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April 28-May 4: Delta Fishing Report

by ECT

Wild West Anglers here this week at Big Break Marina Friday Through Sunday.  Striper Fishing Goes Again Off This week! A great Time to remember to Join California Striped Bass Association! Need More Members that Love to Fish and Support this Great fishery! Join Here!

Striper Trolling and plug casting has toughened the last few days. Water temps raised a bit this week and a few more stripers in the Cache Slough area responded.  Trolling the Angry Eyes and Savage Preys is the best bet.  Sturgeon anglers moved west .


Rio Vista
Trolling is scoring many limits stripers 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.  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 Sardines or Red’s Bloody Eel.


Walnut Grove
Bank anglers tossing shad and eel prevail for an occasional sturgeon or Striper those looking for bigger bites.  Drifting live baits for stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers smiling. Trolling Savage Prey baits colors 8 to 10 foot deep is key as the spring push starts up. The Dirty “D” is earning its name and conditions are lets say turbulent. Stay in the Wimpys area for best conditions. Best bet, Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures.


Discovery Bay
The Bite is On! The black bass bite has continued rolling. River2Sea in Shad and Crankbait patterns rocking the Bed fish are around.  Most Blackie anglers are sticking with Senkos and Strike King Rage Swimmers swim baits paired with Fatsack Swim Jigs, clouds forecast  this weekend slow Fatsack Tackle blades and Rat-LTrap Stutter Steps  searching ledges near sparse tulle flats.


Frank’s Tract
Black bass bite is at a consistent pace warm days only helps the Big Girls bite. Hematoma Beavers on over cast days also working well. We found a few Stripers and Black Bass with top water and Chili Craw Red Eye Shad. Others looking to score are starting to crank Chartreuse Shad 6th Sense baits  and Big Poppa’s are solid options. Keeper sized stripes are grabbing Bubba Shad a bit more this week and trolled Angry Eye baits.


West Delta
The stripers are here anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd.  Stripes to 18 pounds have  grabbed Red/White Classic shimmer jigs.  Trollers it’s getting started on both sides with Red Barn being the top choice, if they aren’t there move to the Eddo’s Side. Chartreuse patterns are the best bet.


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