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Captain Rick Kennedy Now Targeting Delta Stripers From New 23’ Rogue Chinook Captain Rick Kennedy Now Targeting Delta Stripers From New 23’ Rogue Chinook

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
April 8, 2014

In 1996, Rick and Tresa Kennedy decided to share their passion for fishing and established Tight Lines Guide Service.

They started with guide trips on the Stampede Reservoir and Eagle Lake. Their successful adventures soon led to the...

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Trollers Prosper As Spring Striper Bite Gets Rolling

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
April 2, 2014

Red hot fishing is underway in the West Delta. The sturgeon bite remains excellent in Suisun Bay and the lower end of the Sacramento River, but the big news is the outstanding bass fishing that trollers are now experiencing.

Captain David...

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Stripers On The Move

Written By: David Hurley,
April 1, 2014

The hot striper action in the San Joaquin went belly up in the middle of March, perhaps due to the linesides vacating the south Delta in response to higher flows on the Sacramento River.

Guides continue to scratch out fish using a variety...

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Trollers Prosper As Spring Striper Bite Gets Rolling

Written By: Cal Kellogg,

Red hot fishing is underway in the West Delta. The sturgeon bite remains excellent in Suisun Bay and the lower end of the Sacramento River, but the big news is the outstanding bass fishing that trollers are now experiencing.

Captain David Hammond of Delta Pro Fishing...

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Stripers On The Move

Written By: David Hurley,

The hot striper action in the San Joaquin went belly up in the middle of March, perhaps due to the linesides vacating the south Delta in response to higher flows on the Sacramento River.

Guides continue to scratch out fish using a variety of techniques with the best...

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Sturgeon Or Stripers: Take Your Pick!

Written By: Cal Kellogg,

March is typically the time that spring fishing really gets going in the West Delta and that’s certainly been the case this year. Here we are in the second week of the month and both the sturgeon and stripers bites are off the hook!

Captain David Hammond of Delta Pro...

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Delta Striper’s 11/10/13

Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
November 13, 2013

Todd Storm, Raith Heryford and myself went out to the Delta and had fun with some stripers today. The stripers hammered the scrounger jig heads with shad bodies topped with pro-cure thread fin shad gel. We caught around 25 stripers total kept out limits and released the rest. Check...

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Sacramento River Salmon 8/25/13

Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
August 26, 2013

This years salmon quality and size are great. 



2:30 AM Sturgeon

Written By: Forum Member: FishnBeer,
October 13, 2013

pulled an overnighter on saturday night with a couple buddys. wanted to fish grizzly bay but the wind had other plans for us. on the water at sunset, off the water @ sunrise. fished between roe and ryer islands and eventually retreated back to the cut. around 230am, at the top of the...

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Thursday Aint so Bad

Written By: Forum Member: schatgun,
October 11, 2013

I promised Jeremy (Jfitalia) some time ago I'd take him plugging for striper so we set a day & time & set out to get him his 1st plugged Tuxedo Fish....I had a spare seat open & threw out an invite to Bill (BeldenBill) & w/o hesitation, accepted. 

I towed the boat to work w/ me Wednesday...

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Fall Striper Scouting Expedition

Written By: Forum Member: schatgun,
September 21, 2013

Made it out to the west Delta today for some striper exploration....Looking for signs of the Fall Striper migration. James (KaidenO) & Jeff (KingCole) joined me for the day. Sadly, this day was planned out a month in advance. 3 guys w/ conflicting schedules as well as life in general,...

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Guides and Services
Elite Sportsmen Guide Service Elite Sportsmen Guide Service

Elite Sportsmen Guide Service is the premier hunting and fishing guide service company in Northern CA. We offer fully guided trips...

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JT Guide Service JT Guide Service

JT Guide Service is based in Northern California and provides river fishing adventures primarily on the Sacramento and Feather...

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C & C Marine C & C Marine

Full Service Ranger Evinrude Mercury Dealer
Two Locations
747 S 9th Street 
Modesto, CA 95351
Phone: (209) 526-4120

7812 Auburn Blvd.
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Bob’s Marine Bob’s Marine

Bob's Marine has been in business as a full sales, service and accessory dealer for 25 years in the same location. We have two full...

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Winkle Family Automotive & Marine Winkle Family Automotive & Marine...

Winkel Family Automotive, formerly Saturn of Reno, is located in Reno, Nevada which also serves the Truckee, Sparks, Carson City,...

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Snag Proof Snag Proof

Since 1961 Snag Proof has been committed to "weedless fishing". We’ve produced some the most innovative and productive fishing...

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The Headwaters Kayak Shop The Headwaters Kayak Shop

People are flocking to to the affordable sport of kayak fishing. Fishing kayaks are light, easy to store, cheap to launch, efficient...

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Tips & Tactics for San Joaquin Delta
Low Water, Big Opportunities Low Water, Big Opportunities

Written By: Cal Kellogg

It’s raining hard today, so I feel a little strange sitting here at my keyboard writing an article about low water fishing opportunities....

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Artificial Lures For Delta Linesides! Artificial Lures For Delta Linesides!

Written By: Cal Kellogg

As I sit here writing these words the spring striper bite is starting to rage throughout the West Delta. If you’re a regular reader of The...

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Your Guide To Grubbing Your Guide To Grubbing

Written By: FishSniffer Staff

Have you noticed that often the best looking, sexiest baits aren’t the best fish producers? I’ve seen it time and time again, when a...

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Weather Report for San Joaquin Delta

Todays date: Wednesday April 16, 2014

San Joaquin Delta Fish Species
  • Bass
  • Bass
  • Panfish
  • Panfish
  • Catfish
  • Catfish
  • Sturgeon
  • Sturgeon
  • River Salmon
  • River Salmon
  • Steelhead
  • Steelhead
  • Stripers
  • Stripers
Whats Biting?

Bass

Panfish

Catfish

Sturgeon

River Salmon

Steelhead

Stripers



Water Level for San Joaquin Delta

Sorry. We don't have any water level information for San Joaquin Delta. Our information comes from the USGS.

Recent Reader's Photo

Caught by:

ridenfish

on: April 24, 2013
Species: Stripers

13# 12oz. Two double digit fish that day. Top water on Zara Spook.

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