Aug 12-18: Delta Fishing Report


GOT KIDS? Mark your calendar This Saturday Aug 12th for City of Oakley Kids Fishing Day Antioch. Sign up Here at Shop! #oakley This will be a blast and we are looking for adults to help with the Kids, contact store for more info!

Hook Line and Sinker Open This is their inaugural Open event Also August 12-13th. Entries can be found here at DDO and at the Hook Line and Sinker

Dan’s Delta Outdoors next event Team Event is 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.

Fishing Report

We Three Kings? Yeppers they caught a half dozen or so in the area this week just the beginning up a promising season.  The hot Humid temps are behind us the temps will be more normal and bite will grow. 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
The Sacramento Turning Basin is really the unsung hero 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. Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail.  Very Few Salmon reports in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove.

Discovery Bay
A few anglers are still scoring schoolie sized stripers in the Indian Creek side. Crankbaits 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 . Discovery  Bay area, I was fishing sparse tules on the down current side of a point of the out going tide, when a 5lbs bass grabbed Rod Strainer blade

West Delta
Salmon? 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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