Delta Fishing Report

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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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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