Delta fisherman, Reverend Tony Byrd reveals his fishing report and shows off what he reeled in on his namesake Rev Rig from the California Delta this Thursday.
Byrd, an avid fisherman hit his home waters on the California Delta launching at Mossdale Crossing and heading south this week. Finding that the Southern areas of the fishery tend to warm up earlier, the Rev saw the water temp start at 57 but top out over 62 degrees that day.
He explained the conditions went both ways saying, “The morning started off with a bluebird sky until about noon then it became overcast, with the wind blowing steady at about 4 to 5-mph.
In the 5-hours he fished, the Rev reeled in about 14 bass and said he lost 6 or 7 on top of that.
Fishing alone he had some trouble snapping pictures of himself with his bass but laid his two best on the seat to show the difference in the sizes.
The biggest came in at about 9 lbs 4 oz and to reference its generous size he clicked another cell pic of the 4 lb 8 oz, which paled in comparison. The rest of his catches were in the 2 ½ to 3 ½-lb range.
He wouldn’t give up the color of his preferred Yamamoto Senko but did say, “I caught most everything on the Rev Rig and had my Senko Texas rigged.”
For those not familiar with the Rev Rig, Byrd revealed his signature rig in the 2010 Fall issue of Bass Angler Magazine.
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