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Anderson (fresh water lake)
Updated 2015-01-14 21:01:41

Bass bite has been so-so for those drop-shotting with finesse stuff. RoboWorms, tubes or grubs work in the back end of the lake. (408) 463-0711

Previous Report: 2015-01-07 21:18:15   Previous Report: 2014-12-31 16:10:55   Previous Report: 2014-12-17 16:58:07   Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:13:00   Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:07:47  

Benicia (fresh water open)
Updated 2015-01-14 21:02:06

Striper and flounder are being caught from the shoreline. Flounder action is best. Striper bite is so-so but definitely worth trying. Use pile worms for the flounder. Grass shrimp is back in supply so that will help striper anglers. Benicia Bait (707) 745-4921

Previous Report: 2015-01-07 21:18:52   Previous Report: 2014-12-31 16:11:20   Previous Report: 2014-12-24 15:52:15   Previous Report: 2014-12-17 16:58:31   Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:13:38  

Berkeley (salt water open)
Updated 2015-01-14 21:02:34

Shoreline anglers are getting striper, flounder and occasional sturgeon. Striper are being caught from behind the Richmond Costco all the way into the Delta. Flounder are caught from Eckley Pier in Crockett and underneath the Carquinez Bridge. Flounder are also near Mare Island and the Benicia shoreline. Bay Tackle (510) 235-2032

Previous Report: 2014-12-31 16:11:48   Previous Report: 2014-12-24 15:52:41   Previous Report: 2014-12-17 16:59:13   Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:14:08   Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:08:57  

Berryessa (fresh water lake)
Updated 2015-01-14 21:02:59

Bass fishing remains good. Find them 30 to 60 feet deep. Vertical spooning can get big bass. Trout fishing is tough as fish are scattered. Sweeney’s Sports (707) 255-5544; Don Paganelli (916) 502-3474, http://www.guidebass.net

Previous Report: 2015-01-07 21:19:18   Previous Report: 2014-12-31 16:12:12   Previous Report: 2014-12-17 16:59:48   Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:14:35   Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:09:29  

Calero (fresh water lake)
Updated 2015-01-14 21:03:33

Slow bite here. Water is stained and level is dropping. (408) 268-3883, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

Previous Report: 2015-01-07 21:19:44   Previous Report: 2014-12-31 16:12:35   Previous Report: 2014-12-17 17:00:10   Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:15:03   Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:09:56  

Capitola (salt water open)
Updated 2014-12-17 17:00:43

Ocean is rough but perch fishing has been good between showers. Barred perch and calicos in the 14 to 15 inch range are being caught. A few jack smelt are being caught. (831) 462-2208

Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:10:22   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 18:50:39   Previous Report: 2014-10-30 07:34:50   Previous Report: 2014-10-22 21:02:19   Previous Report: 2014-10-15 21:56:13  

Chabot (fresh water lake)
Updated 2015-01-14 21:03:57

Trout bite is very good. Many anglers get three or more fish per outing. East shore trail has been kicking out fish from Indian Cove to Honker Bay. Nightcrawler and gold Kastmasters work well, as does the Flicker Shad lure. Big fish of the week was an 8.13 pounder caught by Gary Wong of Fremont with Power Bait from the shore at Raccoon Point. (510) 247-2526

Previous Report: 2015-01-07 21:20:03   Previous Report: 2014-12-31 16:17:20   Previous Report: 2014-12-24 15:54:48   Previous Report: 2014-12-17 17:01:09   Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:15:24  

Chesbro (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-12-31 16:17:45

Nothing of note happening here. (408) 358-3741, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

Previous Report: 2014-12-17 17:01:26   Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:12:27   Previous Report: 2014-11-13 08:31:25   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 18:52:00   Previous Report: 2014-10-30 07:35:36  

Contra Loma (fresh water lake)
Updated 2015-01-14 21:04:21

Fishing has been very good. Trout are biting anywhere around the lake with variety of Power Baits or nightcrawlers. Try the East Shore with Power Bait or Mice Tails.  Trout have also been biting on lures. Big fish this week was a 12.3 pound trout caught by Mark Silva trolling a broken-back Rapala. (510) 544-3154

Previous Report: 2014-12-31 16:18:09   Previous Report: 2014-12-17 17:01:50   Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:15:47   Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:12:47   Previous Report: 2014-11-19 20:27:16  

Coyote (fresh water lake)
Updated 2015-01-14 21:04:43

Bass bite has been uneven. Lake is 50% of capacity and is holding steady. Some bass are caught with swim baits or jigs around structure. Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

Previous Report: 2014-12-31 16:19:39   Previous Report: 2014-12-17 17:02:13   Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:16:07   Previous Report: 2014-11-19 20:27:37   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 18:52:41  

Del Valle (fresh water lake)
Updated 2015-01-14 21:05:07

The water is clearing up and the visibility has improved.  Monster holdover trout are being caught on the south end along with striped bass.  Trout are still on Power Bait and worms, the stripers are eating anything in a shad pattern such as Rat-l- traps, jerk baits, and A-rigs. Largemouth and smallmouth are biting really well on jigs and artificial worms in the narrows and off the day camp beach where there is a large gravel island/reef.  The weather this week has warmed up and we enjoyed the sun on our faces, the sun brought the water temp up to 56 degrees which explains the bass bite doing so well but that will be short lived as we are heading back into cold weather next week. (925) 449-5201

Previous Report: 2015-01-07 21:20:38   Previous Report: 2014-12-31 16:19:58   Previous Report: 2014-12-24 15:55:17   Previous Report: 2014-12-17 17:02:33   Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:16:28  

Emeryville (salt water open)
Updated 2013-12-04 21:13:41

Boats continue to get limits of crab and rock cod from the Marin coast or the Farallons. Lings are plentiful both spots if targeted. (510) 654-6040

Previous Report: 2013-05-16 08:00:27   Previous Report: 2013-05-09 06:54:46   Previous Report: 2013-05-02 05:28:45   Previous Report: 2013-04-25 07:26:02   Previous Report: 2013-04-17 21:09:51  

Lafayette (fresh water lake)
Updated 2015-01-14 21:05:31

very slow bite.  Trout plants are occurring every week, with two happening on the 7th and 8th of January.  Lots of fish but not much biting.  Warmer weather should pick up the bite. The few trout which have been caught were brought in on trolling needlefish and rainbow runners.  Catfish have slowed down due to the cold weather. (925) 284-9669

Previous Report: 2015-01-07 21:21:00   Previous Report: 2014-12-31 16:20:25   Previous Report: 2014-12-24 15:55:52   Previous Report: 2014-12-17 17:03:11   Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:16:56  

Lexington (fresh water lake)
Updated 2015-01-14 21:05:56

Water is stained and there is a lot of debris in the water. Bass bite is tough. (408) 463-0711

Previous Report: 2015-01-07 21:21:29   Previous Report: 2014-12-31 16:20:55   Previous Report: 2014-12-17 17:03:30   Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:15:56   Previous Report: 2014-10-15 21:59:26  

Loch Lomond (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-06-25 22:18:49

Lake will not open this season due to low water

Previous Report: 2013-10-10 04:51:31   Previous Report: 2013-09-04 21:34:20   Previous Report: 2013-08-29 07:26:52   Previous Report: 2013-08-21 21:59:54   Previous Report: 2013-07-31 21:30:14  

Los Vaqueros (fresh water lake)
Updated 2015-01-14 21:07:34

Lake is on fire. Four stripers weighing between 19 and 33 pounds have been caught since last Thursday. To be fair, most stripers have been small and the bite is so-so. Trout bite is best thing going. Biggest this week was a 9 pounder. A 23.8 pound cat was caught this week as well. (925) 371-2628

Previous Report: 2015-01-07 21:21:47   Previous Report: 2014-12-31 16:22:13   Previous Report: 2014-12-24 15:56:20   Previous Report: 2014-12-17 17:03:52   Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:17:34  

McAlpine Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-03-06 21:33:19

A trout derby will be held Saturday, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Entry is $35 for a chance at a $300 grand prize.  (831) 623-4263

 

Previous Report: 2012-02-23 08:45:43   Previous Report: 2012-01-25 21:49:39   Previous Report: 2012-01-18 13:39:09   Previous Report: 2012-01-11 17:23:13   Previous Report: 2012-01-04 21:48:58  

Moss Landing (salt water open)
Updated 2013-05-09 06:57:39

The Kahuna on Wednesday had limits of rock cod for 29 plus 42 lings. When weather allows, fishing has been very good.

Previous Report: 2013-05-02 05:31:05   Previous Report: 2013-04-11 07:09:16   Previous Report: 2012-12-06 08:30:35   Previous Report: 2012-11-28 18:38:12   Previous Report: 2012-10-31 19:38:31  

Mount Tamalpais Lakes (fresh water lake)
Updated 2015-01-14 21:08:46

Bon Tempe received a trout plant this week of 900 pounds of fish weighing ½ pound (415) 945-1194

Previous Report: 2014-12-31 16:22:48   Previous Report: 2014-12-24 15:56:50   Previous Report: 2014-12-17 17:04:41   Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:16:54   Previous Report: 2014-11-19 20:29:30  

Napa River (fresh water river)
Updated 2015-01-14 21:09:20

Water is cold and stripers are lethargic. Live bait gets stripers in the sloughs where water is warmer. Afternoons are better. Sturgeon are being caught near the towers. There are more oversized fish than keepers. Sweeney’s Sports (707) 255-5544

Previous Report: 2014-12-31 16:23:56   Previous Report: 2014-12-24 15:57:23   Previous Report: 2014-12-17 17:05:19   Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:18:18   Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:17:21  

Pacifica (salt water open)
Updated 2015-01-14 21:09:45

Sand dabs and perch are caught from the beach and the pier. There are still a few stripers being caught from the pier and the beach. Crabbing remains good. Rusty Hook (650) 355-8303, New Coastside (650) 359-9790

Previous Report: 2015-01-07 21:22:20   Previous Report: 2014-12-31 16:26:19   Previous Report: 2014-12-24 15:57:49   Previous Report: 2014-12-17 17:05:47   Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:19:27  

Pillar Point (salt water open)
Updated 2014-08-27 22:03:57

White sea bass weighing 20 to 40 pounds are being caught north and south of the harbor. Bass are taking live squid. Some have been caught near Martin’s Beach and south of the Ritz-Carlton but bite seems to have moved above Montara. Most are in 30 to 60 feet of water. A 70 pounder was caught in 90 feet of water. There’s a 12-foot great white shark roaming the area. Not a good spot for kayakers.

Previous Report: 2013-12-04 21:16:01   Previous Report: 2013-11-27 17:21:08   Previous Report: 2013-05-16 08:03:59   Previous Report: 2013-05-09 06:59:30   Previous Report: 2013-05-02 05:33:21  

Port Sonoma (salt water open)
Updated 2014-03-19 21:32:36

Sonoma Creek and Petaluma River have stripers near the mouth. Some sturgeon are in the same area.

Previous Report: 2013-08-21 22:01:52   Previous Report: 2013-07-31 21:33:15   Previous Report: 2013-07-25 09:02:08   Previous Report: 2013-07-10 22:30:02   Previous Report: 2013-07-04 06:36:41  

Quarry Lakes (fresh water lake)
Updated 2015-01-14 21:10:10

Trout fishing has been good. Limits are common. The Peninsula, the backside of Horsehoe and Fishermen’s Row all are producing trout for shore anglers. Boaters also score trolling Kastmasters. Big fish of the week was a 7-3/4 pound trout caught by Fred Omai of San Mateo with Mice Tails. (510) 544-3133



Previous Report: 2015-01-07 21:23:52   Previous Report: 2014-12-31 16:32:53   Previous Report: 2014-12-24 15:58:19   Previous Report: 2014-12-17 17:06:20   Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:19:52  

San Francisco Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2014-11-13 08:36:45

Little happening inside the Gate. Loch Lomond Marina (415) 456-0321

Previous Report: 2014-11-05 18:58:46   Previous Report: 2014-10-30 07:39:45   Previous Report: 2014-10-22 21:11:20   Previous Report: 2014-10-15 22:01:43   Previous Report: 2014-10-09 07:23:14  

San Pablo Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2015-01-14 21:10:39

Small tides have made fishing tough. Tides change on Friday. There are minus tides all next week providing lots of moving water and good sturgeon fishing.  Loch Lomond Marina (415) 456-0321

Previous Report: 2015-01-07 21:24:20   Previous Report: 2014-12-31 16:33:19   Previous Report: 2014-12-24 15:59:15   Previous Report: 2014-12-17 17:06:56   Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:21:59  

San Pablo Reservoir (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-12-03 21:22:17

Lake is closed for the winter

 

Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:19:22   Previous Report: 2014-11-19 20:33:13   Previous Report: 2014-11-13 08:38:18   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 18:56:13   Previous Report: 2014-10-30 07:40:51  

Santa Cruz (salt water open)
Updated 2013-04-25 07:36:49

Wednesday was the best day of the season for Capt. Jimmy Charters, scoring six limits. Capt. Jimmy (831) 662-3020; Stagnaro’s Sportfishing (831) 427-2334

Previous Report: 2012-09-19 20:49:47   Previous Report: 2012-09-12 21:26:03   Previous Report: 2012-08-29 17:36:17   Previous Report: 2012-08-15 17:10:47   Previous Report: 2012-07-19 09:32:13  

Sausalito (salt water open)
Updated 2013-05-16 08:06:58

Hog Heaven, Outer Limits and New Rayann have been scoring well on trips outside the Gate. Early salmon limits were common before wind kicked up. No one has been out since Monday.

Previous Report: 2013-05-09 07:07:20   Previous Report: 2013-04-25 07:36:03   Previous Report: 2011-08-25 07:42:32   Previous Report: 2010-05-19 19:32:26  

Shadow Cliffs (fresh water lake)
Updated 2015-01-14 21:11:34

The second dock has been the hot spot. Lots of limits are being taken with Power Bait, Power Eggs and Kastmasters. Bass fishing has been good on the back ponds. (510) 544-3230

Previous Report: 2015-01-07 21:24:59   Previous Report: 2014-12-31 16:33:41   Previous Report: 2014-12-24 15:59:40   Previous Report: 2014-12-17 17:07:27   Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:23:39  

Suisun Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2015-01-14 21:11:03

A 34 pound striper was caught near the Benicia Bridge and weighed in at Martinez Bait & Tackle. Striper bite has been good from the pier for bass typically in the 18 to 24 inch range. Sturgeon bite is vigorous but keepers are hard to come by. Lots of shakers. Most of the action is past the fleet near Montezuma Slough. Martinez Bait & Tackle (925) 229-9420

Previous Report: 2015-01-07 21:25:33   Previous Report: 2014-12-31 16:34:20   Previous Report: 2014-12-24 16:00:15   Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:24:13   Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:20:04  

Uvas (fresh water lake)
Updated 2015-01-07 21:26:13

Lake has risen dramatically. It’s muddy and not many fishing. Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

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