Spring Stripers Show! Big Black Bass, Plentiful Crappie and Bass. The “O” Series heads out of Tracy Oasis this weekend. Here is a look at this weeks Delta Fishing Report provided by Dan’s Delta Outdoors in Oakley.
Striper Trolling starts getting better #plinefishing Angry Eyes are favorites. Water temps cooled a bit this week and a few more stripers in the Cache Slough area responded. Surprisingly Catfish started stirring in dead end sloughs, Cut Baits and Crawlers get the top call.
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. Eel continues to lead the way for sturgeon anglers in front of Collinsville or Red Barn. 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.
Trolling for stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers smiling as the spring push starts up. Best bet, Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures. Most are sturgeon fishing now with eel and cured ghost shrimp. Bank anglers tossing shad and eel prevail for an occasional sturgeon or Striper those looking for bigger bites.
As water temps dropped a bit in low fifties the black bass bite is rolling. Most Blackie anglers are sticking with jigs and slow rolling blades searching ledges near sparse tuie flats. Others looking to beat the clear conditions are starting to crank Red-Eye Shad and 6th Sense baits. Keeper sized stripes are grabbing Bad Bubba Shad a bit more this week and trolled Vibrating baits.
Brrr, cold am temps toughened the black bass bite yet anglers are still grinding away. Black Blue Fizzles, Swim Jigs and FatSack jigs are great options while spinnerbaits get the mentioned as well. We found a few Stripers and Black Bass with white swimbaits and Red Eye Shad.
The stripers starting to show anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd. Trollers it’s getting started. Chartruse patterns are the best bet. Dino’s, 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.
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.