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Dan’s Delta Outdoors Delta Fishing Report

Provided by Dan’s Delta Outdoors
1625 Main St Oakley CA 925/234-4694

70th  Annual Rio Vista Striper Festival.  Rio Vista turns to Fair Weekend as anglers from all over participate in the longest running derby in the West!

The “O” Series Launches out of Sugar Barge on Bethel Island this weekend. Lots of good anglers talking about this special fall Winter series.

Dan’s Delta  Outdoors Fall/ Winter hours now in place, Monday through Thursday 11-6 with weekend hours unchanging 6 to 6 Friday and Saturday  and 8-3 Sunday.

Fishing Report

Capt. Stan Spinners continue to  lead the charge for the trolling anglers. Wow! It’s great to here first time anglers  giving credit to our salmon set-ups! The cooler evening temps have helped the bite tremendously.  Also Cranking Bandit 200 hundred cranks smacking the Smallies

Walnut Grove
Solid Salmon reports in the area with temperatures return more fall like. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. Bank anglers using liver’s and cut baits prevail  for those searching for Whiskerfish. The Sacramento Turning Basin is still decent here as there continues to be stripes caught there by lure tossers. Hair jigs and small shad patterns are the top choices here as well.. 

 Discovery Bay
Keep the Reaction baits tied on as Crankbaits and Chatterbaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls. Bass pushing the 3 to 4 pounds mark are showing on occasion Prank Poppers and swim jigs are the best for numbers .  Plenty of juvenile stripers are in the area as well.

Franks Tract

Striped bass and plenty of bait building in the area. Spooks And swim baits are key for lure tossing anglers. Black Bass Anglers spinnerbaits and swim jigs also work well.  Panfish are plentiful Red Worms leading the charge, Plenty of 2 to 4 pound Catfish on various cut baits are keeping the bells a ringing.

West Delta
Salmon? They’re still Here in Great Numbers! Cooler water temps have exploded the salmon bite for those tossing  Mepp’s Flying C’s  spinners 20 plus a day from Humphries this week!    Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Anchovies and Sardines are finding fun action. Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be decent but still those who stick with it are getting keepers to 12 pounds on occasion from both boat and bank. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding  cuts.

South Delta

Bandit 200 series and spinnerbaits are key for Bass.  Bait Anglers are catching catfish and panfish throughout the area, While cutbaits and livers are tops for the catfish, the panfish respond to worms under bobbers. Those fishing the forebay are seeing stripes on lures and bluegill.

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