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Delta Fishing Report
Category : BASS FISHING REPORTS
On Wednesday August 1st, I met up with my good buddy and Professional Bass Angler, Kevin Stewart for a fun day of fishing on the California Delta.
I was supposed to meet Kevin at his shop at 4:30am in Elk Grove, but I was woken up with the sound of a text on my cell phone at 4:35am from Kevin. BIG Oops! He said “no problem, I’ve been late before, meet me at the ramp.”
(Unfortunately for me I had decided the night before to move my alarm clock. I was so careful to double-check the time, set the alarm, etc. BUT! I forgot to turn the alarm on!)
Anyways, as it turned out I was only about 30 minutes behind Kevin. He had already launched out of Pirates Lair ramp on the Mokelumne River and put 3 fish in the boat by the time I arrived. We fished around Potato Slough and the middle delta area with the high outgoing tide. Then we ran a little ways down south for a few, then east, and ended back in the Mokelumne River area around 2pm. The water temperature was 72 to 75, weather 60 to 95, and mild wind.
Fishing was not wide open by any means, but we caught fish all day with our best 5 going around 15lbs. In the morning we started throwing top water baits on rip-rap walls in 2-8ft of water next to sparse reeds and large flats, as well as fishing top water throughout the day. Although most of our fish were caught on D&M Custom Baits Piranha Swim Jig and the NEW Gar Swim Jig.
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Kevin caught the quality fish that day but I did manage a few small keepers and a bunch of “dinks”. Whenever I have an opportunity to fish with guys like Kevin as a Co-Angler, I always look for ways to catch fish behind them, trying several color/size variations on what he may be using or different techniques all together. Rather than just tying on the EXACT bait he may be catching fish on. In a tournament practice situation this can be helpful for the “Pro” in possibly identifying other ways fish can be caught.
Until the next report or I see ya on the water, get out from behind the computer and go fishing!
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