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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