We spent yesterday Striped Bass Fishing in the Delta with friends. We fished some areas that I haven’t fishing in years. After we caught a couple shakers on swim baits and top water plugs, I pulled into a spot and commented that I’ve caught some nice fish in this little run. Within 100 yards we hooked and landed a Striper just under 10 pounds trolling deep diving plugs. We moved over to another area that a friend had told me about the day before. We got there just as the tide was about to bottom out. We found a school of fish right where we had been told they were. On our first pass we had two grabs and landed one fish around 6 or 7 pounds. We continued to hook fish on every pass for the next hour of so. Most of these fish were small right around the 18″ mark.
Our trolling set ups were Berkley IM8 Rods with Abu Garcia 5500LC reels which make it nice knowing exactly where all our lures are. The lures we used were large Rapala’s and Yo Zuri’s.