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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.

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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.

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

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

  • Report: Delta Report….Stripers and Salmon are starting to show in better numbers. Wind and blustery conditions have kept many anglers off the water yet for those who venture out there are a few to be caught.
    This Weekend- Be Safe Boat Smart Wear your Life Jackets!
    Isleton More 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 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. 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. Topwater Spook Type baits scoring bass on the main river topwater look for birds. Jig bite on points is also good, the a TNT Booby Trap II is a great replica of Delta Craws come by and check them out !
    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.
    Provided by Dan’s Delta Outdoors, 1625 Main St Oakley CA 925/234-4694 Follow us on Facebook


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Friday, August 26th, 2016

  • Report: Delta Report….Stripers are starting to show in better numbers.
    This Weekend- Dan’s Delta Outdoors Team event Out of Oakley’s Big Break Marina, Check-In 430 AM – 530AM. The Six Hour Event will conclude with Weigh-in at 1230pm.
    Dan’s Delta Outdoors Back To- School Sale… 10% Off Strike King Square Bills and Red-Eye Shad. Okuma 20% off Through Sunday.
    Isleton Finally and handful of Salmon Anglers have seen 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, Mackeral and Sardines are good choices here for the whiskerfish.
    Walnut Grove No Change, Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail. Catfish action is getting the most praise, Few Stripes are in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more seasonable in the Walnut Grove area as the trolling bite is OK mostly small fish. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. The Sacramento Turning Basin continues to be decent with stripes caught there by lure tossers. Red Eye Shad and small shad patterned plastics are the top choices here as well.
    Discovery Bay Hint of fall? Cooler evenings have the bite changing. Current and shade are the key. Stay near main river current with Crankbaits Strike King XD 6 and 2.5 square bills. Punching is scoring bass on the main river points. Bass pushing the 4 to 6 mark are showing on occasion. Jig bite on points is also good, the TNT Booby Trap is a great replica of Delta Craws come by and check them out !
    West Delta A handful of Salmon success stories have come on the incoming tide with Mepp’s Flying C’s in Pittsburgh and Humphries areas . 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. From as far west as Honker Bay to the Broad Slough plug casting is getting fish when wind cooperates. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts. Cranking and spinnerbaits is starting to improve daily.
    Las Vaqueros Summer fishing is continuing with small striped bass very present; trout and catfish are still active with a few largemouth reported. Plenty of shaker sized Stripers falling to cut bait. Please be more careful in the catch and release of these little guys as they are seeing quite a few fish dying due to poor handling. Cooling temps could allow for Trout planting to resume soon.
    Contra Loma Catfish have been biting at Channel Point, Loma Island or from a boat with any type of stinky baits. Try chicken liver or Mackerel. Trout bite has slowed down. Try fishing for them in deeper water at Channel Point, near the swim area or from a boat using nightcrawlers or variety of power bait. Black bass fishing has been good, biting on artificial baits/lures or nightcrawlers anywhere around the lake. Crappie and bluegill have been biting jigs or worms at the Boat Ramp area, Loma Island and the Channel Point area.
    Provided by Dan’s Delta Outdoors, 1625 Main St Oakley CA 925/234-4694 Follow us on Facebook

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

  • Water Temp: 77-81

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Had a good few days out in Tracy, found a few active fish on a LV on weedy points. Once the bite slowed picked up a little swim bait worked the same areas and slaughtered them for 23# for 5. Went out again tried to get some topwater going, lot of strikes no hook ups. Decided to flip, right decision. Started catching immediately. A little way down a favorite bank flipped in and landed a nice 8#er (see photo) ended the evening with a solid limit of 25# with another couple good bass.

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

  • Report: TravisH » Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:34 am

    Hey there guys, just sharing a little delta report from over the weekend. I got on the water about 7:30am and fished this area shown in the pic before all the pleasure boaters came out in force. I caught 22 fish throwin a chatterbait and pitchin a senko.. overall fun little morning session on the delta...

Friday, August 19th, 2016

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

    This Weekend

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

    Fish taco sized stripers are moving around Mildred

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

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

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

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

Friday, August 12th, 2016

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

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

Friday, August 5th, 2016

  • Report: From Dan's Delta Outdoors

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

    Isleton Area Looked again for a few anxious Salmon anglers while there were only a few fishing finally started getting an occasional report of success from Salmon searching anglers Although as the temperatures baked this week and boat traffic was little A few Kings went home for dinner. Silvertron’s scored the salmon. Smallmouth are a great target species this time of year that can help you beat the summer doldrums . Wadda Jigs, and Plastics are good choices here for the hard fighting smallies..

    Walnut Grove Mepps Flying“C’ s” getting a few Salmon again this week. Stripes are in the area. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. The Sacramento Turning Basin is really the unsung hero here as there continues to be stripes caught there by lure tossers. Hair Jigs and small shad patterned swim baits are the top choices here as well. Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail.

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

    West Delta Benicia Anglers report first Salmon daily! With the way they are stacked outside the gate the year looks promising, Look for the usual area to start heating up soon. Mepp’s Flying “C’s” always lead the way in this category. Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be improving but still those who stick with it are getting small keepers on occasion from both boat and bank. From as far west as Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Anchovies and Sardines ae finding fun action and occasional better fish. Drifting bluegill is leading the way for bigger fish but Flukes and Swim baits are also working.

    Contra Loma –Still big bass grabbing baits! Whopper Ploppers lead the charge. Try fishing for catfish at Channel Point, Loma Island or from a boat with nightcrawlers or chicken liver. Trout are biting on nightcrawlers at Channel Point, near the swim area, or from a boat. Try fishing for crappie or bluegill with jigs or worms at the boat ramp area, Loma Island or Channel Point area.

    Los Vaqueros The Best bet is fishing with cut baits with all the hungry small stripers and catfish around. Trout are a bit slower but still caught in South Cove and Oak Point as well as Peninsula Cove. The baits of choice for shore anglers is garlic scented PowerBaits, nightcrawlers or Kastmasters. Trout average a pound and a half but range to over 5 lbs. Light tackle is important for catching trout with 4-6 pound test being plenty. With the continuing plants, trout fishing has been ok with some limits being caught from all around the reservoir.

    Del Valle Did Not Report.

Friday, July 29th, 2016

  • Report: Upcoming on the Delta

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

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

    Walnut Grove Woo Hoo Our first Salmon report of the year came earlier this week from Trevor! Mepps Flying“C’ s” Stripes are in the area. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. The Sacramento Turning Basin is really the unsung hero here as there continues to be stripes caught there by lure tossers. Hair Jigs and small shad patterned swim baits are the top choices here as well. Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail.

    Discovery Bay A few anglers are still scoring schoolie sized stripers in the Indian Creek side. Bass pushing the 4 to 8 mark are showing on occasion. Many anglers are working through the heat and getting ready for two fun frog tournament events coming the end of the month. While the winds have hampered there search a bit those targeting shaded current areas.

    West Delta Benicia Anglers reported there first Salmon yesterday! With the way they are stacked outside the gate the year looks promising, Look for the usual area to start heating up soon. Mepp’s Flying “C’s” always lead the way in this category. Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be improving but still those who stick with it are getting small keepers on occasion from both boat and bank. From as far west as Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Anchovies and Sardines ae finding fun action and occasional better fish. Drifting bluegill is leading the way for bigger fish but Flukes and Swim baits are also working.

    Contra Loma –Still big bass grabbing baits! Whopper Ploppers lead the charge. Try fishing for catfish at Channel Point, Loma Island or from a boat with nightcrawlers or chicken liver. Trout are biting on nightcrawlers at Channel Point, near the swim area, or from a boat. Try fishing for crappie or bluegill with jigs or worms at the boat ramp area, Loma Island or Channel Point area.

    Los Vaqueros The Best bet is fishing with cut baits with all the hungry small stripers and catfish around. Trout are a bit slower but still caught in South Cove and Oak Point as well as Peninsula Cove. The baits of choice for shore anglers is garlic scented PowerBaits, nightcrawlers or Kastmasters. Trout average a pound and a half but range to over 5 lbs. Light tackle is important for catching trout with 4-6 pound test being plenty. With the continuing plants, trout fishing has been ok with some limits being caught from all around the reservoir.

    Del Valle Did Not Report.

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

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

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

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

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, June 24th, 2016

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

    Isleton Fun times as Smallies are grabbing baits throughout the area. Craw patterns are key. Summer night pattern prevails for bait tossing anglers. Catfish start to show in better numbers with Mackerel. Sardines and livers are the best bets for whisker fish. Striper Trolling and plug casting has been Improving the last few days. Trolling the Angry Eyes and Savage Preys is the best bet.

    Rio Vista- Warm seasonable weather ahead finally for anglers, and forecast to stay stable. Shore bound anglers are scoring both . The best place to score a striped bass or Whisker fish remains Three Mile and the area of the Power Lines, use Sardines or Shad. Trolling is still scoring many limits stripers and occasionally, a 10-12 pounder caught. Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures are key for the trolling anglers.

    Walnut Grove North Delta Black and Smallmouth Bass in the area are a biting. Spinnerbaits and Swim jigs are working in the Hogback and Steamboat Areas. Bank anglers tossing Anchovies and Sardines prevail for an occasional Striper and nice catfish. Those looking for bigger bites try drifting live baits for stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers smiling.

    Central Delta A few anglers are still scoring schoolie sized stripers in the Indian Creek side. Crankbaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls. Bass pushing the 4 to 6 mark are showing on occasion. While the winds have hampered there search a bit those targeting shaded current areas. Fatsack Tackle punch shirts and Gambler Plastics are great under utilized choices. With the wind Spinnerbaits and buzzbaits also are getting bit. Jig bite on points is also decent!

    Frank’s Tract Black bass bite is at a consistent yet, tougher than normal bite. While last week the talk was of Better post spawn fish swallowing the Big Worm. Many are sticking Bullworms and Yamamoto Senko’s paired with Tsuyoi Wacky Hooks. We are seeing a few big Black Bass with ¾ ounce Jigs. Others looking to score are starting to Toss DDO Fat Bluegill.

    West Delta Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be tough but still those who stick with it are getting small keepers on occasion from both boat and bank. From as far west as Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Anchovies and Sardines ae finding fun action. Sturgeon success has come on the outgoing tide with pile worms, eel and roe. Broad Slough, Bouy 1 and Pittsburg PG&E are good bets. Not great by any means but a fun way to spend the Hot summer evenings.

    Contra Loma –Try fishing for catfish at Channel Point, Loma Island or from a boat with nightcrawlers or chicken liver. Trout are biting on nightcrawlers at Channel Point, near the swim area, or from a boat. There was another Trout Plant last Monday. Try fishing for crappie or bluegill with jigs or worms at the boat ramp area, Loma Island or Channel Point area.

    Los Vaqueros Wind has been brutal at times. The Best bet is fishing with cut baits with all the hungry small stripers around. Trout are a bit slower but still caught in South Cove and Oak Point as well as Peninsula Cove. The baits of choice for shore anglers is garlic scented PowerBaits, nightcrawlers or Kastmasters. Trout average a pound and a half but range to over 5 lbs. Light tackle is important for catching trout with 4-6 pound test being plenty. With the continuing plants, trout fishing has been ok with some limits being caught from all around the reservoir.

    Del Valle Did Not Report.

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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.

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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.

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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.