Anglers Limit On Stripers!
The West Delta striper bite is on fire for trollers, pluggers and bait anglers. Limits have been the rule in recent days and the fish are averaging 5 to 12 pounds.
“I’m on my second trip of the day right now,” related Captain David Hammond of Delta Pro Fishing. “We got limits on the morning trip with fish going up to 12 pounds and we are working on limits on our afternoon trip. So far we have 4 in the box to 9 pounds and the bite is going strong.”
“I’m getting my fish while trolling Yo-Zuri’s in the Rio Vista area. The key to my success has been finding a pocket of bass and then working them slowly. If you pound them too hard they will go off the bite, but if you take it slow and steady the bite will continue. Look for that clear water. If you find stripers in clear water they are likely biters,” tipped Hammond.
The Fish Sniffer’s own Ernie Marlan has been spending a good deal of time plugging in the West Delta and he’s been catching plenty of fish on swimbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Last week he caught and released a 27 pound bass that he fooled with a Rat-L-Trap in about a foot of water.
Bait anglers are relying primarily on shad for their fish, but bullheads, mudsuckers and jumbo shiners are working too, as are slow trolled live bluegill.Back To Reports