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Christian's Report, January 4, 2018

I didn't think the fog was ever going to clear today (Friday) January 12, 2018 but it did about noon. We spent the entire morning in fog to the point I could not see the entrance of the harbor from the harbor office. There has been certain dampness in the air all morning as well. It's not that cold just damp.


This afternoon in place of the fog there is high cloud cover, no wind and mirror flat water. The mirror flat water has been the case most of this week.


I went up to Walnut Grove for lunch this past Tuesday. On the ride back by truck on highway 160 between the Rio Vista Bridge and the Three Mile Slough Bridge the view looking west was stunning. The steam stacks from the industrial plants in Antioch and Pittsburg were pushing plumes of stream straight up into the atmosphere there was not a breath of wind.  The plumes of steam were so straight and true that if they had been colored red and green they could have been channel markers.


As far as I could see there was not a single boat anywhere on the water to be seen. A guy could have had the entire Sacramento River to themselves.


As far as fishing goes it's any ones guess how good or how bad it is. We know striper fishing is going to be a little on the slow side.


Sturgeon fishing is going to be better but how much better I do not know. I need guys to be out there fishing for them for a report.


The good news is the most recent rain storm was a warm storm so that has warmed up the river(s) several degrees from a few weeks back. We had a good rain a few days ago. It was not enough to really dirty up the river as far as I can see. The water at our launching ramp is still pretty clear.


Currently at the Old Antioch Boat Ramp on the San Joaquin River the water temp range is 50.25 – 51.17 – degrees.


On the Sacramento River at the Rio Vista Bridge the water is ever a little warmer in the 51.8 – 52.52 – degree range.


According to the weather folks we are suppose to have a decent weekend with warmer temperatures and clear skies before the new band of rain comes in next Tuesday sometime followed by a pretty good storm by next Thursday.


Speaking of next Thursday, next Thursday will be January 18th and the first day of the ISE Show at Cal Expo in Sacramento. Go to for all of the information about dates and prices. I'm happy I received a $3.00 off coupon in the mail this week so I am good to go.


Once a gain I will be working the Delta Chambers Booth at the ISE Show on Thursday January 18th. Please stop by I will have a case of 2018 tide and current tables to pass out for the asking.


See you on the Water Delta Chris



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