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California Delta Fly Fishing Report

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Capt. Bryce Tedford reports on 8.16.18

Mixed it up a bit this week with Topwater Smallmouth in the North Delta & Stripers in the main Delta. Smallmouth action slowed up a bit this week but found a bunch of Schoolie Stripers taking baitfish on the surface. In addition to the Smallmouth & Stripers, Topwater Largemouth can be good the first few hrs of morning or last few hours of the day. 

Hard to beat large size 2 -2/0 Topwater frogs for the Largemouth, small size 6-8 poppers for Smallmouth & size 1/0-2/0 Clouser minnows for Stripers. For Topwater Stripers I like to use 1/0-2/0 Crease flies with silver bellies. Water temperatures are currently around 72 degrees. 

In August/September my focus is on Topwater Smallmouth/Largemouth, returning to Stripers come fall unless someone really wants to hunt/Target Stripers in the Summer months.

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