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Delta Sturgeon Report for February 22nd-28th 2015

Xtreme- Angling Guide Service was on the water out of the Rio Vista area on the Sacramento River in pursuit of Sturgeon once again.

Sweet sunset

The bite continues to stay consistent but the size has shrunk a little.  I took my son for a fun afternoon trip mid week. I hooked up to the perfect sized fish for him to battle with.

weston hooked up

I backed the drag down on the Penn Fathom 15LD and let him battle until he was tired.  After getting the fish to the boat, he wanted to help in netting the fish.  The fished measure out at 38″ and was released after a quick photo.   We had several other bites and landed some small shaker stripers.


On Saturday 2-28, I had the pleasure of taking a father/son duo out in search of the elusive dinosaur.  We had many laughs and created lots of memories. The day ended with 3 sturgeon landed; 1 being a keeper at 41″, one just short at 39″ and a shaker.  We had numerous unknown bites from either stripers or sturgeon,

Hays 4
Hays sturg

We also had a 5-6 pound striper to the boat before it threw the barbless hook. We still managed to landed a small keeper striper to add into the daily bag.


I am still using bloody eel on a 7/0 hook tied on a 20 inch, 60lb Berkley mono leader with a 7-10oz  pyramid weight attached to 40lb braid on an 8ft heavy action rod paired with Penn Fathom 15LD reels. I am getting my bites while the current is moving. Usually the most consistent bite is the first 45 min of the start of the outgoing or incoming, but as long as the water is moving I have been getting bites.


I utilize my Lowrance fish finder to locate an area where there are good solid marks near the bottom and set up about 20 yards above them. I am fishing 20-23ft of water and as long as I am still constantly getting good marks I will remain in that location throughout the day and tide change.


The spring action packed striped bass season is getting underway and will be goon until the 1st of June.

Contact Xtreme-Angling for your next fishing adventure.

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