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Saturday, February 18th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

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

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

  • Water Temp: 51.0

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

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

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

  • Water Temp: 49

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Got out Saturday, little foggy to start but turned into a beautiful winter day.. Water was VERY high. The bite was slow as you can imagine after a week of storms blowing through. We threw a plethora of baits to no avail.... but any day fishing is better than a day working right,,,
    HI COOCH !!!

    Tips: Layers.....lol

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

  • Report: Big Break Marina shown after this week's storm

    Delta Fishing Report…. Bait fishing Stripers Sturgeon ok

    Very little pressure from anglers on the river again this week,. Decent tides combined sunny days ahead to be setting as the winter bite continues.. Still there is some really cool water and tough bites for black bass but should warm a bit quicker with the dirty water.

    Hook Line and Sinker Tournament this weekend out of Russo’s Marina will be a grind.

    Isleton Fishing Report

    Very Few Sturgeon anglers are heading to 41, Liberty and Cache Slough areas with roe and eel reporting. Cold dirty water has slowed the stripers in the Cache Slough area. Spoons and hair Jigs have become favorite tools of lure tossers in the area. Many guides are drifting minnows in the area.

    Rio Vista Fishing Report

    Still the best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon seems to be 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 sardine filets. 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 Fishing Report

    Area is under a lot of pressure from the High water. Anglers avoid the area as much emergency equipment is working the area West of Walnut Grove.

    Discovery Bay Fishing Report

    Black bass bite is hopeful as water temps stabiliz. Most Blackie anglers are sticking with rip baits and slow rolling blades searching ledges near flats. Others looking to beat the Dirty conditions are pitching jigs in the gaps. Occasionally a nice sized stripes are grabbing Bad Bubba Shad . There seems to be a run on Crappie Jigs. This would indicate a crappie bite but no ones talking.

    Frank’s Tract Fishing Report

    Black bass bite OK but Slow down with Debris moving through more consistently. It’s no secret what a little High can do. Jigs are great options while Bobby D’s spinnerbaits.

    West Delta Fishing Report

    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 in double power lines in Decker Island and Sherman Island. There were few shaker sturgeons also reports from Chain Island. Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Shad, anchovies and sardines in many areas, bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd.

    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. Catfish biting is slow. Try fishing at Channel Point, Loma Island or from a boat with nightcrawlers or chicken liver. Black bass have been biting on artificial baits/lures and nightcrawlers around the lake. Try fishing for Crappie or Bluegill with jigs or worms at the boat ramp area, Loma Island or Channel Point area. Provided by Dan’s Delta Outdoors, 1625 Main St Oakley CA 925/234-4694 Follow us on Facebook Or YouTube.

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

  • Report: Delta Report…. Bait fishing Stripers Sturgeon Reigns
    Still very little pressure from anglers on the river this week, Gonna be a wash out, as some of the most intense rain we have seen in years is bearing down on our area. Short term, hazardous conditions are ahead with 5 inches of rain expected at River level. Long term a much needed “flushing of the system”, while the river may be a wash a great time to stop by and get tips and tricks for higher water conditions.

    Isleton Fishing Report
    Debris in river, Sturgeon anglers are heading to 41, Cache Slough areas with roe and eel reporting success. Cooling water have slowed the stripers in the Cache Slough area. Spoons and hair Jigs have become favorite tools of lure tossers in the area. Many guides are drifting minnows in the area.

    Rio Vista Fishing Report
    Still, The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon seems to be 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 sardine filets. Small stripes and occasionally, a 10-pounder is caught. Eel continues to lead the way for sturgeon anglers in front of Collinsville

    Walnut Grove Fishing Report
    Cold blown out conditions, Slow for the trolling anglers, but stripers cracking the 15 pound plus keeps anglers hopes up. Savage Prey series and Angry Eyes are the top choices here as well, there seems to bit more call for chartreuse patterns here. Bank anglers tossing shad and eel prevail for an occasional Sturgeon or Striper those looking for Cold night fun.

    Discovery BayFishing Report
    Black bass bite is Tough. Most Blackie anglers are sticking with rip baits and a-rigs searching near running water. Others looking to beat the clear conditions are drop shotting Strike King Half Shells and Strike King Finesse worms. Nice sized stripes are grabbing Diamond Shad . There seems to be a run on Crappie Jigs. This would indicate a crappie bite but no ones talking.

    Frank’s Tract Fishing Report
    Black bass bite both OK but ya gotta Slow down with the weather rolling through more consistently. Ripbaits are great options while Bobby D’s spinnerbaits and swim jigs get the mention as well. We found plenty of Stripers and Black Bass with Hair Jigs, Swim Baits, like the BIG 6thSense Hollow Bodies getting grabbed. Lot of Stripers in main River and Mildred areas.

    West Delta Fishing Report
    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 in double power lines in Decker Island and Sherman Island. There were few shaker sturgeons also reports from Light 42 to Light 49 in the deep channel Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Shad, anchovies and sardines allow Sherman Island rd.

    Contra Loma Fishing Report
    Trout fishing has been good. They have been biting at the East Side, North side of lake or from a boat with nightcrawlers, power eggs, or mice tails Best catches Reported Bob Petersen caught a 6.3 lb. trout on Power Bait from a boat near the dam John Bloom caught an 9 lb. Black on A-Rig from a boat by Swim Lagoon. Sonny Larson caught a 6 lb. trout each on Power Bait at the East Side of Lake.

    Photo: Charlie King

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Friday, December 30th, 2016

  • Report: Delta Report…. Bait fishing Stripers Sturgeon Solid
    Happy New Year! Still very little pressure from anglers on the river this week,. Great tides combined showery days ahead to be setting as the Best winter bite we’ve had This Season.. Still there is some really cool water and tough bites. The Good News Fishing Licenses stayed the same price get yours online at https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales/CustomerSearch/Begin

    Isleton
    Sturgeon anglers are heading to 41, Cache Slough areas with roe and eel reporting success. Cooling water have slowed the stripers in the Cache Slough area. Spoons and hair Jigs have become favorite tools of lure tossers in the area. Many guides are drifting minnows in the area.

    Rio Vista
    The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon seems to be 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 sardine filets. Small stripes and occasionally, a 10-pounder is caught. Eel continues to lead the way for sturgeon anglers in front of Collinsville

    Walnut Grove
    Slow for the trolling anglers, but stripers cracking the 15 pound plus keeps anglers hopes up. Savage Prey series and Angry Eyes are the top choices here as well, there seems to bit more call for chartreuse patterns here. Bank anglers tossing shad and eel prevail for an occasional Sturgeon or Striper those looking for Cold night fun.

    Discovery Bay
    Black bass bite is hopeful as water temps stabilize in the fifties. Most Blackie anglers are sticking with rip baits and a-rigs searching ledges near flats. Others looking to beat the clear conditions are drop shotting Strike King Half Shells and Strike King Finesse worms. Nice sized stripes are grabbing Diamond Shad . There seems to be a run on Crappie Jigs. This would indicate a crappie bite but no ones talking.

    Frank’s Tract
    Black bass bite both OK but ya gotta Slow down with the weather rolling through more consistently. It’s no secret what a little fall weather can do. Ripbaits are great options while Bobby D’s spinnerbaits and swim jigs get the mention as well. We found plenty of Stripers and Black Bass with Hair Jigs, Swim Baits, like the BIG 6thSense Hollow Bodies getting grabbed. Lot of Stripers in main River and Mildred areas.

    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 in double power lines in Decker Island and Sherman Island. There were few shaker sturgeons also reports from Light 42 to Light 49 in the deep channel Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Shad, anchovies and sardines allow Sherman Island rd.

    Contra Loma
    Trout fishing has been good. They have been biting at the East Side, North side of lake or from a boat with nightcrawlers, power eggs, or mice tails Best catches Reported Mike Erickson caught a 5.3 lb. trout on Power Bait from a boat near the dam Will Smith caught an 14 lb. striper on A-Rig from a boat by Swim Lagoon. Larry Lua caught a 6 lb. trout each on Power Bait at the East Side of Lake.

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Friday, December 16th, 2016

  • Report: Delta Report…. Bait fishing Stripers Sturgeon Solid
    Very little pressure from anglers on the river this week,. Great tides combined with Sunny days ahead to be setting as the Best winter bite we’ve had in years.. Still there is some cool water and tough bites.
    Isleton Sturgeon anglers are heading to 41, Cache Slough areas with roe and eel reporting success. Cooling water have slowed the stripers in the Cache Slough area. Spoons and hair Jigs have become favorite tools of lure tossers in the area. Many guides are drifting minnows in the area.
    Rio Vista-The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon seems to be 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 sardine filets. Small stripes and occasionally, a 10-pounder is caught. Eel continues to lead the way for sturgeon anglers in front of Collinsville

    Walnut Grove . Slow for the trolling anglers, but stripers cracking the 15 pound plus keeps anglers hopes up. Savage Prey series and Angry Eyes are the top choices here as well, there seems to bit more call for chartreuse patterns here. Bank anglers tossing shad and eel prevail for an occasional Sturgeon or Striper those looking for Cold night fun.

    Discovery Bay Black bass bite is hopeful as water temps stabilize in the fifties. Most Blackie anglers are sticking with rip baits and a-rigs searching ledges near flats om he Indian creek Side Others looking to beat the cool conditions are drop shotting 6 and 7 inch worms. Nice sized stripes are grabbing Bad Bubba Shad . There seems to be a run on Crappie Jigs. This would indicate a crappie bite but no ones talking.

    Frank’s Tract Black bass bite both OK but ya gotta Slow down with the weather rolling through more consistently. It’s no secret what a little rainy weather can do. 6th Ripbaits are great options while FatSack spinnerbaits and swim jigs get the mention as well. We found plenty of Stripers and Black Bass with Hair Jigs, Swim Baits, like the Optimum Diamond Shad getting grabbed. Lot of Stripers in main River and Mildred areas.
    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 in double power lines in Decker Island and Sherman Island. There were few shaker sturgeons also reports from Light 42 to Light 49 in the deep channel Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Shad, anchovies and sardines allow Sherman Island rd.
    Contra Loma -Trout fishing has been good. They have been biting at the East Side, North side of lake or from a boat with nightcrawlers, power eggs, or mice tails Another 1000 pounds of plants helps spur the bite along.
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Friday, December 9th, 2016

  • Report: Delta Report…. Bait fishing Stripers Sturgeon Solid
    Hook Line and Sinker Tourney This Sunday out of Bethel Islands Russo’s Marina. Should be the nicest Weather day of the weekend, promises to be the toughest bite if the weather blows through.
    Isleton Salmon winds downs and striper sturgeon takes off. Salmon anglers seeing very few fish most anglers have changed their focus. Spinners lead the way for the last salmon of the season. Cooling water have slowed the stripers in the Cache Slough area. Spoons and hair Jigs have become favorite tools of lure tossers in the area.
    Walnut Grove . Bass anglers try some smallie fishing, crankbaits and brown blue jigs and getting the Smallmouth. Bite is Slow for the trolling anglers, but stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers hopes up. Savage Prey series and Angry Eyes are the top choices here as well, there seems to bit more call for chartreuse patterns here. Bank anglers tossing shad and eel prevail for an occasional Sturgeon or Striper those looking for bank angling fun.
    Discovery Bay A-rigs have started to take off for both Stripers and Black bass in the area. Anglers are rigging with Strike King Rage Swimmers or Similar baits for Black Bass. Stripers anglers rigging heavier baits like Bubba Shad or even Hair Jigs. Crappie have made cameo appearances but not quite going strong yet
    Frank’s Tract Stripers and bass bite both OK but ya gotta Slow down with the cold temperatures. It’s no secret what a little fall weather can do. Strike King Ripbaits are great options while small swim baits and swim jigs get the mention as well. We found plenty of Stripers and Black Bass with Hair Jigs, Swim Baits, like the BIG 6thSense Hollow Bodies getting grabbed. Lot of Stripers in main River and Mildred areas.
    West Delta Sturgeon Leads the spotlight. 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 in double power lines in Decker Island and Sherman Island. There were few shaker sturgeons also reports from Light 42 to Light 49 in the deep channel Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Shad, anchovies and sardines allow Sherman Island rd like on Kosal caught this week . Tom was soaking eel and landed a Nice Sturgeon as well..
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Thursday, December 8th, 2016

  • Report: From Cooch's Fishing
    December 8 at 12:38pm ·
    The December bite here on The Delta is very tough for most anglers as winter patterns are kicking in. This past week I took out a father son duo, who are avid trout fishermen. They have been experimenting with black bass fishing here on the Delta and wanted a trip with me to clue them in on how ta catch fish on this river with more consistency. Certainly not the optimal time to take out a couple of rookie bass fisherman, yet we tied on a ripbait and TNT jigs and went after em. Our rip fish were all smaller, non keeper fish, yet was a tactic these two had not been exposed to very much. We had to scratch and grind thru the day for 12 solid jig fish in the 2-3lbs range. The Booby Trap and new Gunpowder versions where the ticket for the day and have now converted these two into jig fisherman. Awesome winter day fishing with Dave and his son Alex!

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

  • Report: Delta Report…Stripers Sturgeon Solid Bass action settling in.
    ABA Kicks off Out Of Russo’s Marina Saturday morning promises to be a good tight Tournament as Fall winter conditions settle in.
    Isleton Looks good as anglers take advantage of cooler water temperatures with Stripers and Smallmouth leading the way. Water temperatures have dropped with the cooler storms. The salmon bite remains good as season winds down. Salmon anglers are still seeing success around Ryde Hotel.
    Walnut Grove . Fair for the trolling anglers, but fish cracking the 15 pound plus keeps anglers hopes up. Savage Prey series and Angry Eyes are the top choices here as well, there seems to bit more call for chartreuse patterns here. Bank anglers livers and cut baits prevail for plenty 2 to 4 pound catfish evenings are top for those looking for a few bites. Bass anglers try some smallie fishing, crankbaits and brown blue jigs and getting the Smallmouth.
    Discovery Bay Some nice fish coming out of Discovery Bay this week. Bigger fish have been falling for a 8" Savage Gear 3D SHINE GLIDE. Dropshot will put more fish in the boat but the size is just not there. A-rigs and Rip Baits starting to work well now. Dress warm and enjoy the your time in Discovery Bay. Some Nice fish are coming Cranking Square bills like the DDO custom KP used to land several like the one pictured this week.
    Frank’s Tract Stripers and bass bite both OK but ya gotta Slow down with the cold temperatures. It’s no secret what a little fall weather can do. Ripbaits are great options while small swim baits and swim jigs get the mention. We found plenty of Stripers and Black Bass with A-rigs, Swim Baits, like the Bone Colored Shine Glides getting grabbed. Lot of Stripers in main River and Mildred areas.
    West Delta The West as in Honker Bay to the Bait tossers are getting fish when wind cooperates. Sturgeon quietly is slipping into the spotlight. Eel is the best bait over all, but night crawlers, roe and shad also scoring diamondbacks Broad slough and surrounding cuts. There were many shaker sturgeon reports in double power lines in Decker Island and Sherman Island. There were few shaker sturgeons also reports from Light 42 to Light 49 in the deep channel Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Shad, anchovies and sardines .
    Las Vaqueros Fishing for trout continues to be good even with the increased water temperature. They are being caught in South Cove and Oak Point as well as Peninsula Cove. The baits of choice for shore anglers are garlic-scented PowerBaits, nightcrawlers or Kastmaster lures. Trout average a pound and a half but range to over 5 lbs. There was a 1000 pound Lassen plant on November 28th. Light tackle is important for catching trout with 4-6 pound test being plenty. Trout fishing is good especially in the morning, with limits being caught from around the reservoir and more fish being caught overall. Several large trout were brought into the Marina this week. These included an 8 pound fish caught on a Kastmaster in South Cove, a 7.1 pounder caught in Cowboy Cove on powerbait and a 7.2 pound trout caught on a nightcrawler in South Cove. More limits are starting to show up from South Cove and from boats around the lake.
    Contra Loma 500 Pounds of trout planted this week have anglers smiling. While there are very few anglers taking advantage of the put and take trout fishery here that action is solid. Kastmasters and floating baits are the keys. Marshmallows and crawlers are working for Loma regulars.
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    Water Temp: 52

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Went out of Big Break. On the water around 6:45AM, first light. Wind less than 5PM, after last week's rain and some serious wind the day before. Chasing stripes until about 7:30 until this fog bank rolled in from the East, headed back to the Marina and it cleared by 8AM, pushed into Dutch
    but the water was really badly stained. Threw rattles, swim baits, cranks with no takers. It was high tide when I pushed out so the tide started to move out by 9AM. Switched my target to LMB throwing plastics but no action there either. Off the water by around 9:30 to warm up.

    Tips: Wear layers, bring hand warmers, if you see fog coming in head the other way or be prepared to use your GPS to find your way around.

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.

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Friday, November 18th, 2016

  • Report: Delta Report…. West Delta Reigns Supreme
    Hook-Line-and Sinker Team event out of Russo’s Sunday should be another great event, as the bite is tough and even playing field this week.
    Isleton The salmon bite remains OK as cooler evening temps take hold. The bite in the area has been just mediocre all week. While we 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 Continuing slower Salmon numbers with more decent sized salmon reported Spinners and K-14 getting mentioned. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. More 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 stripes around Liberty.
    Discovery Bay Staying decent! Stripers that had been starting to group up in the Marina side seem to have moved into the Kellogg creek side with vengeance. They are also still in the area, the bait and stripes 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 Small 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, Weedless Swimmers like the 5” Bubba Shad getting grabbed. Flurries of Stripers on Old River Flats.
    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 37 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 Broad slough and surrounding cuts.
    Los Vaqueros Reservoir Fishing for trout continues to be solid. They are being caught in South Cove and Oak Point as well as Peninsula Cove. The baits of choice for shore anglers is garlic-scented PowerBaits, nightcrawlers or Kastmaster lures. Trout average a pound and a half but range to over 5 lbs. There was a 2500 pound DFW plant on November 8th. There will be a plant later this week. 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.
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Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

  • Report: From Cooch's Fishing
    November 15 ·
    Big swingin tides, full moon and stable water temps from 63 in the mornings to 65+ in the afternoon, brought the big fish bite we've experienced to a near hault. We managed to catch one really good fish each day on a jig, and the rest all we're 2 pound replacement fish. Still seeing a lot of giant pot bellied bass in the shallow grass beds, but they have become extremely difficult to catch. The grass is loaded with shiners and these fish must be feeding all night long, just stopped chompin during the day. Cooling temps over the next few days should turn it around. Lotta smaller fish can be found tossing ripbaits in the current flows on the inside corners of openings that flow into the vast flooded areas. This past week we had to move around a lot more and change up areas, fishing more spots ta keep the bites coming.

Friday, November 11th, 2016

  • Report: Delta Report…. Stripes Sturgeon Salmon Solid
    Hook-Line-and Sinker Team event out of Russo’s Sunday should be another great event, as the bite is tough and even playing field this week.
    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 solid as cooler evening temps take hold. The bite in the area just solid all week. Continuing to getting solid reports of success from Salmon searching anglers with Spinners leading the way. Water temperatures have dropped with the cooler evenings. Many anglers to the west are seeing larger salmon daily… getting close. Stan’s Spinners are the best bet for those who want to try.
    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. Continuing solid Salmon numbers with many decent Scores reported Spinners and K-14 getting mentioned. 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 Found them! Stripers that had been starting to group up in the Marina side seem to have moved into the Kellogg creek side with vengeance. They are also still in the area, the bait and stripes 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!. Small Double Buzz and Poppers getting mentioned often.
    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 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 37 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 219 fish registered in the Addithon Derby last week.. Eel is the best bait over all, but roe and shad also scoring diamondbacks Broad slough and surrounding cuts.
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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..

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Saturday, October 29th, 2016

  • Report: From Cooch's Fishing
    October 29 ·
    So today I got to fish with two looney birds, Chris & Marty. They run a lil production on the internet called, "We Suck at Fishing", they can be found on FB, Instagram, YouTube, all the social media stuff. First two hours we don't git squat, this is when they tell me they run this production and it's my job today to git them to step it up. So first thing I do is go into my lunch bag and take out my banana, "I guess it be prudent I rid the boat of this, eh guys?" They were split on the cause and effect of having a banana in the boat. After eating it I said OK, lefts go catch us some biguns. We roll up on a sweet spot of mine, I git a thump and wait it out till the fish drops the Jig, "okay they are here boys, both of ya, cast right over there to that big hole in the grass bed and work that jig slowly!" Plop Plop, 15 feet apart and Chris is rearing back, "Got One", it comes flyin out of the water and I yell, "Oh, that's a good one, KEEP THAT ROD DOWN!" Next thing I know Marty is hollerin, "Got one too, big one, Big one!" Nice double fellas, Chris' is his personal best! A few photos and weight, fish released and Marty is right back in that same hole with his second cast! He does't even git two hops in before he's rearing back again, "Oh (BEEP), it's a big one Cooch", Keep that rod down Marty, he isn't getting it and this 7lb12oz toad does somersaults three times before I'm finally able ta land it for him. Holy crap, another personal best, this time for Marty! Then I bring out that second Banana, MYTH DISPELLED BOYS! After 20 minutes of no bites we moved down the slough to another big offshore hole. I'm the first one in and git a big bite, pause, she lets it go and I tell em, "Okay boys, just like that last double, both of ya, git it in right there!" Like clock work, PLOP PLOP and they both rear back and set simultaneously on yet another double, this time a much bigger pair than the first time. 2nd double and yet a second new PB fer Chris. Bingo, five fish fer over 30 pounds in basically three casts! Caught a bunch of fish today after that, mostly under three pounds all in 6-8 foot grass beds on the Booby Trap and new Gunpowder TNT Wadda Jigs. For two guys who don't know how ta fish, they're gonna have a hard time splainin' this one to their viewers! HAR! I LOVE my Job!

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.
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