Pirch says Delta may not have time to show off

Every angler in the field knows the California Delta is capable of yielding 30-pound bags, but some believe the time constraints will keep those types of catches to a minimum.

Cliff Pirch said the region is "fishing smaller" than usual with less fishable water than it's had in the past. But with most anglers making at least a three-hour round-trip run by boat each day, he believes big catches will require excellent timing.
"You'll see some big weights, but you won't see what this place is really capable of," Pirch said. "We're fishing in such a tight window. You'll see some big bags, but you won't see what it really has to offer."