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07/23/14  



It was very good weather last week but the heat wave will arrive the Delta area this weekend with triple digit degrees on this Friday. It will be then stay above 90 degree for the rest of next week. The summer time in the Delta region this year is very much busy with very crowded water skiing, jet skiing, boating, sailing, swimming, camping, and fishing. During the weekend, water skiing is all over places from Rio Vista to Walnut Grove in the Old Sacramento River, or from highway 12 bridge at B&W resort to the split of Mokelumne Rivers.


Fishing for sturgeon was still slower during this time in most parts of the Delta even at the Moth Ball Fleet. There were only under size sturgeons reported last month till now on grass shrimp, shad, sardine, or pile worm. Fishing for salmon season has been started from last week but so far there was no report any salmon caught yet. This year, salmon showed up late in Bodega Bay and the Fort Braggs. It could be the reason the salmon hasn’t been in the Delta channels yet. But salmon could move into the Delta area in the coming weeks. Normally salmon fishing is best during September to October. Even though August is just a starting month when salmon will show up more in the Delta reason, but there are many boat anglers who are trying to fish for sturgeon from the beginning of the opening day through the rest of the season. Actually many anglers who like to fish for salmon than any other fish in the Delta since salmon is very good fighting fish and salmon meat is best. In the Delta region, the popular lure to fish for salmon is the spinning lures including Mepps Flying C, Blue Fox, Delta River lure, and Silvertron spinning lures. The most popular colors are chartreuse/silver blades or red/silver blades. Sinker from 1 oz to 3 oz can be used depending on the water’s depth. The boat speed should be less than 2 MPH (GPS speed). Fishing for striped bass is fair in most parts of the Delta. The popular baits to fish for striped bass this time is sardine, anchovy, shad, or live minnow. Isleton public fishing pier is the best place to fish for salmon, striped bass, largemouth, small mouth bass, catfish, and blue gill. Isleton public fishing pier is also has the public boat dock where fishermen can tie their boat to have lunch, dinner, shopping some needed items and baits. Fishing for largemouth, small mouth, and blue gill were very good from last couple moths and could continue good until the weather cools off.

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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