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Antioch (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:02:48

Sturgeon bite is very good, especially at Cache Slough near Ryer Island and Broad Slough. Striper are in the same areas. Crappie bite is fair at Whiskey Slough. Catfish are showing to shore anglers. Gotcha Bait & Tackle (925) 706-7400 


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Discovery Bay (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-03-26 22:01:31

Schoolie sized stripers are still showing in Old River, from Disco north.  A handful of anglers are getting bit on top water baits. IMA big sticks can draw attention on most points between Woodward and Franks Tract. Again The Saavge Prey is now getting more attention than any other trolled bait out there, but Angry Eyes and Predators will get them too.  

Black bass pushing the 3 to 13 pound mark are showing on occasion. The keys are fishing staging points on the Indian Slough side. As the sun penetrates the water start casting Fizzle jigs. Provided by Delta Outdoors, 1625 Main Street, Oakley (925) 234-4694.

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Frank's Tract (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-02-12 18:47:17

Black bass angling is more quality than quantity with team tournament anglers struggling to post 5 fish limits . a warm up in water temps has helped produce big fish of 9.85 and 10.84 pounds, in the last week or so. Prospects look good for spring. Drop-shotting with plastics and jigging seems to be best, though warmer water is offering the chance to toss reaction baits and spinner baits, especially in Frank's Tract.

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Freeport (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:03:17

Stripers are being caught from the deep water channel with blood worms. Sardines and pile worms get striper near Freeport. Most are in the four to eight pounds. Jumbo minnows will work. Freeport Bait (916) 665-1935

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Isleton (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-03-26 22:06:17

Striper bite is turning on. Striper numbers are up and size is improving. Stripers are still showing for anglers from Antioch Pittsburg to Freeport.   Most can be enticed with Savage Prey and Angry Eyes in the Rio Vista area corridor. Salmon plants are contributing to the upswing in the bite. Bank anglers this past week along the highway 160 from Decker to Isleton Bridge are getting an occasional bass on cut bait or pile worms . Cut Shad and Sardines are a great option for the Stripers and crawlers scored some nice catfish. Courtesy of Dan Mathisen Outdoors.

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Pittsburg (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:03:36

Bait has been hard to come by but anglers are making due with frozen ghost shrimp. Sturgeon can be found at the PG&E plant, Big Cut and Broad Slough. A fair number of 22 to 24 inch stripers are being caught trolling or using minnows near Broad Slough. Dockside Bait (925) 252-0151

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Rio Vista (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:03:58

Sturgeon action remains brisk at the Mothball Fleet, Sherman Island and Cache Slough. Frozen shad or shrimp baits will work. Stripers are being caught from Isleton down to the west bank at Decker Island. Frozen shad, pile worms, blood worms will work. Most are small with the largest going to 10 pounds. 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,

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Stockton (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:04:21

Stripers in the five to eight pound range are being caught in the San Joaquin River near town. Blood worms, frozen shad are popular baits. Minnows or live crawdads will get black bass coming off spawning beds.  H&R Bait & Tackle (209) 463-1938

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Tracy (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:04:41

Striper bite has come to a halt. Largemouth bass bite is quite good. Last Thursday’s Turkey Shoot had a big fish of 10.65 and the winning five-fish bag was 26 pounds. Saturday’s winning weight was 22.47 with a big fish of 10.48. A 9 pounder also was landed. Chatter baits or Senkos in shallow water brought solid results. Tracy Oasis Marina (209) 835-3182

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Walnut Grove (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-03-26 22:08:16

Between windy periods the trolling anglers are seeing striper results. Most are 5 to 7 pounds but occasionally there fish cracking the 20 pound plus mark.  Again the New Savage Prey baits are the top choice here as well, there seems to bit more call for translucent patterns here. Bank anglers use livers and cut baits for 2 to 4 pound catfish.  Bass anglers can try some smallie fishing using crankbaits and brown/blue jigs. Provided by Delta Outdoors

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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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