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Thursday, June 21st, 2018

    • Water Temp: Water Temp 70 - 72

      Report: Postby AKBASSFISHING » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:58 pm

      California Delta 6/21/2018
      Water Temp 70 - 72
      Visibility 2 – 3 feet
      Wind 0 - 13 mph

      Launched the boat at 7 morning. The tide was steadily moving out and the water was like glass. With conditions so calm, I assumed the surface bite would be good.

      At my first stop, I pulled out the old frog. After 45 minutes and many rolls, the fish did not want the frog. I think the water was too calm. Seeing the fish in this negative mood, I switched to a crankbait, but this only yielded small fish.

      I made three more stops, and the fish all reacted the same way. Finally, I put down the reaction bait, and switched to a Senko. Immediately, I got bit. Following this pattern, I fished outside weedlines for the remainder of the morning with good success.

      By late morning, the wind had picked up and the tide had started to come back in. I switched back to reaction baits since the weightless Senko was hard to fish in the wind. The chatterbait and craw crank again produced for me, but surprisingly, the crank got the majority of my better fish. Yes, you will go through many 10 – 13 inch fish, but had some fish up to three pounds eat.

      The sun was high, but as long as the water had a good ripple on it, the reaction baits produced. That said, I found some protected areas and could not buy a bite on reaction baits. Switching between the Senko and light punching filled the gaps.

      With the temperature rising and my patients for the ski boat who seemed to be following everywhere dwindling, I called it around 3 in the afternoon.

      Tips: Notes

      The bite was tough for me today. Lots of fish, but size was the issue. The Senko with the Tsuyoi Weedless Wacky Hook and crankbaits got me better bites, but nothing over three pounds.

      Fished my post-spawn spots and still have yet to see the numbers in those areas.

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

    • Water Temp: 78

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Since Memorial Day weekend the fishing has been red hot. On some days the top water bite was pretty good. My largest bass on top water was a little over 8 pounds and was caught on a whopper popper made by River2Sea. Kitty and her grandson caught some nice bass and a 3 pound trout (see photos). I took Abe and Freddie out and they each caught a limit of nice size bass (see photos). This past week I captained a pontoon boat for Tom, his two sons and his grandson (see photos). We had a very enjoyable time and caught bass drop shoting and Texas rigged Senko worms at the Vineyards using crank bait was the most successful method my favorite colors are blue and silver and chartreuse square bill. I feel that the fishing will be good through the summer. I want to wish all the Dads a very happy Father's Day and 'til next time............................good fishing!!!!
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      Tips: caught a few top water fish we used a whooper popper the fisherman next to me caught a 10 pounder he also caught it on top water Sammy email request to see photos.Eagles are having babbies the bald eagles on goat island nest the branch broke and the nest fell to the ground...6foot wide nest.good news they relocated near the tubes near the B O R.

    • Report: Delta Report…. Weekend Bite looks Good! Weather for #FishOakley #fishbethelisland anglers looks great for Dads Day. Special Welcome to BBT Teams.

      Isleton

      Striper Trolling and plug casting has improved the last few days. Dirty “D” has been much better this past week. Trolling the Angry Eyes and Savage Preys is the best bet. Sturgeon anglers moved West . Catfish start to show in better numbers with Mackerel.

      Rio Vista

      Warm seasonable weather ahead finally for Holiday anglers, and forecast is Awesome. Shore bound anglers are scoring both species. The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon remains Sandy Beach and the area of the Power Lines, use Sardines or Shad. Trolling is scoring many limits stripers and occasionally, a 10-12 pounder caught. Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures are key for the trolling anglers.

      Walnut Grove

      Trolling baits colors 8 to 10 foot deep is key as the spring push (While Late) continues. The Dirty “D” is clearing its name and conditions are improving for Black Bass in the area. Spinnerbaits and Swim jigs are working in the Hog Area. Bank anglers tossing shad and Lug Worms prevail for an occasional Striper those looking for bigger bites. Drifting live baits for stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers smiling..

      Central Delta

      Most Blackie anglers are sticking with Buzz Baits and Whopper Ploppers. 6Th Sense Poppers are a player now as well. Larger Stripers had another cameo appearance this week yet it was very brief. Crappie and Bluegill also had a improvement this week.

      Frank’s Tract

      After being beat up by crazy winds for a weeks, we some of the best water conditions of the year. Black bass bite is at a consistent yet, tougher than normal bite. Green Man Bear Pigs and Beavers also working well. We are seeing a few big Black Bass with ¾ ounce Jigs. Others looking to score are starting to buzz Zoom Frogs and Accent Buzzbaits.

      West Delta

      The stripers are here anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Stripes to 27 pounds have grabbed tossed lures . Trollers it’s getting started on both sides with Red Barn being the top choice, if they aren’t there move to the Eddo’s Side. Chartreuse patterns are the best bet.

      Los Vaqueros

      A potpourri of opportunity I was reminded this week by a new friend that Catfish Stripers and Trout are all available there now.

      Provided by Dan’s Delta Outdoors, 1625 Main St Oakley CA 925/234-4694 Follow us on Facebook

Friday, June 15th, 2018

    • Water Temp: 74-78

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Just a quick report on my guide trip today (Friday). I had three clients today and they all fished well. Thank goodness for a big largemouth that saved the day. They caught fish nearly everywhere we fished, but the bite was much slower - one fish here and one there! Again, not many smallmouth, and none of the big ones we have seen lately. The cool down may have hurt the bite, but sure helped the fishermen! Beautiful day with increasing main body wind. 20 degrees cooler today than on Wednesday! I decided to fish them in Pleasure Cove during the morning. Sometimes the decisions are good, especially when a 6 pound largemouth finds the net! We were chasing shadows and one held this mini-toad. She took his drop-shot Robo worm and I was very happy that the small hook held up as she jumped once and fought for about 5 minutes! Fun, Fun!! We released her about a half-hour later, making sure she was ok!! I really felt the summer bite is here now as we didn't get the nice noon bite we have had for the past several weeks. Water temp up to 78 degrees in the afternoon. Spring is over although a cool weekend is ahead. I did hear in the Markley store that someone caught a 7 pounder today. That would be sweet. We were close!!

      Tips: With 4 in the boat, no treble hooks, so no topwater. Bass seemed more scattered now, and some of the dinks have reappeared. As you have noticed, steady weather patterns still haven't happened. Overall, it still has been a great spring - and a LONG one!!

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

    • Water Temp: 73-76

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Can the bass fishing get any better at Berryessa? I guess so, somehow! Yea, more 10 pounders would do the trick! I took a well-known outdoor writer to the lake yesterday as he is doing an article on major lakes in California, for a magazine you all know. Would the bass cooperate?? Would the guide fine 'em?? Happy to report - YES on both questions!! Another good trip of 15-16 pound limit and a big fish of all three species. Perfect for his camera!! I caught a 4 lb largemouth, a 3 1/4 spotted bass, and a 3 lb + smallmouth. The latter has been tough to find lately. Funny, I have known the writer for many years and fished with him several times. He was struggling to catch bass which is not like him. He finally did catch a few. it was a hoot having him take photos in different spots around the lake. Near the end of the trip, we needed one more spot with a shadow. I knew all my years on Berryessa would pay off!! I found the spot in the narrows. He said "perfect!" We got the final photo.

      Tips: As for the fishing, this has been the best spring for bass - size-wise, that I have ever seen. I am doing all the right things? I seriously doubt it!! The bass are just bigger this year, plus the hundreds of small largemouth which have now dropped out of sight. There are "jaws" roaming around everywhere on their post-spawn bite. Still a lot of fairly shallow bass eating drop-shot worms and wacky-rigged Senkos. I would start adding small nail weights as the water warms. They will go deeper as hot weather sets in. I did get a few topwater bass but was too late for a good bite. I was going to try the jig bite, but never got around to it. I did notice that some quality bass were hanging just on the outside of newly forming weed beds. Just throw a #301 weightless Senko! You will see lots of bare banks with little rocks sections. Fish those!! Or an isolated tree in the water, etc!!!!!

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

    • Water Temp: Water Temp 70 - 74

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: by AKBASSFISHING » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:11 pm

      California Delta 6/13/2018
      Wind 8 - 15 mph

      Put in at around 6:30 in the morning. Another slight western breeze blew on the water and the tide had just started to move out.

      My friend and I opted for surface lures since they had produced so well the previous week. We started to throw frogs and had some blow-ups, but the action was slow. My friend switched to a buzzbait and I switched to a chatterbait. Both got small fish, but the morning bite was definitely off.

      Hoping to change our luck, we decided to fish windblown points with whopper ploppers and cranks, but this again yielded smaller than usual fish. Stumped, I switched to my Bullshooter hoping to find some bigger fish. On my third cast, I had a swirl and my rod loaded. I excitedly cranked the beast in, then I realized the fish was no more than two pounds. Talk about eyes bigger than your stomach.

      By eleven, we had not boated anything over 2.5 pounds on surface lures, so we finally put the surface lures away. We broke out old reliable, the Senko paired with the Tsuyoi Weedless Wacky Hook, and proceeded to go to work. Fishing the outside weedline, we boated a good number of healthy fish ranging from 2 pounds to around 3.5 pounds.

      By noon, my buddy called it a day and we returned to the ramp. I was supposed to pick up my other buddy, but he cancelled last second. So, I headed back out and fished for a couple more hours.

      Fishing was tough, and the Senko bite we had found earlier died off. Almost calling it a day, I made one last stop on a weedline and cranked it. First cast, I hook a small dink, then cast again and hooked another, and another, and another. Four consecutive casts, I hooked four fish. They were all small, but getting bigger. For around 20 minutes straight, I hooked fish off this weedline with the better ones ranging from 3 to 4 pounds. I even hooked a good 6 pounder, but she came off right at the boat.

      Satisfied, I called it a day.

      Tips: Notes
      Morning bite was oddly tough, but found the better bite in the afternoon on Senkos and Cranks.
      Finding clean weeds with current is a must!

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

    • Water Temp: 73-74, elevation 815.92

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Launched about 5:30 am at Lime Saddle and fished till 9:30 am. Tried the drop off again, not nearly as super as last trip, picked up just 8 fish, then went to N. Fork and got another 18 for 26 fish today. Size kind of sucked, just 2 14", with about half the rest 13- to just shy of 14", the other half 11-12" tiny ones. Surprised at how much algae is in the water, and so soon in the season. Some areas cloudy, with clump like algae, other areas clear as can be. Guess the algae is good for the hatch this year, as fry need food!! Water 73-74 range and with warmer water, so many runts along the shore line. Surprised again at how calm and no winds. Pictures in fishing forum.

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

    • Water Temp: Water Temp 69 - 71

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: by AKBASSFISHING » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:33 am

      California Delta 6/8/2018

      Visibility 2 – 4 feet
      Wind 5 - 15 mph

      It feels good to be back on the water. We launched at around 6:30 in the morning. It was a bit chilly, but the water was warm.

      Our initial game plan was to fish topwater all morning, and the fish seemed to definitely be feeding. On our second spot, we loaded the boat with about a dozen bass ranging from a pound to around three-pounds. The fish were very tight to cover, so making accurate casts was a must. With so much luck in a single area, we went back through the area with Senkos and managed some more decent fish up to three-pounds. The fish were super aggressive, and even the small six-inch fish couldn’t deter the Tsuyoi Weedless Wacky hook from sticking them.

      We followed this pattern for about two hours, and then the bite simmered down once the sun came out. With the sun, came a steady western breeze. This put a nice ripple on the water, so I switched to my handy chatterbait. Almost immediately, I started to put bass in the boat. The fish that ate the chatterbait, were generally larger, ranging from two to three and a half pounds. Surprisingly, the bite was good all day in the murky water.

      This pattern lasted until noon, then the water seemed to clear up. With our bite slow, we took a short lunch break at Sugar Barge. Their hamburgers are surprisingly good haha.

      After our lunch, we searched around for a good bite, and found it on a bluegill colored crank. Again, the nicer fish started to chew with the best pushing four. Fished a little longer and found some more fish on the drop-shot. My sister had a blast and even managed a fatty!

      By two, the wind was starting to gust, so we called it a day. Overall, not a huge limit, but a fun day regardless.

      Tips: Notes

      The fish were very aggressive in the morning, but as the sun got higher in the sky, the bite slowed.

      Fishing topwater early, and then switching to the chatterbait and cranks got some good fish. Senkos and drop-shot continue to pick up solid fish

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

    • Water Temp: 72-76

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Just a short report. I did another guide trip yesterday - Wed - and found the bite holding up well in spite of the very "cool' late spring weather. Even postponed a trip for today until more stable weather. The bite was fairly good yesterday with one of the guys landing some nice ones in the 3 lb range. Around noon I did some drop-shotting out in deep water as my guys were working a more shallow area that was good last Saturday. We were talking some and I had stopped working my Robo worm. As I went to retrieve it, I couldn't feet anything. My line wasn't where it was!! And then - panic - I had something big on. And a few minutes later we saw it was big - sorta. My little drop-shot hook had captured a 4 1/2 lb largemouth - 4 1/2 exact on the scale. She had lost some of her belly but hardly had a spawning scar on her. Kept her in the livewell for awhile to make sure she was ok, and she was. Always fun to release a fish like that!

      Tips: Hard to give reliable tips since the weather isn't reliable lately. We left the main body soon after the big largemouth as the lake was white capping with a cool south wind. That's right - we had summer last Saturday. Our post-spawn limit did hit 15 lbs and some change - a good day. Topwater still isn't happening much.

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

    • Water Temp: 73-74 degree range, elevation 818.10

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Like taking candy from kids. Got launched at about 5:40 am, stopped fishing about 9:40 am. Amazing fishing day. I fished the drop off again, that everyone that uses Lime Saddle should know about, but none every seem to fish it for some reason, like can't fish local, motor past one of the best locations around for some reason. So, I pretty much parked in a 30 foot section over the drop off at 35 feet, and caught 21 spots, one right after the other. This time they didn't get spooked so fast, fished the area for 2 hours straight, at first every cast a fish, then tapered off a tad, and a fish every two or three cast. Almost all the fish in the 13" to 14" range, with just a couple under 13" Drag almost any bait from the 25 foot depth, to go over the drop off at 35 feet and get bit. Hope the lake holds it's level a while, fishing this location every trip. After the bite stopped, went to the north fork and got another 10 fish, for 31 fish by 9:40 am, a couple small Smallies. Odd, no winds in the N. Fork, or hardly any. Best two fish right at 14", lost one that felt bigger. Pictures in fishing forum.

Monday, June 4th, 2018

    • Water Temp: 70

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Went out about 6:30 tossing pumpkin seed tubes, june bug senkos, and MMIII Roboworms in shady pockets along different shores. It was a usual summer pattern fishing shallower in the morning and moving off deeper as the sun gets higher. Boat traffic was light. I thought the fishing was slow. I did not limit out until about 10 AM and left about 12:30 with only eight keepers. The best went 2.6 pounds. I fish this lake a lot in spring but Clear Lake tournaments kept me away until today. The lake was a lot less clear than it usually is at this time of year. I noticed reports from earlier in May saying the same thing about the lack of clarity so I can't blame it on heavy holiday ski boat traffic.

      Tips: The best came on the drop shot.

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

    • Water Temp: 71-75

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: A guide trip at Berryessa on a Saturday in June? Well, maybe after Memorial Day weekend it would be ok. OK?? The trip was great and pleasure boaters weren't a big deal. We started in the narrows and finished at the very south end of the lake. The bite was pretty good all day until 2 pm. We hooked several quality bass, landing some and losing some. One of the fellows landed a beautiful post-spawn smallmouth a bit over 3 1/4 lbs - beautiful fish and not too skinny! Again - I tried to get the topwater bite going for them, missing two small blowups. About 9 am I was near the end of the cast, getting the popper close to the boat. The water just exploded in front of us - a violent blowup!! It took awhile but I got the 3 lb + spotted bass in the boat. WOW - too close for comfort! We had action most of the trip with one of the clients - a good angler - having a great day in addition to his big smallie. They drop-shotted most of the time, using 2 or 3 colors of Robo worms. Our best 5 was only about 13+ pounds - post spawn weights.

      Tips: Bass are moving around in deeper water now, but some still shallow until the sun gets higher. Shade pockets are holding some bass too. Lake is slowly dropping now. Our main hot spots were points and weed-bed edges. Senkos worked well on the edges. Surface temp is now up to 75 degrees. I think the summer pattern is beginning to take hold - good morning bite until around 10 am, a slow period, and then another bite from noon until 1:30 - 2 pm. After 2 pm, the bite just shut down, and will most days in the summer.

Friday, June 1st, 2018

    • Water Temp: 72, elevation 818.51

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Got an early start, launched at 5:30 am, fished till 9:40 am. Water cooled a tad from the last rain, 72 degree range mostly. Fished basic Lime saddle and west branch for a change. Fish sure look off, skinny after spawn. Most fish caught 20-35 feet, best fish right at 35 feet. Caught just 22 spots, two best right at 14", and looking so thin. beginning to find large bait balls, and fish were right under them. Found one school on the top edge of a drop off, that gave up 7 fish, one right after the other, each cast. Kind of fishing I like. Eventually they get spooked and the bite drops off. Must have been some type of tournament, as 10-15 boats came to fish the west branch. Lake virtually stable for a week now, rare to find water level sticking within a foot for a week. Pictures in fishing forum.

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

    • Water Temp: 68-71

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: I Fished the warm springs arm mid lake. It was extremely windy and never really let up. The normal fish producing spots were not as productive as in recent weeks. The fish were scattered in 10-20 feet of water. Most fish were caught on brown finesse baits (drop shot and shakey heads), a few more on jigs and under-spins.

      Tips: Stay in contact with the bottom. Find Chunk rock in coves and points. Keep moving since fish are scattered..

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

    • Report: by TravisH » Tue May 29, 2018 5:56 am

      Here’s a quick run down for all the delta guys out there.. Last Friday we launched outta Ladds an spent about 4 hrs on the water before the Holiday weekend masses hit the water. We hit a lot of water right off the main channel and started catching them fairly easy. I was throwing a River2sea Bully Wa 2 tied to 65lb braid paired with my Lews / Phenix M1 7’8 H rod. On the 3rd cast of the morning that combo went to work by sticking a solid 5lber and then catching a dozen 2-3lbers.. The tide was bottoming out in the area I was in so I made a move to an area that was a grass flat with a perfect weed line that was met by about a 3’ Break. I threw the top water along the weed line An didn’t get any takers so I went Down the stretch one more time. This time I slowed it down some and was using a 1oz R2sea Trash bomb and a green pumpkin Yamamoto flapping hog to target the edge of the weed line an instantly started getting some solid bites.. This quick morning session was good for an 18lb bag and now I’m looking forward to getting back out once the dust settles from the Holiday weekend..

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

    • Water Temp: Water Temp 70 - 73

      Report: by AKBASSFISHING » Sun May 27, 2018 3:12 pm

      California Delta 5/26/2018
      Visibility 1 - 4 ft
      Wind 5 - 15 mph

      Quick report for a short trip.

      Got off work around noon and saw the clouds hadn’t fully moved out of the area. Even though it was Memorial Day weekend, I couldn’t resist the opportunity.

      We put in at around 1 in the afternoon. Tide was coming in nicely, so we quickly moved to a large flat. We proceeded to work it with chatterbaits and buzzbaits. Almost immediately, we started to hook up. These fish were all fat and very healthy looking.

      Following this pattern, we managed to pull some more good fish in the two to four-pound range, but the clouds decided to part. With the sun out, the chatterbait bite fell off. I switched to the crank again, and started to pull more fish. My father on the other hand, started to throw the Senko (smarter move). He started to pick up good fish, and the biggest going just over 6 pounds. The Tsuyoi Weedless Wacky Hook stuck her good.

      By 4 in the afternoon, the pleasure boaters and cabin cruisers started to make a mess of things and we called it a day. A short trip but managed some good fish.

      Tips: Notes
      The fish were definitely up shallow with the abundant cloud cover. Topwater produced some fish, but the better fish bit the chatterbait and Senko. When the sun came out, we had to slow down to get the better fish.
      Happy Memorial Day weekend! It’s a zoo out there, everyone be careful and be safe.

    • Water Temp: Low 70s

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Spent the day on Pedro with a few good friends. We spent the entire day in the Big Creek arm. The weather was perfect with highs in low 90s with manageable winds. The water was warm and clear. The fishing was tougher than expected. We were unable to find any topwater bites like we had hoped. The majority of our fish were found in 5 to 25 feet either suspended or on the bottom. Primary points and islands adjacent to spawning areas produced the most bites. The tube bait on a 1/4 oz Fatty's Worms Darthead produced the most consistent bite. We didn't find any big fish but we did find plenty of action. Great day on the water with a couple great friends!

      Tips: Slow way down when the fishing is tougher than expected.

      Submitted by Motherlode Kayak Angler Kayak Bass Guide Service (209) 230-3159

    • Water Temp: 66-68

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Took the kayak out to Indian Valley today,doing a little recon before taking the boat up. Lake is maybe 8-10FT down from the water line which is amazing since last time I was out there it was pretty much a mud puddle. Fish seemed to have bounced back just fine since I lost my fish count after about 20 catches. Got out on the water about 0630 and pretty much b-lined it for the point coming off of Kilpepper creek on the west side of the lake planning on working my way back with the wind towards Wilson Glade Canyon when it would pick up. After about a 15-20MIN(1.25MI) paddle got to my first location. Decided I would do a little searching with a crank bait to start, water was really clear so tied on a bright beauty shad Livingston Pro Ripper. First cast felt a hit thought it might be a branch, cast back out in the same area and BAM got swallowed by a 2PD Large Mouth. After that every couple casts with that lip-less crank I'd be getting tagged, then when that bite slowed I doubled back pitching inside the trees with a 4" Berkeley power worm on a 1/2O round shaky head to pull out the stragglers. Wind started to pick up pretty good around 1000 so I started to let it push me back working the west shore back towards the Wilson Glade Canyon. It was differently a numbers not size day but heck whose complaining. Most fish were in the 1.5PDS or less group with probably 2.5-3PDS being my largest, but I tell you what they ALL put up a nice fight. Fish were really on the reaction bite, hitting on the fall, and while pretty much burning my crank-bait. Seemed most of my hook ups were in the 8-15FT depth, shallower when I was pitching into the trees. I was mainly targeting large mouth but while paddling around I think I marked some pretty good schools of maybe trout or small mouth in the 25-30FT depth. The real hot spots were on the back of wind blown points where there was a lot of current ripping through. All totaled I maybe pulled 50+ fish out in about 5 hours until the wind was just to much to deal with even when catching fish. Ended up pulling out around 1130, would of stayed till it got dark if it wasn't for the wind. Will be pulling the boat up there next trip for sure. All in all it was a awesome day, very little fishing pressure, even though I stuck with the same gear all day I am sure other lures would probably bring them in....really felt like a power fishing a jerk bait would of done well but tough in a kayak. Almost felt like these fish have never seen lures before. Can't wait to get back out there!

      Tips: Water is pretty darn clear, I was lined up with 17PD moss green braid, so I did use about 1.5-2ft leader of fluorocarbon which I think did make a difference so if heading out there I would keep that in mind.

      Seemed like the fish were really bunched up, so don't leave fish to look for fish right? A lot of the locations I hit were just stacked. I might of had to change my angle of attack a few times but most of the spots produce good numbers....just not a lot of size.

      The lake is a couple miles back off the highway 20 down a dirt road that runs Walker Ridge and it is a ways into the BLM land so make sure you got a lunch and gas. They do have a concrete launch that is in decent condition.

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

    • Report: Delta Report…. Memorial Weekend Bite looks Good! Cool Weather for #FishOakley at the start then heating up for the Holiday.
      Isleton Fishing Report
      Striper Trolling and plug casting has improved the last few days. Dirty “D” has been much better this past week. Trolling the Angry Eyes and Savage Preys is the best bet. Sturgeon anglers moved West . Catfish start to show in better numbers with Mackerel.

      Rio Vista Fishing Report
      Warm seasonable weather ahead finally for Holiday anglers, and forecast to turn from cool to Hot. Shore bound anglers are scoring both species. The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon remains Sandy Beach and the area of the Power Lines, use Sardines or Shad. Trolling is scoring many limits stripers and occasionally, a 10-12 pounder caught. Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures are key for the trolling anglers.

      Walnut Grove Fishing Report
      Trolling baits colors 8 to 10 foot deep is key as the spring push continues. The Dirty “D” is clearing its name and conditions are improving for Black Bass in the area. Spinnerbaits and Swim jigs are working in the Hog Area. Bank anglers tossing shad and Lug Worms prevail for an occasional Striper those looking for bigger bites. Drifting live baits for stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers smiling..

      Central Delta Fishing Report
      Most Blackie anglers are sticking with 3/4oz Jigs and Rage swimmers paired with Fatsack Swim Jigs, Wind and overcast this weekend slow rolling Fatsack Tackle blades and Strike King square bills searching ledges near sparse tulle flats.Larger Stripers had another cameo appearance this week yet it was very brief. Crappie and Bluegill also had a improvement this week.

      Frank’s Tract Fishing Report
      After being beat up by crazy winds for a weeks, we some of the best water conditions of the year. Black bass bite is at a consistent yet, tougher than normal bite. Green Man Bear Pigs and Beavers also working well. We are seeing a few big Black Bass with ¾ ounce Jigs. Others looking to score are starting to crank Chartreuse Shad 6th Sense baits and DDO custom Craws are solid options.

      West Delta Fishing Report
      The stripers are here anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Stripes to 18 pounds have grabbed baits . Trollers it’s getting started on both sides with Red Barn being the top choice, if they aren’t there move to the Eddo’s Side. Chartreuse patterns are the best bet.

      Provided by Dan’s Delta Outdoors, 1625 Main St Oakley CA 925/234-4694 Follow us on Facebook

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

    • Water Temp: 68-72

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Just a quick update on Berryessa, I took two clients yesterday out of Markley Cove yesterday. The day started on a real downer!! One of the fellows hooked toad on a drop-shot rig (Robo worm). We saw her three times - out of the water during her jumps! The third jump was her saving grace as she spit the hook. Got enough of a good look to estimate her at 7+ pounds. We all recovered and went on to have a really good day with lots of bass to 3 1/4 lbs. Again - largemouth everywhere!! They caught mostly largemouth and a lot of spots, but only a few smallies. We fished under cloud cover (not fog) most of the trip which might have helped the bite. very little wind. By the time we got to the main body in the afternoon, clearing skies and big south wind! They were still biting. The lake has begun to drop some, about 1 to 2 feet. After all said and done, around 35 bass and best five around 14 lbs.

      Tips: I spent some early time trying to get a topwater bite going for them. I thought it would be the perfect day for topwater - calm with cloud cover. I caught one right away, and that was it. I tried off and on thru the day - no interest in topwater - yet! It will happen! Lots of suspended bass on points - recovering from the spawn. After Memorial Day traffic calms down, should be a good month ahead. Interesting how "hot spots" turn cool and "no action" spots turn hot! That happened yesterday some. One area that had been good was lousy yesterday and another favorite area that had been lousy - turned good, err, great yesterday! These darn bass can really sent one to the "institution" in short order!