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.