Jay's Delta Fishing Report

Sacramento Delta

by California Delta Chambers & Visitors Bureau

The spring striped bass action is in full swing, especially on the San Joaquin River where good numbers of fish averaging 5 to 6 pounds are being caught trolling. Some of the best action is taking place off the Old River Flats, mouth of the Old River and the Peacock off the berms near Bradford Island. The best lure is the deep and shallow running Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnows with a white worm trailer. Finding the school is the secret and when you do the action is non-stop. Most of the fish are males yet to spawn. Striped bass showing on the Sacramento River off Decker Island, the Old Dairy and the West Bank with Yo-Zuris on the troll working best. The sturgeon fishing is still good off the Mothball Fleet and the Pittsburg area. Some six pack guides experiencing 8 to 10 hookups daily using salmon roe, eel strips and the basic shrimp baits. If interested in striped bass fishing now is the time to venture out on the Delta waterways.
American shad making an appearance in the Sacramento River. In the Freeport area shoreline anglers are casting Shad Darts or pink/champagne curly tailed grubs on a drop-shot rig.

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