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Name: ElGuapo
Date: 2014-04-16
Location: San Mateo
Water Temp: 66-70
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Launched out of Orwood at 7:30 and tried for some top water just outside the no wake zone, but no takers. Slack tide. Ran up to Bull Frog Marina area, still no luck. Ducked out of the wind into Mildred and fished beds for the rest of the day. Caught 13 fish, almost all on drop shot, 23 total for the two of us. Biggest went just shy of 4 3/4 lbs., video here: http://youtu.be/mo9u5WjXgMQ
Tips: All fish on blue gill pattern Roboworms, 6" Fat. Look for light patches in the 1-4' of water. Most of the time I didn't actually see the fish on the beds but they were always close by. Caught a few fish on weed lines as well.

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Name: ElGuapo
Date: 2014-04-06
Location: San Mateo
Water Temp: 59-62 degrees
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Launched out of Orwood at 7:15 and ran up to Franks Tract and fished the back of tule islands. Got windy so ran over to Little Mandeville to fish the breaks. 1 keeper, 1 dink, still a little breezy. On the way down to Disco, saw a little cove where we thought there might be some spawners. Picked up a couple keepers on dropshot (video: http://youtu.be/ivlyHSPSKD0) but saw no beds. Rest of fish came on dropshot (me) and t-rig weightless senko (buddy) down in Disco Bay. 13 fish total for the boat but only 5 keepers. This week should be off the chain.
Tips: I don't care for finesse fishing (too slow) but man if they aren't even biting a jerk bait it's good to know a technique that'll get a bite. For me it's dropshot on 8# Tatsu, Pumpkin Punisher Roboworm. Get's em every time.

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Name: RiverRon
Date: 2014-04-02
Location: Stockton
Water Temp: 59
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Caught around 15 bass in White Slough and Disappointment Slough but nothing big. Most were in the 1-2 lbs. range with a couple of dinks thrown in. Four were caught on a white/chartreuse spinnerbait, a couple on cranks, and the rest on a blue/black Senko.
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Name: Pinole Retiree
Date: 2014-03-28
Location: Pinole
Water Temp: 60 - 93
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Friday 3-28-14, we launched out of Holland Riverside Marina and fished inside and outside of Mildred Tract (Island). We fished only with wacky rigged Sencos and drop-shoot rigged 7 in. RoboWorms. We ended the day with 64 fish. Almost all of the fish were caught on several colors of the 7 in. RoboWorms. Try different colors but those that are blue or purple work best. Only a few were caught on 6 and 7 in. Pumpkin and Water Mellon colored Sencos. The fished ranged from 1 lb. to 4 lb. with most in the 2 lb to 3 lb range (all males). The several fish that we caught in the 3 to 4 lb range were female. As the tide moved out there were no fish near shore. They were in at least 5 ft of water off shore and in the trees. Just before high tide and as it started to move out, fish were caught near shore. We did not see any beds.
Tips: The water temperature is right for the spawn. However, it looks like the males are only moving in an out looking for bedding areas. They appear not to be committed yet because of the cold nights and the new moon.

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Name: ElGuapo
Date: 2014-03-23
Location: San Mateo
Water Temp: 62-65
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Launched out of Orwood at 7:15. Got one on top water just south of there then a couple more strikes. Picked up a couple more on a tule island point. Picked up dinner on another island point with a 46' drop off (see video). Few more here and there. All in all, pretty slow day with 7 fish including the striper. Still fun though. Here's the video: http://youtu.be/9G5kiXLQGq4
Tips: 2nd weekend on the Delta with the Luck-E-Strike RC Stick. Really produce numbers but haven't run into any bigger fish yet. Caught a couple on dropshot in Disco bay too using roboworms. Didn't see any bed fish and we were running around all over the place.

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Name: PapaJohn454
Date: 2014-03-21
Location: Unknown
Water Temp: 59-64
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Finished a 3 day fishing vacation on the Delta. The wife and I stayed at the fishing cottage at Beacon Harbor. Nice. First two days were off the charts 10+ fish both days. 1.5 to 2 lbs biggest two maybe hit 3. Almost all on wacky rigged 5" senkos, green pumpkin and green pumpkin with purple flake. A few on Cooch's brown Wadda Jig with purple and blue flake Yamamoto single tailed grub. Temperature dropped the second night and that really slowed things down the third day only 2... yeah that must be it, the weather, couldn't be me ;)
Tips: Wacky rigged senkos, against tules with moving deepish > 8ft water.

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Name: codeline
Date: 2014-03-19
Location: Brentwood
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Couldn't buy a bite around discovery bay. Saw some cruisers, but 0 fish on beds. Picked a up a small male on drop shot between the weeds and rocks, sitting in 1-2 foot of water. We netted a dead striped that had choked to death on a 6.5 inch sun fish. My son being a true fisherman tried to count them as two more fish that we caught.
Tips: Jak's Custombaits Slick Worm in candy bug did the trick. They are cheaper than roboworms

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Name: ElGuapo
Date: 2014-03-16
Location: San Mateo
Water Temp: 62
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Launched at 7:45 out of Orwood, fished a little just south of there before Disco but no takers. Headed over to Mildred, stopped and picked up a shaker striper by the railroad tracks. Nailed a a handful on new jerkbait just right around Bull Frog Marina. Got a 2lb. 3oz. on topwater off a point just south Mildred (see video). Fished the breaks around Mildred and Mandeville where I got the rest of the fish. 11 total, maybe 5 or 6 keepers, best 5 would have only been in the 7 lb range. Top water was Sammy in MS American Shad pattern. New jerkbait is Luck-E-Strike RC Stick (41/2" Purple Flash, upgrade the hooks and split rings). Two best here: http://youtu.be/68ndwGETLao
Tips: Most of the fish came on the the levee breaks. All of the fish were relating to grass lines.

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Name: Pinole Retiree
Date: 2014-03-05
Location: Pinole
Water Temp: 58 - 59
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Wednesday 3-5-14, we launched out of Holland Riverside Marina and fished inside and outside of Mildred Tract (Island). We tried many different techniques but were successful with only three of them. We ended the day with 19 fish. Eight fish were caught on a 7-in. Senko rigged wacky style, six by drop-shotting a 6-in. RoboWorm and five on a Reaction Innovation Boom-Boom tube. They ranged from 1 lb. to 5 lb. 2 oz. All appeared to be males with the exception of the 5-pounder which looked to be full of eggs. More than half of the fish were caught on ledges in 5 to 10 feet of water near the bank. Others were caught at the same depth but in the flooded trees.
Tips: The males are starting to stage and it won’t be long before the water temperature is over 60º and large females will be following.

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Name: Pinole Retiree
Date: 2014-01-31
Location: Pinole
Water Temp: 50 - 52
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Friday 1-31-14, my buddy and I launched out of Holland Riverside Marina and fished near Little Mandeville all morning. It was cold and windy. We tried many different techniques but caught no fish. In the afternoon, we move backed to the Holland Tract area. Still no fish. As we were about to quit later in the afternoon, we came upon a large mat of Hyacinth extending from shore out to 20 ft. of water. My buddy decided to flip his drop-shot rig into a small hole in the mat in about 15 ft. of water. He dead sticked his seven inch RoboWorm for about 15 seconds and son-of-a-gun his line started to move. He had the first fish of the day. I said, if there is one fish there, there should be more. He when right back into the same hole and caught another fish. A few minutes later, I caught a fish. Because we hooked these fish using our light pole and line, there was a problem getting the fish out of the mat. To solve this problem, I used my telescoping lure retriever to widen the hole in the mate to pull the fish through. If it wasn’t late, we would have continued this pattern and probably caught more fish.
Tips: If nothing is working, try punching Hyacinth mats with 6 and 7-inch Roboworms. If you are using a light pole and line, use a telescoping lure retriever to get your fish though the mat.

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Name: Fisherofmen&fish
Date: 2014-01-24
Location: Unknown
Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 feet visibility)
Report: Question for all of you delta rats... with the weather being the way it is, shouldn't the fish think spring is coming in 30 days??? Looking for some help out here, the fish should be moving right?
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Name: delta4life
Date: 2014-01-21
Location: Unknown
Water Temp: 50
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Float tubed Sevenmile with a buddy for only two bass, one for my friend. First one was about 4#, second barely kept. 5" senkos and a dropshot, 4" worm. No rip bait fish. Fished as slow as I could stand. Best fish hit toward the top of outgoing at about 10:30. Water stayed the same temp. even though it got warm in the afternoon. Nothing ate the red bomber.
Tips: 5" Senko's and a 4" dropshot

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Name: WackySenko
Date: 2014-01-12
Location: Unknown
Water Temp: 48.4 to 48.9
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: My brother and I fished the Hook Tournament. Bite was slow, but good. First we went to an area that we had not tried in awhile. He got a 3.50# about 9:15 on a craw Timber Tiger. Bite was dead so we moved to an area near Franks about 11:45 and at 12:00 I got a 10.84# (PB) on a craw 1/4 oz SpeedTrap, it hit HARD. At 12:15 I got a 5# on the SpeedTrap. About 12:30 I got an 12+" on the speedTrap. Those were the only bites.
Tips: Try different baits, colors and speeds until you find one. I was thinking that shad colors would work best, but for us it was the craw colors. Good luck

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Name: gabuelhaj
Date: 2014-01-17
Location: Unknown
Water Temp: 49
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Just to keep the reports active... Launched out of Ladd's and ran to Turner. 2 fish, one dead sticking drop shot and one ate flappin hog after picking it up after dead sticking. Fished outside weedines 10 to 15 feet near points.
Tips: Although the weather feels like spring, fish are still cold. Dead stick or work bait very, very slow, and then slow down some more. Although not too bad, watch for debris.

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Name: Black Champ
Date: 2013-12-19
Location: Unknown
Water Temp: 47
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: No reports here lately. Guessing they would be like my report. Nothing!! Zilch!! Even the stripers have left Old River south. LMB have total lockjaw. Tried drop-shot, worms, lizards, crankbaits, lures, swim baits, punching, jigs. Tried lights colors, dark colors, fast, slow, 5 to 20' deep. Tried Old River, Italian Slough, Old River north, Mildred IS inside and outside, N. Victoria, S. Victoria, high tide, low tide.
Tips: Try my philosophy. "Bring a good lunch" and maybe a newspaper or Bassin magazine. Find a quite out of the wind spot and relax. Time to enjoy the scenery instead of just looking down at the water.

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Name: Black Champ
Date: 2013-12-19
Location: Unknown
Water Temp: 47
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: No reports here lately. Guessing they would be like my report. Nothing!! Zilch!! Even the stripers have left Old River south. LMB have total lockjaw. Tried drop-shot, worms, lizards, crankbaits, lures, swim baits, punching, jigs. Tried lights colors, dark colors, fast, slow, 5 to 20' deep. Tried Old River, Italian Slough, Old River north, Mildred IS inside and outside, N. Victoria, S. Victoria, high tide, low tide.
Tips: Try my philosophy. "Bring a good lunch" and maybe a newspaper or Bassin magazine. Find a quite out of the wind spot and relax. Time to enjoy the scenery instead of just looking down at the water.

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Name: ElGuapo
Date: 2013-11-27
Location: San Mateo
Water Temp: 52-53
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Got to Rivers End before seven but entire marina was so thick with hyacinth you could walk across it. Launched out of Tracy Oasis since we've never fished Grant Line Canal before and wanted to try some new water. Ran to the mouth of the canal where it meets Old River and had to stop. Again, hyacinth from bank to bank on Old River. Turned around and fished the incoming tide. Two stripers and one LMB on River2Sea S-Waver another LMB on LC200. Partner got a keeper striper on A-rig. I was going to keep him but ended up releasing him due to being too lazy to clean the fish. Other than that, pretty slow day.
Tips: Wish I new! Also through shad and craw crank baits from 5-10', 3.5" to 5" AA Shad swim baits (got a few followers) and drop shot with no luck.

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Name: BatmanBill
Date: 2013-11-27
Location: Fairfield
Water Temp: 53-56
Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 feet visibility)
Report: Launched B&W 730 AM. Fished the moke & little potato slough. Primarily threw black wadda jig with blue super chunk and brown wadda jig with purple pork, no fish landed. Tossed a drop shot roboworm and senko with no fish landed. Also tossed a red craw crank bait with no hits. Overall, very tough day on the ole delta! Not sure why I couldn't figure it out! Was I fishing slow enough?
Tips: Fish slow I guess!

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Name: deepvbasser
Date: 2013-11-23
Location: folsom
Water Temp: 51-52
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Started at usual tule strips on the Moke around the corner from B&W. Threw cranks, spinnerbaits, and senkos....zip. Decided to throw a light Matzuo Kinshou on a spinning rig and a 20" striper hit... fun on the light gear. Nothing along the Moke so moved up to island outside of Sycamore...nothing there cept some duck hunters so we gave them some space. That was it for the rest of the day. Couldn't get anything to join us for breakfast or lunch so off the water by 130pm.
Tips: Nada.... would greatly appreciate some tips on what's hittin' now and where. Anyone?

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Name: OttaBFishin
Date: 2013-11-09
Location: elk grove
Water Temp: 58-60
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Started around franks tract. Was surprised to see just how clear the water was. Saw several, fish in about 6 ft but could not get any to bite. Went to some islands down old river picked up several small fish but nothing big. All fish were on a crank. Tried flipping deeper weeds but no luck. Tough day not sure why.
Tips: Wondering if last weeks 100 plus boat tournament and all the boats on the water today pressured the fish into lockjaw.

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Name: deepvbasser
Date: 2013-10-27
Location: folsom
Water Temp: 62
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Hey OttaB...thanx huge for the response and tip...I always wondered about doin' a rip retrieve with a crank...good stuff! Really appreciate it! If ya see a tracker 185 walkthrough with a couple guys and a yellow lab, that's me, my bro, and my pooch buddy! Anywways, for the report, my brother and I launched 6:15 at B&W and just worked the Moke down toward Tower. Slack tide was real still so we threw topwater...bro threw a spook and I threw an Ish frog.... lots of blowups but couldn't hold the bite, so I tied a clown/clear spook on...bro already had 3. Immediately got a violent blowup and it was a 23" striper. From then on, it was junk fishing for about an hour and a half. Decided to look for moving water and went up to Sycamore. Water was real muddy so went just outside Sycamore on main channel to find some moving water. I immediately hooked up a couple 1-2lbers on red craw RedEye shad, bro tied on a DD22 in what looked like a Tenn Shad, picked up 4 2lbers in about 40 mins. We kept jumping back and forth on either rock wall/tules and throwing deep divers...I didn't get much, just a few barely keepers, but my bro picked up about 6 more 1, 2, and 3lbers on his deep diver. Dang, just didn't work for me but now I'm tyin' on deep divers just to catch one!
Tips: Like OttaB says, look for moving water, which when we found it, our hit percentage increased. Since I didn't hit as much, I have no real tips. But according to my bro, he would cast diag to tules, then slowly work a deep diver across the weedline and pause on contact, then rip it through. They'd hit on the pause or the rip. Dang, I gotta practice!

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Name: ElGuapo
Date: 2013-10-27
Location: San Mateo
Water Temp: 62-65
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Another late start out of Orwood at 7:30. Cold but not as cold as I thought it would be. Fished top water on the north/south cut just past the bridge to the north but no takers. Little further north got shaker striper and a dink + a few more blow ups. Started fishing tule island points with S-waver, Arashi Storm and still no takers. Couple keepers on jerk bait in Mildred Island. Left Mildred at 12:45 and the wind started howling. Tucked into Disco Bay and caught 3 more keepers on drop shot. 10 in the boat but only 5 would have kept. Best was only 2lbs 6ozs. All in all pretty slow disappointing day. I'm guessing there was a fast moving front that moved through the region and it shut down the bite?
Tips: When the wind kicks up duck into Disco Bay and flip the docks. I thought the shad patterns would be the key by this time but I was wrong. Should have switched to bluegill or craw at some point. Best bites were on Roboworm Pumpkin Punisher.

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Name: OttaBFishin
Date: 2013-10-26
Location: elk grove
Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 feet visibility)
Report: Deepv... I was using the red craw color. I was fishing it around tulle points that had grass around them. Casting it out,steady retrieve, but was working my rod like a jerk bait. Never stopped reeling just jerk,jerk. It gave the lure a nice action.
Tips:

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Name: deepvbasser
Date: 2013-10-25
Location: folsom
Water Temp: na
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Hey OttaB....what color Arashi were you using? I think only ones I have are the red and rusty craw, which have produced but on par with my red eye shads. Maybe it's where i'm presenting them. Any insight is helpful and appreciated! Thanx! DeepvBasser
Tips: none, I'm trying OttaB's on Sat and Sun.

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Name: OttaBFishin
Date: 2013-10-13
Location: elk grove
Water Temp: 63-65
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: launched out of paradise predawn. Nothing until the sun started to rise. Popping frogs and crank baits. First time trying the new Arashi square bill and the bass were inhaling it. One fish had the whole lure in its mouth and not a single hook was stuck, still got it to the boat. I even got a few stripers in it. The frog bite was not as good as it has been but still got some decent fish. Flipping brush hogs produced some but nothing big. After slack tide action slowed. The wind that picked up around Mildred isl. didn't help matters either. Off the water by 1.
Tips: The best locations I found were the sparse tulle points that had some current, whether it was from wind or tide. Always throw back to a spot with a different bait. I was getting multiple fish off points some with a crank and then a brush hog.

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Name: deepvbasser
Date: 2013-10-12
Location: folsom
Water Temp: 61.7
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Launched B&W around 6:45am and started down the Moke throwing lipless cranks. Brother immediately picked up a 1.5lber and then 2 more solid 2.5lbers. For every solid keeper my bro landed, I hooked a dink or barely keeper. Tried senko's but only managed more dinks. My bro stayed with his lipless as well as a speedtrap, both in craw with orange belly. Don't know how many, but he finished the day with a bunch of 1 and 2 lbers and I finished with as many dinks. Not one keeper for me today. Oh well!
Tips: Whether low tide, incoming, or high tide, my brother threw to the tules and got hit at the weedlines. That was his pattern. I tried it, but just didn't work for me. I had no pattern...had no luck today. But still a good day for my big bro.

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Name: bassfly
Date: 2013-10-09
Location: Unknown
Water Temp: 62-64
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Launched out of Russo's at 630 went north to Georgiana Slough. Found a 50' dock where the fish were stacked up. Lost count on how many fish we caught there. For a while it was a fish every cast. Most of the fish were 1.5 to 2+ biggest was 5.3. Did catch a nice 2+ Smallie. 6" plastic worms either watermelon red or green pumpkin. Off the water at 3. Btwn two of us 50-60 fish
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Name: OttaBFishin
Date: 2013-09-29
Location: elk grove
Water Temp: 68-70
Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 feet visibility)
Report: Tried way north today. Went to Snodgrass before first light. Buzz bait bite was really nice. First stop got 4 fish 2-4lbs. Cranked a square bill for a while but only a few small takers. Moved farther in when the sun was higher and marked tons of bait. cranked wind blown weed bed for quite a few fish from 8"-3lbs. Sad to say the top water bite was gone. Off the water by 12. Not a bad day for a short trip.
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Name: ElGuapo
Date: 2013-09-28
Location: San Mateo
Water Temp: 65-70
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Launched out of Orwood at 7AM. Got a couple on topwater within the first hour. Fished shallow cranks, jerk baits and LV200 but no takers. Switched to drop shot and caught em that way for the rest of the day. 12 keepers in the boat for two of us but nothing over 2lbs. Tons of dinks and missed tons more both on drop shot plus two punching.
Tips: Learn how to use a fairy wand. I didn't until last week and didn't realize what I was missing. Bit almost every Roboworm I had: Mean Green, Pumpkin Punisher, MMIII, Aaron's Magic.

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Name: OttaBFishin
Date: 2013-09-22
Location: elk grove
Water Temp: 69-71
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: went out sun. Weather channel said clear sky and warm. That's what I get for trusting the weather service. Morning was cold, overcast, and breezy. Weather aside,with the storm the day before there was no top water bite for us. After the water dropped and exposed some of the deeper weed lines and the sun made its way out the flip bite was on. Lots of fish but very few but in the 2lb or higher class. the better fish came off weeds where there is a big drop off right against the weed line.
Tips: If yesterday was any indication, after a storm back off and look for the first cover in deeper water. Still looking for where the bigger ones go!

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Name: Pinole Retiree
Date: 2013-09-18
Location: Pinole
Water Temp: 72 - 75
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Wednesday 9-18-13, my buddy and I launched out of Holland Riverside Marina (6:30 AM) at high tide. Right outside the marina, we started catching small keepers. Almost all fish were caught on sparse Tule points and up to 50 feet on both sides of these points. The bite was consistent but slow until low tide. During low slack tide, we moved to the outside of Mildred’s Island. The bite picked up again a little after the tide started moving in. The same pattern fished earlier held. However, we were catching many more dinks. By 4:30, we had over 30 fish with only about a third of them keepers. The larges keeper was only about 2½ lbs. About half of the fish were caught using Wacky-style Senkos on a heavy-duty drop-shot rig. The other half were caught drop-shotting six in. RoboWorms.
Tips: Tule points produce many more fish than long stretches of tules.

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Name: ElGuapo
Date: 2013-09-15
Location: San Mateo
Water Temp: Forgot to check
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Launched out of Orwood at 7:30. Nailed a 3lb 14oz on top water (Sammy, bluegill) 3rd cast. Sadly it was all downhill from there. 6 keepers in the boat for two of us. Countless dinks. Wind picked up around late morning which just made things worse.
Tips: Get out before the wind picks up.

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Name: BluCrestliner
Date: 2013-09-15
Location: Redwood City
Water Temp: 74
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Launched out of Orwood at 6:00am on first light. Tide was low, bottoming out at 8:45. I fished until 12:30 around the south and eastern sloughs of Woodward Islad. 16 fish, half dinks, half keepers. Biggest to 2 lbs. Early morning, caught dinks and keepers on shallow squarebills bouncing off inner weed lines or right up against tules. Early morning fish were really shallow, despite being low tide. Topwater and the outer weed edge were all unproductive in this situation. Later in the day after the slack, I caught the remaining fish on reaction bites with swim jigs and various depth crankbaits. The young ones were active. Other fisherman reported the same lack of bigger fish
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Name: deepvbasser
Date: 2013-09-14
Location: folsom
Water Temp: 69-70
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Started across from B&W; picked up 2 11"ers on red crankbaits. Outgoing tide was strong so went to tule strips and picked up a bunch of striper shakers to 17" on cranks and havoc sick fish 3.5"...fun but wondering where the bass were. continued fishing moke on inside/outside weedlines with cranks, spinnerbaits, jigs, and senkos, but only picked up a few here and there and most were barely keepers. Ran up to Sycamore and water was warmer, about 72-73, but on the low tide, same junk fishing as the main Moke. Just couldn't come up with anything sizeable today. Not even solid keepers.
Tips: Aboluly NONE. Sure would welcome some other more productive reports/tips. Ran into one bass boat working tule strip opposite direction we were working it...as we crossed, I told him we were only picking up here and there, bite was slow. He said same for him and his partner. He was cool. Was it a lockjaw day? Was for us.

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Name: deepvbasser
Date: 2013-09-07
Location: folsom
Water Temp: 69-70
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Launched B&W for a half-day of bassin'... started on the Moke at our tule strips...brother immediately hooks up a 2lber slow-rolling a white spinnerbait w/white trailer along the weedline. thought that was a sign for some action. Not. Hits were spotty at best as even with the high and outgoing tide, crankbait hits were so-so with many only about 10". I did get a nice spunky 20" striper early on but didn't hit anything else til late morning. Around noon, we ran up to the island just outside of Sycamore and tried to find moving water but everything seemed to be a dead calm the whole morning. I finally got a fat 2lber on a black/blue flk 5" senko. Ran back up the moke and picked up a couple more each on senkos. Ratio of catchin' was about 3:1 in favor of my brother.
Tips: None. Sure could use some suggestions when the wind isn't blowin' and the water is dead calm, whether high outgoing or low. thanx!

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Name: delta4life
Date: 2013-09-05
Location: Unknown
Water Temp: 70 ish
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Went tubin in Sevenmile for decent action. Two punching, several smallish bass on red bomber crank and a couple on senko. Lost a big fish on frog fly right before dark after it buried me up in the grass. One dink on buzzbait. Red crankbait was the best.
Tips: For me, low tide is a good time to dropshot. If its early or late, topwater. Dropshot 6" roboworms on a 1/0 roundbend offset shank hook to make it weedless. Drag it or hop it vertically outside the grass. Topwater work around the top of the grass with a buzzbait or frog. Strikes may come way out off the bank.

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Name: RiverRon
Date: 2013-09-04
Location: Stockton
Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 feet visibility)
Report: Fished the Mokelumne south of Hwy 12 and Potato Slough. Very windy at times but managed several bass - around 15. The largest was 3 lbs. The bite seemed to turn on and off so it was either very slow or lots of action all at once. A couple were caught on a red speed trap (including one small mouth from a rocky bank) but the rest were on plastic worms with wacky and Texas rigs about 50/50.
Tips: The worm fish were either at the base of the tules near moving water or just outside the weed line.

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Name: Pinole Retiree
Date: 2013-08-29
Location: Pinole
Water Temp: 76
Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 feet visibility)
Report: Thursday 8-29-13, my buddy and I launched out of Rosso’s (7 AM) at low slack tide. We started fishing cuts on the North end of Frank’s track. The bite was very good for about two hours as the tide was coming in. Around 10:00, the bite turned off. However, by this time, we had 10 fish. Around noon, we had enough of fighting the strong winds and current and moved into Pipers Slough for some protection. Again, we fished the cuts and islands entering into Frank’s Track. When we quit at 3:30, we had 10 more fish. Considering the windy conditions, 20 fish for the day wasn’t bad. None were big. We had one at 3½ lbs, three at 2½, a few at 2 lbs and rest under 2 lbs About half of the fish were caught using Wacky- style Senkos on a heavy-duty drop-shot rig to hold the Senko down in the current. The other half were caught drop-shotting six in. RoboWorms.
Tips: Fishing is much more fun when not fishing in strong wind.

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Name: OttaBFishin
Date: 2013-08-31
Location: elk grove
Water Temp: 76-78
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Went to sycamore for the first time in a while so had no real expectations. Fished the weed line along the bank and found fish both inside and out. Med diver crank bait and filpped for outside and frogs pop-r and flipped the inside. All techniques produced fish but only a few in the 2-3 lb range. After the tide bottomed out punched and frog the mats in some of the coves. Again most fish were of the smaller size. wind made fishing the islands a little tough most of the day. good to see that sycamore still producing even if it's not the bigger fish.
Tips:

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Name: deepvbasser
Date: 2013-08-30
Location: folsom
Water Temp: 73
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Launched B&W 6:30, water was smooth and still, not much movement. Brother picked up 3 decent keepers in a row, best 2.4 (ok not real big but fat bellies always look good to us) on white spinnerbait with curly tailed trailer, slow-rolled on outside edge of the weedline. After I got nothing on a lipless crank and senko, I tied on a Dandy Mr Boops spinnerbait and immediately picked up 3 keepers, best 2lbs; we kept working the moke moving south and then ran back up and worked the tules and punch mats for another 9 keepers...nothing over 2lbs but still fun. Nothing on topwater, not even a ripple or a bump, much less any blowups. But the lipless crank worked along with a 3.5" havoc sick fish on a dart head for some fun on light action spinning.
Tips: We don't have much on tips cuz we just try what we like (crankin', spinnerbaits, senkos). Just out there having fun. We usually just try to move out a bit but we always seem to return to the weed edges and tules no matter what tide. I'd like to really know how to work the low tide so if anyone cares to offer up some low tide tips, it's appreciated. thanx!!

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Name: deepvbasser
Date: 2013-08-18
Location: folsom
Water Temp: 73
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: not my day to be typing... correction: senko color 956, not 946. Watermelon w/Copper Fl./Orange w/Red Fl sorry for the constant correction.
Tips:

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Name: deepvbasser
Date: 2013-08-18
Location: folsom
Water Temp: 73
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Somehow some of my text disappeared at "best going 3.7 on a 5" keitech salty stick in red crawdad. #946 Watermelon w/Copper Fl./Orange w/Red Fl (aren't you glad I don't just give a #?)" The #946 was a Senko and it was the other producer. The Keitech salt core stick caught the 3lber but the Senko 946 wtrmln w/copper flk and orange w/red flk caught a bunch or the 1-2 lbers. We ended the day with 25 total but only about 15 decent keepers. Was still a good 1/2 day...off the water by 1pm.
Tips: Similar to DeltaBassBuster below...I've seen his vids, knows his stuff. (DBB, hope you don't mind me sayin).

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Name: deepvbasser
Date: 2013-08-18
Location: folsom
Water Temp: 73
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Launched B&W 615am, lowering tide and water wasn't moving much. Worked around the corner at the Moke...picked up a mess of shaker dink stripers while cranking square bills and lipless in red craw. Couldn't pick up much else on the crank cept 6"-10"ers. All the fav spots just didn't produce. Went to 5" wacky senko's and downsized wiggle tail plastics on 1/8oz jighead.. brother used 4" swim senkos and we started picking up fat bellied 1-2 lbers, best going 3.7 on a 5" keitech salty stick in red crawdad. #946 Watermelon w/Copper Fl./Orange w/Red Fl (aren't you glad I don't just give a #?). Majority of the finesse hits were in 3-6 ft at the tules. Then my brother put a white split tail trailer on a white double willow spinnerbait and picked up 3 fat bellies along the rock wall in about 6-10 ft slow rollin' off the bottom. We continued working all the way down almost to Tower but then decided to give our cranking spots another try....nope, nada, zip... oh wait, I got another 10"er crankin' a LuckyStrike Rick Clunn square bill in red craw over the weedline. That was it for my cranking success today.
Tips: Just like DeltaBassBuster said (btw, glad you're back!) we just tried different things, though we were a bit hardheaded hoping the crankin' would turn on. But we went to senkos and downsized plastics with curl tails and finessed them.

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Name: DeltaBassBuster
Date: 2013-08-17
Location: Unknown
Water Temp: 80 - 84 degrees
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: It's nice to be back on the water again(sadly though the Custom Valco BASSBUSTER1 stayed in the garage). A friend/co-worker invited me out to fish with him in his bass boat today. We launched out of Ladds at 7:00 a.m. and was off the water by 4:00 p.m. Total together we caught about 30 bass today with big fish going 3.5 pounds. With the over cast skys today I was surprised it seemed to me it was mostly a finesse bite probably from the crasy weekend boating traffic. We fished 5-10 feet of water when ever possible and wanted to stay around sloughs closest to the main channel even though it meant getting beat up by the boating traffic. Wacky rigged Zoom Trick Worms worked best for me today. We also caught a few on 5" Senkos. Had one blowup on a frog in open water early in the morning. Basically no reaction or topwater bites for us. Concentrated on riprap and tules with sparse floating vegetation.
Tips: keep changing up until the bass tells you what they want and be contenet with what you catch.

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Name: johnny
Date: 2013-08-07
Location: Unknown
Water Temp: 75
Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 feet visibility)
Report: Fished out of Orwood. TW was slow, but caught fish on senkos and punching. Fished from Indian slough, Old river and down to Hammer island. Fish were tight to tules with high water and got'em on the weed edges during the last part of the outgo. Ended with about 30 fish including about 8 dinks and a 6#kicker. The success was mainly due to luck and tips from 2 guys. Bob at the launch ramp gave me tips on senko fishing. Towards the end of the day I met a guy on Victoria who gave me tips on punching. I want say a big thanks to both of them as they had a big part in my good day. Hey Bob, hope you had your 50 fish day!
Tips: Seems like the fish want plastics with some red. Punch the weeds.

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Name: deepvbasser
Date: 2013-08-04
Location: folsom
Water Temp: 70
Water Clarity: Clear (4-6 feet visibility)
Report: Launched 645am B&W...tourney guys already in the water. Stayed clear and let em work through if we intersected. Worked tules along the Moke throwing suspending spot and red eye shad lipless cb's in crawdad colors...lots of 1-2lbers that had fat bellies. also worked senkos in junebug and watermelon/copper/orange... same thing, many 1-2 lbers and smaller, nothing larger. quit at 1230pm. John C... I had my Yukon XL vandalized about a month ago...broke both driver and passenger locks and then broke a window and got scared off by a kid fishing the dock. Since then, I've started fishing close by and I don't keep anything worth anything in my truck anymore. Lowlife scum! Louis at B&W assures me the parking lot is being watched closer and with cameras. Hope they catch the ^%^&)%$ers!
Tips: Threw suspending spots and red eye shad lipless crankbaits in orange and red craw. threw to tules and worked slow over the weedlines. sometimes got bit immediately at the tules or sometimes as it passed over weedline. fish had fat bellies, even the 8-10 inchers. worked senkos same thing...to tule lines and cuts and worked out to the inside weedline. either got bit immediately or just pulling up and over the weedline.

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Name: Pinole Retiree
Date: 2013-08-01
Location: Pinole
Water Temp: 72 - 74
Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 feet visibility)
Report: Thursday 8-1-13, my buddy and I launched out of Rivers End (9:30 AM) about 1½ hours before low tide. We fished around Coney Island until 4:00. The bite wasn’t real consistent but we did manage to catch 17 fish for the day. Most of our fish were caught on points with moving water. None were big but almost all were keepers. Wacky- style Senkos on a heavy-duty drop-shoot rig work best. To hold the Senko down in the current, I used a ¼ oz sinker. A large ribbon-tailed worm rigged Texas style also worked to catch several fish. We did try several other techniques with limited success.
Tips: Eat your lunch/snack at slack tide.

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Name: OttaBFishin
Date: 2013-07-31
Location: elk grove
Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 feet visibility)
Report: Test
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Name: John C
Date: 2013-07-27
Location: Unknown
Water Temp: 74
Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 feet visibility)
Report: Launched out of Ladds (Buckley Cove) Beware... Got on the water around 8ish off the water by 4. Catalytic Converter stolen, I drive a white truck as busy as the Marina was that day, I'm sure someone seen something? I'm not asking for anyone to get involved, just be aware. We all enjoy being outdoors on the water, Just Be Aware!
Tips: Fishing was great, Punched along the NE tulles, frog bite was decent.

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Name: Jim Wilson
Date: 2013-07-22
Location: Unknown
Water Temp: 75-79
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 feet visibility)
Report: Fished the high to the low tide down south. Had good topwater action all day on Plopper, Buzzbait, Frog, Buzz Frog. Fished tulle islands and banks, but most fish were caught on the north facing bank of tulle islands.
Tips: Stay off the bank when fishing the topwater. They were out in the weeds.

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