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July 9-15: East County Fishing Report

by ECT

Welcome to the very first East County Fishing report provided by Dan Mathisen of Dan’s Delta Outdoors in Oakley. Each Thursday, Dan will provide fishing reports of what to expect around the Delta.

Isleton Area   HOT weather and big tides have limited the results of many anglers heading to the Isleton area this past week. Although as the temperatures cooled a bit this week and boat traffic slowed after the holiday weekend the summer smallmouth bite is on the upswing.

Smallmouth are a great 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. Won’t be long and the focus here will change to salmon.

Walnut Grove  Stripes are in the area as anglers recover from the furnace blast of  heat 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 is really the unsung hero here as there continues to be stripes caught there by lure tossers.

Hair Jigs and small shad patterns are the top choices here as well. Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail.

Discovery Bay  Heat and Full moon has anglers pondering  A few anglers are still scoring schoolie sized stripers in the Indian Creek side. Crankbaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls. Bass pushing the 4 to 6 mark are showing on occasion. Many anglers are working through the heat and getting ready for two fun frog tournament events coming the end of the month. While the winds have hampered there search a bit those targeting shaded current areas.

Speaking of shade and current punching shade pockets in the junk.  Fatsack Tackle punch shirts and Megastrike Plastics are great under utilized choices. With the wind Spinnerbaits and buzzbaits also are getting bit.  Jig bite on points is also decent!

West Delta Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be tough but still those who stick with it are getting  small keepers on occasion from both boat and bank. From as far west as Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Anchovies and Sardines are finding fun action.

Sturgeon success has come on the outgoing tide with pile worms, eel and roe. Broad Slough, Bouy 1 and Pittsburg PG&E are good bets. Not great by any means but a fun way to spend the Hot summer evenings.


Dan Mathisen, owner of Dan’s Delta Outdoors in Oakley

Dans Delta Outdoor

Fun things for this weekend, Dan’s Delta Outdoors, is having multiple seminar’s all Day Saturday from Bait fishing and Delta Salmon trolling techniques concluding Saturday Evening with the King of Delta Frog Fishing Bobby Barrack. This is part of a grand opening celebration.

Fishing Report provided by Dan Mathisen of Dan’s Delta Outdoors located at 1625 Main St. in Oakley. You may also follow them on Facebook.


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1 comment

Dale Jul 9, 2015 - 11:07 am

This is great!

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