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4/16/14  

Bobs Bait Report

 

Bob’s Bait Report It’s Wednesday and the weather could be good through the weekend even there will be some windy when the temperature sudden drops more than 8 degree in one days. May, June and July will be windy months in the Delta. The temperature could stay at favorable level about high 70 for the rest of this week. In most parts of the delta channels, the water was clear up now and it’s the best time to troll for striped bass until middle of May when the striped bass spawning season will be over. Fishing for sturgeon was still very good in most parts of the delta channels including Sherman Island, Decker Island, and Rio Visa Bridge up To Prospect Slough. In Sacramento River, sturgeon fishing was good to Freeport Bridge. Since grass shrimp suppliers were very unstable, therefore it’s difficult to have grass shrimp more often than usual. To be sure, please call to your favorite bait stores to check before heading to fishing spots. Ghost shrimp, lamprey eel, and pile worm are others good bait to fish for sturgeon. Mike from Lodi fish at Rio Vista Bridge got three sturgeons, 35”, 38” and over 40” but all released on Saturday evening during the first hour of outgoing tide including two keeper striped bass on grass shrimp bait. There were many under size of sturgeons reported at Prospect Slough and Cache slough and some nice keeper sturgeon on ghost shrimp at Light 49 in Cache Slough. In Sherman island, many bank anglers reported number of undersize sturgeons and some nice keeper on ghost shrimp last week. A double power line is the good spot to fish for striped bass and sturgeon now. Jim Garcia from Elk Grove got 55” sturgeon at Isleton Bridge on Saturday on pile worm. He also got 28” striped bass. Striped bass fishing were very good in most parts of the Delta channels including San Joaquin River, Mokelumne Rivers, Georgiana Slough, Sacramento River, and Steam Boat Slough. Boat anglers who troll for striped bass got limit or better during the incoming tide. Ron from Sacramento got 16 good size striped bass while trolled in San Joaquin River last Saturday. I went out to troll along Long Island and Isleton Bridge and got very nice size striped last weekend. Most striped bass weighted about 10 pounds or better. Bank anglers or boat anglers who used bait to fish for striped bass also did very well last week. Salted sardine is the best bait to fish for striped bass and only available at Bob’s Bait Shop in Isleton. Salted sardine was sold out very quick due to high demand and brought very good result for bait fishing anglers. Beside sturgeon and striped bass, largemouth and small mouth bass fishing very good last week on either live minnow or artificial lures as spinner or crank baits. Catfish fishing was very good last week in Mokelumne River and Georgiana Slough on crawdad’s tail meat. Most catfish bites in the evening time to dawn. 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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