Sacramento Delta Fishing Report

Sacramento Delta


by Arizona Game & Fish Department
11-22-2016
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The calm weather conditions provide excellent opportunities to fish for either striped bass, sturgeon or salmon. Presently, there are good numbers of striped bass averaging 21 to 23 inches in length along with many undersized fish throughout the system. Most of the action is taking place at anchor tossing shad, mud suckers, cut anchovy and sardines. In the south Delta drifting live bluegills is the ticket for some larger fish exceeding 20 pounds in weight. Salmon are still moving through the Delta but due to the water clarity the bite is few and far between for trollers dragging spinners. In the Benicia area off the shoreline anglers tossing Vee-Zee or Mepp’s Flying C spinners have been producing 4 or 5 salmon per day. Also, the Freeport area in the North Delta has been the best location for salmon near the Freeport Bridge.Dunking roe and eel for sturgeon has been pretty good for anglers in the big cut area upstream off Sherman Island, Ryer Island ferry into Cache slough. Another good bet for Sturgeon is off Chain Island and the deepest water outside the Pittsburg Marina.


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