Fish Reports

Saturday
10
FEB

Fishing by Jay Sorensen courtesy of Cecile Giacoma and the River News Herald! - February 10, 2018

DELTA
Some of the best sturgeon and striped bass fishing action is taking
place over in the West Delta and 35 to 40 feet of water in the
Pittsburg area, Suisun Bay at the Mothball Fleet, Grizzly Bay and
Honker Bay.

Friday
2
FEB

Fishing with Jay Sorensen - February 2, 2018

 

Jay with Tom Stienstra

Jay was inducted into the California Outdoors Hall of Fame in January

My, where is the time going!

Monday
15
JAN

Fishing Tips From Jay Sorensen courtesy of Cecile Giacoma and the River News Herald - January 15, 2018

DELTA

Delta anglers are still enjoying success fishing for sturgeon and
striped bass as we move into the new year.

Thursday
4
JAN

Report from Jay Sorensen courtesy of Cecile Giacoma and the River News Herald - January 4, 2018

LETS GO FISHING 12/27

DELTA
The cooling trend has caused the water temperatures to drop below 55° resulting in a less aggressive action for striped bass.

Thursday
4
JAN

Report from Chris Lauritzen of Lauritzen Yacht Harbor - January 4, 2018

So when was the peak of fall striper fishing in the West Delta would you guess? 

Based on the amount of boats we launched in the month of November I would have to say around November 15th was the start of the peak of striper fishing which lasted until about the first week of December based on the guys I spoke with that were willing to talk at the time. 

Tuesday
26
DEC

LETS GO FISHING 12/27 with Jay Sorensen, courtesy of the Rio Vista River News Herald and Cecile Giacoma - December 26, 2017

DELTA
The cooling trend has caused the water temperatures to drop below 55° resulting in a less aggressive action for striped bass.

Tuesday
12
DEC

Fishing with Jay Sorensen, courtesy of the River News Herald and Cecile Giacoma - December 12, 2017

DELTA
Some of the best striped bass in sturgeon fishing is taking place
throughout the entire delta waterways with reports coming in from the
west Delta clear over into the south Delta.

Wednesday
6
DEC

Fishing by Jay Sorensen (courtesy of Cecile Giacoma and the River News Herald) - December 6, 2017

DELTA
Presently the sturgeon fishing has been off the charts with many guides reporting limits on a daily basis for their clients.

Monday
4
DEC

Lets Go Fishing from Jay Sorensen (thanks to Cecile Giacoma and the River News Hearald) - December 4, 2017

LETS GO FISHING

DELTA
The weather during the month of November has always been my favorite time to fish for salmon, striped bass and sturgeon out on the Delta waterways.

Wednesday
15
NOV

Jay Sorensen’s fish report - November 15, 2017

We are glad that Jay is back with us!

Thanks to Cecille Giacoma and the Rio Vista River News Herald for forwarding his report!

Friday
20
OCT

10/20/2017 The Latest Report from Chris Lauritzen of Lauritzen Yacht Harbor - October 20, 2017

It’s starting to look pretty fishy around the west Delta over the past two weeks.

Having warm days cooler nights and mirror glass flat water when the wind is not blowing during the day to fish is just about as good as it gets.

Thursday
19
OCT

October 2017 update! - October 19, 2017

Above – A nice one caught by Ron Shofitt in October!

 

The fish are biting like crazy out there. 

Thursday
5
OCT

October 2017 update! - October 5, 2017

From Chris Lauritzen of Lauritzen Yacht Harbor:

We are in a typical fall fishing pattern one week fishing is on fire like the 4th of July the next week not so much.

Thursday
7
SEP

Paul Michele is an avid saltwater angler, but he frequently returns to his bass-fishing roots - September 7, 2017

 

 

Paul Michele has caught a lot of big fish from a lot of different bodies of water all over the Northern Hemisphere, but there’s a renowned bass venue that seems to have his number.

Tuesday
30
MAY

For a change of pace we have: Ice Fishing! - May 30, 2017

Fishing During A Freeze: What Every Beginner Needs To Know

Fishing isn’t exclusive to the summer setting of a cooler full of chilled drinks and a lawn chair sprawled out across the dock.

Wednesday
22
FEB

Fishing Report March 1,2017 - February 22, 2017

March 1, 2017

LET’S GO FISHING      

DELTA
The Delta waterways are rain swollen and the Delta levees are in serious condition.

Friday
10
FEB

FEBRUARY 15, 2017 LET’S GO FISHING - February 10, 2017

FEBRUARY 15, 2017

LET’S GO FISHING      

DELTA
When weather conditions permit, the only thing going on out on the Delta waterways is the excellent sturgeon fishing on the Sacramento River and further downstream into the Suisun and Grizzly Bay area.

Wednesday
18
JAN

LET’S GO FISHING JANUARY 18, 2017 - January 18, 2017

JANUARY 18, 2017

LET’S GO FISHING     

DELTA
The Delta is completely blown out with high turbid water loaded with floating debris, including large trees.

Friday
6
JAN

Delta report from Chris Lautitzen January 5, 2017 - January 6, 2017

Hello and happy belated New Years to one and all.

I hope all of you enjoyed a safe and sane Holiday season no matter how you celebrate the season or not.

Sunday
25
DEC

Lets Go Fishing by Jay Sorensen - December 25, 2016

LET’S GO FISHING     
DELTA
Due to exceptional high tides and water releases out of Folsom Reservoir exceeding 35,000 cubic feet per second into the American River creating tough fishing conditions out on the Delta waterways, especially on the Sacramento River where conditions are not very good.

Monday
5
DEC

LET’S GO FISHING by Jay Sorensen December 7, 2016 - December 5, 2016

December 7, 2016 

LET’S GO FISHING     

DELTA
The recent rains have turned the Sacramento River off-colored which, in turn, has slowed down the 
striped bass and salmon fishing.

Tuesday
22
NOV

Let’s Go Fishing - November 22, 2016

DELTA
The calm weather conditions provide excellent opportunities to fish for either striped bass, sturgeon or salmon. Presently, there are good numbers of striped bass averaging 21 to 23 inches in length along with many undersized fish throughout the system.

Friday
11
NOV

Chris Lauritzen Fish Report - November 11, 2016

In thirteen days it will be Thanksgiving oh happy days a day off.

We continue to have some of the best fall weather for striper fishing that anyone could ask for with day time temperatures reaching into the mid 70’s or better here at the Antioch Bridge with very little wind.

Thursday
10
NOV

Let’s Go Fishing - November 10, 2016

DELTA
Salmon continue to trickle into the Sacramento River, and the recent trend of larger fish along the Marin coastline is contributing to a larger grade of fish traveling into the system.

Monday
31
OCT

Let’s Go Fishing - October 31, 2016

DELTA
Good numbers of striped bass are now plying the waters on both the San Joaquin and the Sacramento Rivers where boaters at anchor are scoring on most of the fish tossing threadfin shad for bass averaging 18 inches, up to an occasional fish weighing 5 to 7 pounds.

Monday
31
OCT

Chris Lauritzen Fish Report - October 31, 2016

As striper fishing goes last weekend was a banner weekend not because fishing was that great but the weather was warm and breathe taking.

Wednesday
26
OCT

Let’s Go Fishing - October 26, 2016

DELTA
Pick a day with little wind and your chances of hooking up a legal bass or sturgeon is vastly improved.

Tuesday
25
OCT

Let’s Go Fishing - October 25, 2016

DELTA
Well, the 69th Annual Bass Derby is now history and congrats go out to the lucky winners, Andy Douens of Oakley who caught a 291” striped bass, the exact target length , to claim the $1000 first prize followed by Michael Allen of Antioch who hooked a 47.96” sturgeon to claim a prize of $500 and Donald Jefferies of Colfax who claimed $500 for the largest salmon at 23 1/4 pounds.

Tuesday
11
OCT

Let’s Go Fishing - October 11, 2016

DELTA
Striped bass throughout the system, but most are less than the 18 inch minimum size requirement. Field scouts report on any given day they will catch anywhere from 15 to 20 fish and maybe 5 or 6 might be legal size up to a big fish weighing 4 or 5 pounds.

Thursday
6
OCT

Chris Lauritzen Fish Report - October 6, 2016

Did I ever tell you that the month of October is my most favorite month of the entire year?

I like October the most because of all of pretty leaves on trees announcing that fall is coming.

Monday
3
OCT

Let’s Go Fishing - October 3, 2016

DELTA
The good news is that there are plenty of striped bass in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers.

Wednesday
28
SEP

Let’s Go Fishing - September 28, 2016

DELTA
Find a section of water void of water hyacinth and water grasses and you will likely catch a few striped bass to a whopping 4 or 5 pounds.

Monday
19
SEP

Chris Lauritzen Fish Report - September 19, 2016

September 1st of each year means that it is the first day of dove season. Some guys wait all year for that season to open.

Thursday
15
SEP

Let’s Go Fishing - September 15, 2016

DELTA
The striped bass season continued to filter in to the Sacramento River from Broad Slough up into the Cache Slough off Liberty Island.

Sunday
4
SEP

Let’s Go Fishing - September 4, 2016

DELTA
The fall striped bass migration is now underway with some Angler’s having a 10 fish day on the troll from the Old Dairy up to Decker Island.

Tuesday
30
AUG

Let’s Go Fishing - August 30, 2016

DELTA
The fall striped bass fishing season is now under way with an array of small fish mixed with a few 18 to 22 inchers along with a larger bass 8 to 10 pounds, but not many according to field scouts.

Monday
22
AUG

Let’s Go Fishing - August 22, 2016

DELTA
Striped bass continue to trickle into the Sacramento River from the salt waters of the bay where trolling seems to be best way to hook a few to 12 pounds.

Tuesday
16
AUG

Let’s Go Fishing - August 16, 2016

DELTA
Field scouts report some striped bass activity taking place below Decker Island for bait dunkers at anchor with most at or less than 18” minimum size requirement.

Monday
8
AUG

Let’s Go Fishing - August 8, 2016

DELTA
Delta Striped bass will soon be making an appearance as they begin their annual migration from the salt waters of the bay.

Thursday
4
AUG

Let’s Go Fishing - August 4, 2016

DELTA

The good news is that salmon are beginning to make an appearance in the Sacramento River, especially around Freeport where a few fish are being caught trolling and casting spoons from the shoreline.

Monday
1
AUG

Chris Lauritzen Fish Report - August 1, 2016

I want to apologize to everyone for not putting out a report the past three weeks or so. Without ginger breading it fishing in the west delta is just slow from the amount of traffic we have had using the harbor launching ramp.

Saturday
23
JUL

Let’s Go Fishing - July 23, 2016

DELTA
During this time frame there is very little action with striped bass with the exception a few fish coming out of Whiskey Slough to 27 inches in length by drifters using blue gills for bait.

Thursday
21
JUL

Let’s Go Fishing - July 21, 2016

DELTA
Those seeking the remnants of the striped bass run out on the delta waterways are finding very little for their efforts these days.

Tuesday
5
JUL

Let’s Go Fishing - July 5, 2016

DELTA
If you are fishing in the right spot at the right time there are a few legal striped bass willing to hit that favorite trolled lure or take your favorte bait.

Friday
24
JUN

Let’s Go Fishing - June 24, 2016

DELTA
Striped bass fishing has slowed down with most heading downstream into the salty waters of the bay. Presently, there are a good number of undersized fish in the system, up to an occasional 20 to 24 inches in the mix for those willing to put in the time.The big fish of the week was a rare 20 pounder taken on bait off Decker Island.

Friday
24
JUN

Chris Lauritzen Fish Report - June 24, 2016

When folks come into our harbor office this time of year the first question out of their mouth is not what is the code to the harbor restrooms the question is.

Monday
20
JUN

Let’s Go Fishing - June 20, 2016

DELTA
Good numbers of striped bass in the 22 to 24 inch category and smaller requiring some culling. Most of the action is on the Sacramento River at anchor tossing anchovies or shad.

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