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Bob’s Bait Report

It’s the fall and the weather is cooling off quickly during the month of October. There will be some raining days along with overcast days and cloudy days. The temperature will drop to mid 60 or low 60 during the nighttime and stays just above 70 degree during the day. With the temperature changes, animals will act differently along with the changes of environment as human being. The outdoor activities will get slower and water activities as water skiing, jet skiing, camping, and fishing are getting slower.

How’s about the salmon and sturgeon run? It’s time for sturgeon to move to the Delta for feeding and for spawning. Salmon will move as a big school for the latest fall run before the winter arrives. During September, salmon likes to stay in a deep area for cooling off especially in Walnut Grove area where the water depth is about 20 feet. However, during this time salmon could comfortable to swim in the shallow area up to 9 feet depth. The fishing technique for salmon and the method of trolling could be different. One method could be right in September but may not work now. One fisherman could get limit salmon for one day while others don’t get any. It could tell the reason why one method could work in one day but not work in another day. The two ounces sinker attached to the spreader woks well during the September, hot and sunny days but won’t work during the cloudy days. Therefore in order to have a best result of trolling for salmon, check with other fishermen who get the fish to see what is the color of lure he’s using along with the sinker size and the boat speed. Doing so, the changes to get the salmon bite could be higher. For salmon trolling technique, please consult with the local bait stores they could provide very valuable information to fish for salmon during this time. Sturgeon was appearing in the Delta now. One awhile, fisherman could see them rolling in Rio Vista area. Fishing for sturgeon was still slow but the change to get sturgeon now could be higher than previous months. The best baits to fish for sturgeon are grass shrimp, ghost shrimp, pile worm, lamprey eel, or salmon roe. Ghost shrimp could not be available anymore since ghost shrimp commercial license were revoked in both states Oregon and Washington. Fishing for striped bass was good in Rio Vista area down to the Bay Point. Live mud sucker, love jumbo minnow are the best baits to fish for striped bass along with blood worm, pile worm, and shad. Fishing for catfish, largemouth and small mouth was still good in most parts of the delta.

Happy Halloween and have a great 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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