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CA
United States
38° 2' 37.554" N, 121° 31' 40.854" W
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F
  • Water Temp: 74 degrees

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Launched out of Big Break with fishing newbie to the Delta—Kane from Australia— headed into Dutch slough. The weather forecast indicated small craft advisory but the winds were surprisingly mild until about 2PM. The jig bite was on, fished with swim jig with black and blue flapping hog trailer in about 8 feet of water. Caught most of the outside the weed and vegetation line. Biggest was about 2 pounds. Caught about 20 for the day, about 10 on jigs (larger fish) and a number of smaller on wacky rigged Stick-O baits in black/red flake color. Headed back in around 2PM and there were 2 foot rollers in the main channel leading back to the marina.

    Tips: I typically follow the marine weather warnings to a tee. The small craft warning, in place first thing in the morning made no sense when the wind reports from Big Break was less than 5 knots. The flag was blowing at the marina but there were no white caps in the main channel so we took off and fished wind protected places. But once the wind started to get more significant we headed back. Take each wave one at a time.

Friday, July 7th, 2017

  • By Freefall

    Water Temp: 80s

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished the PM yesterday from 5 to dark. The first thing I noticed was how bad the clarity was. It's maybe 1' in most places. The pleasure boaters and increased traffic from the holiday have it stirred up bad.

    I threw topwater but with the clarity being what it is you'd have to make the perfect cast on the right fish for him to even have a chance at it. 

    I managed to find a few on a worm and a few on a square bill but nothing over 2lbs. 

    Until the boat pressure subsides and the moon phase changes its going to be tough fishing during the day.

  • by DogOn

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F Water Temp: 41-50 F Clarity: Clear
2 fish caught | Lunker: 20lb Channel Catfish using a Baitfish

Me and my sons were trolling chartreuse and red and white deep diving crystal minnows Yozuri  w/white worms, this little gal was caught on red and white in about 15' it water by the barges , against the outgoing tide. Lots of nice fish but there are some hogs out there   

 

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Striped Bass (Striper)SwimbaitYo-Zuri1733
2Channel CatfishBaitfish2030
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F Water Temp: 71-80 F Clarity: Stained
3 fish caught | Lunker: 3lb Largemouth Bass using a BogaGrip Crankbait

Only fished a few hours out of hogback. Caught the bottom half of the out going tide.  Bite was pretty consistent for the large mouth.  Boat quiet a few small fish and a couple decent bass.  A handful of smallies and a couple of shaker stripers. Also caught two aggressive squawfish that slammed the crank airs.  The bigger of the two measures 22.5". 

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Largemouth BassCrankbaitBogaGrip316
2Largemouth BassCrankbait215
3Striped Bass (Striper)Crankbait216

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