Northern California Lake Fishing Report

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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 78 degrees, Elevation 735.08

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Got launched about 6:35 am today at lime saddle and stopped fishing at 10:15 am, surprised, only one other boat launched today, even though it cooled a bunch from last week. Water beginning to cool a tad, now 78 degrees every place I went and the algae is started to die and water clear up some. Fished all my usual location and found it slightly slow today. Caught 18 spots this am, most 13" to 13 1/2" and just one decent fish right at 15 1/2" Fished mostly 25-35 feet, but did catch a few at the 50 foot range. Soon as the water cools more the bite for better fish should improve. Guessing Lime Saddle has 2 1/2 more weeks before the water gets to low for the ramp. Picture in fishing forum.

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

    • Report: Ben Green of Ben Green Insurance Agency hit the evening bite at the California Delta on the eve of The BassFest.
      This week The BASSFEST 2017 presented by BBT returns to Bethel island’s Russo’s Marina. This will be a super fun weekend for bass anglers of all levels with plenty of gear and manufacturers at vendor booths, including Ben Green (abave). Stop by his booth Ben Green Insurance (Specializing in Insurance for Angler) for raffles, the Green lanyard and for answers to your insurance questions. (VIDEO BELOW)

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      Dan’s Delta Outdoors
      Fall/ Winter hours now in place, Monday through Thursday11-6 with weekend hours unchanging 6 to 6 Friday and Saturday and 8-3 Sunday.

      Isleton Fishing Report
      Finally a bit cooler With Big Heat finally behind us, the salmon are still trickling into the area. The cooler evening temps should help the bite a bit. Whiskerfish anglers Mackeral and Sardines are the best here. Still the Smallmouth continue biting to help you beat the summer doldrums . Scroungers tipped with flukes and DDO crank are good choices here for the hard fighting smallies.

      Walnut Grove Fishing Report
      Bank anglers using liver’s and cut baits prevail for those searching for Whiskerfish. The Sacramento Turning Basin is still decent here as there continues to be stripes caught there by lure tossers. Spoons and small shad patterns are the top choices here as well.. Few More Salmon reports in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove.

      Discovery Bay Fishing Report
      Keep the moving baits tied on as Crankbaits and Chatterbaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls. Bass pushing the 3 to 5 mark are showing on occasion Bladed Jigs and swim jigs are the best for numbers . Plenty of juvenile stripers are in the area as well.

      Franks Tract Fishing Report
      Panfish are plentiful Red Worms leading the charge, Plenty of 2 to 4 pound Catfish on various cut baits are keeping the bells a ringing. Black Bass Anglers punching and swim jigs lead the way. Stripers and plenty of bait building in the area. Spooks And swim baits are key for lure tossing anglers while many of those bluegill caught in the area are becoming highly sought striper candy.

      West Delta Fishing Report
      From as far west as Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Anchovies and Sardines ae finding fun action. Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be decent but still those who stick with it are getting keepers to 12 pounds on occasion from both boat and bank. Salmon? Still a trickling in Occasional reports of Salmon grabbing Mepp’s and DDO spinners. Still not great yet. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts.

      South Delta Fishing Report
      Bait Anglers are catching catfish and panfish throughout the area, While cutbaits and livers are tops for the whiskerfish the panish responde to worms under bobbers. Those fishing the forebay are seeing stripes on lures and bluegill.

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    • Water Temp: 80-84

      Report: We are approaching the end of summer and anxiously awaiting cooler air and water temperature. The lake level is dropping approximately two feet each week. With water temperatures being very warm and falling levels, the fish have pulled off the shoreline and are seeking refuge in deep/cool water.
      During the spring, the water came up at a very rapid pace, flooding grass and bushes along the shore. This turned out to be the perfect conditions for a great spawn for all species. There is an absolute abundance of small baitfish, shad, bluegill, sunfish, crappie and baby bass. Once hatched, the small fish had plenty of cover to tuck away and hide from predators and provide fresh oxygenated water allow plankton to thrive. Now as these smaller fish are growing they are being pushed out of sheltered areas by falling water conditions and dying vegetation. The bass and larger predator fish are gorging themselves.
      The bass on New Melones are extremely healthy and full. On numerous occasions as we are landing a fish they will be spitting bait across the surface and onto the boat. Whenever this happens we will closely examine what size and color they are naturally feeding on and adjust our presentations accordingly. Many of the baitfish are very small and downsizing to a 2” worm has been a good option.
      To locate schools of actively feeding fish try using a reaction type lure. Small crankbaits and swimbaits can be used with a cast and retrieve method to cover water. Once you have located an area that is holding fish, try switching to a small soft plastic fished on a dropshot to continue to catch them.

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      John Liechty (209)743-9932

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 78-79 degrees, elevation 745.88

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Launched at Lime Saddle about 6:50 am, stopped fishing at 9:30 am, getting warm, but muggy as all get out, not my kind of fishing weather, yet I still do it! Kind of slowing bite this am, warm water 78-79, and ramp is about to turn the corner. If the lake continues to drop like the last month, maybe the ramp will last 30 more days, then it's middle fork for me!! Miss fishing the area. Only caught 16 fish today, most 13-13 1/2", a couple 12". Best fish today, right at 15", second best just 14". Water is so murky with algae, like a green mud look. Pictures in fishing forum.

Monday, September 4th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 87.5

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: The past Labor Day weekend was lovely but the weather was HOT, HOT, HOT!!! In the last few weeks i took out Jonathan, Jason and Felicia fishing was slow because of the heat. The water temperature was over 87.5 degrees and the air was hazy from smoke. Even thought the fishing was slow they enjoyed swimming and exploring the lake. Quoting Don and his son Reid "we had a blast". Jay and his son Matthew had a great time. The best time I had this weekend was when I went out with my son Henry and he hooked up with what he knew was a good size bass as he brought it closer to the boat he asked me to net it for him. I got the net but did not succeed getting the fish into the net and before I could try again he jumped into the air by the boat and the line snapped. Needless to say my son was not too happy with my netting skills. We would have released the bass after taking a picture but never got the chance. We estimate the bass weighed over ten pounds my son says it's the biggest bass he has caught and he has landed some big ones in the past. 'til next week.............................good fishing!!!!!!!
      www.fishingconnection.net If you have any questions or stories you would like to share or are interested in booking a guided fishing trip please email me at bestguide@hotmail.com or call me at 650-583-3333.

      Tips: found the rock piles will fish them next week using plastics.

Friday, September 1st, 2017

    • Report: Tracy Oasis Charity “RESTORE THE DELTA” Event is Saturday September 2, at the South Delta’s hidden gem Tracy Oasis Marina. 209-835-3182

      Next week BASS FEST 2017 returns to Bethel island’s Russo’s Marina. This will be a super fun weekend for Bass Anglers od all level’s. With Plenty of gear and manufactures in attendance.

      Dan’s Delta Outdoors Fall/ Winter hours start next week, Monday through Thursday 11-6 with weekend hours unchanging 6 to 6 Friday and Saturday and 8-3Sunday.

      Isleton Fishing Report
      No Changes, With Big Heat forecast the next few days, the salmon are still trickling into the area. The Warm evening temps temps should continue to keep the Catfish bite the bite rolling. Mackeral and Sardines are the best here. Still the Smallmouth continue biting to help you beat the summer doldrums . Scroungers tipped with flukes and DDO crank are good choices here for the hard fighting smallies.

      Walnut Grove Fishing Report
      Bank anglers using liver’s and cut baits prevail for those searching for Whiskerfish. The Sacramento Turning Basin is still decent here as there continues to be stripes caught there by lure tossers. Spoons and small shad patterns are the top choices here as well.. Few More Salmon reports in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove.

      Discovery Bay Fishing Report
      Crankbaits and Chatterbaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls. Bass pushing the 4 to 6 mark are showing on occasion Bladed Jigs and swim jigs are the best for numbers . Plenty of juvenile stripers are in the area as well.

      Franks Tract Fishing Report
      Decent action for Bethel Island residents and Visitors. Panfish are plentiful Red Worms leading the charge, Plenty of 2 to 4 pound Catfish on various cut baits are keeping the bells a ringing. Black Bass Anglers punching and swim jigs lead the way. Stripers and plenty of bait building in the area. Spooks And swim baits are key.

      West Delta Fishing Report
      Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be decent but still those who stick with it are getting keepers to 12 pounds on occasion from both boat and bank. From as far west as Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Anchovies and Sardines ae finding fun action. Salmon? Still a trickling in..A few reports of Salmon grabbing Mepp’s and DDO spinners. Still not great yet. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts.

      South Delta Fishing Report
      Bait Anglers are catching catfish and panfish throughout the area, While cutbaits and livers are tops for the whiskerfish the panish responde to worms under bobbers. Those fishing the forebay are seeing stripes on lures and bluegill.
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Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 78-79 degrees, elevation 755.48 feet

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Launched at Lime Saddle about 6:45 am, stopped fishing right at 9:15 am before the heat came on. Wow, water has started to cool, down to 78-79 degrees, which is going to bring the bite back and better fish. Seems it helped the bite today. Found a location that gave up 6 fish for 6 casts. Never ever move on after catching a spot, remember they tend to school at times. Finally got a decent fish, one 16" and one 14 1/2" with the rest 13" to 13 1/2" and only 2 dinks for a total of 25 fish this morning. Most fish taken at about 25-35 feet, one at 40 foot mark. Also got another large mouth, small, 12" size. Three trips in a row catching large mouths. Guessing about 30 days before Lime saddle runs out of water, ramp right at where the corner begins. Pictures in fishing forum.

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

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      Water Temp: 72-78

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Got out early both Saturday and Sunday with my sons and daughter and fished the day through ~6pm. Mornings were comfortable but afternoons got HOT... but a beautiful weekend, winds were kind to us. Started at several spots in the south with barely a bite..no dock bite to speak of. We went North and found fish mid lake and from Buckingham through Henderson. The bite lasted throughout the day with over 100+ fish boated. Landed on a school late Saturday and the kids went on an every cast run for a bit and had a blast. Fish were in 10 to 15 feet of water. Sizes were in the 1.5 to 3lb range with a 4 an 6-06 boated. Heading back up for the labor day weekend!!

      Tips: The bite was definitely on the bottom, Dirty Jigs Super Matt Brown and Norcal craw with Yamamoto twin tail trailers took the honors. Also fished Yamamoto Hula Grub on Dirty Jigs pivot points and were getting smashed. Many drop shot fish with MM III most successful. Caught a few crank fish..but a lot of reeling with little production..went back to the Jig.

Friday, August 25th, 2017

    • Report: Best Bass Tournaments Last Delta/Wine Region Event of the season is Saturday August 26th at Beautiful Russo’s Marina. This promises to be a solid event as Always a well ran event.

      Fishing Report

      Isleton
      With Big Heat forecast the next few days, the salmon are still trickling into the area. The Warm evening temps temps should continue to keep the Catfish bite the bite rolling. Mackeral and Sardines are the best here. Still the Smallmouth continue biting to help you beat the summer doldrums . Scroungers tipped with flukes and DDO crank are good choices here for the hard fighting smallies.

      Walnut Grove
      Bank anglers using worms and cut baits prevail for those searching for Whiskerfish. The Sacramento Turning Basin is still decent here as there continues to be stripes caught there by lure tossers. Spoons and small shad patterns are the top choices here as well.. Few More Salmon reports in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove.

      Discovery Bay
      Catfish Kevin still racking up the Whiskerfish to 10 pounds. Fishing whole anchovies on sliding sinker rigs is key. Crankbaits and Chatterbaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls. Bass pushing the 4 to 6 mark are showing on occasion Bladed Jigs and swim jigs are the best for numbers .

      Franks Tract
      Decent action for Bethel Island residents and Visitors. Panfish are plentiful Red Worms leading the charge, Plenty of 2 to 4 pound Catfish on various cut baits are keeping the bells a ringing. Black Bass Anglers punching and swim jigs lead the way. Check Out DDO jr angler Tyler with his punched beauty.

      West Delta
      Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be decent but still those who stick with it are getting small keepers on occasion from both boat and bank. From as far west as Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Anchovies and Sardines ae finding fun action. Salmon? Still a trickling in..A few reports of Salmon grabbing Mepp’s and DDO spinners. Still not great yet. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts.

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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

    • Water Temp: 80-81 degrees, elevation 764.28

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Got launched at Lime Saddle about 5:45 am, stopped fishing at 10 am, as it was really getting hot with no breeze. Water still warm as can be, still 80-81 degrees, worst part, algae seems to be really clouding up the water with all the warmth this summer and it seems to hurt the bite some? Caught 18 spots today, best right at 14 1/2", and another surprise large mouth caught very close to the last one I caught. Small one, just 13 1/2" but a rare catch for Oroville. Most all fish went 13 to 13 1/2" today, with just two smaller 12" caught. Wishing for cooler weather, cooler water and better size fish that come with it. Water dropped 10.28 feet the last week, seems they are going to shut down Lime Saddle by the end of summer!! Pictures in fishing forum.

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

    • Report: From Glory Hole Sports

      Glory Hole Sports customers Jay and Marty stopped in this afternoon to share their limits of rainbow trout, weighing from 3 to 4lb.14 oz. Trolling above the Parrots Ferry bridge down 40-80 ft. using kastmasters.

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 79-82

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: I know about the die off and have seen some of it. Do not fear - there are many, many, bass still very much alive! My sore thumb nearly fell off lipping around 60+ bass for my clients. I lost my net last trip and forgot to get a new one. So Larry - a couple of guys were your clients, right? Not quite. A father and his 11 year old son and 9 year old daughter. Thank goodness for 21 ft Rangers!! I think this was their first official family bass trip. I told the bass to be on their best behavior, and they were. A 6 1/2 hour bite, unbelievable! it never slowed We used a variety of plastics, mostly Robo worms in 2 or 3 different colors. MM111 is coming on as fall approaches! Morning Dawn is still hot, along with the weather. We fished several areas mid-lake, working 5 to 15 feet of water. We also used Yamamoto Flappin' Hogs and some jigs w/Yamamoto trailers. I believed I worked harder on this trip then any in memory - someone had a bass on all the time with their triple hookup even - the whole family had one on except the wife - and she wasn't there!! I figured I'd net dad's first since he had the money - LOL! I've seen this happen before - as the afternoon set in, the fish got bigger. Both kids got one near 4 lbs. The success of this trip was only possible because I didn't have to be on the trolling motor - no wind to speak of. I was free to net 24/7!!

      Mike Sperbeck and I fished the lake on Thursday afternoon and found good action also. We fished the Rattlesnake Arm and up to Soda Bay. Again, an amazing shallow bite in the wind, bass biting in the top 5 feet. Mostly jigs that trip. We caught over 50 in 5 hrs, up to 4 1/4 lbs. As I mentioned before on a previous post, no dinks any more, just good bass in the 2 to 4 lb range.

      Tips: Though the bite is good nearly everywhere, it is a struggle to find a fish over 5 lbs in the southern area of the lake. Many of those bigger bass have a new zip code. What is that zip code for the Lakeport area now???

Friday, August 18th, 2017

    • Report: Postby tbass858 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:51 am

      Launched at B and W around 530 with a good high tide, we then ran up river a few miles and started fishing the main river throwing frogs and senkos. It was bitting great with the occasional better fish until we ran into this skinny girl, which went 8lbs even. As soon the the tide fell out so did the bite. We continued to scratch rats untill 2 when we left.

    • Report: Dan’s Delta Outdoors next event Team Event is Saturday August 19th at Big Break Marina. Check-in will Start at 5am at Big Break Marina! Gonna be a interesting event as the Angler of the Year race tightens.

      Isleton Fishing Report
      Yeppers they caught a few salmon so in the area this week just the beginning up a promising season. The cooler evening temps should continue to help the bite get rolling. Still the Smallmouth continue biting to help you beat the summer doldrums . Wadda Jigs, and DDO crank are good choices here for the hard fighting smallies.

      Walnut Grove Fishing Report
      The Sacramento Turning Basin is really the unsung hero here as there continues to be stripes caught there by lure tossers. Spoons and small shad patterns are the top choices here as well. Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail. Few More Salmon reports in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove.

      Discovery Bay Fishing Report
      Crankbaits and Chatterbaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls. Bass pushing the 4 to 6 mark are showing on occasion Bladed Jigs and swim jigs are the best for numbers . My Buddy Kevin has reported some solid Catfishing with 4-to-6 Pound cats in The Indian Slough Area.

      West Delta Fishing Report
      Salmon? Still a trickling in..A few reports of Salmon grabbing Mepp’s and DDO spinners. Still not great yet but hope in the next week or so. So far 11 Salmon reports from Antioch area. Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be decent but still those who stick with it are getting small keepers on occasion from both boat and bank. From as far west as Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Anchovies and Sardines ae finding fun action. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts.

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Monday, August 14th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 81 degrees, elevation 775.28

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Got launched way to early today about 5:35 am, stopped fishing at 10 am. Another weird day with no sun rise to fire up the bite, slow fishing the entire time we had cloud cover. Good part, only one dink at 12", all the rest 13" to 14 1/2" and another one of those pike minnows right at 4 pounds, for a total of just 18 fish. Second pike minnow this year, so weird, never caught any over 5 years, till this year. Better bite came deeper today, fishing as deep as 50 foot, better fish 30-35 foot mark. Windy, then calm, windy, then calm, water still 81 degrees! Spots seem to be putting weight back on, getting much fatter then a month ago.Pictures in fishing forum.

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

    • Report: GOT KIDS? Mark your calendar This Saturday Aug 12th for City of Oakley Kids Fishing Day Antioch. Sign up Here at Shop! #oakley This will be a blast and we are looking for adults to help with the Kids, contact store for more info!

      Hook Line and Sinker Open is now just a day away. This is their inaugural Open event Also August 12-13th. Entries can be found here at DDO and at the Hook Line and Sinker

      Dan’s Delta Outdoors next event Team Event is August 19th at Big Break Marina. Check-in will Start at 5am at Big Break Marina! Gonna be a interesting event as the Angler of the Year race tightens.



      Isleton Fishing Report
      We Three Kings? Yeppers they caught a half dozen or so in the area this week just the beginning up a promising season. The hot Humid temps are behind us the temps will be more normal and bite will grow. Smallmouth continue biting to help you beat the summer doldrums . Wadda Jigs, and DDO crank are good choices here for the hard fighting smallies.

      Walnut Grove Fishing Report
      The Sacramento Turning Basin is really the unsung hero here as there continues to be stripes caught there by lure tossers. Hair Jigs and small shad patterns are the top choices here as well. Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail. Very Few Salmon reports in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove.

      Discovery Bay Fishing Report
      A few anglers are still scoring schoolie sized stripers in the Indian Creek side. Crankbaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls. Bass pushing the 4 to 6 mark are showing on occasion Bladed Jigs and swim jigs are the best for numbers . Discovery Bay area, I was fishing sparse tules on the down current side of a point of the out going tide, when a 5lbs bass grabbed Rod Strainer blade

      West Delta Fishing Report
      Salmon? A few reports of Salmon grabbing Mepp’s and DDO spinners. Still not great yet but hope in the next week or so. So far 11 Salmon reports from Antioch area. Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be decent but still those who stick with it are getting small keepers on occasion from both boat and bank. From as far west as Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Anchovies and Sardines ae finding fun action. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts.

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

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 81-82 degrees, elevation 783.82

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Got launched at 5:30 am at Lime Saddle, stopped fishing at 10 am as it began to warm up. Decent day, caught 23, surprise, caught a large mouth, so excited, forgot to measure it, looks to be about 13 1/2" or so. Small fish plentiful, about half the fish 12" size, the other half 13" to 14 1/2" as my best for the day. Picked up fish to 45 feet, mostly 20-35 feet. Hot water not helping the bite, high 82 degrees, mostly 81 degrees. Thought I had a giant spot for a second, weight, no fight!! catfish hit a roboworm, soon as it hit bottom. Guessing dropped it right in front of his mouth! Water beginning a faster drop, 1 foot a day, but twice a week 2 foot drops. Guess they are going for that 700 foot mark sooner then later. Pictures in fishing forum.

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

    • Report: For 16 years the Snag Proof Open Tournament has been one of the largest events on the Delta for bass anglers that enjoy summertime topwater fishing. AUGUST 5 AND 6TH, The Original Frog Tourney Returns The CA Delta Snag Proof Open, Russo’s Marina. This is a favorite for Dirty D anglers! Seems like yesterday when we put 300 boats plus out for this event, Let’s hope it gets to those numbers!
      GOT KIDS? Mark your calendar Aug 12th for City of Oakley Kids Fishing Day Antioch. Sign up Here at Shop! #oakley This will be a blast and we are looking for adults to help with the Kids, contact store for more info!

      Hook Line and Sinker Open is now just a week away. This is there inaugural Open event Also August 12-13th. Entries can be found here at DDO and at the Hook Line and Sinker

      Isleton Fishing Report
      We Three Kings? Yeppers they caught a half dozen or so in the area this week just the beginning up a promising season. The hot Humid temps are behind us the temps will be more normal and bite will grow. Smallmouth are a great target species this time of year that can help you beat the summer doldrums . Wadda Jigs, and DDO crank are good choices here for the hard fighting smallies.

      Walnut Grove Fishing Report
      The Sacramento Turning Basin is really the unsung hero here as there continues to be stripes caught there by lure tossers. Hair Jigs and small shad patterns are the top choices here as well. Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail. Very Few Salmon reports in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove.

      Discovery Bay Fishing Report

      A few anglers are still scoring schoolie sized stripers in the Indian Creek side. Crankbaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls. Bass pushing the 4 to 6 mark are showing on occasion top Frogs . While out preparing for the upcoming Snag Proof Open in the Discovery Bay area, I was fishing sparse tules on the down current side of a point of the out going tide, when this 6.5lbs bass smacked a white Phat Frog. Wadda Jig bite on points is also decent!

      West Delta Fishing Report
      Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be decent but still those who stick with it are getting small keepers on occasion from both boat and bank. From as far west as Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Anchovies and Sardines ae finding fun action. Sturgeon success has come on the outgoing tide with pile worms, eel and roe. Broad Slough, Bouy 1 and Pittsburg PG&E are good bets. So far 4 Salmon reports from Antioch area. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts.

    • Water Temp: 80-84

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Well "clum," another successful day trip! Can't help it - LOL!!! Seriously, I took a client to Clear Lake yesterday who knows the lake some, but wanted to learn more productive areas to fish. We looked over areas from Red Bud to Soda Bay. The bite started out slow but got much better as the cloud cover thinned out during the day. I was curious to see if a front from the south would shut off the bite during the day, as it always does at night. We had a great trip, so I guess that weather pattern doesn't bother the day bite. We fished mostly soft plastics - worms, beavers, Yamamoto Flappin' Hogs, and other baits he was throwing. Darker colors worked best. Again, we found bass pretty shallow in spite of lots of Friday pleasure boat activity. We landed over 40 nice bass, with a 4.12 big one and a few bigger than last trip, some over 3 lbs up to 3 1/2. I showed him two areas that I hadn't fished for awhile, and they were good too. Those resident bass must have missed me!! Our best five was again around 16 to 17 lbs.

      Tips: Just a concern that I had yesterday, previously hearing about some dead bass on the surface recently. We did see 4 or 5 dead bass - actually one nearly dead that was a quality bass around 7 or 8 lbs - dying on the surface. All the bass we caught seemed fine. My client was fishing worms a lot, and some jigs. I threw jigs of different colors and again brown or brown orange seemed to work well. MM111 Robo worms worked better yesterday, especially in the afternoon. Didn't get around to Senkos yesterday as other baits were working well. My client called the big fish yesterday - fun, fun. There is a dock that he likes that I really don't fish. He got a 3 1/4 and I got the 4.12. Good call! I noticed the surface algae has moved further north, but is not bad at all.

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

    • Water Temp: 80-81, elevation 792.77

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Launched at Lime Saddle about 5:30 am, stopped fishing at 9:15 am before it got hot!! Weird day on the lake with the smoke in the air, like the sun never really rose and fish seemed to know and were not fired up to bite like clear sunny mornings. No big fish at all, all fish ranged from 12" to 13 1/2", and managed to land 21 fish today. Water super warm, 80-81 degrees, to me, hurts the bite lots, way too warm. Not the best pictures, but showing the ridge line that holds fish well when 15 feet plus under water. High and dry now!! Pictures in fishing forum.