California Delta Fly Fishing Charters

California Delta Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in California Delta

Fly Fishing in California Delta

California Delta fly fishing is becoming more and more popular, and for all the right reasons. With well over a 1,000 miles of productive waters to explore, this fishery has a lot to offer  passionate fly rodders looking for their next angling challenge.
 

What to Catch

 
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is the fourth largest estuary in America, as well as one of the most prolific ones. Fly anglers come here from all over the country to target a variety of species, and Striped Bass is the most coveted one of all. Using a floating line and topwater flies is a must to attract these fish.
 
The appeal of catching a Striper on a fly lies in the fact that it’s a very unique fight to experience, especially if you hook a lunker, and there’s a good chance of that. These fish are relentless fighters and getting them into the boat will be both a feat and an incredibly rewarding experience.
 
Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass are in the cards as well, though they rarely reach the impressive size of Stripers (in the 2–50 lb range). This doesn’t mean that they are any less fun to catch. Sight fishing for Carp is another favorite of fly fishermen, and summer months are the time to do it.
 

What to Expect

 
There are guides who specialize in fly fishing the California Delta and hitting the water with them at the helm is a game changer. You can book a full day trip for about $400–$450 per person, and have a boat, an expert captain, and fly fishing gear at your disposal.
 
Bear in mind that not all charters have fly fishing equipment on board, so it could be up to you to bring your own – make sure to double-check with the captain. The same goes for your fishing license, drinks, food, and sunscreen. When you’re all geared up, the Delta is yours for the taking.
 

 

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Reviews of Fishing in Fly Fishing in California Delta

Full day ocean private
Salvador S. fished with David Rooney on September 1, 2019
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Bring a jacket and lunch. If you not sure how your stomach will hold take meds ahead of time.
Half day with Captain Ron and Hunter
Donna L. fished with Nautilus Excursions on July 28, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Being your ice chests for the fish fillets you'll take home.
Full day on the Bay with skipper David Rooney
Kenton R. fished with David Rooney on July 15, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
A trip with David Rooney is your best bet.
Full day trip
Bryan C. fished with Nautilus Excursions on July 13, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Listen to the captain and mate and you'll hav the trip of a lifetime
Best Team-Building Event!
Jennifer D. fished with Nautilus Excursions on July 11, 2019
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Beautiful weather and great views. It is cold on the water, though, so dress warm, as in a warm layer, windbreaker, and hat. Wear rain boots, if you have them. Put sunscreen on your face. Bring any personal items in a waterproof bag. If you plan to take photos, put your camera or phone in a zip-lock bag or waterproof case, because your hands will be full of fish scales and fish guts. Bring extra bags to carry your fish off the boat. Stock your car with an ice chest, for the drive home. If the fishing trip is in the Bay only, and not out in the open ocean, then the waves aren't very bad, so you shouldn't get sea sick. Or if you do, you only need the "less drowsy" version of your motion sickness medication. Have fun!
Half day bachelor trip with Brent and Greg.
Seaton N. fished with SF Boat Support on July 6, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be prepared with someone knowledge and just have fun.
Full Day Trip Halibut and Bass with David Rooney
Ariel S. fished with David Rooney on June 29, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Captain Rooney said that Salmon Fishing is great right now, but I really liked going around the bay hunting halibut. So much action throughout the day!
Half day with capt Stan
Rey C. fished with Quetzal Adventures on June 23, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bring sunblock the Hat long sleeve shirts and lots of drink

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