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Piers in the Carquinez Strait-West Delta—

Posted by Ken Jones (Skipper - Posts: 11990)
on May-31-08 12:55pm
(In reply to: Last Pier Fishing Report (#125) for this board— posted by Ken Jones on May-31-08 12:47pm)

Piers in the Carquinez Strait, Suisun Bay and the West Delta

Angler’s Edge: http://www.ebparks.org/activities/fishing/anglersedge

Eckley Pier —According to the Angler’s Edge “Fishing has been slow.” How To Get There: From I80, take the Crockett exit, turn east on Pomona Dr. which becomes Carquinez Scenic Dr., travel 1.5 miles to the Bull Valley Staging area entrance to the park. From I680 take Hwy 4 to the Cummings Skyway. Take the Crockett Blvd. exit and turn right on Pomona Dr. which becomes Carquinez Scenic Dr., travel 1.5 miles to the entrance of the park.

Martinez Pier — No report this month although some flounder and stripers should be available. How To Get There: The pier is found at the foot of North Court Street. From I680, take the Marina Vista exit west off of the freeway, continue to the middle of the downtown area to Ferry Street and turn right, follow Ferry Street to Joe Dimaggio Road where you take another right, follow it a short distance to North Court Street, turn left, and follow the street through the Martinez Shoreline Park out to the pier parking lot. From Highway 4, take the Alhambra exit north and follow it to Escobar Street, turn right and follow it to Ferry Street, turn left and follow to Joe Dimaggio Drive, turn right and follow it to North Court Street, turn left and follow it out to the pier.

Benicia 9th Street Pier – Pam, at the Benicia Bait & Tackle, 509 Claverie Way, Benicia, says most of the action is on shaker stripers along with a few starry flounder. Best bait for the flounder has been pile worms followed by grass shrimp or anchovies. But, he said if you really are targeting the flounder use the worms. How To Get There: From I780 take the Seventh Street exit south to Military Street, turn right and follow to Ninth Street, turn left and follow it to the end of the street and the pier.

City of Benicia Fishing Pier – Pam, at the Benicia Bait & Tackle, 509 Claverie Way, Benicia, says she hasn’t gotten too many reports from the pier although shaker stripers are around. How To Get There: From Highway 4 take the Railroad Exit north toward the center of Pittsburg; when Railroad ends, turn left on Third Street and follow it to Marina Boulevard; at Marina turn left and follow to Bay Side Drive; now turn right and follow it to Riverview Park Drive. Turn left and follow it to the parking lot.

Pittsburg Pier — No report. How To Get There: From Highway 4 take the Railroad Exit north toward the center of Pittsburg; when Railroad ends, turn left on Third Street and follow it to Marina Boulevard; at Marina turn left and follow to Bay Side Drive; now turn right and follow it to Riverview Park Drive. Turn left and follow it to the parking lot.

Antioch Pier – No report. How To Get There: The pier is located at the foot of H Street in downtown Antioch. From Highway 4, go north on G. Street; follow it to Second Street where you will turn left; follow Second Street about a block to the free public parking lot near the Jerome Waldie Plaza. A short walk through the park and down the hill will take you to the foot of the pier.

Antioch Marina Pier – No report. How To Get There: From Highway 4, take the G Street exit and go north to Sixth Street; turn left and follow Sixth to L Street; turn right on L Street and simply follow it to the Antioch Public Marina and Marina Plaza Drive which takes you straight to the pier. The pier is to the right of the large Humphrey's Restaurant.

Antioch Bridge Pier — The Angler’s Edge reports “Fishing has been great! Bass, stripers, and sturgeon are being caught. On 5/8, Dick Delago of Antioch caught and released a 73" sturgeon on Chade. On 5/14, he also caught two striped bass, both 23", also on chade. On 5/19, Benjamin Hua of Antioch caught a 22" large mouth bass with minnows.” (I assume he meant shad??? Instead of chade) How To Get There: Follow Highway 4 east until it turns into Highway 160; just before you get to the bridge take the Wilbur Avenue off ramp (it is the last exit before the bridge), then turn left on Bridgehead Road and follow it to the entrance to the Antioch Regional Shoreline Park - the pier is the main feature of the park.

Rio Vista Pier — Most of the action is on stripers at this time although some catfish are also available at night. How To Get There: The pier is located near the west end of the Rio Vista Bridge (the Rio Vista side of the bridge). Going east on HY 12 take the last exit right before the bridge. Go one block until you see Front Street, turn left, and the entrance to the pier parking lot is approximately one half block on your right. Going west on HY 12 continue past the bridge until you can turn left safely. You can turn around and continue to the last exit or go through the downtown area until you hit Front Street. Turn left on Front Street and follow it to the pier parking lot.



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Last Pier Fishing Report (#125) for this board—   Ken Jones - May-31-08 12:47pm
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