Northern California Lake Fishing Report

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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 67-68, elevation 848.73

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Got launched about 6am, stopped fishing at 15:15am when the breeze got to blowing. Awesome bite, wide open bite for anyone who wants to go fishing now. Active fish nearly every location I fished with most locations giving up 4-6 fish, one location gave up 7 fish. Decent size fish for the most part. Got 43 fish today, largest right at 15 1/2", two at 15", 3-4 in the 14 1/2" range, with all others 13-14" and only two dinks today. Lost 2 decent fish that had that 15" range plus feel. Hot fishing, so get out on the lake while the bite is on. Fish ranged from 15 foot range to 30-35 foot range, most in the 20-25 foot mark. Water now 67-68 degrees. Pictures in fishing forum.

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

    • Report: Delta Report…. Great Month Ahead for #FishOakley as Anglers from Throughout the West start rolling in for the First Major Events of the Year! Wild West Bass Teams arrive at Big Break this weekend 140 Boats out Today. FLW Outdoors anglers also started arriving for Next Weeks event at Fabulous Russo’s marina. East County is the Destination for some of the best Black Bass fishing in the world we will see 100’s of anglers in our community over the next few weeks,

      Welcome them to one of the worlds best fishing destinations. #FishOakley #FishBethelisland

      Isleton Fishing Report

      Striper Trolling and plug casting has stayed fair the last few days. Water cleared a bit this week and a few more stripers in the Cache Slough area responded. Trolling the Angry Eyes and Savage Preys is the best bet. Sturgeon anglers moved West . Catfish start to show in better numbers with Mackerel.

      Rio Vista Fishing Report

      Shore bound anglers are scoring both species. The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon remains Sandy Beach and the area of the Power Lines, use Sardines or Shad. Trolling is scoring many limits stripers and occasionally, a 10-12 pounder caught. Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures are key for the trolling anglers. Red White Classic Shimmer jigs around pumps getting stripers.

      Walnut Grove Fishing Report

      Trolling Savage Prey baits colors 8 to 10 foot deep is key as the spring push continues. The Dirty “D” is clearing its name and conditions are improving for Black Bass in the area. Spinnerbaits and Fizzle jigs are working in the Hog Area Bank anglers tossing shad and Sardines prevail for an occasional Striper those looking for bigger bites. Drifting live baits for stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers smiling..

      Discovery Bay Fishing Report

      Most Blackie anglers are sticking with Senkos and Tail Slapper swim baits paired with Fatsack Swim Jigs, Wind and overcast this weekend slow rolling Fatsack Tackle blades and Strike King or DDO Custom square bills searching ledges near sparse tulle flats. Larger Stripers had another cameo appearance this week yet it was very brief. Crappie and Bluegill also had a improvement this week.

      Frank’s Tract Fishing Report

      After being beat up by crazy winds for a week, we got a second round of winds. Black bass bite is at a consistent tougher than normal bite. Hematoma Beavers on over cast days also working well. We are seeing a few Black Bass with top water and Chili Craw Red Eye Shad. Others looking to score are starting to crank Chartreuse Shad 6th Sense baits and Big Poppa’s are solid options.

      West Delta Fishing Report

      The stripers are here anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Stripes to 28 pounds have grabbed baits . Trollers it’s getting started on both sides with Red Barn being the top choice, if they aren’t there move to the Eddo’s Side. Chartreuse patterns are the best bet.

      Contra Loma Fishing Report

      Try fishing for catfish at Channel Point, Loma Island or from a boat with nightcrawlers or chicken liver.Trout are biting on nightcrawlers at Channel Point, near the swim area, or from a boat. Black bass fishing has been good again this week, biting on artificial baits/lures or nightcrawlers anywhere around the lake. Try fishing for crappie or bluegill with jigs or worms at the boat ramp area, Loma Island or Channel Point area.

      Los Vaqueros Fishing Report

      Fishing for trout continues to be good with all the trout plants and cool water temperatures. 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 Kastmasters. Trout average a pound and a half but range to over 5 lbs. Light tackle is important for catching trout with 4-6 pound test being plenty.

      Del Valle Fishing Report

      Staff recommend using small spinners or smaller jerk baits, Strike King, or Lucky Craft. Anglers have been catching trout in the deeper waters, as the fish are staying down at depths of 15-20 feet. Black bass are hitting pretty good. Find fallen trees, weed beds or the tulle patches. We would recommend throwing either a weedless senko or artificial crawdads on a ½- to a 1-oz football jighead. Anglers are also catching them on shallow to mid running crank baits.

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Friday, May 5th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 68-74

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: First time ever fishing Clearlake May 1 to 4. The guy's at Clearlake Bait & Tackle said the bass bite was very slow and recommended fishing for crappie as they're biting very well. We did spend some time fishing for bass, caught a few 4.5 lb bass and one 10 lb bass on live minnows. I threw lots of keitech swimbaits and only caught a few 8" bass. All our bass were in the konocti bay. Others were saying there are fish on beds on the north but they weren't more specific. We threw the small keitech easy shiners in electric shad and couldn't keep the crappie off our hooks. Average size for crappie 1.2 lbs. Crappie are biting pretty much everywhere on the lake. There are lots of shad right now as well so not sure if that is whats slowing down the bite or not. Good luck and tight lines!

    • Water Temp: 71-74

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: A friend and I fished the lake from 5:30 pm 'til about 11 pm. We did well in the lake afternoon, catching bass from 3 inches to 5 1/2 lbs - and my 4" bluegill that took a Robo worm. We did see a huge bass - maybe 10 lb class - and the 4 lb male on a bed. He caught the male! We put together a 20 lb limit and maybe 30 bass total. As evening came, the famous flying Clear Lake gnats made their first summer appearance for us. I don't think I have ever seen as much surface activity at Clear Lake as I saw until dark. Fish of all sizes were on the surface feeding on the gnats and maybe some baitfish. You see that type of feeding at other lakes, but not so much at Clear Lake. It was happening on-shore and off-shore! After dark, the bite totally died - nothing. We left!!

      Tips: We fished many of our favorite areas of the south end. Rocky areas and tulle lines held bass of all sizes. All bass were caught in the top 10 feet of water. Areas that were protected from the north winds were the best. It was a special day as the wind was from 0 to 5 mph. Yes, it does happen once in awhile!! Senkos, Yamamaoto Flappin' hogs, and beaver type baits seemed to work the best. We tried to fish afternoon shadows as much as possible, so no sight fishing. Lake level is still very high, around 7 1/4 to 7 1/2 feet. Did not see any debris on the water.

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

    • Water Temp: 62.9 degrees, elevation 835.16

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Launched at Lime Saddle about 6:30am, stopped fishing right at 10am. Water warmed a bunch since last trip, high of 62.9 degrees, found it's helping the fish be in the mood to bite and beginning to school up some. Fished Lime saddle are out to hwy 70. Caught 19 spots today, largest right at 15 1/2", a couple 14 1/2" with the rest basic 13-13 1/2", and just one dink today. One location gave up 5 fish, one right after the other. Fish ranged from 15 to 35 feet, most in the 20-25 foot range. Still lots of wood, so be careful. Should be good fishing days for all now. Pictures in fishing forum.

    • Water Temp: 60-66

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Fished the lake for four days with a few of the Tri Valley Bassmaster boys. Caught a lot of fish. About 40 fish per person per day. Nothing over three pounds. All the usual baits worked well with best baits being a clear black flake single tail grub, and a dark multi color jig. Pit river arm near floating wood or submerged trees were best spots, caught plenty on the other arms also.

      Tips: THERE IS A LOT OF BIG FLOATING LUMBER!!!! Be very careful, you can't help but hit some. Several south side ramps were full of lumber making them inaccessible. Also several windows were smashed and trucks broken into at the Jones Valley ramp.

Monday, May 1st, 2017

    • Report: Went out with my pal Albert before my trip to Miami and caught a nice limit of bass best five weighed in at 15 pounds 6 ounces. There will be another spawn on the full moon on May 10th. Had a great time fishing with my nieces and nephews salt water and fresh water both. We charted a boat from My Girls Charters who specialize in family fishing trips and they did a great job. Looking forward to fishing this weekend at the lake and hope to have a good report for you 'til next time.........................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.

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

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      Water Temp: 67 to 72

      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: The 50 MPH wind Friday and the weekend boat traffic muddied up the lake. I was not surprised it was a slow day for us (and the others we talked to). Tried an array of plastics with no luck. Ended up catching some spots on Bright colored Cranks. Found them in the back of coves chasing bait. Could not believe how warm the water was with prior cool weather we had. It was nice to see the Glory Hole is still flowing thought!

    • Report: Delta Report…. Great Month Ahead for #FishOakley as Anglers from Throughout the West start rolling in for the First Major Events of the Year! Wild West Bass Teams Just a week away the First Major Event for East County at Big Break Marina.

      Isleton Fishing Report

      Striper Trolling and plug casting has stayed consistent the last few days. Water cleared a bit this week and a few more stripers in the Cache Slough area responded. Trolling the Angry Eyes and Savage Preys is the best bet. Sturgeon anglers moved West . Catfish start to show in better numbers with Mackerel.

      Rio Vista Fishing Report

      Shore bound anglers are scoring both species. The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon remains Sandy Beach and the area of the Power Lines, use Sardines or Shad. Trolling is scoring many limits stripers and occasionally, a 12-15 pounder caught. Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures are key for the trolling anglers. Red White Classic Shimmer jigs around pumps getting stripers.

      Walnut Grove Fishing Report

      Bank anglers tossing shad and Sardines prevail for an occasional Striper those looking for bigger bites. Drifting live baits for stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers smiling. Trolling Savage Prey baits colors 8 to 10 foot deep is key as the spring push continues. The Dirty “D” is clearing its name and conditions are improving for Black Bass in the area. Spinnerbaits and Fizzle jigs are working in the Hog Area.

      Discovery Bay Fishing Report

      Larger Stripers started to show a bit this past week . Crappie and Bluegill also had a improvement this week. Most Blackie anglers are sticking with Senkos and Tail Slapper swim baits paired with Fatsack Swim Jigs, Wind and overcast this weekend slow rolling Fatsack Tackle blades and Strike King square bills searching ledges near sparse tulle flats.

      Frank’s Tract Fishing Report

      After being beat up by crazy winds for a week. Black bass bite is at a consistent. Hematoma Beavers on over cast days also working well. We are seeing a few Stripers and Black Bass with top water and Chili Craw Red Eye Shad.Others looking to score are starting to crank Chartreuse Shad 6th Sense baits and Big Poppa’s are solid options. Keeper sized stripes are grabbing Bubba Shad a bit more this week and trolled Angry Eye baits.

      West Delta Fishing Report

      The stripers are here anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Stripes to 28 pounds have grabbed baits . Trollers it’s getting started on both sides with Red Barn being the top choice, if they aren’t there move to the Eddo’s Side. Chartreuse patterns are the best bet.

      Contra Loma Fishing Report

      Too many bank walkers popping Bass to 8 pounds off the beds, Please release them! Black bass have been biting on Senko’s and nightcrawlers around the lake. Try a AC Minnow wake bait or a Savage Trout fishing is still consistent on the east side, north side of lake or from a boat with nightcrawlers, Power Eggs, or mice tails.

      Los Vaqueros Fishing Report

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

      Del Valle Fishing Report

      Black Bass are on fire with anglers reporting having caught and released up to 12 bass. Most are smaller and in shallow water creating their beds. Best bet is still Senkos, either wacky or Texas rigged. Also try a plastic crawdad, on either a half-ounce, or a one-ounce football jig head. If you do catch a bass, please release it, as she maybe pregnant. Trout have been active this last week. They have been in the shallow water; anglers are having good luck on Power Bait, nightcrawlers, Rapalas, mice tails and Kastmasters. Many anglers have reported catching their limits.

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    • Water Temp: 58-61

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: We fished Shasta for 4 days, 2
      of which were a tournament. We didn't catch anything bigger than 1.9 lbs but lots of fish in the 1.3-1.6 lb range. All spotted bass. Best bite was on muddy points fishing the muddy water line. Kaitechs and morning dawn roboworms ned rigged worked best for us.

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 64 to 68.5

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: On Thursday I went out with Albert. The water temperature was 64 degrees and to my surprise there were no beds visible in five key locations. We caught our limit of bass the largest weighing a little over 2 pounds. The following day I went out solo rough water white caps all day had to look for quiet water in back of coves not so easy to find but still landed 6 nice fish with the largest weighing just over 6 pounds I let her go she was full of eggs caught her on a chartreuse and white spinner bait. I ended up going in early due to the wind. Saturday I went out with Fabrice and his son Matthew who is six. I decided to start in the back of the Monticello Ski School to avoid the wind. The first bass was caught by Matthew drop shooting a Robo morning glory colored worm. The second bass was caught by you guessed it Matthew on a crank bait. The third bass was caught on a River2Sea craw dad lure by Matthew. Since he was doing so well I wanted to find an area where the bass were a little larger so he could experience landing a bigger fish. My fish finder showed some activity that looked like larger fish so we trolled through that area using a deep diving Speed Trap lure that went 15 feet down and another that went down 8 to 12 feet. You guessed it Matthew landed the first bass. It gave him a good fight but with a little help from his Dad he brought in the biggest bass of the day a 5.5 pound largemouth (see photo). We repeated that drift four more times and landed a bass each time three bass over 4 pounds each and the last bass weighed a little over 2 pounds. I asked aMatthew if he wanted to keep fishing here or go to my secret spot and he said let's go!!! Fabrice caught a bass using a spinner bait in shallow water immediately I checked out the whole area with no signs of beds or fry from a previous spawn to be seen maybe there was no spawn yet and May 10th might be the first one. Matthew wanted to end the day trying to get a catfish so I went to catfish cove threw out a hotdog and we waited to our disappointment no catfish took the bait and it was time to call it a day. 'til next time......................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.

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Friday, April 28th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 58.7, elevation 844.44

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Launched about 6:30am today at Lime saddle, stopped fishing right at 10am. Water warmed a little more and the bite improved a little more. High water temp at 58.75 degrees. Caught my first dink of the year under 12", best fish today right at 14 1/2" with most about 13-13 1/2" Managed to catch 18 spots in the Lime saddle area out to the bridge at hwy 70. Didn't even consider the north fork, way too much wind for that area. Fish were scattered from 15 feet to about 30 feet, just one taken about 35 foot mark. Still a ton of wood around, be careful! Ramp still lots of wood, not as bad getting off as they use the boats to move it to open water, still a bear getting off the water, wood stuck under the boat, had to back off the trailer to free wood so the boat would set right with no wood under it. Pictures in fishing forum.

    • Water Temp: 50-55

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Fished last 4 days, around Trinity Center most fish were in about 8ft swim bait was the bait also caught fish suspended in bushes with spinnerbait 3 to 5 lbs good trip

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 60

      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: Launched at Rivers End targeting Italian slough in the AM. Fished thoroughly shallow hydrilla and rip rap with jigs and sweet beavers, switched to orange lip-less and finally caught one on a senko up shallow. He didn't bite it very well, even with a good hook set, he flew off my line before I could land him in the boat. Throughout the rest of the day, I did get some very subtle bites up shallow at high tide, small ticks as if they were just curious, definitely NOT hungry. I couldn't see any beds, but judging by blood around their mouths and tails, these fish were making a bed.
      Went into Vic canal and caught one more small male up shallow. Staging phase most definitely as I saw fish on sonar down deep, but they were not interested in anything except just waiting for the males to finish the nest,
      Although it wasn't a productive day, I was excited to piece together the puzzle and hopefully this new moon will entice the spawn!

      Tips: Wait a few day, let the water warm up a bit

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

    • Report: Delta Report…. BBT Anglers here this week at Russo’s Marina Saturday and Bill Lewis lures Rattle Trap Open Sunday. Striper Fishing Goes Again Off This week! A great Time to remember to Join California Striped Bass Association! Need More Members that Love to Fish and Support this Great fishery! Join Here!

      Isleton Fishing Report

      Striper Trolling and plug casting has toughened the last few days. Water temps raised a bit this week and a few more stripers in the Cache Slough area responded. Trolling the Angry Eyes and Savage Preys is the best bet. Sturgeon anglers moved west .

      Rio Vista Fishing Report

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

      Walnut Grove Fishing Report

      Bank anglers tossing shad and eel prevail for an occasional sturgeon or Striper those looking for bigger bites. Drifting live baits for stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers smiling. Trolling Savage Prey baits colors 8 to 10 foot deep is key as the spring push starts up. The Dirty “D” is clearing its name and conditions are improving. Stay in the Wimpys area for best conditions. Best bet, Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures.

      Discovery Bay Fishing Report

      The Bite is On! The black bass bite has continued rolling. River2Sea in Shad and Crankbait patterns rocking the Bed fish are around. Most Blackie anglers are sticking with Senkos and Strike King Rage Swimmers swim baits paired with Fatsack Swim Jigs, Sinshine forecast this weekend slow Fatsack Tackle blades and Rat-LTrap Stutter Steps searching ledges near sparse tulle flats.

      Frank’s Tract Fishing Report

      Black bass bite is at a consistent pace warm days only helps the Big Girls bite. Hematoma Beavers on over cast days also working well. We found a few Stripers and Black Bass with top water and Chili Craw Red Eye Shad. Others looking to score are starting to crank Chartreuse Shad 6th Sense baits and Big Poppa’s are solid options. Keeper sized stripes are grabbing Bubba Shad a bit more this week and trolled Angry Eye baits.

      West Delta Fishing Report

      The stripers are here anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Stripes to 18 pounds have grabbed Red/White Classic shimmer jigs. Trollers it’s getting started on both sides with Red Barn being the top choice, if they aren’t there move to the Eddo’s Side. Chartreuse patterns are the best bet.

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Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

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      Water Temp: 57-62

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: On water with wife @ 9am. Off @ 7pm. Intermittent breeze and overcast. 22 fish in the boat for me with biggest at 7.25 lbs. Wife only managed 5 in the boat with biggest at 2.5 lbs. She probably lost at least 10-15 as the bite was so lite and she barely had them hooked. Most fish came on Lizards, small tubes, and worms. Big fish on personalized Yo Mama baits.

    • Water Temp: 58-60

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Went out Saturdays 4/15 and 4/22; nothing to speak of...very slow. Anyone think it's the weather? Just bein' sarcastic. Everyone we asked "how are you doing?", said "A couple of little ones". Some said big goose egg. Saw many boats flipping close and many going finesse. Not sure how they were doing.
      This last Sat looked promising as buddy immediately picked up a LiveTarget pumpkinseed shallow diving crank and got bit 2nd cast snappin it out of the grass at Mildred... then aboluly nothin' from then on til we ran up to White's and I picked up #2 on finesse wacky rigged 6" Watermelon / Chartr tail Zoom trick worm. Wind was really howlin' by then and we just decided to get outta there. Hoping someone else posts something more positive. Have to boat for a high schooler May 14 out of Russo's. Any tip will be appreciated!

      Tips: Currently not qualified to give a tip. Tried everything for the last two weeks, chatterbaits, spinnerbaits, traps, senko/stick baits, small jigs, dropshot. Senko/clones got some bites but nothing sizeable. I welcome any helpful tips! Thanx!

    • Water Temp: 58-62

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Fish are in the Spawn. Talked to a couple guys in the Wild West Tourney and Clear Lake Outdoors, they all said the same, the bite is TOUGH. Lots of bass up in the shallows but have no interest in biting. Threw everything under the sun and the only thing they would have some interest in was a drop shot Robo. Bite did get better in the afternoon but, it still wasnt as good as weeks prior. Fished North Lake, didn't travel past Soda Bay. Hopefully the weather stays in a warming pattern and the fish get out of the Spawn soon. Please remember to post reports of the lake. It helps everyone have more success on the water. Plenty of fish to go around.

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 54.8, elevation 860.87

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Got launched at Lime Saddle about 6:30am, again, 50 foot of wood stacked up on the ramp. Crazy how that stuff picks the ramp for the night! Still a tad slow bite as the water still not warming up, high 54.8 degrees in my travels. Last year 62 degrees in early April. Once you find fish, great bite, finding them is the tough part. No big fish, caught only 7 basic 13" variety. Fished Lime saddle area and out to the end of the west fork. Last year this time, bit was darn near wide open. My guess 2-3 more weeks and bite should be full on. Pictures in fishing forum.

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

    • Report: Delta Report…. Striper Fishing Goes Off This week! A great Time to remember to Join California Striped Bass Association! Need More Members that Love to Fish and Support this Great fishery! Join Here!

      Dan’s Delta Outdoors Tournament # 2 at Big Break Marina this Saturday. Weigh-in festivities start at 245 pm.

      Isleton Fishing Report

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

      Rio Vista Fishing Report

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

      Walnut Grove Fishing Report

      Drifting live baits for stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers smiling. Trolling Savage Prey baits colors 8 to 10 foot deep is key as the spring push starts up. The Dirty “D” is clearing its name and conditions are improving. Stay in the Wimpys area for best conditions. Best bet, Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures. Bank anglers tossing shad and eel prevail for an occasional sturgeon or Striper those looking for bigger bites.

      Discovery Bay Fishing Report

      The Bite is On! The black bass bite is rolling. Senkos in Bluegill and shad patterns rocking the Bed fish are around. Most Blackie anglers are sticking with Senkos and Strike King swim baits paired with Fatsack Swim Jigs, Wind and overcast this weekend slow rolling Fatsack Tackle blades and Rat-LTrap Echos searching ledges near sparse tulle flats.

      Frank's Tract Fishing Report

      Black bass bite is picking up at a consistent pace warm days only helps the Big Girls bite. Hematoma Beavers on over cast days also working well. We found a few Stripers and Black Bass with 200 S-Wavers and Chili Craw Red Eye Shad. Others looking to score are starting to crank Chartreuse Shad 6th Sense baits and Big Poppa’s are solid options. Keeper sized stripes are grabbing Bubba Shad a bit more this week and trolled Angry Eye baits. Packman A-Rigs also solid options.

      West Delta Fishing Report

      The stripers starting to show anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Stripes to 18 pounds have grabbed Red/White Classic shimmer jigs. Trollers it’s getting started on both sides with Red Barn being the top choice, if they aren’t there move to the Eddo’s Side. Chartreuse patterns are the best bet.

      Contra Loma Fishing Report

      Trout fishing is still consistent on the east side, north side of lake or from a boat with nightcrawlers, Power Eggs, or mice tails. Too many bank walkers popping Bass to 8 pounds off the beds. Black bass have been biting on artificial baits/lures and nightcrawlers around the lake. Try a AC Minnow wake bait or a Savage Trout.

      Los Vaqueros Fishing Report

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

      Del Valle Fishing Report

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

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