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.
Most fishermen seem to be working the Broad Slough area, below the Antioch Bridge in front of Eddo’s Marina. The chance of hooking into a larger striper this time of year could take place either in Suisun Bay, Honker Bay or Montezuma Slough. October has always been a great month to fish these aforementioned areas. the best bait at tanker are threadfin shad live mud suckers, bullheads and live splittails. If trolling try the deep diving Yozuris or P -line predator with a white worm trailer in 12 to 16 feet of water for best results. Sturgeon showing outside the Pittsburg marina with fresh salmon roe or lamprey eel
the best fodder in deep water where a few are hooked and landed in the 40 to 60 inch category. Salmon chasers are finding improved conditions in the Mokelumne River where increased flows out of Camanche Lake have attracted better numbers of fish averaging 8 to 24 pounds. On the Old Sacramento River most of the action for salmon is taking place near Ryde up into theWalnut Grove area. The best spinner continues to be the double bladed Silvertron model with either red or chartreuse beads For best results use 2 ounces of lead on a drop to get closer to the bottom. This seems to be where the salmon are holding. The cooling waters have caused a strong largemouth bass bite in the eastern sections of the Delta Field scouts have been tossing plastic worm buzz baits, spinner baits and jigs for bass averaging.1 to 4 pounds, up to an occasional larger fish weighing 7 pounds.
The salmon action has slowed down for San Francisco charters with only 5 salmon to 10 pounds for 7 anglers. They trolled to Muir Beach to Buoy 1, The season continues through October 31. The rock fishing and lingcod remains excellent from Bodega Bay to Monterey Bay with limits taken daily. The Dungeness crab pot pulling season opens on November 5, 2016.
SAN FRANCISCO BAY
Windy and drizzly weather conditions keeping most anglers off the water.
Salmon are spread from the mouth at Discovery Park to Paradise Beach where anglers are boondoggling roe for fish to 24 pounds. The action isn’t fast but its steady field scouts said.
The water levels are low and the striped bass fishing has taken a hit with the cool weather and recent rains. The pace will quicken when the weather warms up, especially in the river arms where casting white flukes is the ticket.
TAKE TIME TO GO OUT AND ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS. UNTIL NEXT TIDE STAY SAFE TO FISH ANOTHER DAY. BE SURE TO CHECK WEATHER CONDITIONS BEFORE HEADING OUT INTO THE BIG WATERS.
JAY'S BEST BETS
Delta - striped bass, sturgeon, salmon, largemouth bass.
Ocean - salmon, rock fish, lingcod
Mokelumne River - salmon
Note: Dungeness crab pot pulling season opens on November 5, 2016.
GENERAL QUAIL HUNTING SEASON OPENER
October 15, 2016 the quail hunting season opens throughout much of the state. For more information checkout the California DFW website at dfg.ca.gov
SPORTSMAN’S WAREHOUSE WATERFOWL WEEKEND
October 15-16, 2016 - If you are a waterfowl enthusiast you won't want to miss this event. It features seminars, special pricing on waterfowl gear and much more. Each California Sportsman’s location will participate in the special event. For addresses and phone numbers visit the Sportsman’s Warehouse website at: sportsmanswarehouse.com.
SHASTA LAKE FALL TROUT DERBY
October 15 & 16, 2016 this is the last big trout derby of the year. You won’t want to miss this event with up to a $2,500 top prize up for grabs. For more information, call (800) 953-4432 or (530) 238-2716.
FUTURE PRO DON PEDRO BASS TOURNAMENT
October 15, 2016 be part of the West Coast’s hottest bass fishing circuit by signing up for
the Future Pro event at Lake Don Pedro. For more information call Vince Harris at (916) 768-0938.
FUTURE PRO LAKE BERRYESSA BASS TOURNAMENT
October 22, 2016 signup and fish the West Coast's hottest fishing circuit on California's beautiful Lake Berryessa in the Napa valley. For more information contact Vince Harris at (916) 768-0938.
WATERFOWL HUNTING SEASON OPENER
October 22, 2016 - The general waterfowl hunting season opens throughout much of the state.. The daily limit remains at 7, with no more than 2 mallard hens, 2 pintail, 2 canvasback and 3 scaup. The Central Valley can expect to see at least 7 million wintering ducks this season. For more information checkout the California DFW website at: dfg.ca.gov
STRIPER FISHERMEN'S CHALLENGE ON THE DELTA
October 29, 2016 Angler's Press will be featuring a massive striped bass derby headquartered in Oakley, Ca. The event promises big prizes and lots of fun. For more information contact Vince Harris at (916) 768-0938.
SANDHILL CRANE FESTIVAL
November 4-6, 2016 - The 20th annual Sandhill Crane Festival takes place at Lodi’s Hutchin street Square. The festival highlighted by exhibits, artwork, field trips and seminars. Free admission there will be a small fee cost for field trips. Information: (800) 581-6150.
CSBA STATE BOARD FUND RAISER
The California Striped Bass Association consisting of chapters in Modesto, Antioch, Isleton, Tracy, Sacramento and Stockton will be conducting their annual State Board Fund Raiser.
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Place: F.O.E. Eagles Hall
1452 Bourbon St.
Schedule of activities:
Cocktail hour 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Menu: Surf and Turf (steak and shrimp)
baked potato, salad, rolls and dessert
Tickets: Donation - $35.00 per person
Silent auction: 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Raffle drawing :8:00 p.m. to ???
For more information call Terry Peterson at (209) 602-2875.
CIFFI ANNUAL DINNER
November 5, 2016 - The CIFFI will hold their annual fund raising dinner at the Folsom Community Center at 52 Natoma Street in Folsom, Ca. This event offers great food, exciting prizes and lots of laughs will be on hand. For more information or to reserve your spot, call (209) 810-9603.
NORCAL TROUT ANGLER'S CHALLENGE CHAMPIONSHIP
November 5 & 6, 2016 the NorCal Trout Angler's 2016 Challenge event will take place at Collins Lake. For more information contact Vince Harris at (916) 768-0938.
FALL TURKEY HUNTING SEASON OPENER
November 12, 2016 the fall turkey hunting season opens throughout much of the state. For more information checkout the California DFW website at: dfg.ca.gov
GENERAL PHEASANT HUNTING SEASON OPENER
November 12, 2016 the general pheasant hunting season opens throughout much of the state. For more information checkout the California DFW website at: dfg.ca.gov
SALMON FISHING SEMINAR
November 16, 2016 - Capt. Stan Koenigsberger of Quetzal Adventures will present a seminar focusing on salmon trolling on the Sacramento River. The seminar is free and will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Veteran's Hall, 610 St. Francis Way in Rio Vista, Ca.
SACRAMENTO INTERNATIONAL SPORTSMAN'S EXPOSITION
January 19 - 22, 2016 - This is the big one. Come on out and view what's new in the world of hunting and fishing. The Sacramento ISE show boasts hundreds of vendors and offers dozens of hard hitting hunting and fishing seminars. The event takes place at Sacramento's CalExpo. For more information visit sportsexpos.com