The California Delta has recently been a fishing destination that has been beating me up. From the extreme wind to the amount of small fish I have caught. Luckily yesterday I was able to end my small fish streak.
I had planned a day of Delta fishing with my good buddy Chris, who has had some luck on the Delta in the past. We launched from Paradise Point in Stockton, where the wind was blowing about 15 mph and overcast conditions.
We toughed through the wind and were able to catch some fish despite the heavy wind.We caught those fish on tullie banks with rocks and wereusing senkos and a double buzz bait. Later in the day we drove to white slough and fished some grass flats with the double buzz bait and the whopper plopper and were able to get a lot of bites. Those fish ranged from 2-3 pounds.
The delta right now has a very good topwater bite at about 12 pm till 3 pm. During the slower times of the day you can get fish on senkos and throwing reaction baits seemed to work as well. Lots of smaller fish came on the crank bait and even throwing a chatter bait made by Hammer Down Baits enticed the fish.
The beauty of the California Delta is that you can do so many different things and still
catch fish big or small.
Get out and fish!