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California Delta Fly Fishing Report

California Delta Fly Fishing Report

Captain Bryce Tedford Reports on 7.10.2020

This week I turned my focus to Largemouth rather than Smallmouth & was pleasantly surprised! Found some eager Topwater fish & some larger fish on subsurface Streamers as well. Although Largemouth are more challenging than smallmouth they are very rewarding when success is found!



Largemouth 1/2 day trips offer Topwater fishing with heavy rods such as 8 or 9wt. We cast large poppers such as frog patterns to ideal holes in the weeds until a largemouth explodes on the fly! Later in the morning I go to type 3 lines & large Streamers.


Smallmouth 1/2 day trips offer Topwater fishing with light rods such as 4 or 5wts. We cast small poppers towards rock banks & eagerly awaiting Smallmouth. This fishery is a great way to introduce beginners to the sport & fun for seasoned anglers who like Topwater poppers on light rods.

If you are into Largemouth/Smallmouth Topwater or just trying to get someone into Fly Fishing please give me a call for a summer date. Also, if you want to get a jump on a Fall Striper date just let me know as well.

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California Delta Fly Fishing Report

Steve Santucci Reports on 7.1.20
At this time of year I am usually taking care of needed boat maintenance and getting gear ready for early fall Striiper fishing.  If I do any fishing it will be targeting Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass.
Past experience has taught me that you can expect to catch Stripers and some big Stripers in August.  I also expect the wind to be up during this period.  So you have to watch your tides and wind speeds and locations in order to be able to have a chance.  It can be frustrating trying to figure a decent day.  With September comes more reliable weather and  more possibilities.  August and September do not hold the largest concentrations of Stripers but the fish are less spooky and will usually totally commit to a fly.  You can usually experience some of the most violent takes and hardest fighting fish that you will catch.   Also you have your best chance of catching a 20 pound  plus fish during this period.
I hope that I have reminded you of the benefits of fishing during August and April.  Plan your calendar and get in on the action.
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California Delta Fly Fishing Report

California Delta Fly Fishing Report

Capt. Bryce Tedford Reports on 7.1.20

Smallmouth season has been very consistent the last few weeks on the Delta. I have been finding eager fish on Topwater poppers. Most of the fish are smaller but some larger fish are mixed in as well. It is such a pleasure to get newer anglers into the sport or watch seasoned anglers enjoy the Topwater action! Many guests have brought their kids & getting them into their first fish on a fly is a treat for all in the boat! I will be focused on Smallmouth/Largemouth through August & the return my focus to Stripers come fall.



Smallmouth 1/2 day trips offer Topwater fishing with light rods such as 4 or 5wts. We cast small poppers towards rock banks & eagerly awaiting Smallmouth. This fishery is a great way to introduce beginners to the sport & fun for seasoned anglers who like Topwater poppers on light rods.

Largemouth 1/2 day trips offer Topwater fishing with heavy rods such as 8 or 9wt. We cast large poppers such as frog patterns to ideal holes in the weeds until a largemouth explodes on the fly!

If you are into Largemouth/Smallmouth Topwater or just trying to get someone into the sport give me a call for a summer date. Also, if you want to get a jump on a Fall Striper date just let me know as well.

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California Delta Fly Fishing Report

California Delta Fly Fishing Report

Capt. Bryce Tedford Reports On 6.21.2020

Smallmouth season is heating up on the California Delta! I will be focused on Smallmouth/Largemouth through August & the return to Stripers come fall. This past week I have been targeting Smallmouth, had some Fly Fishing Women join me on the boat & we had a blast!!! I gave this day 2 thumbs up as they had great attitudes, had great fun & caught some quality Topwater fish!!!

Smallmouth 1/2 day trips offer Topwater fishing with light rods such as 4 or 5wts. We cast small poppers towards rock banks & eagerly awaiting Smallmouth. This fishery is a great way to introduce beginners to the sport & fun for seasoned anglers who like Topwater poppers on light rods.

Largemouth 1/2 day trips offer Topwater fishing with heavy rods such as 8 or 9wt. We cast large poppers such as frog patterns to ideal holes in the weeds until a largemouth explodes on the fly!

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Delta Fly Fishing Report

Delta Fly Fishing Report

Capt. Bryce Tedford Reports on 6.18.20

Smallmouth season is heating up on the California Delta! I will be focused on Smallmouth/Largemouth through August & the return my focus to Stripers come fall. Just had some recent High school graduates that came out with me & caught their first fish on a fly rod! This was a super rewarding trip, these boys graduated on a tough year with Covid19 but their futures are bright & it was fun to celebrate with them! 



Smallmouth 1/2 day trips offer Topwater fishing with light rods such as 4 or 5wts. We cast small poppers towards rock banks & eagerly awaiting Smallmouth. This fishery is a great way to introduce beginners to the sport & fun for seasoned anglers who like Topwater poppers on light rods.

Largemouth 1/2 day trips offer Topwater fishing with heavy rods such as 8 or 9wt. We cast large poppers such as frog patterns to ideal holes in the weeds until a largemouth explodes on the fly!

If you are into Largemouth/Smallmouth Topwater or just trying to get someone into the sport give me a call for a summer date. Also, if you want to get a jump on a Fall Striper dates just let me know as well.

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California Delta Fly Fishing Report

California Delta Fly Fishing Report

Capt. Bryce Tedford Reports on 5.26.20

Spring Striper season is winding down & I am making the transition to Summer Largemouth & Smallmouth trips. Spring Striper season was challenging with Covid 19 but some exciting surprises were still a reality! A personal highlight was a 25+lb Striper that gave me an incredible battle that I will never forget! The Stripers will return to the Delta this Fall but now it is time to focus on Topwater Largemouth & Smallmouth for the summer!

Smallmouth 1/2 day trips offer Topwater fishing with light rods such as 4 or 5wts. We cast small poppers towards rock banks & eagerly awaiting Smallmouth. This fishery is a great way to introduce beginners to the sport & fun for seasoned anglers who like Topwater poppers on light rods.

Largemouth 1/2 day trips offer Topwater fishing with heavy rods such as 8 or 9wt. We cast large poppers such as frog patterns to ideal holes in the weeds until a largemouth explodes on the fly! 

If you are into some Largemouth/Smallmouth Topwater or just trying to get someone into the sport then give me a call for a summer excursion. Also, if you want to get a jump on a Fall Striper date just let me know as well. I know this has been a challenging time for so many & my heart goes out to all those impacted. That said, maybe a relaxing day on the water is just what a person could use, cheers! 

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California Delta Fly Fishing Report

Capt. Steve Santucci Reports on 5.28.20
I hope all is well with our Lost Coast fishing community.. The Delta experienced an influx of fish during late  April and fishing was very good thru  Mid May.  Most of our Striper's have begun there journey back to the Bay and Ocean Beaches.  Striper's can still be caught but they are not as predictable or abundant as prior months.
Large Mouth Bass and Small Mouth Bass are the best game in town  It's time to break out your floating lines and fish  some Top Water.
San Luis Reservoir just opened up for boating and fishing and is red hot.  Catching numbers of Stripers  in the three to five pound range is the norm and there is always a chance for a big one.  
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