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2022 Annual Fall Delta Striper Outing

  • December 04, 2022
  • 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • The California Delta (Russo's Marina)


  • 2022 Fall Striper Outing no boat
  • 2022 Fall Striper Outing with a boat

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Event Description:  Annual Fall Delta Striper Outing

This is the annual T12 pound Delta striper. These fish are great fun on a fly rod.VFF Club Fall Striper outing  on Sunday, December 4th. This is for members who have a boat and their member guest. Others can register, and Martin will put you in contact with any one who has room in their boat for another angler.

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 the Southern bays of Discovery Bay in the AM and after lunch move to the sloughs and canals around the area. Plan to launch out of Russo’s Marina by 9:00 AM. You should arrive at least ½ hour earlier to set up and get your boat in the water. We will head west to False River, fish around the south end of Webb Tract to Fishermen’s Cut, then through the cut to the San Joaquin river drop off. Probably a good place for lunch. We will finish the circle of Webb Tract fishing Robb’s Flat and finish up on False River.

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.

Option 1: If not windy or rainy, (Launch Russo's Marina, 3995 Willow Rd, Bethel Island, CA 94511) fish around Webb Track

Option 2: If windy and not rainy, Launch Orwood and fish Discovery Bay

Option 3: If rainy, reschedule

The Fishmeister 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:  Launch fee plus your gas.  Launch Fee approximately $15 to be paid at the marina.

Fishmeister:  Martin Plotkin,, (925)209-7153

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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