California Delta


Bethel Island, CA
United States United States
38.0302, -121.6187
1000 Miles

California bay delta fresh water habitat for many fresh water species of fish. Largemouth bass, stripers, sturgeon, catfish, bluegill, crappie

Aquatic vegetation:





lures or live bait

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Power Boats Allowed, Swimming Area, Pier, Shore fishing access, Restrooms, Beach, Fly Fishing, Wading, Floating, Rental boats available
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Fishing Reports

about 5 years ago (02/28/2012)

California Delta Fishing Report 02.28.12

The bass have become active and have moved shallow above the grass when there is a little wind.  I am catching them on spinner baits and shallow cranks.  BDS3 blue and citrus.  When the wind dies I have had go go to the bottom with a dropshot.  That is quite a difference in styles between wind and calm.  But when you can find a school in the wind  you can catch them on every cast.  ...

California Delta Fishing Report 02.07.12

The largemouth prespawn is on.  The qualiity and the quantity will keep a smile on your face.  I have caught them on worms and jigs but they really want a jerk bait if there is a little wind on the water.  Try the entrance to quiet waters or dead end sloughs.  ...
Jo's Delta Cottage Wayne Allen
over 6 years ago (12/16/2010)

California Delta Fishing Report 12.16.10

Today I caught a beautiful 15 lb salmon in Sandmound Slough. I have been catching lots of largemouth bass up to 8 lbs as the fish follow the shad into the calmer water but I was certainly surprised to catch a salmom on a rip bait.     The water is calm, clear and in the high 50s. Largemouth are in their early winter pattern and if you can fish can get them.   Jo's Delta Cottage 925-418-8006
about 7 years ago (03/01/2010)

California Delta Fishing Report 03.01.10

The water is still too cold for the spawn but I was able to catch one 4 lb and one 3 lb in about 20 minutes in Sandmound Slough in the California Delta just outside Jo's Delta Cottage.   It has been slow with the main river system very muddy but the sloughs are clearing a bit. These fish were taken on a red and black Strike King square bill shallow runner.....very slow.   I expect the water will warm into the 60s in the next few days and then it is game on! Some are being...
Jo's Delta Cottage / Wayne Allen
over 7 years ago (01/22/2010)

California Delta Fishing Report 01.22.10

California Delta fishing report Jan, 17. I went out to Sandmound Slough in Franks Tract near Bethel Island. The water is 50 degrees and very clear. They were in traditional winter haunts in the current eddies behind points and islands. I could only fish for a half day but managed to get about 14 lbs on a pointer 100. Happy fishing from Jo’s Delta Cottage. Email: - Phone:   925-418-8006...



Bass, Largemouth (Micropterus salmoides)


Bass, Smallmouth (Micropterus dolomieu)


Bass, Striped (Morone saxatilis)


Crappie, Black (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)


Crappie, White (Pomoxis annularis)


Sturgeon, White (Acipenser transmontanus)




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