Instructional Black Bass Fishing

Cooch's Fishing Guide Services
Cal. Lic. #2967 Bonded

I take great pride in my qualities as a fishing instructor. It is my intent during your fishing session to provide you with a full day of instructional fishing, covering such aspects as seasonal patterns, locating bass, forage, habitat and cover importance, tidal and current influence, required tackle, boat position, weather changes and the use of a wide variety of baits and techniques.

My sessions are flexible and versatile. Your trip can be customized to fit your needs, whether it be to just fish for numbers, pattern better quality bass, catching a trophy, fishing a jig, learning to pitch or flip. Whether your a beginner, novice, tournament angler or seasoned Pro, I have over 30 years of experience fishing the Delta and Clearlake, to which we can tailor a session to meet your needs.


Fall Striper Run, Short Day Special

Starting on October 1, 2009, Cooch's Fishing will be offering a 4 hour morning Session Striper trips. Get plugged into to fast and furious Striper fishing here on the Delta. These trips will vary from day to day depending on the schools of fish we're on. Typically there is an excellent topwater bite that is running from Sun up to about 10:00am.These trips will begin some time in mid September each year as the stripers begin to show in the middle and West Delta.

Stripers are an amazing fish caught here at this time of year on the River. They move around a lot. I will take the time to explain why they are where they are, their migration routes, feeding patterns and help you to maximize your time chasing them here so as to be succesful on a regular basis. As they begin to really move into the system later in the month, I will also be offering evening trips.

Call Cooch today at 925-392-8871 or e-mail him at FlipBigUns@Yahoo.COM to set up your trip for stripers on the California Delta.

Session Rates

1 Day Sessions - 8 hr. min

Single Angler $300 Please Call
Two Anglers $400
3-4 Angler
2 Consecutive Day Sessions - 8 hr. ea. min
Single Angler $550
Two Anglers $750
4 Day Sessions - 1 Each Season (Delta Only)
Single Angler $300 $275 $275 $275
Two Anglers $400 $375 $375 $375

Effective March 21, 2011, I have had to inject a small rate increase to compensate for the current Rising gas prices. This is my first increase in 5 years since the last big gas leap to $3 a gal. As much as I hate to do it, I must and feel it's a fair increase.

Special group and multiple boat rates are available upon request.

Requirements - What to bring

1. Your rods & reels. I can provide these if needed. I like to help guys out and evaluate their equipment for the task at hand. I also believe you need to feel comfortable with using your own equipment while on the water with me. I do suggest to bring an extra reel spooled with 16# test in the event we need an extra in case of equiptment failure.

2. Food & Snacks. We can eat on the water if you so choose. I will provide the beverages. I do carry a limited amount of food nourishments and do recommend that my clients bring anything they feel they need. My boat has a large cooler.

3. Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, warm gloves & clothes as needed and a camera. Many clients also bring maps and note books.

4. I can provide all of the baits for the day. I do recommend ya travel as light as possible. I also recommend that ya bring a limited supply of your favorite tackle. This is further discussed in detail prior to the trip.

5. Current California Fishing License, Delta stamp is no longer available or required. You can now purchase your California license online at . No license, I can't take ya out.

6. You may bring your own life vest, I always have spares.

Booking Your Session

All trips on the Delta depart from Russo's Marina on Bethel Island. We go fishing, rain or shine. Fishing on this River is considerabley better when the weather is ugly. I can show you the ins and outs on how to have productive and safe days on the water here when it's bad. In the advent of severe, adverse weather conditions, we'll decide the night before or here at the house if we should go out or not. Our safety will always be my first consideration.

At this time, I do not charge a deposit, but do require a phone number to secure your session date. I only ask that if ya book a trip, that you keep it or give me no less than 24 hour notice. In twelve plus years, I've had NO no-shows. First no-show and the deposit system will kick in with your name attached. [grins] Preferred payment is to be made in cash, cashier, personal or travelers cheques, I do not accept Credit Cards for payment. Out of town anglers can book rooms at the Comfort Suites (925) 755-1222, be sure to tell em yer fishing with Cooch and request the "Bass Fisherman's" Discount.

For more information about your trip call Cooch's Fishing at 925-392-8871 or e-mail to .


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