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10/01/14  

Bob’s Bait Report

I apologize for missing reports since August, 20, 2014 due to vacation. However during the month of August, and the first half of September, most fishing activity in the Delta area was kind of slow and only catfish, largemouth, and small mouth bass were good. This year the salmon run was late at least a month and this is the best time now to fish for salmon in the Delta. First of all, the weather through the weekend will be hot and sometime the temperature could reach to low 90 degree. It will be light wind and the sky will be blue.

Fishing for sturgeon was picking up comparing to the last month and most of sturgeon reported from Sherman Island down to the Bay Point on grass shrimp bait. From Rio Vista up to Cache Slough, sturgeon bites was slow and only undersize sturgeon reported so far. Fishing for salmon was picking up very well now in the Delta where many Sea Lion showed up along the Old Sacramento River with salmon on its mouth. Also, some dead salmon floating along the river is the good sign to know the salmon is on the way upstream for spawning. Due to many junks that flow along the river during the incoming and the outgoing tide, it could be very hard to troll for salmon in the low parts of the Delta including Rio Vista Bridge up to the Ryde hotel area. However, there is certain time window where it could be much less junks flowing is the first couple hours of the incoming tide and the first couple hours of the outgoing tide. Salmon won’t bite ii there is weed, junks crosses the lures. Make sure your lure is spinning well and the tip of the rod should vibrate when trolling up and down stream. The popular lures to use for trolling salmon are spinners either single or double blades. Flat fish or wiggle wart are also very lure to fish for salmon. Bank anglers use Mepps Flying C spinners to fish for salmon by casting the lure as far as it could then retrieve it slowly until the salmon hits. It’s required to work very hard in order to get the salmon bites. Walnut Grove boat dock that locates below the bridge is the best place to fish from the bank. Isleton public fishing pier is also the good place for bank fishing to fish for salmon this time. The water temperature is cooling off gradually due to longer cold nighttime and short daytime. It would be good for salmon running up stream now. I went out to fish for salmon for the first time since vacation, I try the first four hours during the outgoing tide in the morning but struggling with too many junks cross the lure until late afternoon during the first couple hours I got the first salmon above the Isleton Bridge but lost it after awhile. On the way back, I got another one just near Isleton public fishing pier and this salmon weighted 20 lbs. This is my first salmon this year. Fishing for catfish, largemouth and small mouth bass were also very good last week in most parts of the Delta. Fishing for striped pass was good last week in Sherman Island, Decker Island up to Cache Slough on either baits or trolling.

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.

Salmon
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Got this at Iseton Bridge

Striped bass
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Got this at Isleton Bridge

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can get 18 lbs 40" a Isleton BRIDGE

Tan got 61" sturgeon at Isleton Bridge
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61" Sturgeon

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

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Can 32" Striped Bass

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salmon
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On Silvertron lure

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Can got 23 lbs salmon on 10/26/11

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

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

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

Can 10 lbs 08/14/07
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Chris Darette got 17-1/2 lbs. salmon on 07/16/05

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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