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May 12-18: Delta Fishing Report

by ECT

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Striper Trolling and plug casting has stayed fair the last few days. Dirty “D” is  a bit Windy this week.  Trolling the Angry Eyes and Savage Preys is the best bet.  Sturgeon anglers moved West .   Catfish start to show in better numbers with Mackerel.


Rio Vista
WINDY, but forecast to improve later this weekend. Shore bound anglers are scoring both species. The best place to score a striped bass or sturgeon remains Sandy Beach and  the area of the Power Lines, use Sardines or Shad. Trolling is scoring many limits stripers and occasionally, a 10-12 pounder caught.  Savage Prey and P-line Angry Eye lures are key for the trolling anglers.


Walnut Grove
Trolling  Angry Eyes baits in bright colors 8 to 10 foot deep is key as the spring push continues. The Dirty “D” is clearing its name and conditions are improving for Black Bass in the area. Spinnerbaits and Fizzle jigs are working in the Hog Area. Bank anglers tossing shad and Sardines prevail for an occasional  Striper those looking for bigger bites.  Drifting live baits for stripers cracking the 10 pound plus keeps anglers smiling..


Central Delta 
Most Blackie anglers are sticking with Strike King Blade minnows paired with Fatsack Swim Jigs. Wind and overcast this weekend slow rolling Fatsack Tackle blades and Strike King square bills searching ledges near sparse tulle flats.  Stripers had another cameo appearance this week yet it was very brief. Crappie and Bluegill also had a improvement this week.


Frank’s Tract
After being beat up by crazy winds for a week, we got a third round of winds. Black bass bite is at a consistent tougher than normal bite. Hematoma Beavers on over cast days also working well. We are seeing a few big Black Bass with ¾ ounce Jigs.  Others looking to score are starting to crank DDO Customs and Pranks are solid options.


West Delta
Bundle up and braving the wind is worth trying. The stripers are here Lug Worms, anchovies and sardines in many areas for bank anglers, Antioch Pier and along Sherman Island rd.  Stripes to 28 pounds have  grabbed baits . Trollers it’s getting started on both sides with Red Barn being the top choice, if they aren’t there move to the Eddo’s Side. Chartreuse patterns are the best bet.


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