Same thing happened last Sunday at 7AM. Water was like a sheet of ice with little to no wind. Threw reaction baits and trolled for about an hour with nothing on the radar. After 90 minutes of striped bass fishing switched over to fishing for Large Mouth Bass in Dutch, incoming tide, using a drop shot rig and we caught about 11 LMB ranging in size from dink to 3 pounds. Weather was beautiful.
Striped bass begin spawning in the spring when the water temperature reaches 60 degrees. Most spawning occurs between 61 and 69 degrees and the spawning period usually extends from April to mid-June. Stripers spawn in open fresh water where the current is moderate to swift. The Delta, especially the San Joaquin River between the Antioch Bridge and the mouth of Middle River, and other channels in this area, is an important spawning ground. Another important spawning area is the Sacramento River between Sacramento and Princeton. About one-half to two-thirds of the eggs are spawned in the Sacramento River and the remainder in the Delta.
Antioch Oakly Pier Fishing Report. Fishing has been quite slow. Staff reports limited Inland Salmon Fishing is Improving.
The 72 nd Rio Vista Bass Derby and Festival was a huge success with a target-length of 30 inches for striped bass and 54 inches for sturgeon with the salmon division winner landing the heaviest fish. The weather conditions were good throughout the weekend which has been a change from previous years where the wind played havoc on the anglers at least one of the days of the derby. As of press time, Steve Cruz led the adult striped bass division at