy threw everything out there, from crank baits to jigs. I even through out a R2SEA Whopper Popper but to no avail. The fish were only hitting slow dropping plastics. All were great fighters.

    Tips: If you're fishing the sloughs of Big Break, on a full-moon, remember to get the hell out of there before low tide moves in or you may get stuck. There are some place that are less than a foot of water. Also don't blow in too fast because there are at least 2 submerged tree branches that you don't see until really low tide.