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California Delta Fly Fishing Report

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Bryce Tedford reports on 4.19.18

Delta

Striper fishing has been a challenge the last few weeks with wind, rain & some dirty water throughout the Delta. The challenge is to find fish in these varying conditions that change day to day along with the locations of the fish themselves.

With some diligent guests & a lot of work, we have been averaging 10-15 fish to 5lbs. The trick has been to find reasonable clean water that is holding feeding fish any given day. That all said, we have a great weather outlook over the next 10 days & I am hoping for improved fishing & conditions. As the water continues to clear & the weather improves the catching should improve as well.

We are approaching Spring spawn, likely on the Full moon toward the end of this month & that should bring in large females which is always fun! Water temperatures are currently around 60 degrees & warmer weather will continue to warm the Delta. In the dirty water, I primarily use 3-5” Rattle Clousers in various colors such as Chartreuse over White or Black-Purple over Chartreuse has been good as well.

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