Fishing on the delta is good for numbers of smaller bass. Anglers are having a hard time putting together any real pattern as they are being caught on a variety of different baits. As more baitfish make their way through the system fishing should get easier. Striper fishing is still spotty with most fish being caught by those fishing the west side of the delta. As the water temperature drops the stripers should begin to make their way further through the system.
New Melones Lake:
Trout fishing is good right now as anglers are doing well while trolling between 35’ and 50’ around the mouths of major lake coves and creek arms. Anglers trolling for trout are using shad patterned lures. Catfish are being caught all around the lake on cut bait. The best time of day to catch them is in the evening. Bass fishing has slowed down recently as smaller fish are being caught on small plastics during the day.