Report updated March 27, 2015
STRIPERS ARE HAPPENING!
Striper fishing really turned on all over the Delta this week and fold from Discovery Bay to Rio Vista and over on the main San Joaquin all found fish. Trolling has been okay on the West Bank in the muddy water with Rat-L-Traps, while anglers working swimsuits have been finding fish all over the lower SJ. The bite in Steamboat has backed off with the angling pressure, but the fish are there. Bait dunkers using shad and sardines are seeing plenty of fish below the Rio Vista Bridge.
JD has been throwing topwater and plugging with good results on both sides lately and is seeing nice fish in the mid- to upper teens. For info on guided light tackle trips click HERE
Check out JD’s guide to Delta Striper Fishing.
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Sacramento Delta map
About the Sacramento Delta
There are hundreds and hundreds of miles of waterways down here that you could literally spend a couple lifetimes exploring and not see half of it. From a fishing standpoint, there’s something going on pretty much year-round here. The kings come through in September and October and the place loads up with striped bass in the fall and they hang around all winter until the urge to procreate coaxes them upstream in teh spring. Sturgeon are also available fall, winter and spring and then you’ve got excellent black bass, catfish and panfishing to keep you busy all summer.
Species of the Sacramento Delta
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