Couple More Jailbirds!!

Discussion in 'Northern California Fishing Reports' started by The Dr., Apr 26, 2016.

  1. The Dr.

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    The spring run continues. And mother Delta continues to kick out some quality linesides. Our windows to get them on top water have been small, but we've been making em count. The numbers are down compared to past years but, the quality is great. I've run into more fish over the 20lb mark this year than I can ever remember. Unfortunately I can't keep em hooked up. I must of farmed or missed the hook set on 5-6 fish over 20lbs this spring.

    I was able to capitolize on a couple bites this weekend. The first fish took a 8" RBT B52 plug. She was a big 22lb post spawn female. You can tell by the gashes and bruises left by the males during the spawn. she was probably 25+ a few days prior.

    The second fish was taken last night on a 6" Barrack Shad DWB. 20lbs and fresh from the bay.

    All fish were released to live another day!

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  2. Northeastfshman

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    Nice fish!

    Do you guys ever get really big fish 40+ in the Delta or the Bay?

    Always wondered coming from back East.

    Thanks for sharing
     
  3. The Dr.

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    Big fish are getting more and more scarce. We usually one hear of a few fish over the 40lb mark caught in the Delta every year. Now a days anything over 20lbs is considered a trophy. My PB at the moment is 30lbs even, that was caught couple years back. My goal at the moment is a 40lber on top water. One can only dream...
     
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    Thanks for the insight. Big Bass on plugs is a blast. If you love that you should really fly out to Montauk for a full moon phase in Aug/Sept always have a shot at a 60 from the beach there on top water.

    Is there a specific reason for the decline in larger fish?
     
  5. SturgeonSlayer

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    Nice haul. This is a great time to be fishing striper. Now if the wind would only cooperate on my days off...

    What rod/reel/line?
     
  6. Mike Myers

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    Nice, what rod do you use for that?
     
  7. The Dr.

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    I use few different kits.
    For the 6" wood baits I use a 8' Phenix M1 MH, Daiwa Tutula 6.6, 30-50# J braid, 30# mono leader

    For the big 8-9" plugs I use a 7'10" Phenix UMBX Classic H rod, Daiwa Coastal 200 7.3, 65# J braid, 40# mono leader
     

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