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Delta

Antioch (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-12-17 16:54:41

Water is dirty and hyacinth is coming down river. Striper bite has slowed in the Antioch area. Smaller fish make up most of the catch on the San Joaquin side. Sturgeon are near Pittsburg and upstream at Cache Slough. Gotcha Bait & Tackle (925) 706-7400 

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Discovery Bay (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-12-03 20:59:50

Crappie are the best thing going, but action has slowed. Cast jigs or live minnows around boat slips. Hook, Line & Sinker (925) 625-2441

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Frank's Tract (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-12-17 16:55:03

A tournament on Sunday was won with a 28 pound bag. Drop-shotting was the best method. There’s a rip bait bite, too. Stripers were taking swim bait and River 2 Sea Whopper Ploppers. Dirty water should arrive mid-week. Hook, Line & Sinker (925) 625-2441

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Freeport (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-12-03 21:00:54

Pile worms, mudsuckers and cut sardines get stripers at Courtland and Freeport. Many are in the 5 to 10 pound range. Stripers also are congregating in the deep water channel and Liberty Island. Sturgeon are moving up. Use eel and nightcrawlers. Sturgeon are in Cache Slough. River is getting muddy and there is a lot of debris. That will hurt striper fishing but aid sturgeon prospects. Freeport Bait (916) 665-1935

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Isleton (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-09-17 19:59:59

Salmon are being caught past the bridge through Isleton and up to Walnut Grove.  Last week anglers enjoyed the best action of the season. Trolling spinners is best. Vieira’s Resort (916) 777-6662

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Pittsburg (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-12-17 16:55:24

Lack of bait has anglers wanting. Stripers can be caught with mudsuckers at Broad Slough, the Firing Line and behind Chain Island. Water has a lot of debris. Sturgeon can be caught with eel and salmon roe. PG&E and Buoy 3 are good places to start. Dockside Bait (925) 252-0151

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Rio Vista (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-12-17 16:56:45

Water is muddy and full of debris with more rain on the way. Hap’s Bait (707) 374-2372

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San Joaquin Side (fresh water open)
Updated 2013-12-04 21:05:54

There’s a decent topwater bite for striped bass to 6 pounds. A lot of small and undersized fish are in the area. Swimbaits and spoons account for much of the action. Guide Don Paganelli fished from the Mokelumne to Three Mile Slough over the weekend and had some success. Swimbaits were offered in 5 to 15 feet of water but success was hard-earned. Don Paganelli (916) 502-3474, http://www.guidebass.net

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Stockton (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-12-17 16:57:06

Few have ventured out since the storm has passed. A few fish for crappie where they can find clear water. (209) 463-1938

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Tracy (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-12-17 16:57:25

Stripers are in Grant Line Canal. Most are 6 to 8 pounds. Some continue to troll, despite the presence of hyacinth. Water is chocolate brown. Black bass bite is very slow. Tracy Oasis Marina (209) 835-3182

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Walnut Grove (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-07-30 20:31:13

Quite slow here. Occasional juvenile stripers are being caught. Salmon fishing is very slow. Snug Harbor Marina (916)775-1455

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West Delta (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-03-26 22:08:40

Pittsburgh. PG&E.  Broad Slough and Bouy 14 are the sturgeon spots. Honker Bay and Firing Line are getting top mention for the striper fishermen using bait.  Provided by Delta Outdoors, 1625 Main St. Oakley

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