Delta Report…. Dan’s Delta Black Bass Series #3 Launches out of Big Break Marina Sunday April 8th. Along with the Delta’s Best Pro Teams Oakley’s Teen Team Open will run in conjunction with Dan’s Delta Pro Teams bringing Nearly 100 Boats to Big Break Marina in Oakley Sunday.
Striper, Sturgeon, Bass and More….
Striper Trolling and plug casting has started to recover a bit from the dirty water.. Water temps raised a bit this week and a few more stripers in the Cache Slough area responded. Sturgeon remains the focus here. Diamondback anglers are heading to 41, Liberty and Cache Slough areas with roe and eel reporting success.
Trolling is scoring many more Small stripes and occasionally, a 12-15 pounder caught. Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures are key for the trolling anglers. Red White Classic Shimmer jigs around pumps getting stripers. Sturgeon anglers in front of Collinsville or Red Barn still get bit. Shore bound anglers are scoring both species. The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon remains Sherman Island in the area of the Power Lines, use Lug Worms or Red’s Bloody Eel.
Trolling for stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers smiling Brite colors 8 to 10 foot deep is key as the spring push starts up. The Dirty “D” is clearing its name and conditions were improving yet forecasted heavy rain will slow the progression. Stay in the Steamboat area for best conditions. Best bet, Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures. Bank anglers tossing shad and eel prevail for an occasional sturgeon or Striper those looking for bigger bites.
As water temps stabilize in the 60’s the black bass bite is rolling. Bed fish are around. Most Blackie anglers are sticking with Senkos and Tail Slapper swim baits, Wind, Rain and overcast this weekend slow rolling blades and crankbaits searching ledges near sparse tulle flats.
Had Novice anglers John and Cody out this week, there first ever fishing experience netted them 8 striped bass to 10 pounds. Black bass bite was picking up at a consistent pace til this storm series arrived. Hematoma Beavers on over cast days also working well. We found a few Stripers and Black Bass with 200 S-Wavers and Red Eye Shad. Others looking to score are starting to crank Red-Eye Shad and Big Poppa’s are solid options. Keeper sized stripes are grabbing Savage Glides a bit more this week and trolled Angry Eye baits.
Sturgeon anglers have scored solid numbers of keepers daily in the Martinez and Pittsburg area. The stripers starting to show anchovies and Lug Worms in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Stripes to 14 pounds have grabbed DDO Meizers. Trolling anglers it’s getting started. Chartreuse patterns are the best bet.
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