VOL . 41 • ISS . 18
November 11 , 2022
Delta Striper Fishing Map Facts
Location : The San Joaquin and Sacramento rivers in the Rio Vista region are the two top rivers for striped bass in California . They also support good populations of sturgeon , catfish , king salmon and smallmouth and largemouth bass .
Camping and Lodging : Motels and r . v . camping facilities are available in the river towns of Rio Vista , Isleton and Walnut Grove . For more information , call California Delta Chambers & Visitor ’ s Bureau , 169 W . Brannan Road , Isleton , CA . 95641 , 916-777-4041 , http :// www . californiadelta . org . For more information on Pirates ’ Lair in Isleton , call 916-777-6464 or http :// www . korthspirateslair . com
Boat ramps : Boat launching is available at the Brannan Island State Recreation Area , Sandy Beach Park Launching Facility in Rio Vista , the Delta Marina Launch Ramp , City of Rio Vista Launch Ramp , Vieira ’ s Resort , and Isleton Launch Ramp ( next to Ramos Oil Company ). Always check to see if the boat ramp is open , due to changing conditions .
Fishing information : Fisherman ’ s Warehouse , Sacramento , 916-362- 1200 ; Rio Vista Bait , 707-374-5522 , Hap ’ s Bait , Rio Vista , 707 374- 2372 ; Vieira ’ s Resort , Isleton , 855-843-4727 .
Delta Striped Bass , Sturgeon and Salmon Charters :
• James Soo Hoo , Soo Hoo Sportfishing , 925-899-4045
• Brett Brady , Bare Bones Guide Service , 530-272-7137 , 530-263-4451
• Chris Ditter , Headrush Sportfishing , 916-284-9236
• Justin Leonard , Out Cast Guide Service , 530-277-6870
• James Netzel , Tight Lines Guide Service , 888-975-0990
• Jerry Lampkin T . N . G . Motor Sports Guide Service , 530-320-0884
• Hayden Mullins , Dragon Sportfishing , 925-428-1103
• Steve Mitchell , Hook ’ d Up Sportfishing , 707-655-6736 .
• Dave Hammond , Delta Pro Fishing , 916-479-3492 , ( 925 ) 497-7171
• Zack Medinas , Gatecrasher Fishing Adventures , 925-497-7171
• Rob Reimers , Rustic Rob ’ s Guide Service , 530-632-0051
• Joey Gamez , Golden State Sportfishing , 209-855-1847
To Fairfield- Suisun
To Pittsburg- Concord
Decker Is .
San Joaquin River
Brentwood To Livermore
DELTA STRIPER HOTSPOTS
Twitchell Is .
Bradford Is .
To West Sacramento
Bethel Is .
15 Venice Is .
Woodward Is .
Lower Jones Tract
Walnut Grove Thornton
Upper Jones Tract
1 . Steamboat Slough 2 . Sutter Slough 3 . Sacramento River 4 . Miner Slough 5 . Cache Slough 6 . Shag Slough 7 . Jackson Slough 8 . Sevenmile Slough 9 . N . Fork Mokelumne River 10 . S . Fork Mokelumne River 11 . Beaver Slough 12 Hog Slough 13 Sycamore Slough 14 . Little Potato Slough 15 . Potato Slough 16 . Old River 17 . Middle River 18 . Snodgrass Slough 19 . San Joaquin River 20 . False River Lodi 21 . White Slough 22 Dissapointment Slough 23 . Georgiana Slough
Eight Mile Road
To Manteca & Fresno
Rafael Duran won first place in the salmon division of the Rio Vista Derby with this 33.41-pound king that he caught on the Sacramento River . Photo courtesy of the Rio Vista Chamber of Commerce
In addition to their cash prizes , the top 3 adults in each category in this year ’ s Rio Vista Bass Derby and Festival won metal fish art of the species they entered . Photo courtesy of the Rio Vista Chamber of Commerce
Bellafronte , derby coordinator . Prizes were awarded in each category for 1st through 6th place , including a raffle , free for all registrants , cash prizes up to $ 1,000 for 1-3rd places , fishing poles and gear and bait shop gift cards . Information : ( 925 ) 252-4109 . Since the derby , striper fishing has remained superb on the Lower Delta . The main impediment to fishing has been the wind . “ Spooning , casting Rat-L-Traps and swimbaits and trolling lures - whatever you want to do - is working now for the stripers ,” said Justin Leonard from Out Cast Guide Service . “ The Sacramento River from Sherman Island to Broad Slough and the San Joaquin below the Antioch Bridge have been producing the top fishing .” Information : ( 530 ) 277-6870 . Although the striped bass fishing has been good on the Delta this year , fishing for the popular introduced species has declined dramatically since the State Water Project ( SWP ) was completed in 1967 . The dramatic decline of striped bass occurs in the larger context of the collapse of Delta smelt and other pelagic species and spring and winter run chinook salmon , Central Valley steelhead and green sturgeon , largely due to massive exports of Delta water by the state and federal water projects in recent years . Between 1967 and 2020 , the CDFW Fall Midwater Trawl ( FMWT ) abundance indices ( combined September , October , November and December surveys ) for striped bass , Delta smelt , longfin smelt , American shad , splittail and threadfin shad declined by 99.7 , 100 , 99.96 , 67.9 , 100 , and 95 percent , respectively , according to Bill Jennings , Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance ( CSPA ). Unfortunately , the Gavin Newsom administration is forging ahead with the Delta Tunnel , a project that will divert even more water from
These two anglers show off a beautiful striped bass caught on the West Bank of Sacramento River during a trip with Jeff Soo of Soo Hoo Sportfishing .
Photo courtesy of Soo Hoo Sportfsihing
Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to corporate agribusiness on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California water agencies . The project will make the dire situation of striped bass , Sacramento River winter and spring-run Chinook salmon , Central Valley steelhead , Delta smelt , longfin smelt , green sturgeon and other fish species even worse . Although the virtual public comment hearings on the Delta Conveyance Project draft environmental impact report have already been held , anglers can still make written comment on the DEIR . The new end date for the comment period is Friday , December 16 , 2022 . You can comment via Email : deltaconveyancecomments @ water . ca . gov , or via U . S . Mail : CA Department of Water Resources , Attn : Delta Conveyance Office , P . O . Box 942836 , Sacramento , CA 94236-0001 . For additional Information , visit the Draft EIR website to access the Draft EIR and accompanying informational materials , and to learn more about the proposed