Fly Fishing the California Delta    

Author: Captain Mike Costello  
Photographer: John Sherman
Product Code: 9235NN
ISBN: 978-1-892469-23-6
Other ISBN: 1892469235
Pages: 208
Binding Information: Hardcover 
Size: 8.5" X 11" Inches
Availability:  December 11, 2009
Price: $49.95


This is the first major book describing the techniques used for landing trophy striped bass and other species in California's famed Delta. Anglers from all over the country will learn how to fish the Delta's 2,000 levees and 1,200 miles of rivers as shown in 250 spectacular photos.

The California Delta has become a major new destination for trophy striped bass. Other species are also popular. There are more largemouth bass tournaments in the Delta than any other body of water in the world with total weight of bag limits exceeding any other watershed.

  • Features more than 250 spectacular photos and 6 maps.
  • Bass anglers from all over the country want to learn about this fishery.
  • Foreword by Ralph Cutter, author of Sierra Trout Guide and Fish food: A Fly Fisher's Guide to Bugs and Bait.

Table of Contents

The California Delta
History of Delta Fly Fishing
Seasons of the Delta
Fly Rod Game Fish of the Delta
Fly Fishing for Delta Stripers
Locating Delta Stripers
Fly Fishing for Delta Largemouth Bass
Fly Fishing for Delta Smallmouth & Spotted Bass
Fly Fishing for Delta King Salmon
Fly Fishing for Delta Panfish, Carp, & Catfish
Navigating & Fishing Delta Waters
Tips from Delta Captains
Future of the Delta
Catch Data


About Captain Mike Costello


Mike Costello is owner of Pacific Adventures Outfitters, guiding fly fishing trips on the Delta for the last ten years of his twenty-year guiding career. Mike is one of the premier guides in the area with thousands of days on the water. Mike, his wife, and son live in Woodbridge, California.

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About John Sherman


John Sherman is a renowned fly fishing photographer with pictures and covers in Fly Fisherman, Field & Stream, California Fly Fisher, Northwest Fly Fishing, Southwest Fly Fishing, American Angler, and Fly Fishing in Salt Waters. John, his wife, and daughter live in Discovery Bay, California. John is the featured angler in Bass: the Movie, to be aired on ESPN in Winter 2009 and on DVD.

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