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Monday, April 23rd, 2018

  • Water Temp: 63-67

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: by AKBASSFISHING » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:58 pm

    California Delta 4/23/2018

    Water Temp 63 – 67
    Visibility 2 – 4 ft
    Wind 6 – 11 mph

    Launched around 6:30 in the morning. A steady western breeze put a nice ripple on the water. A frog/buzzbait combination yielded no results, even though conditions were ideal. We switched to chatterbaits and spinnerbaits and got some small males to go on them.

    With the tide quickly coming in, we moved to a large spawning flat hoping to find some females moving up to spawn. To our surprise, we ran into a nice school of stripers. My father hooked into a 10 pound striper on a white swimbait, which put a good bend in his rod. I proceeded to cast my chatterbait and had the biggest striper I’ve seen on the delta, follow my bait. This beast could have easily gone 40+ pounds. A true monster. But, as soon the school appeared, they vanished.

    After switching back, we started to throw Senkos in the areas we knew had beds. You could tell the weekend crew had done some damage, hundreds of empty beds; kinda sad to see that happen. We proceeded down the bank and managed some small males, but nothing more.

    Finding the bite increasingly more difficult, we started cranking some rip-rap and found a fun crankbait bite. Again, nothing big, but still fun.

    By the afternoon, the tide had dropped way out and the wind had subsided. After a short run, we stopped at another spawning flat (this one seemed to not be fished so bad as the other). Tossing the Senko combined with the Tsuyoi Weedless Wacky Hook and punch shot produced a good number of solid fish. After an hour or so, we had a decent limit of fish, but nothing to brag about haha.

    With the gnats and humidity getting to an uncomfortable point, we called it a day and headed back.

    Tips: Notes

    With fishing pressure at an all time high and the water starting to clear, these fish are becoming increasingly spooky. Get away from sight fishing, back off a bit, and fan-cast your water.Slow presentations caught us the better fish, Senkos and Punch shots got the better bites.

    If you are new to the fishing game and want to get bit, getting a craw pattern crankbait and burning down the rocks will get ya bit (generally smaller fish, but still fun).

    Lastly, the Delta is a very special place and we want to preserve this fishery, that means clean up after yourself (don’t toss garbage or line in the water) and always try to practice catch and release.

Monday, April 16th, 2018

  • Water Temp: 60-62

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: by AKBASSFISHING » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:50 am

    California Delta 4/14/2018 – 4/15/2018
    Water Temp 60 - 62
    Visibility 1 – 3 feet
    Wind 5 – 10 mph (4/14) – 8 – 18 mph (4/15)

    My Father and I fished the Yamamoto Big Bass Challenge this weekend. Overall, a fun and exciting event that drew a decent crowd.

    (4/14)
    With adrenaline and coffee powering our bodies, we made our way to the launch ramp. We put in the water at around 5:30 in the morning and were set to fish at 5:50. With light just starting to peek over the horizon, we made the run to our first spot.

    In previous weeks, this spot had proven very fruitful; a nice spawning flat. With the tide dropping out, we prepared to wreak havoc, but the fish had other ideas. After burning precious hours, a three pounder on a Senko is all we could muster.

    With the tide quickly falling and our spot being hammered by multiple boats, my father called an audible. He decided to hit our next spot earlier than we planned to be there. With haste, we flew to our next spot.

    (You know we had gone fast when you look at the motor and have about a hundred dead bugs on it haha)

    We arrived at the spot with renewed hope. Not even five minutes at the spot, I got a light tick. I reeled down and slowly swept the rod across my chest; the fish didn’t move when I hooked her. Suddenly, she pulled back.

    “Get the net!”, I grunted.

    With the fish fast approaching the boat, my father swiftly grabbed the net and put it over the side. As I brought her next to the boat, she proceeded to jump about a foot in the air. With speed and precision, my father caught her mid-air. In the boat, we could see she inhaled the Senko and the Tsuyoi Weedless Wacky Hook pinned her securely with minimal effort.

    With a good fish in the boat and the last hour remaining, we ran back to weigh her.

    At the scale, she weighed 6.08; good enough for the first seat. We had arrived with 15 minutes left in the hour, but the last five minutes had been the longest I had ever experienced. In the end, she held up.

    Happy with the day, we prepared for the following day.

    (4/15)
    The clouds and slight breeze blew over the delta. An epic day was in the brewing, but as the hours passed, those thoughts quickly evaporated. Reaction baits got short strikes and the slow presentations got bit, but not the correct quality we needed.

    With the low tide and the the wind making an appearance, our bite had come and gone. Before we knew it, time was up.

    Thankful we had got it done the previous day, we headed in. To be able to participate in the final 12 was a cool experience.

    Met some cool people and had a blast at the event. Thank you to everyone who made it possible and also to my father who made the last minute call that saved the day.

    Tips: Notes:

    The bass are in all three stages of the spawn. You still have some pre-spawners, spawners, and post-spawners. Pick your poison when chasing them.

    Fishing slow was the main key to getting bit. The reaction baits got lots of short strikes, might be switching over to a crankbait soon.

    These fish are also getting hammered right now, so thinking outside the box may be the key to getting that extra bite.

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

  • Report: by AKBASSFISHING » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:31 am

    California Delta 4/10/2018
    Water Temp 60-64
    Visibility 1 – 4 feet
    Wind 5 – 15 mph

    Another little front is moving through the area… better go fishing…

    Got out on the water around 7:00 in the morning. Conditions looked great, overcast skies with a light breeze. We had high hopes for the day, but were cautiously optimistic.

    Made a short run to our first spot. The tide was just bottoming out, and we could see clean weeds with clear patches all around. This area was sure to be a spawning flat.

    After some pitches with the Senko and no bites, my father switched to a drop-shot and almost instantly got bit. He set the hook and his rod doubled over. A good five-pounder thumped on the deck (definitely set high expectations for the day with that fish).

    Knowing the fish are most likely shallow, I switched to a frog. Working along weed edges seemed to be the most effective compared to working over the weeds. This yielded me my first frog fish of the year. Solid three-pounders seemed to like chomping the frog.

    Around 11 is when the wind started to pick up, we switched tactics in favor of reaction baits. A craw colored crank worked well, but the spinnerbait seemed to consistently get the nicer fish.

    For the remainder of the day, we worked our way to the Central Delta. The bite was very consistent on the weed flats near spawning grounds. We picked up lots of males when casting closer to shore, but backing a few yards off the same area and casting to the outside weeds got us the bigger females.

    Overall, we ended the day with around 19 pounds for the best five. Fishing was consistent throughout the day, but when the wind picked up, the fishing was even better.

    Senkos, Drop-shots, and frogs worked best when the wind was calm, but when it picked up, crankbaits and spinnerbaits did the rest of the damage.

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

  • Report: Delta Report…. Dan’s Delta Black Bass Series #3 Launches out of Big Break Marina Sunday April 8th. Along with the Delta’s Best Pro Teams Oakley’s Teen Team Open will run in conjunction with Dan’s Delta Pro Teams bringing Nearly 100 Boats to Big Break Marina in Oakley Sunday.

    Striper, Sturgeon, Bass and More….

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

    Rio Vista Fishing Report
    Trolling is scoring many more Small stripes and occasionally, a 12-15 pounder caught. Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures are key for the trolling anglers. Red White Classic Shimmer jigs around pumps getting stripers. Sturgeon anglers in front of Collinsville or Red Barn still get bit. Shore bound anglers are scoring both species. The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon remains Sherman Island in the area of the Power Lines, use Lug Worms or Red’s Bloody Eel.

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

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

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

    West Delta Fishing Report
    Sturgeon anglers have scored solid numbers of keepers daily in the Martinez and Pittsburg area. The stripers starting to show anchovies and Lug Worms in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Stripes to 14 pounds have grabbed DDO Meizers. Trolling anglers it’s getting started. Chartreuse patterns are the best bet.

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Friday, April 6th, 2018

  • Report: by Whoopbass » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:14 am

    Nice report and accurate of the conditions.
    I was out Wednesday and done okay with my best fish going a bit over 6# and also losing a beast puching when she peeled line and then broke me off.
    I go back out Thursday and I couldn't manage anything over 3# and there were boats all over my area. Wind was awful at times. There was also a lot of debris in the water so be careful out there.

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

  • Report: by AKBASSFISHING » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:44 pm

    California Delta 4/5/2018
    Water Temp 58-62
    Visibility 1 – 3 feet
    Wind 5 – 10 mph

    Technical Difficulties continue to plague me haha.

    Saw a front was coming into the area and had the opportunity to make it on the river. Launched at around 7:30 in
    the morning from Sugar Barge.

    On Tony’s second cast, he hooked into a meaty three-pounder with a Senko. All indications pointed to an epic day, but the fish had other ideas. The low light and slight breeze on the water seemed like the reaction bite was going to be phenomenal, but after two promising stops and two short strikes, it was clear that the fish DID NOT want a moving bait.

    After some more forced reaction bait fishing and getting schooled by Tony and my Father, I finally switched over to a Senko. Almost immediately, bites started to come in left and right. We had a small flurry on a small stretch of tullies, but the bite shut off almost as soon as it began.

    The search continued, which eventually led us into the western portion of the delta. I was shocked to see so many anglers on the water for a Thursday. After talking to a couple, they also agreed that the bite was tough.

    With the tide now almost bottomed and only a few nice fish to account for, we headed back to Franks to see if we could change our luck. Just as I suspected, Franks was crawling with anglers as well. Attempting to get away from the crowds and do something a little different, we started to throw Senkos at the grasslines. To our surprise, we started to get bit. Small males at first, but then some better females. Best fish went about five-pounds on a Senko with a Tsuyoi Weedless Wacky Hook.

    With the day salvaged and the wind starting to pick up, we called it a day and headed home.

    Tips: My only suggestion is that “I” can’t seem to buy a reaction bite right now, and that the only thing that will get bit are Senkos. Fishing slow(er) will get you bit.

Friday, March 30th, 2018

  • Report: Delta Report…. Spring Stripers show and Black Bass bite goes Off!

    Dan’s Delta Black Bass Team Series Launches out of Big Break Marina Sunday April 8 th.

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

    Rio Vista Fishing Report
    Many more small stripes and occasionally, a 12-15 pounder caught. Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures are key for the trolling anglers. Red White Classic Shimmer jigs around pumps getting stripers. Shore bound anglers are scoring both species. The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon remains Sherman Island in the area of the Power Lines, use Sardines or Red’s Bloody Eel.

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

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

    Frank’s Tract Fishing Report
    Black bass bite is picking up at a consistent pace warm days only helps the Big Girls bite. Sandra Mathisen broke her PB with a 9-8 Black Bass and followed up with a 4-7 next cast Senkos are great options while spinnerbaits get the mentioned as well. Hematoma Beavers on over cast days also working well. We found a few Stripers and Black Bass with 200 S-Wavers and Red Eye Shad.

    West Delta Fishing Report
    Sturgeon bite is tougher yet anglers has scored solid numbers of keepers daily in the Martinez and Pittsburg area. The stripers are showing with shad and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Stripes to 18 pounds have grabbed hair jigs. Trollers it’s getting started. Chartreuse patterns are the best bet.

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

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Thursday, March 29th, 2018

  • Report: by Kyle46N » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:27 pm

    Wow....today was a day of mixed emotions. On one hand I'm ecstatic, caught a 25 lb bag. On the other hand, I feel like a failure, as I only caught 6 fish after seeing................hundreds. Just so happened 5 of them were 5 pounders. Hundreds of fish........you guessed it, beds everywhere. Fish are getting their groove on in full force. It seems like they are just getting on the beds, as I saw many fish still "courting". Male's chasing females in the shallows, then 30 minutes later they settle down on a a bed. Saw numerous fish just floating withing 10 yards of spawning shoreline, getting ready to move in. And ultimately, they were very skittish. Didn't seem to be locked on at all. I was spooking fish left and right. The 6 I caught just didn't see me coming. I "thought" I saw a bed from a distance, pitched the bubba rig and got lucky 6 times over the course of 8 hours. I guess that's why I feel like a failure...lol....I failed ALOT! I caught them all on the bubba rig with an oxblood 6 inch roboworm. Not sure the color mattered. I saw water temps up to 63 degrees. Mostly around 60. This was my first opportunity to see a Delta spawn. I've never seen anything like it. I've been on lakes in the southeast where there are fish on beds everywhere.......BUT I could not have counted the number of 4-6 lb fish I saw even if I tried. Absolutely incredible fishery. And to think in my short time here in Cali, I've heard numerous Delta pro's state that the Delta is not what it used to be. I can't imagine what it used to be. Anyhow, I'm psyched to see the bags that come from the tournaments this weekend. Those fish are only going to get more aggressive every day.

Monday, March 26th, 2018

  • Report: by Kyle46N » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:12 pm

    Decided to check out the first day of the run of what looks to be beautiful weather over the next week or so. We were greeted with 20 plus mph winds, with gusts to may as well been 80 mph. Blue bird skies, and a north wind? Where did this post front come from? Anyhow, I went down Potato into White Slough and Disappointment. Everything was muddy to stained. So I kept going and ended up even further down White's. Finally found clear water and what I thought would be a perfect area for fish to get shallow with the climbing water temps, (ended at 59 today). Not much happened. My son caught a three to go along with a couple dinks I caught on a squarebill and punching. We moved to an island in the San Joaquin, only place we could find that didn't have white capped rollers, and started flippin. Not five minutes into it, I put a jig at the base of a Pampas grass bush, and had a 7 lber choke it down. My first Delta giant. Okay, okay....I know that's not a Delta giant, but it's my first Delta fish over six since I moved here this past summer. Felt good to say the least. Well, we couldn't get any more bites in that area, so we went to the back of another slough in the White's slough family, and caught about 10 1-2 lbrs on swimbaits. Water was clear, but with the tide almost out, all we could get was the little guys to chase swimbaits. When we could get fish to eat, they were in a foot or two of water, so I would say a run on shallow water real estate is getting ready to happen on the Delta.

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

  • Report: by cdrake » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:34 pm

    Was out today and fished the east delta. Water temps start around 52 and come up to mid 50’s as the sun gets up. Chocolate milk pretty much everywhere. Best water clarity was in whites slough with 3-4 ft of visibility.

    Side note, Find the grass to get bites, a lot of water is a wasteland due to the spraying.

  • Report: by Kyle46N » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:22 pm

    As of Tuesday afternoon, the Mokelumne was blown out (brown), and that included many of the sloughs branching off of it, to include a large part of Potato slough south of Terminous and then into White Slough for a while. The San Joaquin was good though and that seemed to be pushing into White Slough and Disappointment to keep some clarity. That's the extent of the area I fished most recently. Last Friday I was down around Mildred, and Old River to south of Franks, and that was all very clear. Everything around Mildred was crystal clear.

Monday, March 19th, 2018

  • Report: by TravisH » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:30 am

    Hey there everyone, I got to hit the delta for a couple hours this past weekend and had a good time.. I hit the water on a High outgoing tide throwing reaction baits an the bite was slow just picking up one here and there so i changed gears to flippin an it definitely seemed the slower the better.. I fished from 7:30 to Noon an had 17lbs, I did have any kicker just all solid chunks.

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

  • Report: Photo: Dan's Delta Outdoors Staffer with a 10.14 Courtesy of Dan's Delta Outdoors

    Delta Report…. Dan’s Delta Black Bass Series brings the First One-Day Pro-Am in years back to the Delta as anglers from throughout CA converge on East County

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

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

    Many more Small stripes and occasionally, a 12-15 pounder caught. Savage 3D Glides working for casters and P-line Angry Eye lures are key for the trolling anglers. Swim jigs around pumps getting stripers.

    Walnut Grove Fishing Report
    Trolling for stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers smiling Brite colors like Rat-L-Trap 46R is key as the spring push starts up. The Dirty “D” is keeping its name and muddier conditions make it tougher. Stay in the Wimpys area for best conditions.Best bet, Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures. Bank anglers tossing shad and eel prevail for an occasional sturgeon or Striper those looking for bigger bites.

    Discovery Bay Fishing Report
    As water temps reach upper-fifties the black bass bite is rolling. Most Blackie anglers are sticking with Senkos and slow rolling blades searching ledges near sparse tulle flats. Others looking to beat the clear conditions are starting to crank Red-Eye Shad and 6th Sense Crankbaits.

    Frank’s Tract Fishing Report
    Black bass bite is Solid warm rain only helps the Big Girls bite. Strike King Wake baits are great options while spinnerbaits get the mentioned as well. Hematoma Beavers on over cast days also working well. We found a few Stripers on Bad Bubba Shad and Magnum Flukes

    West Delta Fishing Report
    The stripers starting to show anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Stripes to 18 pounds have grabbed Spooks and Pencil Poppers. Trollers it’s getting started. Chartreuse patterns are the best bet.

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

    Los Vaqueros Fishing Report
    Trout action best bet. They are being caught in South Cove and Oak Point as well as Cowboy Cove. The baits of choice for shore anglers is garlic scented PowerBaits, nightcrawlers or Kastmasters. Trout average a pound and a half but range to over 5 lbs. Light tackle is important for catching trout with 4-6 pound test being plenty. There was a 1000 lb DFW plant on March 8th. There was also a 1000 lb Lassen plant this week. With the continuing plants, trout fishing has been holding steady with more limits being caught from all around the reservoir.

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Saturday, March 10th, 2018

  • Report: Delta Report…. Dan’s Delta Black Bass Series First One Day Pro-Am Entry and Registration now available for Download. All Pro-Am Entries/Membership Forms due Friday by 6pm. Draw Meeting Saturday 17th 5pm.

    This Weekend, NewJenn Bass Launches out of Russo’s Marina Saturday March 10th.

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

    Rio Vista Fishing Report
    Many more Small stripes and occasionally, a 12-15 pounder caught. Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures are key for the trolling anglers. Red White Classic Shimmer jigs around pumps getting stripers. Sturgeon anglers in front of Collinsville or Red Barn still get bit. Shore bound anglers are scoring both species. The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon remains Sherman Island in the area of the Power Lines, use threadfin shad or Red’s Bloody Eel.

    Walnut Grove Fishing Report
    Trolling for stripers cracking the 12 pound plus keeps anglers smiling as the spring push starts up. Best bet, Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures. Bank anglers tossing shad and eel prevail for an occasional sturgeon or Striper those looking for bigger bites.

    Discovery Bay Fishing Report
    As water temps reach upper-fifties the black bass bite is rolling. Most Blackie anglers are sticking with Senkos and slow rolling blades searching ledges near sparse tulle flats. Others looking to beat the clear conditions are starting to crank Red-Eye Shad and 6th Sense Crush 100x. Keeper sized stripes are grabbing Bubba Shada bit more this week and trolled Angry Eye baits.

    Frank’s Tract Fishing Report
    Black bass bite is picking up at a consistent pace warm rain only helps the Big Girls bite. Chatterbaits are great options while spinnerbaits get the mentioned as well. Hematoma Beavers on over cast days also working well. We found a few Stripers and Black Bass with Glides and Red Eye Shad.

    West Delta Fishing Report
    The stripers starting to show anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Stripes to 18 pounds have grabbed Swim Baits . Trollers it’s getting started Angry Eyes Chartreuse patterns are the best bet.

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

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Friday, March 2nd, 2018

  • Report: Delta Report…. Spring Stripers Slow but will recover! Black Bass, Crappie slow progression. Dan’s Delta Team Event #2 Goes Outta Big Break Sunday!
    Isleton Fishing Report
    Striper Trolling and plug casting had improved dramatically, and the heavy wind and rain muddied the river. Water temps dropped a bit this week still a few stripers in the Cache Slough area responded. Catfish started stirring in dead end sloughs, Cut Baits and Crawlers get the top call. Sturgeon remains the focus here. Diamondback anglers are heading to 41, Liberty and Cache Slough areas with roe and eel reporting success.

    Rio Vista Fishing Report
    Small stripes and occasionally, a 12-15 pounder caught. Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures are key for the trolling anglers before this last round of storms. Sturgeon anglers in front of Collinsville or Red Barn still get bit. Shore bound anglers are scoring both species. The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon remains Sherman Island in the area of the Power Lines, use threadfin shad or Red’s Bloody Eel.

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

    Discovery Bay Fishing Report
    As water temps reached mid-fifties a couple weeks ago the black bass bite is tougher again with cooler temps and “Dirty D” conditions. Most Blackie anglers are sticking with jigs and slow rolling blades searching ledges near sparse tuie flats. Others looking to beat the clear conditions are starting to crank Red-Eye Shad and KVD 2.5’s. Keeper sized stripes are grabbing Bad Bubba Shad a bit more this week and trolled Vibrating baits.

    Frank’s Tract Fishing Report
    Black bass bite has toughened a bit with cooler muddy conditions. Black Blue Fizzles, Swim Jigs and FatSack jigs are great options while spinnerbaits get the mentioned as well. Hematoma Beavers on over cast days also working well. We found a few Stripers and Black Bass with Savage Glide Baits and Red Eye Shad.

    West Delta Fishing Report
    The stripers starting to show anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Stripes to 8 pounds have grabbed Hair jigs. Trollers it’s getting started. Chartreuse patterns are the best bet. Dino’s, Eel is the best bait over all, but roe and shad also scoring a few diamondbacks Broad slough and surrounding cuts. There were many shaker sturgeon reports and double hook ups. Bouy 18 at Collinsville West to Honker Bay has been best.

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

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Sunday, February 25th, 2018

  • Report: Delta Report…. Spring Stripers Show! Big Black Bass, Plentiful Crappie and Bass. The “O” Series heads out of Tracy Oasis this weekend.

    Isleton Fishing Report
    Striper Trolling starts getting better #plinefishing Angry Eyes are favorites. Water temps cooled a bit this week and a few more stripers in the Cache Slough area responded. Surprisingly Catfish started stirring in dead end sloughs, Cut Baits and Crawlers get the top call.

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

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

    Discovery Bay Fishing Report
    As water temps dropped a bit in low fifties the black bass bite is rolling. Most Blackie anglers are sticking with jigs and slow rolling blades searching ledges near sparse tuie flats. Others looking to beat the clear conditions are starting to crank Red-Eye Shad and 6th Sense baits. Keeper sized stripes are grabbing Bad Bubba Shad a bit more this week and trolled Vibrating baits.

    Frank’s Tract Fishing Report
    Brrr, cold am temps toughened the black bass bite yet anglers are still grinding away. Black Blue Fizzles, Swim Jigs and FatSack jigs are great options while spinnerbaits get the mentioned as well. We found a few Stripers and Black Bass with white swimbaits and Red Eye Shad.

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

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

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Monday, February 19th, 2018

  • Water Temp: 52-58

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Got out on Saturday before the cold front blows through. It is a little early yet, the bite is still tough in most area's. I found warmer water in protected spots which are easy to find. The tide was coming back in and the bite hit a high for a few hours for me. Caught some decent bass on reaction baits. It did not last long, hopefully it will rain some more before spring hits hard. "keep a tight line"
    Sug' out !

    Tips: Bring lots of snacks....

Friday, February 16th, 2018

  • Report: Delta Report…. Big Black Bass, few Crappie and warming temperatures! Dan’s Delta Outdoors first team event goes out of Big Break Marina Saturday as many of the Top Pro’s from throughout CA get the season started.

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

    Rio Vista Fishing Report
    A few more Small stripes and occasionally, a 10-pounder is caught. Eel continues to lead the way for sturgeon anglers in front of Collinsville. Rio Vista Pier also is scoring both species. The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon remains below Decker Island in the area of the Power Lines at Light 14 and the Red Barn, where boaters anchor and use threadfin shad or Red’s Bloody Eel.

    Walnut Grove Fishing Report
    Most are sturgeon fishing now with eel and cured ghost shrimp. Trolling for stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers hopes up. Bank anglers tossing shad and eel prevail for an occasional sturgeon or Striper those looking for bigger bites.

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

    Frank’s Tract Fishing Report
    Like a army marching forward the black bass bite is getting on track at a consistent pace. Skinny Dippers, Swim Jigs and jigs are great options while spinnerbaits get the mentioned as well. We found a few Stripers and Black Bass with Jigs, vibrating jigs and Red Eye Shad.

    West Delta Fishing Report
    Sturgeon Still leads the way. Eel is the best bait over all, but roe and shad also scoring diamondbacks Broad slough and surrounding cuts. There were many shaker sturgeon reports and double hook ups. Bouy 18 at Collinsville West to Honker Bay has been best. There were few shaker stripers and keepers in the area. The stripers starting to show anchovies and sardines in many areas, bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd.

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

    From Delta Dans Outdoors

Friday, February 9th, 2018

  • Report: Delta Report…. Big Black Bass, Plentiful Crappie and warming temperatures! Joey’s GIANT! The "O" Series Heads out of Sugar Barge Resort Saturday The 10th. The First Dan's Delta Tournament Team Series Event is Just a Week Away... The 17th Of February @BigBreakMarina in #Oakley CA.

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

    Rio Vista- Small stripes and occasionally, a 10-pounder is caught. Eel continues to lead the way for sturgeon anglers in front of Collinsville. Rio Vista Pier also is scoring both species.
    The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon remains below Decker Island in the area of the Power Lines at Light 14 and the Red Barn, where boaters anchor and use threadfin shad or Red’s Bloody Eel.

    Walnut Grove . Most are sturgeon fishing now with eel and cured ghost shrimp. Slow for the minnow drifting anglers, but stripers cracking the 15 pound plus keeps anglers hopes up. P-Line Angry Eyes racking the Stripes. Bank anglers tossing shad and eel prevail for an occasional sturgeon or Striper those looking for bigger bites.

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

    Frank’s Tract It’s no secret what a little warmer water can do. Skinny Dippers and A-rigs are great options while Bobby D’s spinnerbaits and swim jigs get the mention as well. We found a few Stripers and Black Bass with Jigs, vibrating jigs and Red Eye Shad.
    West Delta Sturgeon leads the way. Eel is the best bait over all, but roe and shad also scoring diamondbacks Broad slough and surrounding cuts. There were many shaker sturgeon reports and double hook ups. Bouy 18 at Collinsville West to Honker Bay has been best. There were few shaker sturgeon and keepers in the Antioch area around The Bridge, Broad Slough and New York Slough. A few more nice stripers coming soaking Shad, anchovies and sardines in many areas, bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd.
    Contra Loma - Black bass have been biting on artificial baits/lures and nightcrawlers around the lake. Try a Boom Boom Swimbait to effectively conquer the grassa Trout fishing is still good at the east side, north side of lake or from a boat with nightcrawlers, Power Eggs, or mice tails. Try fishing at Channel Point, Loma Island or from a boat with nightcrawlers or chicken liver.. Try fishing for Crappie or Bluegill with jigs or worms at the boat ramp area, Loma Island or Channel Point area.
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Friday, February 2nd, 2018

  • Report: Delta Report…. Super Weekend for Diamondback Anglers. West Delta anglers will line up throughout the area for this year’s huge Super Bowl Sturgeon Derby. This target length event draws anglers from All Over the West. The action Starts at 7am Saturday AM the announcement of the Target length.

    Next Week the “O” series goes outta Sugar Barge!

    Isleton

    Water temps continued to raise a bit this week and a few stripers in the Liberty/ Cache Slough area started responding. Swim baits, Angry Eyes and hair Jigs have been mentioned Still very sporadic at best. Sturgeon remains the focus here. Diamondback anglers are heading to 41, Liberty and Cache Slough areas with roe and eel reporting success.

    Rio Vista- Solid

    The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon remains below Decker Island in the area of the Power Lines at Light 14 and the Red Barn, where boaters anchor and use threadfin shad or Red’s Bloody Eel. Small stripes and occasionally, a 10-pounder is caught. Eel continues to lead the way for sturgeon anglers in front of Collinsville. Rio Vista Pier also is scoring both species.

    Walnut Grove

    Tough yet, Most are sturgeon fishing now with eel and cured ghost shrimp. Slow for the minnow drifting anglers, but striper gurus reminded me this week how many fish will used the bypasses and high water to move quickly to the upper reaches of the system. Bank anglers tossing shad and eel prevail for an occasional sturgeon or Striper those looking for bigger bites.

    Discovery Bay

    As water temps warm into the fifties the black bass bite is getting started! Most Blackie anglers are sticking with jigs and slow rolling blades searching ledges near flats. Others looking to beat the clear conditions are rippin’ Strike King KVD300’s and A-rigs. Keeper sized stripes are grabbing A-rigs and Rip Baits bit more this week ..

    Frank’s Tract

    The Dirty D is living up to it’s lovely nick as the dirty water dominates the scene. Storms are few and far between the solid sunny pattern ahead will have the bite turning on rapidly Very Soon, It’s no secret what a little warmer water can do. DDO Custom Cranks are great options while Fatsack Jigs and swim jigs get the mention as well.

    West Delta

    Solid Sturgeon fishing leads the way.as showery weather will greet Super Bowl Derby Anglers. Eel is the best bait over all, but roe and shad also scoring diamondbacks Broad slough and surrounding cuts. There were many shaker sturgeon reports and double hook ups. Montezuma Slough at Collinsville West to Honker Bay has been best. There were few Nice sturgeon and keepers in the Antioch area around Sherman Island, Broad Slough and New York Slough. A few more nice stripers coming soaking Shad, anchovies and sardines in many areas, bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd.

    Contra Loma

    Black bass have been biting on artificial baits and A-rigs around the lake.

    Trout fishing is still good at the east side, north side of lake or from a boat with nightcrawlers, Power Eggs, or mice tails. Catfish biting is slow. Try fishing at Channel Point, Loma Island or from a boat with nightcrawlers or chicken liver

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