Spring Run of Striped Bass is Here

Spring Run of Striped Bass is Here

5-6-2019
California Delta Chambers & Visitors Bureau
(916) 777 - 4041

The spring run of striped bass is now in full gear out on the Delta waterways, especially on the San Joaquin River where the fishing has busted wide open from the flats off Eddo’s Harbor upstream into old Sounding Board near Prisoners Point. Even with the heavy run off from the snow melt off along with having huge tidal flows they are still catching fish in the 5 to 15 lb bracket most on the troll using any color deep diving plug with a white worm trailer in 12 to 14 feet of water. Casting swimsuits and drifting live minnows are working as well. The striped bass fishing should remain solid throughout the month of May into June. Now that fresh thread fin shad is becoming available at some of the local bait shops and this will enhance the fishing, especially for bait dunkers at anchor. This is by far the best bait when it comers to striped bass fishing. Th big fish of the week was a bass weighing 58 pounds taken on a split tail off the Firing Line near Light 24. Sturgeon still on a hot bite.