Fishing Report

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 62-67

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Maybe a sign of hope? Reports have been tough for Clear Lake this fall but we wanted to try it for ourselves. Started around middle lake and found them! We caught over 60 bass and 1 16 pound cat from 7 am to 1 pm. All of the fish came from 1 to 7 feet of water on a 3/16 oz. Coolbaits Down Underspin and a 3 inch Keitech trailer. Fish ranged from a few inches to 5 pounds. Hopefully the bite continues to get better as fall goes on.

      Tips: Finesse working the best for numbers with a few big fish thrown in. Find the clearest water you can and throw a CoolBaits Underspin!

    • Water Temp: ?? never looked at temp, Elevation 698.25 feet.

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Think I need to adjust my wake up times for the long drive to Bidwell, seems I'l arriving way to early, so used to the 22 minute drive to Lime Saddle. Got launched at 6:35 am, stopped fishing right at 10:30 am. The early morning launch wind was not nearly as bad today for some reason. Picked up my first fish right at 7 am today and seemed like fish were in the mood from the very beginning. Bummer, no larger fish today, think maybe I already caught the better ones, as I fished the exact same location now 3 weeks in a row. Most all 32 fish were the basic 13-13 1/2" size, which included another 2 LM, 3-4 were the dink size of 10-12". Once the breeze died down, nearly like glass in the steep rocky area at the south side at potters ravine cove. One small section gave up 11 fish by holding the boat in the same basic location, most other location gave up 2-3, or 3-4 fish once I found them. Remember, spots love to school up sometimes, catch a fish, stick on that location a while and catch her buddy fish too. Takes me all morning to work this section of the lake, guessing 100 yards of shoreline, maybe a tad less. Fish seemed deeper today, most taken in 30 to 40 feet of water. Picture were the typical size, including 1 LM, all cookie cutters. Pictures in fishing forum.

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

    • Report: Pro Teen Event This Sunday @Russo’s Marina.

      For Year’s The Pro Teen event has provided youth anglers with an opportunity to fish tournament with some of the West’s best Pro’s. It’s with Great Sadness the gentleman that started this event Andy “Cooch” Cuccia passed away this past week and the angling community is stepping up to pull off this event in his honor. Personally devastated as Andy was one of the best men I have had the pleasure of knowing in this business I urge all the men and women to come out and make this a special event for his family in this tough time.

      Isleton Fishing Report

      Cool weather and some rain has moved the Salmon fishing right along. Capt. Stan Spinners continue to lead the charge for the trolling anglers. Wow! It’s great to here first time anglers giving credit to our salmon set-ups! The cooler evening temps have helped the bite tremendously. Also Cranking Bandit 200 hundred cranks smacking the Smallies

      Walnut Grove Fishing Report


      Solid Salmon reports in the area with temperatures return more fall like. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. Bank anglers using liver’s and cut baits prevail for those searching for Stripers. The Sacramento Turning Basin is still decent 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..

      Discovery Bay Fishing Report

      Bass pushing the 3 to 4 pounds mark are showing on occasion Prank Poppers and swim jigs are the best for numbers . Plenty of juvenile stripers are in the area as well. Stck with the Reaction baits tied on as Crankbaits and Chatterbaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls.

      Franks Tract Fishing Report

      Striped bass and plenty of bait building in the area. Spooks And swim baits are key for lure tossing anglers. Drifting Bluegill and Minnows are the key for Stripers. Black Bass Anglers spinnerbaits and swim jigs also work well. 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.

      West Delta Fishing Report

      Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Anchovies and Sardines are 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. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts. Salmon? They’re still Here! Cooler water temps have exploded the salmon bite for those tossing Red Eye Shad and Spinners 10 plus a day from Humphries this week! Honker Bay to the Broad Slough provide anglers more and more better Stripes each day!

      South Delta Fishing Report

      Bandit 200 series and spinnerbaits are key for Bass. Bait Anglers are catching catfish and panfish throughout the area, While cutbaits and livers are tops for the catfish, the panfish respond to worms under bobbers. Those fishing the forebay are seeing stripes on lures and bluegill.

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 64 degrees, elevation 701.24

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Got launched early at 6:35 am today, when the wind glows and blows at Bidwell marine ramp, windiest ramp in the N. State in the early mornings, stopped fishing right at 10:30 am. Fished the same exact location as last trip and fish were still holding in the steep rocky area at the south side at potters ravine cove. Steep cliff like rocks don't always hold fish but this location sure seems to. Picked up 29 spots and 2 LM (small) this trip. Spent my entire time working this section. One section gave up 8 fish, another 6 fish, most 3-4 fish before they got spooked and stop biting. For a while it was just about every cast giving a fish up. Get real deep fast in this area, with 3/4 of the fish in the 30-35 foot range. 5 feet from shore is sometimes 20-25 feet!! Deepest fish today close to 40 foot or so. Nearly all fish were the basic 13-14" range, best 15", guessing a male being so skinny. The smaller fish in the pictures were the basic fish for the day. Both LM only 12-13", both fat and thick looking. Pictures in fishing forum.

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

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      Water Temp: 68-70

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: It seems no one posts any reports on here anymore. It would be nice to see more reports!
      Fished today and fish were all over the lake.
      Caught most fish on drop shot on points / river channels.
      Caught some other fish on small swimbaits.
      Fish didn't seem to want topwater.
      Fish were spitting up shad.
      Great time of year on the lake!

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 58-60

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Mike Sperbeck and I made our annual fall trip to beautiful Lake Almanor Thursday and Friday. We could have left after the first day!! Something happened on Friday and the smallies totally shut off. This is kind of rare at Almanor. Wind came up gently in the early afternoon and we were suddenly blown off the lake at 3 pm - very quickly!!! Maybe the bass felt that coming on - who knows. As bad as Friday was, Thursday was one of our best day ever - great bite - maybe the best I have ever had there! We lost a few big ones - some pushing 4 lbs. The bite was intense, but the smallies didn't seem to really inhale our baits. We lost a lot of quality fish - they would just come off after good hooksets. Our hooks might have been a bit too small for these hard fighting fish. Mike landed the first bass down by the dam which went 2 lbs. That was the only small one. As mentioned, we lost some big ones but did land 22 smallies from 2 1/2 to 3 lbs 7 oz. They averaged around 3 lbs and our best 5 was pushing 16 lbs. The bass were a bit deeper than we have experienced in previous years. We caught most of our bass from 18 to 30 feet deep and found no shallow bite. To compare the two days - we found big schools of bait on Thursday, along with the feeding bass, and could find NO bait on Friday and almost NO bass! Everything had moved and we never found anything much on the meter! Sure glad that happened on the second day. Happy memories of the first day kept up going!

      Tips: I did not throw any crankbaits because the plastics bite was so good. I tried a bit of topwater - no takers. I remember 2 years ago catching a 4 lb smallie on topwater in October. I'll never forget the sound of that smallie taking the topwater bait!! Topwater is a fickle bite at Almanor, either ON or OFF! We used a variety of soft plastic baits like small brush hogs. If they had some blue, green, or brown, they liked it.

    • Report: NOTE:Reposted from Cooch's Fishing Page

      To all the faithful followers, friends and family...It is with a heavier heart than you will ever know that I must let you know that Andy "Cooch" Cuccia has passed away. It was very sudden and very unexpected. I don't mean for this to seem impersonal but he had so many friends and acquaintances I did not know how else to reach you all. I write this as a way to let you all know, and more so as a way to help me wrap my head around this. Each of you had a part of his heart and you all shared his passion for the Delta and those big pigs! Keep those memories with you, always.
      Keep a tight line.
      Love, Jenny

      He was always a big part of WesternBass, hosting the Pro-Teen, the first cover of the magazine. He will be greatly missed.

      Coincidentally, WB had shown off Cooch and his nine pounder he caught this week, in today's Delta report. We hope everyone remembers him like this ... happy with the big one.

      Best wishes and prayers to the family.


      70th Annual Rio Vista Striper Festival. Rio Vista turns to Fair Weekend as anglers from all over participate in the longest running derby in the West!

      The “O” Series Launches out of Sugar Barge on Bethel Island this weekend. Lots of good anglers talking about this special fall Winter series.

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



      Isleton Fishing Report
      Capt. Stan Spinners continue to lead the charge for the trolling anglers. Wow! It’s great to here first time anglers giving credit to our salmon set-ups! The cooler evening temps have helped the bite tremendously. Also Cranking Bandit 200 hundred cranks smacking the Smallies

      Walnut Grove Fishing Report
      Solid Salmon reports in the area with temperatures return more fall like. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. 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. Hair jigs and small shad patterns are the top choices here as well..

      Discovery Bay Fishing Report
      Keep the Reaction baits tied on as Crankbaits and Chatterbaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls. Bass pushing the 3 to 4 pounds mark are showing on occasion Prank Poppers and swim jigs are the best for numbers . Plenty of juvenile stripers are in the area as well.

      Franks Tract Fishing Report
      Striped bass and plenty of bait building in the area. Spooks And swim baits are key for lure tossing anglers. Black Bass Anglers spinnerbaits and swim jigs also work well. 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.

      West Delta Fishing Report
      Salmon? They’re still Here in Great Numbers! Cooler water temps have exploded the salmon bite for those tossing Mepp’s Flying C’s spinners 20 plus a day from Humphries this week! Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Anchovies and Sardines are 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. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts.

      South Delta Fishing Report
      Bandit 200 series and spinnerbaits are key for Bass. Bait Anglers are catching catfish and panfish throughout the area, While cutbaits and livers are tops for the catfish, the panfish respond to worms under bobbers. Those fishing the forebay are seeing stripes on lures and bluegill.

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Friday, October 13th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 62-64, elevation 702.59

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Finally got to get on the lake after a week of winds and fires. Launched at Bidwell about 6:35 am, stopped fishing as the breeze began at 10:30 am. Headed to potters ravine cove to dodge the early morning winds and glad I did. Found fish on the south side in the steep rocks, actually mostly on the banks between the rocks. Fish were fairly deep, most 25-35 foot range. a few close to 40 foot, but not all, LM were hanging along those wall today. Picked up 3 LM, 23 spots along this bank for 26 fished bagged today. For a while it was nearly every cast, with best location giving up 8 fish before they got spooked. Most fish were running the basic 13-13 1/2" with only one runt at 11". Best fish today, a 14 1/2" LM. Very few boats on the water, just me fishing this location. Interesting way the water people think, they have only let it drop 3 feet over the last week. Get the water low enough to shut down lime saddle, then barely drop the water levels!!!! interesting judgement!!!! obvious they could care less about the ramps for fisherman! Pictures in fishing forum.

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

    • Report: Dan’s Delta Outdoors Fall/ Winter hours now in place,Monday through Thursday 11-6 with weekend hours unchanging 6 to 6 Friday and Saturday and 8-3 Sunday.

      Isleton Fishing Report
      Capt. Stan Spinners lead the charge for the trolling anglers. Wow! It’s great to here first time anglers giving credit to our salmon set-ups! The cooler evening temps have helped the bite tremendously. Also Cranking Bandit 200 hundred cranks smacking the Smallies

      Walnut Grove Fishing Report
      More Salmon reports in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more fall like. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. 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. Hair jigs and small shad patterns are the top choices here as well..

      Discovery Bay Fishing Report
      Keep the Reaction baits tied on as Crankbaits and Chatterbaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls. Bass pushing the 3 to 4 pounds mark are showing on occasion Prank Poppers and swim jigs are the best for numbers . Plenty of juvenile stripers are in the area as well.

      Franks Tract Fishing Report
      Striped bass and plenty of bait building in the area. Spooks And swim baits are key for lure tossing anglers. Black Bass Anglers spinnerbaits and swim jigs also work well. 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.

      West Delta Fishing Report
      Salmon? They’re Here in Great Numbers! Cooler water temps have exploded the salmon bite for those tossing Mepp’s Flying C’s spinners 20 plus a day from Humphries this week! Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Anchovies and Sardines are 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. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts.

      South Delta Fishing Report
      Bandit 200 series and spinnerbaits are key for Bass. Bait Anglers are catching catfish and panfish throughout the area, While cutbaits and livers are tops for the catfish, the panfish respond to worms under bobbers. Those fishing the forebay are seeing stripes on lures and bluegill.



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Friday, October 6th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 70.8-74.2

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Ted & I were At Clear Lake 9/24 - 9/27. We fished primarily at night with a few afternoon jaunts as well. I was suprised at the lack of weeds around the areas we fish. We actually fished areas that normally at this time of year, are all mucked & weed choked. We fish south to midlake this trip, mostly in Konocti & Buckingham. We did get a fair amount of bites, but the size was lacking! We boated several that went from 1.0 - 3.0. We did get two big fish hits & I broke them both off. One took me into a dock anchor cable & the other one grazed me off a rock. Got a good look at both, but they still don't count! We caught them primarily on Texas rigged Yamamoto lg flappin hogs & creature baits with green pumpkin being the most productive color. The afternoon trips were more of the same, we just tried it to see if there was a difference in pattern. We only managed one jig fish, two blade fish & a few more on senkos. No swimbait or crank strikes at all which was weird given the water temp. Did graph quite a bit of baitfish & there was a lot of activity with fish rolling. Other than that, nothing else outstanding to report. We'll give it a try in a few more weeks.

      Tips: We lightened up the weight to 1/4 oz on the Texas rig as they hit it the creature on the fall. We fished very slowly, basically crawling it along the bottom. Many times they just picked it up & swam with it. Tried using a lighter rig with 8 lb line & finesse fish, but broke too many off on the hookset. Guess I'm too used to 20lb line & hard sets! Lol. Anyway , gave up on that after too many breakoffs. So, I guess fish slow & give the lake some more time. Seems the weather pattern is getting better. The other thing is during the night, the wind was totally slack. Usually it's brisk this time of year. I figure the bigs ones have to eat sometime & hope I'm there when they decide to start!

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 67, elevation 705.65

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Launched at Bidwell this morning at about 6:50 am, stopped fishing about 10:30 am, as Lime saddle is closed due to low water. It's been a couple two or three years since launching here. I had forgotten about the winds coming off the lake early, can be brutal at times. Headed to middle fork trying to remember those locations that hold fish, but didn't really connect with any real hot locations, the ones I do remember were at much lower water levels and had no fish hanging out. Frustrated, only got 12 spots, and largest about 13 1/2" and left the camera in the car too. Almost makes me want to head to Lime Saddle area from bidwell, almost!! Most fish taken at about the 30 foot level, wind in the middle fork gave my tiny boat a hard time holding position, but really didn't matter, since no hot locations found.

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

    • Water Temp: 71-73

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Mike Sperbeck and I hit Collins Lake Saturday afternoon around 1 pm. Very busy lake but still room to fish. We started on an underwater island top and Mike put 4 in the boat right away - 3 largemouth and a spotted bass, 1 1/2 to 2 lbs. They were shallow - only 10 to 15 feet deep! The water temp had dropped several degrees from the previous cold front and probably got some of the smaller bass active. Mid-afternoon was slow but the bite picked up in the later afternoon. We wound up with 10 bass in the boat - mostly largemouth - and lots of missed bites. Probably a Saturday bite!! I tried topwater for quite a while in the evening - not a single blowup! That bite is probably 2 weeks away.

      Tips: The jig bite is working at Collins like it is at most other lakes this year. Most hits on jigs and a few on 7" Power worms. Mike got a few shallow bass on a Senko too. We tried the river arm for awhile, no action there.

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

    • Report: Photo: Bobby Barrack from Back to Class Guide Service Striper Fishing the Delta



      This week Dan’s Delta Outdoors winds up the Regular season with One day event at Big Break Marina Saturday and Sunday! It’s been a great series let’s see who comes out on top!

      The Top Six Event run’s Sunday Out of Russo’s Marina. Here the Top six teams from Bass Clubs throughout Nor Cal work for Title of Top Club showing. Always a blast for Club anglers let’s see what the put Together. Qualifying Teams can get 40% off Waft Outlaw and Iron Feather rods for this event!

      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 starting to Roll in better numbers in the area. The cooler evening temps have helped the bite tremendously.

      Walnut Grove Fishing Report
      More Salmon reports in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more fall like. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. 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..

      Discovery Bay Fishing Report
      Keep the Reaction 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
      Black bass and plenty of bait building in the area. Spooks And swim baits are key for lure tossing anglers. Black Bass Anglers punching and swim jigs also work well. 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.

      West Delta Fishing Report
      Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Anchovies and Sardines are 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. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts. Salmon? BAM they’re Here in Great Numbers! Cooler water temps have exploded the salmon bite for those tossing Mepp’s Fire Tiger and Chartreuse spinners 20 plus a day from Humphries this week!

      South Delta Fishing Report
      Cranking DDO Customs and spinnerbaits are key for Bass. Bait Anglers are catching catfish and panfish throughout the area, While cutbaits and livers are tops for the catfish, the panfish respond to worms under bobbers. Those fishing the forebay are seeing stripes on lures and bluegill.

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    • Report: From DVL Marina
      The water here at Diamond Valley is almost glass flat. Here are some tips for fishing when the water is so calm.
      Keep your distance - try to stay as far back as possible when targeting bass in calm water
      Go natural - present natural looking baits
      Speed up - when it’s calm, there’s nothing to obscure the bass’ view, so you'll want to manufacture an obstructed view by fishing fast
      Quiet down - without any wind creating background noise, it’s important to fish as quiet as possible because bass' hearing is heightened too when the water is calm
      Come on down to Diamond Valley Lake ! We're open until 5:30pm

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

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      Water Temp: 70 degrees

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Fished out of Russo's Marina. Hit the water around 10AM, about one hour before high tide. Fished until 2PM. Caught approximately 9 fish varying in size from dink to 3 pounds. Caught fish using shallow diving crank bait in red crawdad color, jigging with 1/2 ounce black jig with flappin' hog in black and in blue colors, also caught a bunch of smaller fish inside the weed lines using wacky rigged STICK-O bait in black/red flake color.
      Almost no wind yesterday. 88 degrees. Pristine conditions for some low pressure fishing.

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

    • Report: by Kyle46N » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:00 am

      This won't be much of a report. We caught one fish, and did a bunch of swimming, yet I saw a pattern on the electronics that may help. This was our first trip to Berryessa, so I was pretty clueless, and our results showed. I kind of just migrated to the back of coves all day, and that's where I saw over half the coves had some larger fish (assuming bass) pushing bait into the backs of the coves. It was the classic pattern of seen on reservoirs in the southeast come fall. Shad getting pushed into the backs of coves with a wall of bass on the outside. For the life of me, I could not get them to eat the numerous plastics and metal I put in front of their faces. They were definitely there though. Water temps were 70-72. What a beautiful lake. I definitely look forward to learning it....but for now I'm heading back to the Delta tomorrow. :D

    • Water Temp: 70 degrees, elevation 717.62

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Launched at Lime Saddle about 6:40 am today, almost shocked at how far down the water went, off the lake at 10:15 am. Looks like 7 or so days left for this ramp. Kind of breezy today, but it sure didn't hurt the bite any. Bagged 34 spots this morning, all from the same 40-50 feet of shoreline where the breeze was minimal to near nothing, only calm location at Lime Saddle. Fish seemed to move in groups, a little this way, then the other way. Seemed like every other cast got a bite. Fish were ok size, most 13" plus, with about 10 fish in the 11-12" runt size, best two 15" and 14 1/2", along with a catfish and a 13 1/2" large mouth. Good example of giving a location a chance after catching a fish, like today, rather then move on down the bank. Fish were deeper, just like the bait balls, all 30-40 foot, best fish on the deeper side. Good day fishing for a change. Pictures in fishing forum.

Monday, September 25th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 70-74

      Report: Fished on Saturday and Monday. Lake still on pace to get less water everyday. On pontoon on sat we caught 3 largies, 3 little fat bellys and bunch of spots, no big ones. The had tournament heard there was a 5lb spot and 7lb lg mouth so went back Monday. Missed a big bite off of pt in middle fork. Serge caught nice 18"spot. He runs crank baits all day caught more fish more bites also. Windy colder water in main body 70, 72-74 in middle where lg mouth caught more active fish in the warmer water. Didn't make it to south fork.

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

    • Report: Comprehensive Delta Fishing Report | Summer to Fall Transition Update September 22


      This week Ca Delta Team Trails winds up there season with Two Day event at Russo’s Marina Saturday and Sunday! It’s been a great series let’s see who comes out on top!

      Dan’s Delta Outdoors Fall/Winter hours now in place, Mondaythrough Thursday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with weekend hours unchanging 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridayand Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m on Sunday.

      Isleton Fishing Report
      Finally a bit cooler With Big Heat finally behind us, the salmon are starting to show in better numbers in the area. The cooler evening temps have helped the bite tremendously. Whiskerfish anglers Liver 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
      More Salmon reports in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more fall like. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. 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..

      Discovery Bay Fishing Report
      Keep the Reaction 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
      Stripers and plenty of bait building in the area. Spooks And swimbaits are key for lure tossing anglers while many of those bluegill caught in the area are becoming highly sought striper candy. 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.

      West Delta Fishing Report
      Salmon? BAM they’re here in great numbers! Cooler water temps have exploded the salmon bite for those tossing Mepp’s and DDO spinners. 20 plus a day from Humphries a couple of days this week! 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. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts.

      South Delta Fishing Report
      Cranking DDO Customs and Vibrating jigs are key for Bass. Bait Anglers are catching catfish and panfish throughout the area, While cutbaits and livers are tops for the catfish, the panfish respond to worms under bobbers. Those fishing the forebay are seeing stripes on lures and bluegill.

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Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 75-79

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: We have been having 30, 40 and 50-fish half day guided fishing trips. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous and the fish have really been responding well to it. We have finally reached the end of summer and are experiencing fall-like conditions. The water levels are falling very slowly this year and conditions have been fairly stable. The water temperature has begun to cool and is in the mid to high 70’s.
      The fish are feeding heavily in anticipation for the colder months to come. With the shad schooling and the bass chasing them in many areas of the lake. There is an abundance of forage, including shad, sunfish, bluegill, and baby bass. When you find an area that has smaller fish you can be sure there are larger fish nearby.
      Each trip we are finding new patterns that will sometimes only last for a short period of time. It is very important to keep an open mind and be willing to make on the water adjustments. One day they will be crushing reaction type lures and the next day a finesse rig is the only way to get a bite.
      A topwater lure is always on deck. Early mornings and late evening are the best times to get some good blow-ups. Prop baits and walk-the-dog baits have been producing. As far as subsurface reaction baits are concerned; spinnerbaits, small swimbaits and crankbaits are working best. It just depends on the day and the conditions. Each day finesse rigs will get plenty of bites. A small shad patterned worm rigged on a darthead or shakeyhead and fished on rocky banks will put fish in the boat. Also, try using a dropshot rig once you have located some baitfish and feeding bass.
      We primarily target bass, but on each trip, we are getting some giant bluegill and crappie on our bass presentations. This past week we landed multiple crappie that weighed up to 2-pounds. The lake is very healthy and the future is looking bright. October is going to be a good month to catch some beautiful New Melones bass.
      We also fished the Delta a couple times this month and had a blast! Caught some giants with my good friend Nate Monroe and the topwater bite was cracking all day!

      Tips: Learn seasonal patterns and techniques to catch more fish and bigger fish.

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