March 10-16: Delta Fishing Report

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This Weekend, New Gen Bass Launches out of Russo’s Marina Saturday March 10th.

Isleton
Striper Trolling and plug casting has improved dramatically.. 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.

 

Rio Vista
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 threadfin shad or Red’s Bloody Eel.

 

Walnut Grove
Trolling for stripers cracking the 12 pound plus keeps anglers smiling as the spring push starts up. 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.

 

Discovery Bay
As water temps reach upper-fifties the black bass bite is rolling. Most Blackie anglers are sticking with Senkos and slow rolling blades searching ledges near sparse tulle flats. Others looking to beat the clear conditions are starting to crank Red-Eye Shad and 6th Sense Crush 100x. Keeper sized stripes are grabbing Bubba Shada bit more this week and trolled Angry Eye baits.

 

Frank’s Tract    Black bass bite is picking up at a consistent pace warm rain only helps the Big Girls bite.  Chatterbaits are great options while spinnerbaits get the mentioned as well. Hematoma Beavers on over cast days also working well. We found a few Stripers and Black Bass with Glides and Red Eye Shad.

 

West Delta  The stripers starting to show anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd.  Stripes to 18 pounds have grabbed Swim Baits. Trollers it’s getting started Angry Eyes Chartreuse patterns are the best bet.

 

Contra Loma
Trout fishing is still good at the east side, north side of lake or from a boat with nightcrawlers, Power Eggs, or mice tails.  Water up fast slowed the bite for now. Black bass have been biting on artificial baits/lures and nightcrawlers around the lake.

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