Tackle & Equipment
Tackle: Any light freshwater tackle such as light spinning, spin casting, bamboo poles and long fly rods.
Other Equipment: Stringer or fish basket.
Bait & Rigging
Jig fishing: Use crappie or mini-jigs in the 1/32 to 1/8 oz size range. Tie the jig directly on a 2-4 lb test line. Cast short and accurately from boat or shore. Allow jig to sink to desired depth and then retreive smoothly and slowly (or use a twitching action with the rod tip).
Bait fishing: Live minnow recommended. You can fish from shore, dock or boat. Change depths if the action is weak. Typical rig is shown below:
Best spots include Clear Lake, Camanche, Berryessa and Black Butte. Other good spots include the back sloughs and ditches of the Delta.