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    Re: West Delta 11/20/2016

    Some nice Big water Fish. Congrats!

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    Re: West Delta 11/20/2016

    Nice fish!
    Fungaiolo/Cacciatore/Pescatore

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    Re: West Delta 11/20/2016

    Awesome work guys! That dino is a beautiful fish.

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    Re: West Delta 11/20/2016

    A great day, Jack!
    Here they come!

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    Re: West Delta 11/20/2016

    Yet another epic fishing trip, BassJack! You are the man!!!

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    Re: West Delta 11/20/2016

    Killer photos and even killer results. Can't thank you enough for the memories and the 101 brother! Your truly cut from a different cloth and one hell of an educator.
    We'll be doing again soon. That's a fact Jack!

    TKOT. ... <{{{{{>{

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    West Delta 11/20/2016

    I was fortunate enough to be able to make another trip to the west delta this past Sunday, this time with TKOT. We had been trying to plan this trip for a while and finally made it happen.

    The action wasn't as fast as my past few trips, but we still managed to scratch out six keeper stripers and a bonus keeper sturgeon.

    The day started good with a fast incoming tide first thing in the morning. We had steady action, but we only had two small keepers before the strong wind swung the boat in the opposite direction of the waning tide. We decided to hit deep water for sturgeon to pass the slack tide. Sure enough, TKOT gets a keeper sturgeon on the slack tide.

    After the outgoing tide got moving, we moved back into 26 feet of water for stripers. The action wasn't red hot, but we scratched out a total of six keepers on the day by 1:45 pm.

    Water Temperature: 60 degrees
    Tide: both tides
    Weather: cloudy and rainy, southeast wind
    Bait: Chicken Livers on 8/0 circle hooks for stripers, lamprey/night crawler for sturgeon
    Depths: 22 to 26 feet for stripers, 50 feet for sturgeon
    Area: Sherman Island to Pittsburg

    Here is TKOT with a keeper for the box



    And here is his keeper sturgeon, which he hooked on an 8/0 barbless circle hook.



    Here is the rod setup for stripers with circle hooks. We use long limber rods and keep them high in the holders so the fish hook themselves in most cases. I use chicken livers, but any bait will work as long as you dangle the bait from the bend in the hook, and don't block the hook eye or upper shank.



    I have a post from a few years ago which shows how we hook the sturgeon on circle hooks. Believe it or not...
    http://fishsniffer.com/forums/showth...turgeon+circle

    I've had a lot of inquiries about using circle hooks for stripers. If you are interested, I'd recommend these two links to past Sniffer-related content:
    http://www.bassjack.com/linked_files...03_sniffer.pdf
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx0an5wo2gw
    Last edited by BassJack; 11-22-2016 at 10:52 AM.

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