Welcome to the East County Fishing Report provided by Dan Mathisen of Dan’s Delta Outdoors in Oakley. Each week, Mathisen provides fishing reports for what to expect around the Delta.
Delta Report…. Overall slow but Stripers are starting to show
Isleton Smallmouth are the best target species this time of year that can help you beat the summer doldrums. Wadda Jigs, and Plastics are good choices here for the hard fighting smallies. Still waiting as I Looked again for a few anxious Salmon anglers while there were only a few fishing finally started getting an occasional report of success from Salmon searching anglers. While the temperatures get ready to heat up again this weekend look for no change in the Salmon bite this week. Silvertron’s are the best bet for those who want to try.
Walnut Grove No Change, Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail. Catfish action is getting the most praise, Few Stripes are in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more seasonable in the Walnut Grove area as the trolling bite is OK mostly small fish. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. The Sacramento Turning Basin continues to be decent with stripes caught there by lure tossers. Red Eye Shad and small shad patterned plastics are the top choices here as well.
Discovery Bay Hint of fall? Really while we are scheduled for a couple HOT days this weekend there is hope for the Frog bite to be decent once again. Spro Big Daddy and KVD frogs getting some explosive strikes. Current and shade are the key. Yuk spraying for weed control made it tough on the Indian Creek side. Crankbaits Strike King XD 6 and 2.5 square bills are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls. Bass pushing the 3 to 4 mark are showing on occasion. Jig bite on points is also decent!
West Delta More Anglers in search of stripers are finding a few keepers on occasion from both boat and bank. Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Sardines and Anchovies. Antioch Pier scored stripers to 36 inches this week. From as far west as Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Mackeral and Sardines ae finding fun action. A few Salmon success stories have come on the incoming tide with Mepp’s Flying C’s . Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts. Punching get’s the bites the key is staying square to your target and setting hard. BK GrassBurners and Whopper Ploppers rocking the bass.
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