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Friday, November 25th, 2016

  • Report: California Delta Fishing Report… Stripers and Sturgeon Rolling Wow finally keepers out number shorts. From Pittsburg to Three Mile the West Delta bite rages! Best Bite of the year is NOW!
    Isleton
    The salmon bite winding down as is the season. The bite in the area has been just mediocre all week. While we are continuing to getting reports of success from Salmon searching anglers, still Spinners are leading the way. Water temperatures have dropped with the cooler evenings. While fewer are fishing they are seeing larger salmon getting close. Stan’s Spinners are the best bet for those who want to try.

    Walnut Grove
    Stripes and sturgeon showing. More Stripes are in the area as anglers see the fall bite picks up. still around as temperatures return more seasonable in the Walnut Grove area as the trolling bite is OK mostly small fish. Red Eye Shad and small shad patterned plastics are the top choices here as well. Bloody Eel and Ghost are starting to get a few Sturgeon.

    Discovery Bay
    Wow Water temps finally in the 50’s have the bite stabilizing. Watch for birds as the bait finally balls up making it a bit easier to target both blackies and stripers. Stripers are moving throughout the Disco area and attacking A-rigs, Swimbaits and finally Big Wood like Dan’s Delta Mizers. The Stripes and Blacks are in main river Holland riverside south to Italian Slough. Hair Jigs and Strike King Bad To The Bone RedEye Shad getting bit. Black Bass cooler evening temps have water temperatures dropping and the bite on upswing! Reaction bites during the weather more finesse techniques when storms pass.

    Frank’s Tract
    Quality Stripers and bass bite both responded well to the cooler temperatures. It’s no secret what a little fall weather can do. Rip baits are great options while small swim baits and swim jigs get the mention. We found plenty of Stripers and Black Bass with Hair Jigs, Swimmers like the Diamond Shad getting grabbed. Flurries of Stripers on Old River Flats. On average getting 20 plus keepers a day to 10 pounds with an occasional Twenty!

    West Delta
    Anglers in search of stripers are finding solid numbers of keeper stripers from both boat and bank. Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Shad . Antioch Pier scored stripers to 33 inches this week. Shad is top offering. The West as in Honker Bay to the Broad Slough plug casting is getting fish when wind cooperates. Go On Top with Dan’s Delta Mizers, during the day go old school with Hair Jigs Like Dan’s Classic Shimmer jigs or Spro in open water White/Dark Green and White/Blue best this week. Sturgeon are grabbing the spotlight. Eel is the best bait over all, but roe and shad also scoring diamondbacks Broad slough and surrounding cuts.

    Los Vaqueros Reservoir
    Plants of trout continues to spurs the action. 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 PowerBait, nightcrawlers or Kastmaster lures. 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. Trout fishing is still decent, especially in the morning, with limits being caught around the reservoir and more fish being caught overall. Lots of limits are starting to show up from South Cove and from boats around the lake.

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

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

  • Report: Provided by Fisherman's Warehouse

    Though some Salmon are still being caught, most anglers are transitioning to Stripers and sturgeon in the Delta. Striped Bass are being caught throughout the delta and sturgeon seems to be best from Sherman Island down.

    Early morning top water bite has been good on Super Spooks and pencil poppers. Swimbaits like River 2 Sea S-Wavers and Savage glide baits are working good too. Bait anglers are having good success with cut and live baits.

    Sturgeon fishing has been hit or miss with one day being exceptionally good and the next a little slow. Big Red Lamprey with night crawler combo seems to be working the best but if you find the right spot all the traditional baits are working.

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

  • Report: Delta Report…. Strong bite continues for Delta anglers

    Dan’s Delta Outdoors Finale of the 2016 Black Bass Series Goes out of Big Break Marina Saturday November 5th and 6th. This catch and release tournament is the Final of 7 events. The Best anglers from the years series will be doing battle for the Tournament of Champions title and nearly $7000 in prize money. Go get ‘em Boys and girls!

    Bait fishing tactics from both boat and Bank Seminar November 17th. Come receive instruction From The Dan’s Delta Staff on the best striper bait fishing tactics and techniques.

    Isleton The salmon bite remains strong as cooler evening temps take hold. The bite in the area just improved all week. Salmon anglers are seeing success. a few fishing finally started getting solid reports of success from Salmon searching anglers with Capt. Stans Spinnerss leading the way. Water temperatures have dropped with the cooler evenings. Many anglers to the west are seeing more salmon daily… getting close. Capt. Stans Spinner’s are the best bet for those who want to try.

    Walnut Grove Continuing solid Salmon numbers with many decent Scores reported Capt. Stans Spinners and K-14 getting mentioned. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. Few Stripes are in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more seasonable in the Walnut Grove area as the trolling bite is OK mostly small fish.. Red Eye Shad and small shad patterned plastics are the top choices here as well. Small swimbaits are scoring Largemouth and Smallmouth in the Meadows.

    Discovery Bay Where did they go? Stripers that had been starting to group up in the Marina side seem to have disappeared. Have faith! They are still in the area, the bait and stripes are in main river Holland riverside south to Italian Slough. Dan’s Classic Shimmer Jigs and Strike King RedEye Shad getting bit. Black Bass cooler evening temps have water temperatures dropping and the bite on upswing!. Strike King small Double Buzz and Poppers getting mentioned often. Jig bite on points is also good, the all new TNT Booby Trap is a great replica of Delta Craws come by and check them out !

    Frank’s Tract Stripers and bass bite both responded well to the cooler temperatures. It’s no secret what a little fall weather can do. Walking baits are great topwater options while small swim baits and swim jigs get the mention. We found plenty of Stripers and Black Bass with Hair Jigs, Weedless Swimmers like the BIG 6thSense Hollow Bodies getting grabbed. Lot of Stripers on Old River Flats.

    West Delta Humphries Salmon continue to grab spinners Mepp’s lead the way. Anglers in search of stripers are finding solid numbers of keeper stripers from both boat and bank. Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Shad . Antioch Pier scored stripers to27 inches this week. Shad is top offering. The West as in Honker Bay to the Broad Slough plug casting is getting fish when wind cooperates. Go On Top with Dan’s Delta Mizers, during the day go old school with Hair Jigs Like Dan’s Classic Shimmer jigs or Spro in open water White/Dark Green and White/Blue best this week . Sturgeon quietly is slipping into the spotlight. Eel is the best bait over all, but roe and shad also scoring diamondbacks Break and surrounding cuts..

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

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

  • Report: Delta Report…. Fall Bite con
    Striper Fisherman’s Challenge October 29th at Lauritzen’s Marina. Dan’s Delta Outdoors will have many “In- Store Specials” for Bait and Lure Tossers for this event. You Could win a boat trolling motor package.
    Up Next… Dan’s Delta Outdoors TOC November 5th and 6th at Big Break Marina, The Best anglers from the season series will be competing for Championship Title.
    Isleton Many anglers are seeing salmon daily. The salmon bite remains strong as the rain rolls through. The bite in the area continues to remain strong all week. Salmon anglers are seeing success, with Capt. Stan Spinners leading the way. Size is improving yet numbers are slower this week. Smallies are getting more attention now as 2 to 4 pound fish show more often now… Jigs and flukes are getting them!
    Walnut Grove Continuing solid Salmon fishing even with weather rolling through. Stan Spinners and K-14 getting mentioned. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. Few Stripes are in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more seasonable in the Walnut Grove area as the trolling bite is OK mostly small fish.. Red Eye Shad and small shad patterned plastics are the top choices here as well. Small swimbaits are scoring Largemouth and Smallmouth in the Meadows.
    Discovery Bay More Stripers now starting to group up in the Marina side. Hairs Jigs and Strike King RedEye Shad getting mentioned for the Stripes. Black Bass responding well to cooler evening temps have the bite on the upswing!. Cigar baitfish patterned baits and 6th Sense Poppers getting mentioned often. Jig bite on points is also good, the all new TNT Watermelon Candy is a great New Addition to the line check them out !
    Frank’s Tract Stripers and bass abound. Walking baits are great topwater options while Bubba Shad and swim jigs get the mention. We found plenty of Stripers and Black Bass with Hair Jigs, Weedless Swimmers like the Havoc Sick Fish getting grabbed. Lot of Stripes on Old River Flats and in the Santa Clara Shoals.
    West Delta Salmon success stories still abound. Slime Rockets best on the incoming tide with Mepp’s Flying C’s in Pittsburgh and Humphries areas. More Anglers in search of stripers are finding solid numbers of keeper stripers from both boat and bank. Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Shad. Antioch Pier scored stripers to47 inches this week. Shad is top offering. The West as in Honker Bay to the Broad Slough plug casting is getting fish when wind cooperates. Go On Top with Dan’s Delta Mizers, during the day go old school with Hair Jigs Like Dan’s Classic Shimmer jigs or Spro in open water White/Dark Green and White/Blue best this week . Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts. Cranking Strike King Square bills in bait fish patterns and spinnerbaits is key.
    Provided by Dan’s Delta Outdoors, 1625 Main St Oakley CA 925/234-4694 Follow us on Facebook

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

  • Report: eastbayanglers » Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:59 pm

    was a good day all in all just was not able to get all of the fish i caught on film well cant always get it all stuff happens....19 Stripers most in the 16-17inch range all off lures......2 stripers off Live Crawdad, & 1 Small cat on a craw tail cracked ans pulled off half of its shell to expose meat and release more scent ......well Good Luck Everyone Delta can be fun but man when its on its on & tides change Bam....Switchs To Slowwwwww...... lol thats why i will hit other places lakes ponds on the way back home.....Enjoy Got 1 Good Blowup on a Black Frog :D

    Watch vid here: http://www.westernbass.com/forum/post570569.html#p570569

Friday, October 21st, 2016

  • Report: Delta Report…. Fall Bite continues to roll… Crazy Great bite

    Dan’s Delta Outdoors Black Bass Series #6 of the 2016 Season Goes out of Big Break Marina Saturday October 22nd. Registration 5:30 to 7 am blast off right at first light. Last Chance to Qualify for the 2016 TOC.

    Hook-Line and Sinkers Second event of their 2017 is Out of Russo’s Marina Sunday AM. This Amateur Series has been a East County Favorite for many years. Get Out and have some fun there Sunday.

    Up Next… Striper Fisherman’s Challenge October 29th at Lauritzen’s Marina. Dan’s Delta Outdoors will have many “In- Store Specials” for Bait and Lure Tossers for this event. You Could win a boat trolling motor package.

    Isleton The salmon bite remains strong as cooler evening temps take hold. The bite in the area just remained strong all week. Salmon anglers are seeing success, a few fishing finally started getting solid reports of success from Salmon searching anglers with Capt. Stan Spinners leading the way. Water temperatures have dropped with the cooler evenings. Many anglers to the west are seeing more salmon daily… getting close. Silvertron’s are the best bet for those who want to try. Smallies are getting more attention now as 2 to 4 pound fish show more often now… Jigs and flukes are getting them!

    Walnut Grove Continuing solid Salmon numbers with many Great Scores reported Capt. Stan Spinners and K-14 getting mentioned. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. Few Stripes are in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more seasonable in the Walnut Grove area as the trolling bite is OK mostly small fish.. Red Eye Shad and small shad patterned plastics are the top choices here as well. Small swimbaits are scoring Largemouth and Smallmouth in the Meadows.

    Discovery Bay More Stripers now starting to group up in the Marina side. Dan’s Classic Shimmer Jigs and Strike King RedEye Shad getting mentioned. Black Bass cooler evening temps have water temperatures dropping and the bite on upswing!. Crankbaits baitfish patterned Rick Clunn Square Bills and Livingston Baits getting the attention of the bass anglers. Strike King small Double Buzz and 6th Sense Poppers getting mentioned often. Jig bite on points is also good, the all new TNT Watermelon Candy is a great New Addition to the line check them out !

    Frank’s Tract Stripers and bass abound. Walking baits are great topwater options while Bubba Shad Rigged on Fatsack Swimbait heads and swim jigs get the mention. We found plenty of Stripers and Black Bass with Hair Jigs, Weedless Swimmers like the Havoc Sick Fish getting grabbed. Lot of Stripes on Old River Flats.

    West Delta Salmon success stories still abound. Slime Rockets best on the incoming tide with Mepp’s Flying C’s in Pittsburgh and Humphries areas. More Anglers in search of stripers are finding solid numbers of keeper stripers from both boat and bank. Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Shad. Antioch Pier scored stripers to47 inches this week. Shad is top offering. The West as in Honker Bay to the Broad Slough plug casting is getting fish when wind cooperates. Go On Top with Dan’s Delta Mizers, during the day go old school with Hair Jigs Like Dan’s Classic Shimmer jigs or Spro in open water White/Dark Green and White/Blue best this week . Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts. Cranking Strike King Square bills in bait fish patterns and spinnerbaits is key.

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

Friday, October 14th, 2016

  • Report: Delta Report…. Fall Bite continues to gain momentum

    Fall Stripers and Salmon Stacked

    Isleton Finally the salmon bite remains strong as cooler evening temps take hold. The bite in the area just improved all week. Salmon anglers are seeing success, a few fishing finally started getting solid reports of success from Salmon searching anglers with silvertrons leading the way. Water temperatures have dropped with the cooler evenings. Many anglers to the west are seeing more salmon daily… getting close. Capt. Stan Spinners are the best bet for those who want to try. Smallies are getting more attention now as 2 to 4 pound fish show more often now… Jigs and flukes are getting them!

    Walnut Grove Continuing solid Salmon numbers with many Great Scores reported Capt. Stan Spinners and K-14 getting mentioned. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. Few Stripes are in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more seasonable in the Walnut Grove area as the trolling bite is OK mostly small fish.. Red Eye Shad and small shad patterned plastics are the top choices here as well. Small swimbaits are scoring Largemouth and Smallmouth in the Meadows.

    Discovery Bay More Stripers now starting to group up in the Marina side. Bubba Shad are great striper bets. Jigs and Strike King RedEye Shad getting mentioned for Black Bass cooler evening temps have water temperatures dropping and the bite on upswing!. Crankbaits baitfish patterned 6Th Sense Baits getting the attention of the bass anglers. Strike King small Double Buzz and Poppers getting mentioned often. Jig bite on points is also good, the TNT Booby Trap is a great replica of Delta Craws come by and check them out !

    Frank’s Tract It’s no secret what a little current can do. Walking baits are great topwater options while small swim baits and swim jigs get the mention. We found plenty of Stripers and Black Bass with Pencil Poppers, Hair Jigs, Bubba Shad Lot of Stripes on Old River Flats. Further East In the Mildred Area Stripers continue to build in numbers, Again Shad patterned swim baits and Topwater offerings are the key!

    West Delta Salmon success stories still abound. Slime Rockets best on the incoming tide with Mepp’s Flying C’s in Pittsburgh and Humphries areas. More Anglers in search of stripers are finding solid numbers of keeper stripers from both boat and bank. Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Shad. Antioch Pier scored stripers to47 inches this week. Shad is top offering. The West as in Honker Bay to the Broad Slough plug casting is getting fish when wind cooperates. Go On Top with Cedar Plugs, during the day go old school with Hair Jigs or Spro in open water White/Dark Green and White/Blue best this week . Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts. Cranking Strike Square bills in bait fish patterns and spinnerbaits is key.

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

Monday, October 10th, 2016

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    Water Temp: 65

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Went out of big break this morning and was surprised not to see a single bird in the air hunting for, letting along dive bombing for striped bass. Got out at slack low tide, beginning of incoming tide, around 1st light. After throwing top water plugs and walking too many dogs I heading into Dutch and took out my crank bait. Just fished the rip rap and went with the flow of the current. Very little wind, caught 12 striped bass almost legal, no little shakers, and released them all. Also caught about 8 black gass, largest to 2 pounds. Off the water at 11:30. The fish are biting deep red crawdad color.

    Tips: Get out there early to enjoy the sunrise. Even if no birds there are plenty of fish in the system.

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

  • Report: by ElGuapo » Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:17 am

    Launched at 8 with low expectations for top water but got a frog fish at 9.

    Water ranged from mid 60s to 70 degrees through out the day and depending on location.

    Saw fish busting around the docks in Piper but not in any of the usual back-of-cove spots.

    Can't tell if the Fall bite is on yet. Is it?

    Watch vid: http://www.westernbass.com/forum/delta-t104951.html

Friday, October 7th, 2016

  • Report: Delta Report…. East County Fishing rolls as Fall Bite continues to provide opportunity

    69th Annual Rio Vista Striper Derby is underway and promises to be a great weekend of great weather and plenty of fish in the system.

    Best Bass Tournaments Tournament of Champions is this weekend at Russo’s Marina as they have invited 200 plus of the best teams in there series to East County for their event.

    Isleton Finally the salmon bite improved as sprinkles and cooler temps went through. The bite is now solid throughout the area just improved all week. Salmon anglers are seeing success, . Water temperatures have dropped with the cooler evenings. Many anglers to the west are seeing more salmon daily… getting close. Capt. Stan Spinners are the best bet for those who want to try. Smallies are getting more attention now as 2 to 4 pound fish show more often now… Jigs and flukes are getting them!

    Walnut Grove Salmon are increasing in Capt. Stan Spinners getting mentioned Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail. Catfish action is getting the most praise, Few Stripes are in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more seasonable in the Walnut Grove area as the trolling bite is OK mostly small fish. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. Red Eye Shad and small shad patterned plastics are the top choices here as well. Small swimbaits are scoring Largemoth and Smallmouth in the Meadows.

    Discovery Bay Changing with cooler temps 6Th Sense Splash Backs and KVD shad 2.5getting smacked. Showers and cooler temps have water temperatures dropping and the bite on upswing!. Stay near main river current with Crankbaits Strike King XD 6 and 2.5 square bills. Bobby D’s Swim Jigs and Spinner baits getting mentioned often. Top water stripes are showing in the deep water side. Topwater scoring striped bass on the main river topwater look for birds.

    West Delta WOW! 30 plus Salmon success stories in the last two days have come in. Slime Rockets best on the incoming tide with Mepp’s Flying C’s in Pittsburgh and Humphries areas. More Anglers in search of stripers are finding solid numbers of keeper stripers from both boat and bank. Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Shad. Antioch Pier scored stripers to 38 inches this week. Shad is top offering. The West as in Honker Bay to the Broad Slough plug casting is getting fish when wind cooperates. Go On Top with Trinadad Cedar Plugs. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts. Cranking and spinnerbaits is starting to improve daily.

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

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

  • Report: Fishing Update Courtesy of Fisherman's Warehouse - Sacramento

    Salmon bite is doing well, anchor fishing or trolling using Silvertron Spnners and FLatfish at Verona. The double blade UV Silvertron with Chartruese and Silver Blade or the all silver Double Blade with Green and Pearl Beads. The Green Head/Silver Body Flatfish is doing well also.

    Salmon jigging in the Sacramento from Miller Park to Clarksburg has been very good. With the majority of the bite being in the early morning or evening (4 to dark). Blade Runner Tackle Spoons, Silvertron Slammers and P-Line Laser minnows are working the best in the 2 to 3 ounce size. Electric Chicken or Dark Emerald from Blade Runner Tackle, Black with Copper Flake from Silvertron Slammer and P-Line laser Minnows in Purple and Black and the Chartreuse and Silver.

    Striped Bass bite in the Delta, trolling and on bait is going good. P-Line Angry Eyes and Yo-Zuri have been the best producers. They are not picky shallow or deep trolling.

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

  • Report: Fishing Update Courtesy of Fisherman's Warehouse - Manteca
    Fall Fishing is in full swing! Salmon fishing on the river has really picked up this week with the recent rain and cold night temperatures. Throw chartreuse spinners from the bank or troll Kwikfish or Silvertrons from the boat. Anglers are getting a few fish jigging in the Freeport area.

    Stripers have moved into the south delta with lots of schoolies with an occasional 8-12 pounder.

Friday, September 30th, 2016

  • Report: Delta Report…. Fall Frenzy for all!

    R2SeaTournament is THIS WEEKEND and promises to be Epic event! Anglers from throughout West converge on Russo’s Marina for this two day extravaganza! Next Week BBT TOC will bring 200 teams to town

    Isleton Finally the salmon bite improved as cooler temps take hold. Dave Johnson landed a a pair 36 inchers Sunday and the bite in the area just improved all week. Water temperatures have dropped with the cooler evenings. Many anglers to the west are seeing more salmon daily… getting close. Silvertron’s are the best bet for those who want to try. Smallies are getting more attention now as 2 to 4 pound fish show more often now… Jigs and flukes are getting them!

    Walnut Grove Salmon are increasing in numbers Silvertrons and Capt. Stan spinners mentioned Bank anglers Shad and cut baits prevail. Few Stripes are in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more seasonable in the Walnut Grove area as the trolling bite is OK mostly small fish. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. Red Eye Shad and small shad patterned plastics are the top choices here as well. Small swimbaits are scoring Largemoth and Smallmouth in the Meadows.

    Discovery Bay Changing with cooler temps R2Sea Rukus and Bigge Smalls getting smacked. Cooler temps have water temperatures dropping and the bite on upswing!. Stay near main river current with Crankbaits Strike King XD 6 and 2.5 square bills. Bobby D’s Swim Jigs and Spinner baits getting mentioned often. Topwater scoring striped bass on the main river topwater look for birds.

    West Delta WOW!. Slime Rockets best on the incoming tide with Mepp’s Flying C’s in Pittsburgh and Humphries areas. More Anglers in search of stripers are finding solid numbers of keeper stripers from both boat and bank. Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Shad. Antioch Pier scored stripers to 38 inches this week. Shad is top offering. The West as in Honker Bay to the Broad Slough plug casting is getting fish when wind cooperates. Go On Top with Big Wood plugs. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts. Cranking and spinnerbaits is starting to improve daily.

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

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

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    Water Temp: Electronics are disabled. I bet it's about 68-70

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished Big Break this morning and the sky was cloudy with birds diving for bait fish. They were solidly in the skies hunting for 45 minutes. A few boils and caught 2 stripes using a chrome and black RT. Both fishies were almost legal. About 4 other boats in the area. Tried top water and swim baits but no takers, so moved into Dutch and fished the rip rap with a Storm crank bait, crawdad color, and caught 8 striped bass, nice size, 2 of which were about 20 inches, the rest were borderline legal but nothing smaller. Also caught 4 large mouth bass the biggest was about 3 pounds. The others were about 1-1.5 each. Fished from 7:15-10AM, then off the water 'cause the bite turned off.

    Tips: It's all about the morning bite. Get out on the water for sunrise. 15 minutes can make the world of difference. Keep an eye out for floating timber. For some reason there's a bunch of floaters out there.

  • Report: by Sharpshooter » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:28 am

    Awesome me and the family went out last nite and caught stripers to 20". We just look for the birds .When they boil its a lot of fun . Also got 2 bass on a jig. Last week I caught a salmon fishing for bass with a jerk bait and it weighed 14.2

  • Report: by Whoopbass » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:44 am

    I was fishing the Stockton area yesterday and hooked about a 12# salmon. Got it to the boat but couldn't get it in. I saw two more salmon surface within an hours time of fishing this area. It bit a shad patterned Stike King crankbait that dives about 4-5'. So if your out fishing you might want to have some type of flatfish type lure tied on or a lure that doesn't dive very deep laying on the deck and pay attention to any large heads briefly popping out of the water.
    I wasn't going to keep it anyways but a pic would have been nice.
    There is also some small schoolie stripers that can be caught. They can be a pain to unhook and release but when the bass fishing gets slow they're fun to catch.
    Bass fishing was kinda slow for me yesterday but I only went to a couple areas. Probably caught 4-5. I couldn't make up my mind if I wanted to salmon, striper, or bass fish.

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

  • Report: R2SeaTournament is Just a Week Away and promises to be Epic event! Anglers from throughout West converge on Russo’s Marina for this two day extravaganza! Dan’s Delta Outdoors has what you need!

    Isleton Finally the salmon bite improved as sprinkles and cooler temps take hold. Dave Francis landed a 26 inchers Sunday and the bite in the area just improved all week. Salmon anglers are seeing success, a few fishing finally started getting an occasional report of success from Salmon searching anglers. Water temperatures have dropped with the cooler evenings. Many anglers to the west are seeing more salmon daily… getting close. Capt. Stan Spinners are the best bet for those who want to try. Smallies are getting more attention now as 2 to 4 pound fish show more often now… Jigs and flukes are getting them!

    Walnut Grove Salmon are increasing in Capt. Stan Spinners getting mentioned Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail. Catfish action is getting the most praise, Few Stripes are in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more seasonable in the Walnut Grove area as the trolling bite is OK mostly small fish. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. Red Eye Shad and small shad patterned plastics are the top choices here as well. Small swimbaits are scoring Largemoth and Smallmouth in the Meadows.

    Discovery Bay Changing with cooler temps R2Sea Rukus and Bigge Smalls getting smacked. Showers and cooler temps have water temperatures dropping and the bite on upswing!. Stay near main river current with Crankbaits Strike King XD 6 and 2.5 square bills. Bobby D’s Swim Jigs and Spinner baits getting mentioned often. Top water stripes are showing in the deep water side. Topwater scoring striped bass on the main river topwater look for birds.

    West Delta WOW! 20 plus Salmon success stories in the last two days have come in. Slime Rockets best on the incoming tide with Mepp’s Flying C’s in Pittsburgh and Humphries areas. More Anglers in search of stripers are finding solid numbers of keeper stripers from both boat and bank. Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Shad. Antioch Pier scored stripers to 38 inches this week. Shad is top offering. The West as in Honker Bay to the Broad Slough plug casting is getting fish when wind cooperates. Go On Top with Trinadad Cedar Plugs. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts. Cranking and spinnerbaits is starting to improve daily.

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

Friday, September 16th, 2016

  • Report: Delta Report…. East County Fishing rolls as Salmon Stripers surge

    Don Lee Memorial Tournament Heads Out of Russo’s Marina Saturday AM. Weigh- in Awards, Raffle and Fun starts at 300 pm.

    R2SeaTournament is just a Two weeks away and promises to be Epic event! More Next Week!

    Bethel Island promises to be packed all weekend with the annual 50’S Bash Various venues across the Island will be hosting specials and live music.

    Isleton Windy Conditions accompanied by the approaching full moon slowed salmon a bit. Still salmon anglers are seeing success, a few fishing finally started getting an occasional report of success from Salmon searching anglers. Water temperatures have dropped with the cooler evenings. Many anglers to the west are seeing more salmon daily… getting close. Silvertron’s are the best bet for those who want to try. Smallies are getting more attention now as 2 to 4 pound fish show more often now… Jigs and flukes are getting them!

    Walnut Grove Salmon are increasing in numbers Silvertrons and K-14 getting mentioned Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail. Catfish action is getting the most praise, Few Stripes are in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more seasonable in the Walnut Grove area as the trolling bite is OK mostly small fish. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. Red Eye Shad and small shad patterned plastics are the top choices here as well. Small swimbaits are scoring Largemouth and Smallmouth in the Meadows.

    Discovery Bay Stay near main river current with Crankbaits Strike King XD 6 and 2.5 square bills. Bobby D’s Swim Jigs and Spinner baits getting mentioned often. Jig bite on points is also good, the TNT Booby Trap is a great replica of Delta Craws come by and check them out ! Top water stripes are showing in the deep water side. Topwater scoring striped bass on the main river topwater look for birds.

    West Delta WOW! More Anglers in search of stripers are finding solid numbers of keeper stripers from both boat and bank. Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Shad. Antioch Pier scored stripers to 38 inches this week. Shad is top offering. The West as in Honker Bay to the Broad Slough plug casting is getting fish when wind cooperates. Go On Top with Dan’s Delta Mizers. A few more Salmon success stories have come on the incoming tide with Mepp’s Flying C’s in Pittsburgh and Humphries areas . Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts. Cranking and spinnerbaits is starting to improve daily.

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Sunday, September 11th, 2016

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    Water Temp: 69 degrees

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Went out of Big Break Marina at the beginning of incoming tide with a good friend of mine to fish for striped bass and Large Mouth. Put in around 7:15 and flew over to Dutch. My buddy threw his rattle trap before I could even get the trolling motor down and he caught a small dink, but a very good sign. He ultimately caught about 7 SB on a red crawdad colored RT. His largest striper was probably 16 inches. I had no luck fishing for stripes on top water fishing with a Whopper Plop. Switched to a RT, same color, caught 2 but never got 'em in the boat. It was pretty windy so we moved further into Dutch and began catching a few 2-3 pound LMB on wacky rigged worms in motor oil color. The bite turned off around noon and the wind kicked in so we high tailed it back to the marina.

    Tips: Key Tips

    1) Don't let your fishing buddy sneak up on you and cast before you do to land that first fish
    2) Keep the flask at arm's reach versus at the bottom of the cooler
    3) Follow the marine weather report and don't take chances when you're in a wind protected area. It can get ugly out there so make sure you take every rolling wave one at a time, because they are all different

Friday, September 9th, 2016

  • Report: Delta Report….Great Weekend ahead for East County anglers!

    Bethel Island’s Russo’s Marina and BBT scheduled to host BassFest this weekend. Representatives from many different companies will be on hand, many different speakers and tourney on Sunday! Sugar Barge to Host C.A.S.T for kids event Saturday! This great event brings many young anglers to the river for a lifetime experience. Boaters always needed be at Sugar Barge 7 am Saturday!

    Isleton Capt. Stan Reports Salmon Anglers are seeing success, a few fishing finally started getting an occasional report of success from Salmon searching anglers. Water temperatures have dropped with the cooler evenings. Many anglers to the west are seeing more salmon daily… getting close. . Silvertron’s are the best bet for those who want to try. Catfish are the best target species this time of year that can help you beat the summer doldrums . Anchovies, Mackerel and Sardines are good choices here for the whiskerfish.

    Walnut Grove Salmon are increasing in numbers Silvertrons and Mepp’s FC 78 getting mentioned Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail. Catfish action is getting the most praise, Few Stripes are in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more seasonable in the Walnut Grove area as the trolling bite is OK mostly small fish. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. The Sacramento Turning Basin continues to be decent with stripes caught there by lure tossers. Red Eye Shad and small shad patterned plastics are the top choices here as well.

    Discovery Bay Cooler evenings have the bite changing combined with the wind have Spinnerbaits and crankbaits doing better daily. Stay near main river current with Crankbaits Strike King XD 6 and 2.5 square bills. Top water stripes are showing in the deep water side. Punching MegaStrike Tubes and Cliff’s Wild Craws getting the most betterbites.

    West Delta More Anglers in search of stripers are finding a few keepers on occasion from both boat and bank. Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Shad. Antioch Pier scored stripers to 30 inches this week. The West as in Honker Bay to the Broad Slough plug casting is getting fish when wind cooperates. A few more Salmon success stories have come on the incoming tide with Mepp’s Flying C’s in Pittsburgh and Humphries areas . Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts. Cranking and spinnerbaits is starting to improve daily. Punching get’s the bites the key is staying square to your target and setting hard.

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