Your  Interactive  Guide  To  The  San  Joaquin  Delta

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The Delta is home to Bluegill, Readear, Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Striped Bass, Crappie, Bullhead Catfish, Channel Catfish, and Shad, Salmon, Steelhead, and Sturgeon runs as well as delectable crawdads. Fishing Derbys are held through out the Delta during the winter and spring offering substantial prizes to winners, see events for dates. The Striped Bass migrate through the Delta twice a year, usually in November and May. Though beautiful fish are caught year round. A Crawdad Festival is held in Isleton each year on Father's Day weekend. With a bounty of delicious crusteans to enjoy. With a thousand miles of waterways to explore and enjoy its easy to "get away from it all" and enjoy the peace and solitude.

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CATFISH (Bullhead, Channel, and White)

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King Salmon
King Salmon

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Delta Fish Species

Acanthogobius flavimanus Alosa sapidissima American shad
Bigscale logperch Black bullhead Black crappie
Blue catfish Bluegill Brown bullhead
Brown trout (sea-run) Cagelef topeni Carassius auratus
Carp Chameleon goby Channel catfish
Cyprinus carpio Dorkus molorkus Dorosoma petenense
Fathead minnow Fathead moron Gambusia affinis
Gasterosteus aculaetus Golden shiner Goldfish
Green sunfish H. eymacrena dorkus Ictalurus catus
Ictalurus furcatus Ictalurus melas Ictalurus natalis
Ictalurus nebulosus Ictalurus punctatus Inland silverside
Largemouth bass Lepomis cyanellus Lepomis gulosus
Lepomis macrochirus Lepomis microlophus Lucania parva
Luckbe crappie Macarelena Menidia audena
Micropterus dolomieui Micropterus salmoides Morone saxatilis
Mosquito fish Notemigonus crysoleucas Obnoxi
Perca flavescens Percina macrolepida Pimephales promelas
Pomoxis annularis Pomoxis nigromaculatus Rainwater killifish
Red ear sunfish Rollwaz snakeiz Salmo trutta
Seadoo fish Small mouth bass Striped bass
Sturgeon Threadfin shad Threespine stickleback
Tombroka mediayappalot Tridentiger trigonocephalus Velocitus
Warmouth White bubbafish White catfish
White crappie Yellow bullhead Yellow perch
Yellowfin goby Yellowfinch gobyeby


Other Fishing Links

Much of the fishing information was provided courtesy of Chuck's Bait & Tackle of Bethel Island, The Trap of Rio Vista, Bob's Bait Shop, Delta Fish Finders of Isleton, and my good friend Mark Pacini (who left us in 2007).