Hook Line & Sinker has provided a November fishing report for the various fish on the Delta.
The sturgeon bite has been nothing short of red hot. The fish have been biting really well during the change of the tides between 50-70ft of water. Water temps have been holding right around 63 degrees. The bite should continue to be good as long as this current weather patterns holds, and the wind doesn’t blow us off the water. For those who want to go out and try their own luck, your bait of choice should be eel, roe, and fresh shrimp when available.
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Lots of small fish in the system with rumors of bigger fish starting to show themselves. Bait fisherman are having luck with cut sardines and mackerel. For the guys plugging, swimbaits and spoons have been producing high numbers. Look for hard current areas and deep holes where the fish have pulled off the bank to hold.
Also, shallow main river grass flats are also notorious for hold giant stripes this time of year.
While salmon season doesn’t close in the Sacramento River until December 16, we’re closing in on the end of the run. Anglers that are still catching some of the late fish are spooning in 20-30’ deep holes. For the shore anglers, Mepps Flying C lures are always the best option. Chartreuse/green/orange colors have been the favorite this year.
Always be sure to check your local regulations as some local waters are off limits for salmon fishing.
The fall transition is in full swing and has many anglers scratching their heads. The water temps have dropped from 63deg to 58deg in the last week, add in the recent cold and windy conditions and we’ve got a tough bite. Senkos, jerk baits, spinnerbaits, and drop shots have been the most productive techniques for most anglers. Some anglers are still producing a punch and frog bite.
Key areas: look for feeding flats with glass clumps. Grass lines off rock banks, and boat docks in the 7-12ft of water
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