California Delta Fish Report


Updated September 30, 2022

DELTA, Sacramento Side — Striped bass continue to be the top draw as fresh linesides are pouring into the system along the West Bank from Collinsville to Rio Vista and also in Sherman Lake and Broad Slough. Both shallow- or deep-diving lures are working depending upon the tide while lure casters are finding the birds and working 4-inch swimbaits on a ½-ounce jig head. Salmon are trickling into the system, and an average of 2 to 3 fish per day are landed from the Benicia banks. Sturgeon anglers are getting ready, and the diamondbacks are holding in the deep water off of Pittsburg. The popular Brannan Island State Park will continue to remain open on weekends-only at the boat launch until October 1st while the State Parks continues their search for a concessionaire for the site.  After this week, no one knows.

DELTA, San Joaquin side — Largemouth bass remain the top species, and the bass are found on the outside weed line with crankbaits, chatterbaits, or spinnerbaits. The ima Pinjack crankbait in red craw has been particularly effective. Striped bass trollers are scoring from the Antioch Bridge to Eddo’s as the linesides are pouring into both sides of the Delta.. Drifting bluegill for striped bass is productive in Frank’s Tract, False River, Eight Mile Road, and Whites Slough. Fresh shad is available in Stockton-Area bait shops.


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