The fishing has been picking up in the delta! The water is still really high and many bank fishing spots are inacessable. Liver is the hot bait for both Cats and Stripers. A buddy landed a 8 pounder in the king island area! Paradise marina area is also producing nice cats and stripers on liver. I took my grandson Chris and his buddie Alex fishing over the weekend. Was first time fishing for Alex. We headed to one of my favorite holes. There were about a dozzen other people with same idea. We went on to the forebay which was also packed, but it's a big place and we found a spot. Chris hooked up with a 15 incher soon as we got there. I caught a couple just short of being keepers! Alex had a good time but kept getting imaginary bites (been there done that:roll_eyes: ) After a couple of hours, we headed back to my favorite spot. We were in luck, the last person was leaving. This is about 1pm. We got bite after bite on the liver. Chris couldnt get the hang of circle hooks. It's especially tricky when fishing for stripers! However the 0/6 Gamasku circle hook, with about a quarter tub of liver tied on with miricle thread, proved deadly for a nice 8 pounder, almost 28 inches! Not sure how long the battle was but it was pure joy on the 8 1/2 foot intercoastal ugly stick! My grandson did an excelent job of netting it. Alex who is in kindergarden, was just amazed and his eyes were big as saucers. Caught a few more shakers before the kids got bored. Went home Fileted the striper and cut in to chunks. Deb fryed in beerbatter and pinch of dill from the garden, served with wildrice, string beans and garden salad with avocado slices, tarter sauce and lemon. :smile2: Got a few pics!