Delta Fishing Report

Report Updated Nov. 3, 2014

Striper Fishing Good!

JD's guys have been finding some nice topwater action

JD’s guys have been finding some nice topwater action

Guide JD RICHEY said that the Delta has been productive lately and he’s been working the Sacramento side mainly, though there are lots of fish in the San Joaquin as well.

The day after the Giants won Game 7, Phil caught this bonus salmon while striper fishing with JD

The day after the Giants won Game 7, Phil caught this bonus salmon while striper fishing with JD

He’s been working topwater, swim baits and spoons while many other folks have been trolling. There’s a ton of floating hydrilla out there making fishing, navigation and even launching tough. A lot of the ramps are starting to look like the Hogback Launch:

Hogback Ramp: All weeded up

Hogback Ramp: All weeded up

Check out JD’s guide to Delta Striper Fishing here.

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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.

You never know what you’re going to catch here video
Throwing Swimbaits for Stripers
Topwater Stripers Gone Wild!


Species of the Sacramento Delta

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Striped Bass
September-May


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Sturgeon
October-March


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Fall Chinook


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Black Bass
Year-Round


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Catfish
Year-Round


Photos from the Sac Delta:

Sunset over Rio Vista

Sunset over Rio Vista

Several old-school ferries still operate in the Delta

Several old-school ferries still operate in the Delta

It gets foggy down here in the winter...bring your GPS!

It gets foggy down here in the winter…bring your GPS!

Mt. Diabalo sunset

Mt. Diabalo sunset

Tule bank at the confluence of the San Joaquin and Mokelumne rivers

Tule bank at the confluence of the San Joaquin and Mokelumne rivers

A fall evening on Beaver Slough

A fall evening on Beaver Slough

Watch out for ships in the main San Joaquin!!

Watch out for ships in the main San Joaquin!!

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