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Feb 17-23: Delta Fishing Report

by ECT

Here is a look at this weeks Delta Fishing Report provided by Dan’s Delta Outdoors in Oakley. Big Black Bass, Plentiful Crappie and warming temperatures!

Big Black Bass, few Crappie and warming temperatures! Dan’s Delta Outdoors first team event goes out of Big Break Marina Saturday as many of the Top Pro’s from throughout CA get the season started.


Water temps stalled a bit this week and a few more stripers in the Cache Slough area responded. Catfish started stirring in dead end sloughs, Cut Baits and Crawlers get the top call. Sturgeon remains the focus here. Diamondback anglers are heading to 41, Liberty and Cache Slough areas with roe and eel reporting success.

Rio Vista
A few more Small stripes and occasionally, a 10-pounder is caught. Eel continues to lead the way for sturgeon anglers in front of Collinsville. Rio Vista Pier also is scoring both species. The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon remains below Decker Island in the area of the Power Lines at Light 14 and the Red Barn, where boaters anchor and use threadfin shad or Red’s Bloody Eel.

Walnut Grove
Most are sturgeon fishing  now with eel and cured ghost shrimp. Trolling for stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers hopes up.   Bank anglers tossing shad and eel prevail for an occasional sturgeon or Striper those looking for bigger bites.

Discovery Bay 
As water temps stall mid-fifties the black bass bite is getting started! Most Blackie anglers are sticking with jigs and slow rolling blades searching ledges near sparse tuie flats. Others looking to beat the clear conditions areas starting to crank Red-Eye Shad and Big Poppa’s. Keeper sized stripes are grabbing Bad Bubba Shad a bit more this week ..

Frank’s Tract
Like a army marching forward the black bass bite is getting on track at a consistent pace.  Skinny Dippers, Swim Jigs and jigs are great options while spinnerbaits get the mentioned as well. We found a few Stripers and Black Bass with  Jigs, vibrating jigs and Red Eye Shad.

West Delta

Sturgeon Still leads the way. Eel is the best bait over all, but roe and shad also scoring diamondbacks Broad slough and surrounding cuts.  There were many shaker sturgeon reports and double hook ups. Bouy 18 at Collinsville West to Honker Bay has been best. There were few shaker stripers and keepers in the area. The stripers starting to show anchovies and sardines in many areas, bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd.

Contra Loma
Black bass have been biting on artificial baits/lures and nightcrawlers around the lake. Try a wake bait or a party crasher. Trout fishing is still good at the east side, north side of lake or from a boat with nightcrawlers, Power Eggs, or mice tails. Try fishing at Channel Point, Loma Island or from a boat with nightcrawlers or chicken liver.. Try fishing for Crappie or Bluegill with jigs or worms at the boat ramp area, Loma Island or Channel Point area.

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