Fishing CA Delta July 11

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Fishing CA Delta July 11

Postby AKBASSFISHING » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:29 pm

California Delta 7/11/2018
Water Temp 74 – 80
Visibility 2 – 4 feet
Wind 3 – 9 mph

Got the chance to fish with one of my best friends growing up. Some things never change.

Put in at 6:30 this morning. The tide was steadily moving out, but the wind was oddly not present.

Made a quick run to our first spot. A weed flat with heavy current moving adjacent to it. Initially, we opted for ploppers, but after a few casts in promising spots and no takers, I switched to the chatterbait. Almost immediately, I boated our first keeper, a healthy post-spawn three-pounder. After making an adjustment, my buddy started throwing crankbaits. We covered the bank with great results. The fish that I missed, he would pick up.

By 9 in the morning, the sun was high and the tide was rapidly receding; the reaction bite slowed. We made another quick move to find some healthy weeds with slight current. Since the tide was dropping so fast, we backed off the bank and started targeting isolated weed clumps. Pitching Senkos paired with Tsuyoi Weedless Wacky Hooks proved very fruitful. Our average fish was going around 2.5 pounds. All very healthy post-spawn chunks.

Around noon, the tide continued to drop and was going negative. Instead of causing issues, this actually helped our bite. With the tide so low, we could easily see the weeds. Again, we caught healthy fish in the weeds, but it was when you found a weed clump that was furthest out or isolated, the big ones were hiding in it. On my first pitch to a very isolated weed clump, I pulled a healthy four-pounder. Continuing down the bank, I spotted another weed clump that was very isolated, so I pitched to it. BAM! Another four-pounder. My buddy had caught on and made a pitch to a outlying weed clump. He swung for the fences and his rod doubled over. He fought her for about 20 seconds, but she dove directly into the weeds and came off. He was mad, but never lost his cool. This patience paid off when he set hook into another good fish. This time, the fish just pealed drag. After three blistering bursts, she tired out. She went just under six-pounds.

We fished for a couple more hours with continued success following the same pattern. The tide was coming in now, and started to cover some of the weeds. This made it harder to find the weeds, so we called it a day at 4 in the afternoon. Overall, another great day on the river. Best 5 hovered around the 19 – 20 pound range.

The fish are full blown post-spawn right now.

A good pair of polarized glasses greatly improved our ability to see the weeds as the tide was dropping. When the tide was almost bottomed, we could see the weed clumps, which made targeting them much easier.

The fish were very aggressive when eating the Senko. Usually on the initial fall, the fish would hit it.

Healthy Isolated Grass + Current = BASS!!
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Re: Fishing CA Delta July 11

Postby jcbassin » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:07 pm

Great job. love the posts!

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Re: Fishing CA Delta July 11

Postby aaafffqqq » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:00 pm

Always nice reports, thanks. I was out the same day at about the same time. We did not have the same results. We got fish fishing slow in the weeds with Ima Suspenders while the tide was moving out and senkos once the tide got to the bottom. We just did not find the size, our biggest was just over 3 pounds.

Thanks very much, keep those reports coming. They do help.

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Re: Fishing CA Delta July 11

Postby ILW » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:16 am

Nice reports

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