Suisun Striped Bass Attack Bullheads
After rumors of “bass by the ton” in Suisun Bay, the Morning Star headed out of the Crockett Marina on its first trip of the fall season.
“First stop; 30 feet of water 1/4 mile east of the Benicia Bridge,” said Gordon Hough, captain of the Morning Star. “Jim Garvey hooked a nice bass around 7 pounds, followed by another around 9 pounds.”
There were a few more bass to be had, and when the tide changed they moved upstream to the south side of the sandbar in very shallow water. “Again, a few fish around, but nothing red hot. Still, we nearly limited, ending up with 10 bass for the 6 anglers aboard,” he noted.
“We had enough escapees to easily limit, but bullhead fishing requires patience, which is easier said than done when there’s something zipping line off your reel,” Hough said.
The action wasn’t as hot on the next trip but the fish were much bigger. “Tom Gee promptly limited out,” stated Hough, “followed by Don Marques. By the time the tide fizzled out we had 6 bass aboard and headed upstream to the north side of the bar.”
“Pete Fregoso, tired of watching seemingly everyone but him catching fish switched to shrimp. And promptly caught his bass limits. Which begs the question; did we really need to spend $100 on bullheads, or would a few pounds of shrimp done the trick? Bottom line; 14 bass to 10 pounds for ten anglers,” Hough concluded.Back To Reports