Aug.18 – 24: Delta Fishing Report

Mike & Lori Birch take 2nd place at the Hook, Line & Sinker Tournament.

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.

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
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
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
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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