California Delta Fish Report

Updated February 1, 2023

California Delta:

DELTA, Sacramento Side — Sturgeon fishing has been slow since heavy inflow bringing cold water and debris has dominated the Delta. The two large sturgeon derbies are coming in early February, and with the dry spell predicted, the action for the diamondbacks should be outstanding. Striped bass trolling is on hold until at least February due to the high and muddy water, but the spring run should be outstanding.

DELTA, San Joaquin side — Largemouth bass action has slowed to a crawl with intensely muddy water conditions throughout the south Delta. It will take a few weeks for the waters to clear enough to find a decent bite. Striped bass is also slow, but this will change in the coming weeks. Noise, vibration, and scent are important to entice strikes.


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