Sept. 2-8: Delta Fishing Report


Tracy Oasis Charity “RESTORE THE  DELTA”   Event  is Saturday September 2, at the South Delta’s hidden gem Tracy Oasis Marina.  209-835-3182

Next week BASS FEST 2017 returns to Bethel island’s Russo’s Marina. This will be a super fun weekend for Bass Anglers od all level’s. With Plenty of gear and manufactures in attendance.

Dan’s Delta  Outdoors Fall/ Winter hours start next week, Monday through Thursday 11-6 with weekend hours unchanging 6 to 6 Friday and Saturday  and 8-3 Sunday.

Fishing Report

No Changes, With Big Heat forecast the next few days, the salmon are still trickling into the area.   The Warm evening temps temps should continue to keep the Catfish bite the bite rolling. Mackeral and Sardines are the best here. Still the Smallmouth continue biting to help you beat the summer doldrums .  Scroungers tipped with flukes and DDO crank are good choices here for the hard fighting smallies.

Walnut Grove
Bank anglers using liver’s and cut baits prevail  for those searching for Whiskerfish. The Sacramento Turning Basin is still decent here as there continues to be stripes caught there by lure tossers. Spoons and small shad patterns are the top choices here as well..  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 .  Plenty of juvenile stripers are in the area as well.

Franks Tract

Decent action for Bethel Island residents and Visitors. Panfish are plentiful Red Worms leading the charge, Plenty of 2 to 4 pound Catfish on various cut baits are keeping the bells a ringing. Black Bass Anglers punching and swim jigs lead the way. Stripers and plenty of bait building in the area. Spooks And swim baits are key.

West Delta
Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be decent but still those who stick with it are getting keepers to 12 pounds 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. Salmon? Still a trickling in..A few reports of Salmon grabbing Mepp’s and DDO spinners. Still not great yet.    Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding  cuts.

South Delta

Bait Anglers are catching catfish and panfish throughout the area, While cutbaits and livers are tops for the whiskerfish the panish responde to worms under bobbers. Those fishing the forebay are seeing stripes on lures and bluegill.


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