Randy, Mike (Dangerous Trebles) and I put in at Russos Sunday at 7:00 AM.
I love this time of year on the delta. Wind lays down most days, sunrises and sunsets are often spectacular, wildlife on the move, what a precious resource. Russos is a throwback to a gentler time. A family owned and operated marina. Very cool people.
Randy calls for a bold ( and slightly cold) run way out west so we flew to a point west of Broad Slough known as the Steel. Halfway through outgoing tide, no wind to speak of. Not a great low tide spot but there was a seam of current there that kicked out a decent fish on the Big Hammer.
Worked this area for a bit while the tide drained out but knew we had to stay with current and depth so we hit a dozen spots between Sherman and Grizzly Bay.
We fished Lucky Craft Pointers, Big Hammers, Rattle traps, Poppers, Punkers and spooks. Theme was run and gun, f the fuel bill.
Slow going overall. Worked our way back east to Mildreds and numerous points on the San Joaquin River. Tons of hydrilla everywhere in the river. Ended up in Franks with the usual dusk pop of bait and diaper stripers on top. Bone super spook made things easy but we could not get the bigger fish to go.
Off the water at 7 for a 12 hr shift.
The runs is not here yet but I am now on the clock and should be fishing this bite regularly until Mid September.