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The one that got away!
The one that got away!
March 15, 2024
Our private charter of four made a strong call and agreed to postpone their day to Saturday due to high winds. It was the right call. 24 hours later and we had 70 degree temps with a light breeze. The day started out gorgeous with glass calm water and a beautiful 20 minute cruise out to where we've been getting fish recently. The timing was perfect as we put in right at the first push of water for the outgoing tide. It didn't take long, and as soon as we were done with our morning lesson on how the sturgeon bite, we got bit! It was game on with solid hook set. The fish took us for a ride around the boat, stayed close to home for a bit before lowering her shoulders and heading down river. It was almost time to pull the anchor and roll with the fish when our angler Joe did a great job of turning her around and getting her to work her way back to us. But she wasn't having it, and decided to turn her head again. When she did, there was a collective "sigh" when the tip of tthe road popped up in that all too familiar action. Yes, the hook pulled. Just a little too much pressure and the hook was'nt set as good as we thought. It was a great battle that lasted for 15 minutes and we're calling it a long distance release on a fish that was 100% an oversized Sturgeon that was going back regardless. We had some other missed solid opportunities, but the fish ended up being a little passive on their bites throughout a fairly large tide. We ended the day with a HOT under size that jumped completely out of the water before coming aboard and and our crew got to examine their first sturgeon. We have some March and early April dates available if you want to get in on the spring action, please let us know. Send a message, text, call or DM. You can find us on major Social Media Outlets and Online. Tight lines Captain Matt
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What anglers said about fishing in San Joaquin River

It’s one of the best fisheries in the world and there are hundreds of miles of water to explore. Getting a guide like Frank is a great way to get started.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s one of the best fisheries in the world and there are hundreds of miles of water to explore. Getting a guide like Frank is a great way to get started.
Delta BASSN’ Guide Service
Delta BASSN’ Guide Service
Not as good fishing conditions as other months, but you can still catch fish. We weren’t able to catch any fish from the dock on Bethel Island where we were staying but much of that was limited by stormy weather. On a bass charter we were able to catch 1 largemouth bass and 1 striped bass. In February fishing is OK but not as good as spring and summer.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not as good fishing conditions as other months, but you can still catch fish. We weren’t able to catch any fish from the dock on Bethel Island where we were staying but much of that was limited by stormy weather. On a bass charter we were able to catch 1 largemouth bass and 1 striped bass. In February fishing is OK but not as good as spring and summer.
Delta BASSN’ Guide Service
Delta BASSN’ Guide Service
If you are fishing the area for the first time, don't hesitate to book with Captain Frank. You will be glad you did.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are fishing the area for the first time, don't hesitate to book with Captain Frank. You will be glad you did.
Delta BASSN’ Guide Service
Delta BASSN’ Guide Service Stockton, CA
Be prepared for a high temperatures and power fishing. Knowing how to use baitcasting equipment is a must.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for a high temperatures and power fishing. Knowing how to use baitcasting equipment is a must.
Delta BASSN’ Guide Service
Delta BASSN’ Guide Service West Menlo Park, CA
If you've never fished the Delta, this is a great starting point. All services available. June was a bit tough because of the post spawn, but whether or not you catch fish, being on this water is a treat. Beautiful place!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you've never fished the Delta, this is a great starting point. All services available. June was a bit tough because of the post spawn, but whether or not you catch fish, being on this water is a treat. Beautiful place!
Delta BASSN’ Guide Service
Delta BASSN’ Guide Service Cayucos, CA
You will definitely catch alot of fish! Your first fishing trip will be memorable and exviting!! Bring sunscreen,warm clothing.and snacks.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You will definitely catch alot of fish! Your first fishing trip will be memorable and exviting!! Bring sunscreen,warm clothing.and snacks.
Delta Sportfishing - Sturgeon
Delta Sportfishing - Sturgeon Sacramento, CA