Today I went to the delta with a plan to work on my low tide skills. I haven’t fished the delta in about three weeks. So I really didn’t know what I could happen. I hit the water around 8 a.m. and got off at 6 p.m. Water temperature was roughly 78 degrees all day, water clarity was 4 feet. There was a NW wind out of 5 to 10mph. Today’s tide was high out going until 12:40. The low tide was a -0.3. I was just getting to the prime time of the low tide. I really wanted to focus on offshore islands; this pertains to weed patches out in the middle of sloughs or ponds and even small tule islands. I started throwing a spinnerbait over these patches of weeds, no luck. I picked up a DD22 crankbait along with a 1/2oz rattle trap and started throwing these baits on the outside edges of the islands and became real successful. I stayed in the west delta for the majority of the day. By the end of the day I came to the conclusion that rattle trap would produce the numbers of fish, but no real size. However I would go 20 minutes without a bite on the DD22 but the fish I did catch were from the 3 to 4 pound range. My best five went 17 to 18 pounds. The best advice I could give to you follow anglers is to stick with your strength and wait out the bite.
Good Luck on yournext trip, I hope this could help.