Striper Bite Builds, While Sturgeon Wait To Be Caught
Fishing in the West Delta is very productive at this time, provided you avoid targeting salmon. Stripers and catfish are on a strong bite and sturgeon are stacked up, but salmon trolling has proven to be tough.
“We fished for salmon this morning,” related Captain David Hammond of Delta Pro Fishing. “We put in 4.5 hours without a bite. The water was just too warm. After getting blanked on the salmon in the Rio Vista area we headed down to Decker looking for stripers. We got into the bass and landed several fish. We also lost a big fish in the riprap. It was the second big fish to get away this week.”
“The striper bite has been really consistent for trollers. Some days the action is good and some days it’s outstanding. From here on out I expect the striper fishing to steadily get better,” said Hammond.
“In terms of sturgeon very few people are targeting them, but there are big numbers of fish down in the deep water off Pittsburg. I can’t wait to start targeting them. I think we could catch keepers right now, I just need to get a group together that wants to catch them,” added Hammond.
On October 9, The Fish Sniffer/Cal Kellogg School of Fishing will be hosting a pair of sturgeon trips with Captain Jay Lopes of Right Hook Sportfishing (916) 417-5670 and Captain Hammond of Delta Pro Fishing (916) 479-3492. There will be lots of prizes including fishing reels courtesy of Abu Garcia. To be part of this exciting trip, give one of these outstanding skippers a call.Back To Reports