Fishing Report

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Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

    • Water Temp: 59-61.5

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: I took two good fishermen out of Markley on Sunday - a rare Sunday trip for me. It was a nice fall day with little and eventually NO wind. It is amazing to see water as warm as this around Thanksgiving! Bite was fair, but not good. They caught around 10 bass of all 3 species, but nothing over 2 lbs. Couldn't find that 6 1/4 we released the other night - LOL!! I forgot to bring the spoons which might have helped. Drop-shotting Robo worm worked best. Saw a lot of bait at 30 to 60 feet but not many bass around the bait. Bait balls were tight. No bird activity all day, no fish chasing bait, just a very quiet day on the main body.

      Tips: Hard to give tips after a slow day. I just feel that the colder nights have arrived which might have thrown off the bite somewhat. Clients were good anglers - not their fault.

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

    • Report: Sorry for the mistake on my previous report. 6 1/4 pound client bass was caught on a D&M Piranha swim jig, not the Power worm.

    • Water Temp: 61-62

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: I took two guys and a gal out for some night fishing, and, of course, it was the coldest night so far. And very damp - not the best of conditions. Not any wind though. Some trip are quality, not quantity, The older gentleman was fishing the 7" Power worm I gave him and had a great hit around 7:30 pm. It had been awhile since I had to use both hands to lift the net and the bass into the boat. She was a beauty, going at least 6 1/4 lbs - a largemouth. I might have hear him look at the younger man and say: "that's how its done!" Naw, I sure I didn't hear that! A little while later I felt my Power worm get stuck in some wood - I thought. No bite! She came half-way in with no movement. Then she understood the situation!!! Wow - she went all over the place and finally in the net. She turned out to be a 4 lb spotted bass - my biggest spot at Berryessa. I've been close, but never there. All my big spots are from other lakes. We had a few more soft bites, but no hookups.
      The bite was just dead. Only 2 bass - but worth it!

      Tips: I was hoping they could get a few casts before dark, but they couldn't make it in time. I think his bass and mine were about the same depth - 15 to 20 feet. His was on a point and mine was on a wall. We fished some good looking areas in the narrows and saw a lot of bait, but the cold night just killed the bite.

    • Water Temp: 62

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Have not been to this lake in over 7 years...Went out with buddy and caught a spoon fish on the first drop. We stayed with it and sexy shad cranks and rattletraps all day. We caught smallmouth,largemouth crappie,trout,catfish. They must have put in some big trout recently as we had three rainbows between 3-4 pounds on rattle traps. The crappie came on spoons and were more than a pound each. One smallmouth was close to 3 pounds. All and all a fun day on the water. Bring a plug knocker as the fish were in 27-30 feet and there is a lot of brush to get through and we got hung up more than we would have liked but only lost one spoon. 3/4 oz. Chrome hopkins shorty or it's equal will work.

      Tips: Shear stone walls worked best for us. the fish wanted a big rip and drop but that is tough to do with all the wood on the bottom. Slow rolled the rattle traps at the mouths of small cuts or coves and the trout just slammed the baits. Best trout trap was a strike king 1/2 oz. sexy shad color.

    • Report: Delta Report… Stripers and Sturgeon Rolling Wow finally keepers out number shorts. From Pittsburg to Three Mile the West Delta bite rages! Best Bite of the year is NOW!
      Isleton Fishing Report
      The salmon bite winding down as is the season. The bite in the area has been just mediocre all week. While we are continuing to getting reports of success from Salmon searching anglers, still Spinners are leading the way. Water temperatures have dropped with the cooler evenings. While fewer are fishing they are seeing larger salmon getting close. Stan’s Spinners are the best bet for those who want to try.

      Walnut Grove Fishing Report
      Stripes and sturgeon showing. More Stripes are in the area as anglers see the fall bite picks up. still around as temperatures return more seasonable in the Walnut Grove area as the trolling bite is OK mostly small fish. Red Eye Shad and small shad patterned plastics are the top choices here as well. Bloody Eel and Ghost are starting to get a few Sturgeon.

      Discovery Bay Fishing Report
      Wow Water temps finally in the upper 50’s have the bite stabilizing. Watch for birds as the bait finally balls up making it a bit easier to target both blackies and stripers. Smaller Stripers are moving throughout the Disco area and attacking A-rigs, Swimbaits and finally Big Wood like Dan’s Delta Mizers. The Stripes and Blacks are in main river Holland riverside south to Italian Slough. Hair Jigs and Strike King Bad To The Bone RedEye Shad getting bit. Black Bass cooler evening temps have water temperatures dropping and the bite on upswing! Reaction bites during the weather more finesse techniques when storms pass.

      Frank’s Tract Fishing Report
      Stripers and bass bite both starting to respond well to the cooler temperatures. It’s no secret what a little fall weather can do. Rip baits are great options while small swim baits and swim jigs get the mention. We found plenty of Stripers and Black Bass with Hair Jigs, Swimmers like the Diamond Shad getting grabbed. Flurries of Stripers on Old River Flats. On average getting 10 to 15 plus keepers a day to 10 pounds with an occasional teener!

      West Delta Fishing Report
      Anglers in search of stripers are finding solid numbers of keeper stripers from both boat and bank. Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Shad . Antioch Pier scored stripers to 33 inches this week. Shad is top offering. The West as in Honker Bay to the Broad Slough plug casting is getting fish when wind cooperates. Go On Top with Dan’s Delta Mizers, during the day go old school with Hair Jigs Like Dan’s Classic Shimmer jigs or Spro in open water White/Dark Green and White/Blue best this week. Sturgeon are grabbing the spotlight. Eel is the best bait over all, but roe and shad also scoring diamondbacks Broad slough and surrounding cuts.

      Los Vaqueros Reservoir Fishing Report
      Plants of trout continues to spurs the action. They are being caught in South Cove and Oak Point as well as Peninsula Cove. The baits of choice for shore anglers is garlic-scented PowerBait, nightcrawlers or Kastmaster lures. Trout average a pound and a half but range to over 5 lbs. Light tackle is important for catching trout with 4-6 pound test being plenty. Trout fishing is still decent, especially in the morning, with limits being caught around the reservoir and more fish being caught overall. Lots of limits are starting to show up from South Cove and from boats around the lake.

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Friday, November 17th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 58 degrees, elevation 694.34, 696.24, up another 2 feet 11/18/2017, 6-7 foot gain in the last two days

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Got an early launch, not a single trailer in the lost, first on the lake as usual, right at 6:30 am. Slight breeze, ended up a picture perfect day on the water. Headed to N. Fork, found 2 bucks dead center of the beginning of north fork, kind of main lake, looking for ladies on the other side. Bite was decent, thing the steady water level helped a lot, water up a food, down a 1/3, up a half, back and forth all week, making for near steady water level, up 4 feet or so today. Made about 6-7 stops, found fish ever stop. Again, got a 14 1/4" LM, seems the last 4-5 trips got a LM or two each trip. What's up with this, never this way in the past. Spots were typical, 12 1/2-13 1/2", none bigger today. Stopped my quest right at 10:15 am. Picture just a typical spot, battery died so let the LM go without stressing her. Picture in fishing forum.

Monday, November 13th, 2017

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      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Redwood Empire Bass Club will holding their annual open tournament on Saturday, December 16th. $100 entry fee per team includes big fish option. Payback will be 1 in 5. 100% payback for big fish option. For more information and entry form check out our website at www.REBC.net.
      Check in at 5:30 a.m. Blast off at safe light. Weigh in starts at 3:00.

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

    • Report: “The Hook” Series Sunday the 12th out of Russo’s Marina on Bethel Island. Should be awesome as the first precipitation of the year spurs the bite along! Gonna be a great fall event!

      Striper Fun Day A CPR (Catch Photo Release Day) out of Sugar Barge resort on East County’s Bethel Island is scheduled for Saturday November 25th . Fun Event with Catch and release artificial lures only. Details coming soon!

      Isleton Fishing Report
      Cool weather and some rain has moved the Salmon fishing right along. The cooler water temperatures helped the Striper bite tremendously. Swimbaits and Dan’s Topwaters are working well. Savage 3d glides also getting the nod. Also Cranking Bandit 200 hundred cranks smacking the Smallies

      Walnut Grove Fishing Report
      Stripers lead the way. Bank anglers live 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
      Plenty of stripers are in the area as well. Stripes grabbing P-Line Angry Eyes and Savage prey Baits. Bass pushing the 2 to 4 pounds mark are showing on occasion Prank Poppers and swim jigs are the best for numbers . Stick with the Reaction baits tied on as Crankbaits and blades are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls.

      Franks Tract Fishing Report
      Black Bass Anglers spinnerbaits and Wack-A-Sack Senkos are getting mention for those targeting deeper grass. Striped bass are scattered in the area. A few Top Water And swim bait fish are showing for lure tossing anglers. Drifting Bluegill and Minnows are the key for Stripers.

      West Delta Fishing Report
      Wow Sturgeon are surging! Many tags filled with Roe and Eel. Broad Slough and Pittsburg PG&E leading the charge. 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. Honker Bay to the Broad Slough provide anglers more and more better Stripers each day!

      South Delta Fishing Report
      Senko’s 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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    • Water Temp: 58-59 degrees, elevation 690.29

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: This is my first weekend fishing this lake and low and behold, tournament going on, making for a busy ramp! Guessing my last weekend fishing, as I tend not to fish weekends, due to the crowds. Got launched about 6:15 am or so, stopped fishing right at 10 am. Bite way off from last trip, fish seemed scattered and not in the frenzy biting mood. First cast a 14 3/4" LM, best fish of the day. Only caught 12 fish today, most the basic 13-13 1/2" size. Perfect day on the water, just a slight breeze, clouds, picture perfect looking this morning, just not a great bite. Found fish 15 feet to 35 feet, most in that 30-35 foot range. Hope next week fish are in a better mood Released all fish as always. Picture in fishing forum.

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

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      Water Temp: 65

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Guys trip to Shasta on October 28th and 29th. Fished for bass all day long on Saturday. Fish finder said they were there, but we tried plastic (twin tail grubs; worms; etc), crank baits; drop shot; umbrella rig with little success. Four fish in 8 hours and none bigger than a pound. Spoke to a local and he said he had same results.

      Changed focus and went up Sacramento arm toward river on Sunday. We changed tackle and fished for trout (sorry, we are traitors). We could not miss. 34 fish in four hours for the 4 of us. (We released them all). Large one at about 2.5 pounds. Best tackle was the good ole cast master. Had a strike on almost every cast. Trolled back to the boat ramp and picked up 6 more fish.

      A fantastic day!

      Tips: Fish for what's biting! Sometimes the best tackle is the old tackle.

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

    • Report: Big Break To Host “The “O” Series this weekend

      The Popular “O” Series will run out of Big Break This Weekend. The series has expanded to go out of multiple locations this year. This Week, Oakley’s Big Break marina. Check in starts at 5 am @ Dans Delta Outdoors.

      Next week “The Hook” Series Sunday the 12th out of Russo’s Marina on Bethel Island. Should be awesome as the first precipitation of the year spurs the bite along!

      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
      Slower Salmon reports in the area with light rain and temperatures 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 stripers are in the area as well. Stripes grabbing P-Line Angry Eyes and Savage prey Baits. Stick with the Reaction baits tied on as Crankbaits and blades are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls.

      Franks Tract Fishing Report
      Striped bass and plenty of bait building in the area. Top Water 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.

      West Delta Fishing Report
      Wow Sturgeon are surging! Many tags filled with Roe and Eel. Broad Slough and Pittsburg PG&E leading the charge. 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. Honker Bay to the Broad Slough provide anglers more and more better Stripers 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 31st, 2017

    • Water Temp: 62-63 degrees, Elevation 695.84

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Launched at Bidwell early, about 6:40 or so, not a single trailer or vehicle in the parking lot, spooky feeling, stopped fishing right at 10:35 am. Amazing hardly a breeze this am, unusual for launching early at bidwell. Headed about half way to the rock pile in the N. Fork and found fish willing to bite. First fish about 7:10 am, still half dark. Tried about 6 locations and got fish at each stop, but just 3-4 fish at each stop. Fish still deep, just about all caught 30-35 feet. Thought I had a giant for a while, ended up just a 13" but hooked exactly top of the back, just front of the fins. Wow, they fight when hooked that way. Made a stop in potters cove on the way in and got the 15" fish. Picked up 22 fish today, best right at 15", one 14" most 13" or so, along with a couple 11-12". As always, released all to grow bigger and catch again one day. Pictures in fishing forum.

Monday, October 30th, 2017

    • Report: by kraetzer » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:09 am

      Finnaly was able to get on the lake. Water temp was from mid to high 60s.
      We found fish working on baitballs all over the place but couldn't get a reaction bite going. Only hooked one fish on a crankbait after they busted the surface chasing bait and i through right in their but he came off.
      The only way we managed to catch them was on drop shots and caroline rigged worms around the bait.
      We didn't catch a lot but had a couple of nice 3+lb spotts and a 3+lb largmouth.
      Fish and baitballs where in about 30 feet of water.
      The cold weather and rain in the future might push them closer to shore and maybe get that fall bite/reaction bite going.
      Hope that helps and tight lines

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 61-63

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: On the water at 7am with HEAVY fog. Stayed around launch until fog started to lift. Spook caught a couple on rocky points over 25 plus feet of water. Kept working my way to cherry with the A-RIG, Spook and under spin and caught a few more. Fished until 2pm when the wind picked up.

      Tips: I caught around 12 fish, all of them were smallmouth with 1 around 3 1/2 . Never really saw any bait balls with fish on them. I lived welled my fish to get the best 5, and the well had 20 or more 1 inch dead bait fish in it with a couple craw claws at the end of the day.

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

    • Report: NICE Sturgeon for the DAN'S DELTA CREW... Caught by Anthony Gibbs #sturgeon #Cadelta #pittsburg#oakley Photo: Dans Delta Outdoors

      Delta Report…. Strong bite continues for Delta anglers

      Dan’s Delta Outdoors Finale of the 2016 Black Bass Series Goes out of Big Break Marina Saturday October 28-29th. This catch and release tournament is the Final of 7 events. The Best anglers from the years series will be doing battle for the Tournament of Champions title and nearly $7000 in prize money. Go get ‘em Boys and girls!

      Bait fishing tactics from both boat and Bank Seminar November 10th. Come receive instruction From The Dan’s Delta Staff on the best striper bait fishing tactics and techniques.

      Isleton Fishing Report
      The salmon bite remains strong as cooler evening temps take hold. The bite in the area just improved all week. Salmon anglers are seeing success. a few fishing finally started getting solid reports of success from Salmon searching anglers with Capt. Stans Spinnerss leading the way. Water temperatures have dropped with the cooler evenings. Many anglers to the west are seeing more salmon daily… getting close. Capt. Stans Spinner’s are the best bet for those who want to try.

      Walnut Grove Fishing Report
      Continuing solid Salmon numbers with many decent Scores reported Capt. Stans Spinners and K-14 getting mentioned. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. Few Stripes are in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more seasonable in the Walnut Grove area as the trolling bite is OK mostly small fish.. Red Eye Shad and small shad patterned plastics are the top choices here as well. Small swimbaits are scoring Largemouth and Smallmouth in the Meadows.

      Discovery Bay Fishing Report
      Where did they go? Stripers that had been starting to group up in the Marina side seem to have disappeared. Have faith! They are still in the area, the bait and stripes are in main river Holland riverside south to Italian Slough. Dan’s Classic Shimmer Jigs and Strike King RedEye Shad getting bit. Black Bass cooler evening temps have water temperatures dropping and the bite on upswing!. Strike King small Double Buzz and Poppers getting mentioned often. Jig bite on points is also good.

      Frank’s Tract Fishing Report
      Stripers and bass bite both responded well to the cooler temperatures. It’s no secret what a little fall weather can do. Walking baits are great topwater options while small swim baits and swim jigs get the mention. We found plenty of Stripers and Black Bass with Hair Jigs, Weedless Swimmers like the BIG 6thSense Hollow Bodies getting grabbed. Lot of Stripers on Old River Flats.

      West Delta Fishing Report
      Humphries Salmon continue to grab spinners Mepp’s lead the way. Anglers in search of stripers are finding solid numbers of keeper stripers from both boat and bank. Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Shad . Antioch Pier scored stripers to27 inches this week. Shad is top offering. The West as in Honker Bay to the Broad Slough plug casting is getting fish when wind cooperates. Go On Top with Dan’s Delta Mizers, during the day go old school with Hair Jigs in open water White/Dark Green and White/Blue best this week . Sturgeon quietly is slipping into the spotlight. Eel is the best bait over all, but roe and shad also scoring diamondbacks Break and surrounding cuts..

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      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: We launched around 6:30 Sat. morning and headed north. East side along steep banks had some bass busting shad. Managed 7 in the first 1-1.5 hours on crank baits. Most were smallmouths. Had one LM that was likely 2+ #'s and a sm that was 1.8 and skinny. Would have gone two+ once it fattens up a bit.

      After the sun hit the water the reaction bite seemed to disappear for us. Son managed 4 more after that on DS without any real pattern.

      East side had a couple more feet of visibility compared to the west side.

      Friday night they dropped the lake 3 feet. Ranger said they had been letting water out most of the week, but were surprised to find they had let out another 3' overnight. He warned us about the mud stacked up on the ramp.

      Off the water at 1:00.

Friday, October 27th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 66

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Got a day in fishing with my brother. We drop shotted Aaron's magic worms for seven fish for a total of about 13 pounds including a nice 3.5 pound spot dead sticking the worm. The spots were the usual places up the river but we did get into a couple down by the dam near the overflow.

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

    • Water Temp: ?

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Using a loaner boat, I visited Collins Lake this afternoon for the last 3 hours of light. The lake is in beautiful shape and higher then normal for this time of year. The fires stopped short of the lake property and everything looked fine. The ice cream is still being scooped for visitors - I had some! The bite was slow - one hit on a jig. I threw a D&M white buzzbait after the sun went down and got a great blowup and a great spotted bass, almost 3 lbs. That was fun!! I had another great blowup from a quality bass but she missed it. Weather needs to cool for the bite to pick up.

      Tips: If you are running around the east side of the lake, watch the buoyed areas. There are some shallow areas to watch out for. I would fish the main body now. I saw lots of fish and bait from 50 to 60 feet deep.

    • Water Temp: 64

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Got on the water at 11am. Beautiful day with flat calm conditions. Fished main lake coves with vixens and poppers. Found the fish to be schooled up and very aggressive. Actually caught two smallies at once! Fun day with around 20 keepers up to 3lbs. Missed a couple others that were bigger, but hey thats fishing! Also tried some deeper action and caught a few that were around 20 ft on the dropshot! Better bite though on topwater! Off the water at 3pm.

      Tips: Look for surface activity and go have a ball. Once you find them, stay in the area. Basically stayed in two coves all day. Shade is KEY!

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!