BAM on the Water – West Delta

Bass Angler Magazine goes fishing on the California Delta

During a photo shoot on the California Delta, Bass Angler Magazine and California Delta Adventures reported from the water.   BAM’s Editor-in-Chief Mark Lassagne and CA Delta Adventure guide Rick Rudd hit the West Delta.  After four hours of fishing they checked in to say they had nearly two dozen bass to the boat and at least double that in bites.

The best of their bass went for 3-lbs and came on a frog.  Rudd reeled most of his flippin’ a Beaver and Lassagne landed his punchin’ mats.

A green pumpkin chatterbait with a green trailer accounted for a 20-lb striper.  Two smaller stripers were also caught, one with a Spook and second on the same chatterbait.  Showing off the fish that “was as long as his leg, Lassagne said,  “It’s probably the biggest one I have ever caught.”

They finished out their day on the Delta and reported again in the afternoon, “We caught a ton more fish through the afternoon.”  Explaining the bite was on in Franks, they said, “the water was super clear; so we stayed back and pitched to the tules islands and got about 30 bites, landing 20, or so.”  There was one just under four and one just over four, that was the best from the Tract.

Wrapping up the day the anglers reported, “All together we landed about 35 bass and three stripers; the bass were on the leeward side of the tules, waiting for the small minnows to swim by and when we got close, we could see 1 to 3-lb bass, just waiting for an easy meal.”

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