Posted 01 April 2010 - 03:02 PM
I can't help you for spots on the delta, but I used to have a great time catching catfish at night at Clear Lake and Lake Amador using chicken livers. Pull into the back of a creek or a sheltered spot off the main channel, put a big gob of chicken liver on the hook and sit back and relax. The big ones usually bite just about the time you nod off. My old fishing partner had a rod jump out of the boat and take off like a speedboat one night. Luckily, it had a floating handle, and we were able to follow it and retrieve it, along with an ~8lb catfish.