Habitat diversity, sprawling vastness equal unparalleled Western fishery
16.Sep.2013 by David A. Brown
Elvis, Oprah, The Rock – apparently, one of the perks of being famous is being able to go by a single moniker. And that’s pretty much the same reason you never ask for clarification when a bass angler from virtually anywhere in the country mentions “The Delta.” It’s just understood that you’re talking about California’s Central Valley drainage/big-bass production facility.
“I think the Delta is one of the most fertile bass fisheries in the world with its abundance of crayfish, shiners, shad, bluegill, etc.,” said EverStart pro Ken Mah. “There’s so much cover, there are thousands of miles of riprap banks and heavily vegetated areas. There are a lot of options for a beginning angler or someone who likes (a certain style of fishing). The Delta will fit a lot of styles.”
Sure, there might be the occasional confusion with the Mississippi River Delta – another super fertile region lacking not for respectable largemouth bass action. However, conversations of Southeast Louisiana bass fishing usually carry more targeted references of particular marshes and bayous.