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Oct 13-19: Delta Fishing Report

by ECT

The Fall Bite continues to gain momentum As 71st Annual Rio Vista Striper Derby is underway! Get on up and Check out the Carnival and festivities! Here is a look at this weeks Delta Fishing Report.


Fall Stripers and Salmon Stacked


Finally the salmon bite remains strong as cooler evening temps take hold. The bite in the area just improved all week. Salmon anglers are seeing success, a few fishing finally started getting solid reports of success from  Salmon searching anglers with silvertrons leading the way. Water temperatures have dropped with the cooler evenings. Many anglers to the west are seeing more salmon daily… getting close.  Capt. Stan Spinners are the best bet for those who want to try.  Smallies are getting more attention now as 2 to 4 pound fish show more often now… Jigs and flukes are getting them!


Walnut Grove 
Continuing solid Salmon numbers with many Great Scores reported Capt. Stan Spinners and Yozuri’s getting mentioned. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove.   Few Stripes are in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more seasonable in the Walnut Grove area as the trolling bite is OK mostly small fish.. Red Eye Shad and small shad patterned plastics are the top choices here as well. Small swimbaits are scoring Largemouth and Smallmouth in the Meadows.


Discovery Bay 
More Stripers now starting to group up in the Marina side.  Bubba Shad are great striper bets.  Jigs and Strike King RedEye Shad getting mentioned for Black Bass cooler evening temps have water temperatures dropping  and the bite on upswing!. Crankbaits baitfish patterned 6Th Sense Baits getting the attention of the bass anglers. Brabec Double Buzz and Poppers getting mentioned often. Jig bite on points is also good.


Frank’s Tract
It’s no secret what a little current can do. Walking baits are great topwater options while small swim baits and swim jigs get the mention. We found plenty of Stripers and Black Bass with Pencil Poppers, Hair Jigs, Bubba Shad Lot of Stripes on Old River Flats.


West Delta 
Salmon success stories still abound. Slime Rockets best on the incoming tide with Mepp’s Flying C’s in Pittsburgh and Humphries areas. More Anglers in search of stripers are finding solid numbers of keeper stripers from both boat and bank. Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Shad. Antioch Pier scored stripers to47 inches this week.  Shad is top offering. The West as in Honker Bay to the Broad Slough plug casting is getting fish when wind cooperates. Go On Top with Cedar Plugs, during the day go old school with Hair Jigs or Spro in open water White/Dark Green and White/Blue best this week .   Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts. Cranking  Strike Square bills in bait fish patterns and spinnerbaits is key.


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Ed Henry Oct 16, 2018 - 3:41 pm

what’s happening in Rio Vista now and for how long????????????

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