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Sturgeon And Striped Bass Gobble Baits

Written By: Cal Kellogg, January 27, 2014
Species: Stripers Sturgeon
Location: Sacramento River- Delta, San Joaquin Delta,

The bite isn’t red hot, but productive fishing is on tap for bait soakers working West Delta waters. Sturgeon are the target of most anglers, but stripers are biting too. A variety of quality baits and patience is all it takes to hook up!

“The fishing isn’t as good as it was a few weeks back, but most of our trips are still producing keeper sturgeon and a sprinkling of stripers,” disclosed Captain David Hammond of Delta Pro Fishing. “During the fall and early winter salmon roe was the most productive bait, but now things have opened up quite a bit. These days we are still getting hit on roe, but shrimp baits and eel are working too. Like most guys, we’ve been picking up our stripers incidentally while targeting sturgeon with shrimp baits.”

Captain Jay Lopes of Right Hook Sportfishing hasn’t been on the water for a few days due to the Sacramento ISE Show, but he’ll be back out within a day or two.

“There are lots of sturgeon and stripers out there. I can’t wait to get back on the water and get them in my sights,” said Lopes.

Captain Steve of Hooked Up Sportfishing hasn’t been working the West Delta recently. Instead he’s been spending his time in San Pablo Bay looking for sturgeon.

“Even though there has not been a big push of freshwater the herring spawns in the main bay have sparked some pretty good action from fish holding in San Pablo,” related Steve.

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