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Oct. 16-22: Delta Fishing Report

by ECT

East Contra Costa will be hosting two fishing tournaments this weekend and that is good news because the salmon are exploding while the stripers continue to get better.

Dan’s Delta Outdoors Fall Striper Series #2 Goes out of Big Break Marina Saturday Morning. This catch and release tournament is the 2nd of 3 events. Registration 5 to 6 am target draw and blast off right at first light. ALL BOATS must leave from Big Break Marina.

Hook Line and Sinker Black Bass series continues out of Russo’s this weekend Good Luck to all those Anglers that are going out for the fall bite, Grab some Booby Trap jigs and get after it!

Fishing Report:

Isleton BAM! Finally the salmon bite EXPLODED 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. Silvertron’s 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 Silvertrons and K-14 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. R2Sea Rukus and Whopper Ploppers getting smacked. Black Bass cooler evening temps have water temperatures dropping and the bite on upswing!. Stay near main river current with Crankbaits Strike King XD 6 and 2.5 square bills. Strike King small Double Buzz and Poppers getting mentioned often. Jig bite on points is also good, the all new TNT Booby Trap is a great replica of Delta Craws come by and check them out !

Frank’s Tract Stripers and bass bite both responded well to the removal of the False River dam. 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.

West Delta   WOW! Salmon success stories still abound. Slime Rockets best on the incoming tide with Mepp’s Flying C’s in Pittsburg 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 to 38 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 Dan’s Delta Mizers, during the day go old school with Hair Jigs Like Dan’s Classic Shimmer 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 Lucke Strike Square bills in bait fish patterns and spinnerbaits is key.

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