Delta Fly Fishers issue a challenge

At its March meeting, Stockton-based Delta Fly Fishers issued “The Delta Fly Fishing Challenge.”   To meet the challenge, anglers must catch, photograph and release six of 15 designated sport fish that swim in Delta waters – all using a fly and fly rod.

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Stockton Record writer Peter Ottesen quotes Bob Fujimura, a state Department of Fish and Game biologist and Delta Fly Fisher director: “We are encouraging more people to take advantage of the Delta and appreciate the diversity of fish, to explore the greatest inland fishery on the West Coast and to bring attention to the issues that threaten its very existence.”

Eligible sport fish include striped bass, largemouth bass, spotted bass, smallmouth bass, Sacramento pike, Chinook salmon, American shad, channel catfish, white crappie, black crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, common carp and tule perch.

Anglers can receive a free brochure describing the program by writing: Delta Fly Fishing Challenge, P.O. Box 77862, Stockton, CA 95207-7862. Questions can be directed to Fujimura at

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