Oct. 18, 2012 Striper Bite Fluctuates From Day To Day
Written By: Cal Kellogg, October 19, 2012
Location: San Joaquin Delta, Sacramento River- Delta,
(Pittsburg) There are big numbers of stripers residing in the West Delta. Some days the fish are on the prowl and the strikes come early and often. Other days the fish are more fickle and anglers have to work hard for their strikes.
Both bait anglers and trollers are reporting striper fishing success on fish running from the legal minimum of 18 inches up to 28 inches.
Deep running red/white Yo-Zuris trolled near the top of smaller tides has been the hottest offering for trollers recently. For bait anglers shad and bullheads are the mainstays.
Some days the bass prefer shad, other days they prefer live bullheads and yet other days dead bullheads are most attractive, so you’ll want to experiment.
Working the edges of the channel both above and below Chain Island has been productive for striper anglers fishing with bait. There are also reports of good action within Montezuma Slough for both the bait fishing crowd and trollers.
Captain Mark Delnero of Fin Addict Sportfishing reports that there are good numbers of sturgeon in the upper reaches of Suisun Bay, but confides that fishing pressure has been light.
“The sturgeon are there. When the wind isn’t howling there’s a pretty good chance of hooking a sturgeon and there are stripers around to provide some action while you wait out the sturgeon,” Delnero related.
Cal Kellogg will be hosting a West Delta fishing trip with Capt. Mark Delnero on Friday November 16. There are only 5 spots available for this trip. The striper fishing should be outstanding so don’t hesitate, call and reserve your spot today. The cost of the trip is $125. Fishing tackle and other prizes will be up for grabs!
To book a trip with Captain Delnero give him a call at (209) 367-4665.Back To Reports