Comprehensive Delta Fishing Report | Fall Update November 18

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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