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California Delta Fly Fishing Report

California Delta Fly Fishing Report

Capt. Bryce Tedford Reports on 10.22.2020

Well, Fall was in the air but has been put on a bit of standby with 90 degree late Summer weather. Amazing weather but Striper fishing has been on hold a bit. Water temperature are still hovering around 70 degrees so fishing has been good in the am but challenging in PM. Cooler Fall weather is finally arriving on the Delta over the next week & change is in the air. There are currently plenty of Stripers in the system but finding size can be a challenge. That said, if a person is willing to work for them & run around, then quality fish are there to be found. Stripers will continue to ramp up as we get into Fall, November & December are prime Striper months & I am excited to finish out the year strong. October & November are booked up but I still have some Striper dates available in Dec. Remaining dates won’t last long so book your adventure soon or get out there & enjoy the amazing California Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta!

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California Delta Fly Fishing Report

California Delta Fly Fishing Report

Capt. Steve Santucci Reports on 10.15.2020

We  experienced some nice fishing on the Delta this week.  We caught good numbers of hard fighting schoolie Stirpers.  We also experienced some very enjoyable wind and weather conditions.  I am looking forward to my next outing.

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California Delta Fly Fishing Report

Capt. Steve Santucci Reports on 10.7.20

Delta Stripers showed a glimmer of what's to come.  Some new fish have entered the system as fishing has been a little slow for me the last couple of weeks.  We have been catching mostly smaller Stripers but fly fisherman are starting to experience some fresh fish entering the system..  We have experience some weather changes and we have some cooler temperatures and maybe some precipitation coming this Friday and Saturday. .  However, warmer temperatures are going to return Monday and Tuesday..
I am looking forward to Fall,, cooler temperatures and hard fighting Stripers in the upcoming weeks.  Contact me if you want to give it a go.
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California Delta Fly Fishing Report

California Delta Fly Fishing Report

Capt. Bryce Tedford Reports on 10.7.20

Fall is finally arriving on the Delta & change is in the air! Water temperatures are beginning to drop below 70 degrees & this will bring the bigger Stripers in! There are currently plenty of Stripers in the system but finding size can be a challenge. That said, if a person is willing to work for it & run around a bit then quality fish are there to be found.

Stripers will continue to ramp up as we get into Fall, October through December is prime Striper time & I am excited to finish out the year strong. I still have some prime Striper dates available in Oct.(next week), November is booked but Dec. dates are open as well. Remaining dates won’t last long so book your adventure soon

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California Delta Fly Fishing Report

California Delta Fly Fishing Report

Capt. Bryce Tedford Reports on 9.19.20

We are just seeing the first hints of Fall on the Delta & change is in the air! This is an interesting time on the Delta where it can be tough to decide what to do; Stripers, Largemouth & Smallmouth are all on the table right now.

That said, as the water cools the Largemouth & Smallmouth Topwater will begin to taper off & the Stripers will ramp up into Fall. October through December is prime Striper time & I am excited to finish out the year strong. I still have some prime Striper dates available Oct.-Dec but dates won’t last long so book your adventure soon!

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California Delta Fly Fishing Report

California Delta Fly Fishing Report

Capt. Steve Santucci Reports on 9.19.20

Delta  Striper fishing is just getting underway.  Water temps have been steady around the 70 degree mark a were starting to see  some low wind days. Fish   are scattered  thru out the whole system.  It's time to plan a few outings as we are about a week away from October.

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Delta Fly Fishing Report

Delta Fly Fishing Report

Capt Bryce Tedford Reports on 9.4.2020

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

In addition to the Smallmouth I have made more of a focus on Largemouth & have been pleasantly surprised! I have been finding some eager Topwater fish & some larger fish on subsurface Streamers as well. Although Largemouth are more challenging than smallmouth they are very rewarding when you succeed & generally bigger as well! 

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! 

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. 

I will likely do Largemouth & Smallmouth trips for 1-2 weeks more & then it’s time to turn the attention to Stripers! Stripers will start up mid-September & last until Christmas. Fall is a great time to get out & chase these amazing fish. I still have a fair amount of availability Oct.-Dec but dates won’t last long so book your adventure soon! 

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California Delta Fly Fishing Report

California Delta Fly Fishing Report

Mark Pinto Reports on 7.12.20

Top-Water Largemouth time!  I never thought I'd utter those words.... When I first started guiding the Delta in 1992, Stripers were all I really targeted, I must admit to saying," Oh, it's just a Largemouth" , how shortsighted I was being in retrospect...About 10 yrs. ago, I really came to love the whole top-water Bass game for many of the same reasons most anglers love dry fly fishing. 

For me, casting is fun, especially when having a very specific target, you see the spot, get your fly there and anticipate the take. Actually ,"Blow -Up" is a more appropriate term when describing the Largemouth take, although many of the larger fish take with a fairly subtle swirl or gulp. So often, when we fish, we are nymphing with little or no line on the water, my guiding career was founded on short-line techniques in 1984 and still is used very often on my rivers. Many anglers fish for years without really doing much casting, especially at distance. The Delta Bass are a great way to work on your casting skills, after a day on the water with me, you WILL be a better caster.
A great tune-up or primer for saltwater trips is a day or 2 on the Delta. You will learn casting, both forward and the ever useful backcast as well as line-control, stripping and hook setting skills. Why waste valuable fishing time when travelling to more exotic and expensive destinations to learn basic skills when you can get your game dialed in close to home? This was and still is the main premise for my," Home Waters Guide Service".... 
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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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