Report Updated April 23, 2014
Stripers still going
Guide JD RICHEY said that fishing on both the Sacramento and San Joaquin sides of the Delta remains good…which is kind of surprising considering it’s almost May, the water temps are closing in on 70 degrees and the full moon just happened. Also interesting he says is the fact there there have been lots of ocean fresh fish in the system lately.
He’s been working topwater, swim baits and spoons while many other folks have been trolling. The crowds have been pretty intense but there is still enough water to find your own spot. The water is good and clear everywhere and there are stripers throughout though the lower ends of the Sac and SJ seem to be holding the highest concentrations. Trolling this week was also very good at the West Bank.
Check out JD’s guide to Delta Striper Fishing here.
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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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