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2021 Float Tube/Pontoon Striper Outing

  • November 20, 2021
  • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • The California Delta (Launch Discovery Bay Marina)


  • Annual TVFF Club Delta Stripper Outing (cash or CC)


Event Description:  Saturday, November 20, 2021

This is TVFF Club Fall Striper outing  for float tubes, pontoons  and other non-motorized crafts on Saturday, November 20th, 2021. This is for members who DO NOT have a boat.

These fish are great fun on a fly rod.

This is a great opportunity to experience hard pulling, double digit freshwater fish on fly gear. We will fish fish in Discovery Bay, launching from the the Discovery Bay Marina. Plan to launch by 8:30AM. You should arrive at least ½ hour earlier in order to set up. We will fish the A.M. than break for lunch about Noon. All those wanting to fish more will continue after lunch until they've had enough or dark.

The outing will take place  dependent on weather. If we’re rained out it will be rescheduled. Plan on a cold morning and the possibility of morning fog for a few hours.

We will provide more information as we get closer to the outing and we can get more specific as the stripers keep moving in, which usually starts around mid to late September. It is looking like a good season this year with lots of stripers being caught out in the ocean and bay! 

Cost:  $10 trip fee and $5 for the launch.

Fishmeister:  Barry Penner,, (925)596-0066

Accommodations and Food:  Responsible for your own food (Suggest hot soup )

Gear and Tackle Recommendations: 

EQUIPMENT: Equipment: 8, 9 or 10 wt. rods with Hi-Speed / High Density shooting heads. Lead core heads, Teeny 300-400, Rio Outbound or SA Custom Tip Express lines trimmed to match the rod all work well. The integrated style lines and tungsten heads are easier to cast than lead core. Your leader is simply 5-6 ft of 15 - 20 lb mono (Maxima).

FLIES: Flies that simulate baitfish patterns such as 3-5 inch Clouser Minnows, Flashtail Whistlers, Deceivers, etc. work well. The 2/0 chartreuse and white Clouser is a standard. Take a look at at Dan Blanton’s Board for what is currently happening.

 Dan Blanton’s favorite Flashtail Clouser (bottom) and Whistler flies.

 Dan Blanton’s favorite Flashtail Clouser (bottom) and Whistler flies.

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