Saturday, December 23, 2023

California Bay Area Trout - Mini-Jig Fishing

Bay Area Trout Season is in full swing. My go to choice for fishing for these planted trout is a mini-jig.  Pair the mini-jig with an UL rod and some light line and you can have some real fun catching these trout.  My current set-up with a few mini-jig options are summarized below.

1.   You need a good fishing rod that has flexibility in the tip as well as some back bone to set the hook.

        a.  My current rod is the Okuma Guide Select Pro UL 7'6" model

        b.  I have this rod paired with a Shimano Stradic 2500 - any good UL reel will do

        c.  My current line of choice is Maxima Ultragreen - but there are other options

    Okuma Guide Select  

    Maxima Ultragreen

    Shimano Reels

2.   Mini-Jig Color Options - So far my top two choices are:

        a.  Grasshopper Color - Berkeley Power Tube 1/32 oz

    Berkeley Power Tube

        b.  Diablo Blanco Color - Sierra Slammers Mini Jig 1/32 oz

    Sierra Slammers

Friday, October 6, 2023

California Delta Fall Striped Bass Bite Heating up.

California Delta Striped Bass Bite starting to pick up.

Topwater and Swimbaits working early with incoming tide.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Night Time is a good Time for Striped Bass

 If you are not fishing for Stripers at night you are missing out, this DD was caught and released to fight another day


 Stripers love the jerkbait, fooled this one on the Duo Realis and the other on the LuckyCraft

Friday, December 13, 2019

Striper Fishing at Night Can be Rewarding

Check out this Beast caught at night, so next time when the daylight falls keep casting your PB can be just around the corner.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019

Topwater Poppers In the Delta

 When the conditions are right Poppers get it done in the delta.   This guy swallowed that Rio Rico.