Striper fishing in the Delta still remains steady for both the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers. We are starting to see fish moving up into the upper areas like Hog and Beaver sloughs as well as Steamboat and Miner. As the water gets colder the spoon bite will get better which is what I found this week fishing around Prisoner Point on the San Joaquin river. Top water bite using pencil poppers around Big Break and Franks Tract on the out going tide and swim baits has been good.
Lake Berryessa bite is still good working spoons and drop shot rigs. This cold snap will have most lakes turned over and the shad will start to ball up and move deeper. I have been working the main body looking for fish along sharp drops next to points. When I find fish holding in these areas they are usually easy to catch. Robo worms in either dark or shad patterns and 1 3/4oz Blade Runner spoons in Morning dawn, Chrome green or shad have been my best colors. Going up tomorrow so I will post a new report after.
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Stripers in the Delta are still on the bite. Wednesday was good with fish up to 15 pounds. The out going tide has been the best but this could change at anytime. Liberty island area has been great for me so far using River 2 Sea S waver swim baits 160 in the bone color and fish traps in pearl on 1/2 oz. jig head. the spoon bite will get better as the water gets colder and the bait starts to relate deeper. These fish have been moving a lot as the bait is pushed through the system. Most of the water I am fishing is 8 to 5 feet at High tide and as the water moves out the bait is pushed out and the fish start biting. Look for this bite to get better as the winter rolls on.
November 05, 2015
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Lake Berryessa has been very good with the spoon bite taking off for the last month with fish feeling the coming of winter. Most of the bass have been working bait schools in the main body in 30 to 45 feet of water with some as deep as 50 feet. These have been nice fish, (smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass), up to 5 pounds. Blade Runner 1 3/4 oz. spoons in Morning Dawn, Chrome Green, and Shad all in the UV colors. Drop shot rigs have also been working with Robo Worms in Aarons Magic and Morning Dawn fishing them on points dropping into deep water. The thermocline has been hovering in the 35 to 45 foot range with the surface temp as high as 71 but has been dropping into the mid 60’s with this latest weather. Look for this lake to be good for a while as these fish get ready for winter feeding on shad and crawdads.
Delta stripers have been on a burning bite for the last few weeks with fish up to 15 pounds on almost every trip. Using River to Sea S wavers in Bone color has been the most fun working water 5 to 10 feet deep on isolated weed beds in Cache, Prospect and Shag slough in the Liberty Island area. When the tide slacks out we have been working Blade runner spoons along the deeper edges waiting for the tide change. Hollow belly swim baits on a 1/2 oz. head in pearl color are also working.
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