Comprehensive California Delta Fishing Report | Salmon and Stripers Surge Sept 8

Delta Report…. East County Fishing rolls as Salmon and Stripers surge

Salmon fishing is on the up swing. Dan's Delta Outdoors pro Kevin snatched this one today. 


BassFest  Gets Underway tomorrow Out at Russo’s Marina Saturday AM with Cast For Kids and manufactures booths and concludes Sunday with team event. Weigh- in Awards, Raffle and Fun starts at 11 am.

Hook Series is  just a week away and promises to be a fun series! More Next Week!.


Windy Conditions salmon a bit. Still salmon anglers are seeing success, a few fishing finally started getting an occasional report of success from  Salmon searching anglers. Water temperatures have dropped with the cooler evenings. Many anglers to the west are seeing more salmon daily… getting close.  Capt Stans spinners are the best bet for those who want to try.  Smallies are getting more attention now as 2 to 4 pound fish show more often now… Jigs and flukes are getting them!

Walnut Grove

Salmon are increasing in numbers Capt Stans spinners and K-14 getting mentioned  Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail.  Catfish action is getting the most praise, 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. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. 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

Stay near main river current with Crankbaits Strike King XD 6 and 2.5 square bills. Swim Jigs and Spinner baits getting mentioned often. Jig bite on points is also good, the Switch Blade is a great replica of Delta Craws come by and check them out ! Top water stripes are showing in the deep water side.  Topwater scoring striped bass on the main river topwater look for birds.   

West Delta 

WOW! More 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 38 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..  A few more Salmon success stories have come on the incoming tide with Mepp’s Flying C’s in Pittsburgh and Humphries areas . Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts. Cranking and spinnerbaits is starting to improve daily.

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