Delta Fly Fishing Challenge


What is the Delta Fly Fishing Challenge?

An angler recognition program to promote knowledge and appreciation of sport fish that reside in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, encourage local fly fishing, and increase awareness of the Delta and its natural resources.

What do you do:

• Catch and release six different Delta sport fish (from a list of 15) from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta using fly fishing gear. See brochure below for complete rules and guidelines for the challenge.
• Complete application (available for download below) and submit the application, photographs, and $5.00 to cover printing, handling, and shipping fees to:

PO Box 1562

Lodi, Ca 95241

Attn: Bob Fujimura

What you receive:

After receiving your documentation that you have completed the challenge and your fees, Delta Fly Fishers will mail you an 11” x 14” color certificate suitable for framing. Only one certificate per year may be earned.

Application, Rules and Map

Access the Delta Challenge rules, map and application here.

More Information

• Qualifying area is the statue (legal) boundaries of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta; download map of this area above.
• Conduct Internet searches on each of Delta sport species and fly fishing techniques ~ fly fishing boards or blogs like the The Angle are another source of information.
• Read Inland Fishes of California, Revised and Expanded (2nd Edition), a book by Dr. Peter Moyle, UC Press
• Read Fly Fishing the California Delta, a book by Captain Mike Costello, No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks
• Talk to Delta Fly Fishers members at their monthly members meetings.

Have questions? Contact Robert Fujimura at

Delta Fly Fishing Challenge Award Honor Roll

September 2011 Joe Balderston

January 2012 Jim Rich

August 2012 Larry Schmidt

September 2012 Bob Fujimura

September 2012 Rick Greene

Salley Rollins

December 2018 Amy Terra