View Full Version : 7-26-04 Moth Ball Fleet-Susan Bay

07-26-2005, 09:11 PM
Hey guys,

Today we launched out of benicia to do some fishing. We headed right for the USS Iowa. We fished there for about 1 hour with alot of gras shrimp, go-Shrimp and Blood worms. The grass shrimp got us the small striper about 11 inches. This fish was caught more towards the last few rows of boats. We kinda got off course and found our selves walking in 2ft-5ft water wondering were the channal is... Finally parked at buoy 15 and had alot of good hits. I lost alot of bait there and dident set the hook on any of them. I tryd though..

Overall it was a really nice day, I dident get fryd for once so that was a plus. Towards the end of the trip we fished the rock wall by the napa river. Our buddy chris got a 7 pound lepord shark.

Something also to mention was: When we were anchord a sinking vessel report came into the channal and coast guard responded to pick up 4 people that had bailen from a sinking 35ft boat. Glad to hear they were all safe.

Still wondering why we dident get more fish....

07-26-2005, 09:13 PM
At least you were out there. you will get fish just have to spend the time.
good luck

07-27-2005, 08:06 AM
Better to fish and catch nothing than to catch something when you ain't fishin! FISH ON!

07-27-2005, 11:16 PM
Can anyone think of somethen maybe we were doing wrong? I was using a 8 ounce weight at one time to see that the whole rig wanted to keep rollen down the river with the current.

I love the view out there as well. Its really beatiful out on the water and all the land around. When we came to the launch saw some young kids that had a new honda aqua trax and a new clean for exploere. Makes me wonder why all these young kids are so spoiled and have so much money :-/. The kid on the jet ski dident care for the fishermen on the dock i could see.


07-27-2005, 11:41 PM
Other than the fact that the stripers aren't as thick in the Delta as they were a month or so ago, I don't think you were doing anything wrong. I don't usually go after stripers till the end of the salmon run, though they are locals that stay in the system all year long. As for the water rats, get used to it! They think they own the water!