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Fishing for sturgeon in the Delta channels has been slow a bit in most parts of the northern of the Delta areas from Rio Vista Bridge towards upstream. Even it was slow last couple weeks but anglers including bank anglers and boat anglers who fish for striped bass on pile worm or on grass/ghost shrimp. Most keeper sturgeons reported in Sherman Island down to the Bay Point.Striped bass fishing was very good lately in the deep channel from Light 43 to Light 45 and from Light 50 to Light 52 on Miner Slough side. Trolling on shallow diver lures worked best in early morning. Since the water was musky so the darker color of lures should be used to get more striped bass bites. In Isleton area, boat and bank anglers got fewer striped bass than normal. However, bank anglers did very well when using blood worm bait to fish for striped bass in Isleton area from the Dump Gate to the windmill. Large mouth and small mouth bass fishing were very good on extra large minnow. Catfish fishing was still good in Georgianna Slough on crawdad's tail meat or chicken liver.
Best luck to you and have a nice coming weekend.

Good luck to you and have a nice coming weekend.

Where is the Georgiana Slough? Starting from Bob's Bait Shop and driving towards Walnut Grove on the highway 160, it is about .08 mile then turn right at Tyler Road. After passing Tyler Island bridge, turn left then find the open space to fish. It's very nice place where you and your family can stay over night, fishing for striper, sturgeon, and catfish.

Another good spot is also Georgiana Slough but on this side of the slough. Starting from Bob's Bait shop and set your speedohmeter to 0. Driving along the river on the bait shop side (River Road), remember not to cross Isleton bridge. When your speedohmeter reachs to 4.4
miles you are at Andrus Island Rd. Turn right and driving toward the levee. When your speedohmeter reachs to 6 miles, your are at RV park. This is a good area for fishing, picnic and camping.

We have all live baits you need including ghost, grass shrimp, pile worm, blood worm, minnows, bull head, and mudsucker. Frozen baits include sardine, anchovy, shad, eel, bull head, mudsucker. Special made salted sardine is very good for striper, sturgeon, catfish.
For the one who may come late after business closed(please call before 9:00 PM), call us so we can arrange the baits for you.
Phone numbers you can contact us: 916-777-6806 or cell phone 408-893-5707

Go directly the California Delta Chamber of Commerce fishing web site.

Got this at Iseton Bridge

Striped bass
Got this at Isleton Bridge

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can get 18 lbs 40" a Isleton BRIDGE

Tan got 61" sturgeon at Isleton Bridge
61" Sturgeon

52" Sturgeon
On grass shrimp at Isleton Bridge on 02/25/09


Can 32" Striped Bass

Leona Walter got 71" sturgeon on lamprey eel on 02/12/05 at Isleton Bridge

Ron got 65" sturgeon at Decker Island on lamprey eel and roe on 02/04/05

Tom White got 65 lb. sturgeon on shad at Old Dairy on 12/04/04

Al White got 75 lb.sturgeon on ghost shrimp at Decker Island on 11/25/04

Troy and Can got total 18 lb. striped bass while trolling at Iselton Br. on 11/20/04

July Freeldlun got 22 lb. salmon on Silvertron at Isleton on 09/27/04

Bruce's Wife from Isleton got 22 lb. salmon on Silvertron at Isleton on 10/16/04

Nicole Brownewell got 25 lb. striped bass on shad on 10/08/04

Dale Richmond 12 lb catfish at Cache Slough on 08/08/04

Can Nguyen 11 lb. Striped bass on mudsucker at Isleton Bridge

Renny 11lb. striped bass on salted sardine at the Dump Gate on 07/12/04

George Simoes 50 lb. sturgeon on ghost shrimp at Sherman Island 04/18/04

Don Page, Kevin Page with 4, 5 10 lb. striped bass on sardine on 04/09/04

Can Nguyen 99# 71" sturgeon on grass/ghost shrimp combo on 02/11/04

Can and Victor 11#, 9#, 7#, 7-1/2 # on mud sucker 01/17/04

Joe family got 41 lb. sturgeon on grass shrimp at Cache Slough 01_04_05

Chad got 6 lb. striped bass on mud sucker at Dump Gate 11/29/03

Phil Hill 98 lb. sturgeon at Montezuma Slough on ghost 11/08/03

On Silvertron lure

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Can got 23 lbs salmon on 10/26/11

Ed got 49" sturgeon on 03/30/10
49" sturgeon at Isleton Bridge 03/30/10

Can Nguyen got 63" sturgeon on 02/20/09
Grass shrimp bait at Isleton Bridge

Albert Herrera got 22lbs salomn on 09/16/06 at Isleton Fishing Pier on Blue Fox size 6.

Can 10 lbs 08/14/07

Chris Darette got 17-1/2 lbs. salmon on 07/16/05

Vern Seafong 43# sturgeon on pile worm at Georgiana Sl. 03/06/05

Mathew got 34" striped bass at Isleton Bridge on 02/09/05

Jason got 37 lb. sturgeon on salmon roe at Decker Island on 02/05/05

Gill Yelasco got 32 lb. sturgeon on ghost shrimp at Decker Island on 11/26/04

Darrell Johnson got 8-1/2 striped bass on live mud sucker at Isleton Br. on 11/23/04

Martinez got 22 lb. salmon on Blue Fox at Walnut Grove on 10/09/04

Leonard Walter got 23 lb. salmon on Blue Fox at ISleton Bridge on 09/27/04

Jesse, Chris, Pops, and Butch got 4 striped bass and 11 lb. catfish on sardine at Isleton Bridge on

Can Nguyen 10 lb. striped bass on Broken Back Rebel at Isleton Bridge on 05/07/04

Can Nguyen 10 lb. striped bass on Broken Back Rebel on 04/24/04 at Isleton

Don Page, Kevin Page 4, 5, 9, 10 lb. striped bass on sardine at Isleton Bridge on 04/09/04

Can Nguyen37 lb. 51" sturgeon on ghost at Isleton on 03/11/04

Moke Wagner 72lb. 69" sturgeon on grass shrimp at Rio Vista Br. on 02/21/04

Can and Victor 11 lb, 9 lb. 9 lb. 8 lb Striper on Mud Sucker 01/18/04

Cong Nguyen 34 lb. sturgeon on grass shrimp at the Dump Gate 01_03_04

Can _Nguyen 5-1/2 lbs Striped Bass on Shad at the mouth of Georgiana Slough and Mokelumne

Lauce Sprueill 9# striper at Georgiana Slough 08/29/03

Charlie and friend got 58 lbs sturgeons on grass shrimp 04/26/03


Captain Dave, a license fishing guide in the Delta. With number of years experience in fishing in the Delta, Captain Dave can be the best guider in fishing for striper, sturgeon, catfish, salmon.
Captain Dave phone number: 209-810-0709

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