Water Temp: 79-82
Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)
Report: I know about the die off and have seen some of it. Do not fear - there are many, many, bass still very much alive! My sore thumb nearly fell off lipping around 60+ bass for my clients. I lost my net last trip and forgot to get a new one. So Larry - a couple of guys were your clients, right? Not quite. A father and his 11 year old son and 9 year old daughter. Thank goodness for 21 ft Rangers!! I think this was their first official family bass trip. I told the bass to be on their best behavior, and they were. A 6 1/2 hour bite, unbelievable! it never slowed We used a variety of plastics, mostly Robo worms in 2 or 3 different colors. MM111 is coming on as fall approaches! Morning Dawn is still hot, along with the weather. We fished several areas mid-lake, working 5 to 15 feet of water. We also used Yamamoto Flappin' Hogs and some jigs w/Yamamoto trailers. I believed I worked harder on this trip then any in memory - someone had a bass on all the time with their triple hookup even - the whole family had one on except the wife - and she wasn't there!! I figured I'd net dad's first since he had the money - LOL! I've seen this happen before - as the afternoon set in, the fish got bigger. Both kids got one near 4 lbs. The success of this trip was only possible because I didn't have to be on the trolling motor - no wind to speak of. I was free to net 24/7!!
Mike Sperbeck and I fished the lake on Thursday afternoon and found good action also. We fished the Rattlesnake Arm and up to Soda Bay. Again, an amazing shallow bite in the wind, bass biting in the top 5 feet. Mostly jigs that trip. We caught over 50 in 5 hrs, up to 4 1/4 lbs. As I mentioned before on a previous post, no dinks any more, just good bass in the 2 to 4 lb range.
Tips: Though the bite is good nearly everywhere, it is a struggle to find a fish over 5 lbs in the southern area of the lake. Many of those bigger bass have a new zip code. What is that zip code for the Lakeport area now???
Report: Dan’s Delta Outdoors next event Team Event is Saturday August 19th at Big Break Marina. Check-in will Start at 5am at Big Break Marina! Gonna be a interesting event as the Angler of the Year race tightens.
Isleton Fishing Report
Yeppers they caught a few salmon so in the area this week just the beginning up a promising season. The cooler evening temps should continue to help the bite get rolling. Still the Smallmouth continue biting to help you beat the summer doldrums . Wadda Jigs, and DDO crank are good choices here for the hard fighting smallies.
Walnut Grove Fishing Report
The Sacramento Turning Basin is really the unsung hero here as there continues to be stripes caught there by lure tossers. Spoons and small shad patterns are the top choices here as well. Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail. Few More Salmon reports in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove.
Discovery Bay Fishing Report
Crankbaits and Chatterbaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls. Bass pushing the 4 to 6 mark are showing on occasion Bladed Jigs and swim jigs are the best for numbers . My Buddy Kevin has reported some solid Catfishing with 4-to-6 Pound cats in The Indian Slough Area.
West Delta Fishing Report
Salmon? Still a trickling in..A few reports of Salmon grabbing Mepp’s and DDO spinners. Still not great yet but hope in the next week or so. So far 11 Salmon reports from Antioch area. Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be decent but still those who stick with it are getting small keepers on occasion from both boat and bank. From as far west as Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Anchovies and Sardines ae finding fun action. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts.
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