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Anderson (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-24 22:10:34

Quality bass are being caught by shore anglers just past the bridge. Lure choices at the moment seem to be any reaction-type bait in a shad pattern as the fish appear to be stuffed full of baitfish. Boat anglers are also enjoying quality fish off of crankbaits, spinnerbaits, drop-shot, small swimbaits, etc. Small numbers of crappie have been landed all across the lake on mini-jigs and live small-medium minnows suspended under a float near likely structure. Plenty of carp near the dam. Lake is open to boating.  (408) 927-9144, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

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Benicia (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-09-24 22:10:10

Anglers at the state park are landing 15 to 20 salmon per day. Green and yellow spinners have been producing best. Pink also works on occasion. Striper action is fair. Biggest recently was a 34 incher. Blood worms, pile worms, bullhead, anchovies or grass shrimp all account for bass. Benicia Bait (707) 745-4921

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Berkeley (salt water open)
Updated 2014-09-17 20:31:28

Fishing remains slow. Rays and shark are being caught. No perch. Berkeley Sportfishing Marina (510-849-2727)

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Berryessa (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-24 22:11:59

Best game here is bass bite. Spoon bite is excellent.  Smallmouth bass chase 3-to-4 inch spoons or Rapalas. Bass are feeding on small shad on the east side of the lake. Expect good numbers. Salmon can be fooled in the deep water near the dam.  Sweeney’s Sports (707) 255-5544; Don Paganelli (916) 502-3474, http://www.guidebass.net;

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Calero (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-24 22:12:28

Bass fishing has been decent, shore anglers have been using topwaters earlier in the morning under overcast skies and any reaction-type lure later in the day. Drop-shot and other soft plastics are consistently catching fish throughout the day and anglers are throwing frogs on any available mats or patches of vegetation. The crappie bite has been more consistent than other lakes around the area, and both shore anglers and boaters are landing them around any submerged timber as well as shallow structure. Lake is open to boating. (408) 268-3883, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

 

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Capitola (salt water open)
Updated 2014-09-24 22:12:55

Rock cod fishing remains very good. There are a lot of cod on Boomer’s Reef – a lot of small lings. Anchovies and mackerel are in 30 to 50 feet of water. (831) 462-2208

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Chabot (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-24 22:13:27

Catfish are putting on the best bite. Best spots are Indian Cove and Raccoon Point. Surface temperatures is 72 degrees. (510) 247-2526

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Chesbro (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-24 22:13:46

Lake is closed to all fishing. Lake is less than 1% full. (408) 358-3741, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711



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Contra Loma (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-24 22:14:11

Fishing action is rated as so-so. Catfish bite is best using nightcrawlers, anchovies, shrimp, or chicken liver at Channel Point or near the Swim Lagoon. Black bass are active. Trout bite is slow. Big fish of the week was a 13 pound largemouth caught-and-released near the swim lagoon by Tom McGruder.  (510) 544-3154

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Coyote (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-24 22:14:38

Frog fishing has been popular amongst the bass fishermen here recently as areas of the lake become more matted. Swim jigs in bluegill & baby bass patterns are most effective for working through thick vegetation. Topwaters are effective early in the morning especially under overcast skies, and later in the afternoon as the sun begins to set. Very few crappie have been landed, Calero appears to be the better choice for those targeting crappie. The lake is closed to boating. Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

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Del Valle (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-24 22:14:59

Narrows and Swallow Bay have been hot spots for stripers and catfish. Boaters go to the dam for striped bass. Best lure for stripers has been a Lucky Craft 90sp. Still no trout action. (925) 449-5201

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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

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Lafayette (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-24 22:15:32

Another moderate fishing week at Lafayette Reservoir.  The rain and cloud cover has helped cool down the water.  David Baker from Concord caught a 4.5 pound bass with a 5-inch Senko at Harry’s Cove.  Temperatures are slightly lower than last week with 62.6 degrees Fahrenheit at 30 feet and 73.8 at 6 feet.  Catfish plants have ended, and as soon as the water temperatures drop enough trout will be planted. (925) 284-9669

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Lexington (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-17 20:35:13

Live minnows will get bass to three pounds. (408) 463-0711

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

Lake will not open this season due to low water

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Los Vaqueros (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-24 22:16:40

Keeper stripers are becoming more common. A lot are in the 22 to 24 inch class. Trollers do well pulling Rat-l-Traps or Rapalas 10 feet below the surface. There have been surface boils in the afternoon. Trout bite is getting better. Three and four pound fish are being caught in the coves. Best coves are Howden and East. A 13.5 pound catfish was caught by Stephen May of Milpitas from South Cove. (925) 371-2628

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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

 

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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.

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Mount Tamalpais Lakes (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-05-15 08:19:26

DFW planted Bon Tempe Tuesday with 1,000 pounds of half-pound trout. (415) 945-1194

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Napa River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-09-24 22:17:39

Striper bite improves daily. Bright fish to 9 pounds are becoming more common throughout the river. Find the bait, find the bass. Sturgeon are being caught near Cuttings Wharf. Sweeney’s Sports (707) 255-5544

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Pacifica (salt water open)
Updated 2014-09-24 22:18:26

Surf perch are being taken from the beaches and pier. Ocean Beach south past Pacifica are productive. A few rogue stripers are in the surf.  (650) 355-8303, (650) 359-9790

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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.

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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.

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Quarry Lakes (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-24 22:19:03

Fishing is slow. Trout have been planted for the past three weeks but they haven’t been biting because of warm water. Catfish bite is fair. Brad Moore of San Jose caught a 9.1 pound catfish trolling near the left side of the swim beach. (510) 544-3133

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San Francisco Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2014-09-24 22:19:30

Striper bite has been very good. Keith Fraser, owner of Loch Lomond Marina, Tuesday was drifting shiners through the Brothers and stripers to 8 pounds were hitting almost every cast. The Brickyard also held a lot of bass in the 2 to 3 pound range. Halibut fishing has picked up at Angel Island. Halibut to 20 pounds are falling to live bait drifting. California City gave up a 32 pounder earlier in the week. Same boat also had 25 pounder. Always worth a try. Loch Lomond Marina (415) 456-0321

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San Pablo Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2014-09-17 20:37:30

Sturgeon are thick in San Pablo Bay but no one is anchoring and trying. Water is crab-free but there are sharks and bat rays. (415) 456-0321

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San Pablo Reservoir (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-24 22:20:05

Not many of the lightning trout are being caught. Catfish is the best thing going. The launch and the reserve are the best spots. Water temp is 74 degrees. (510) 223-1661

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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

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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.

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Shadow Cliffs (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-24 22:20:24

A plant of 1,000 pounds of trout went in this week. Worth a try. (510) 544-3230

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Suisun Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2014-09-17 20:37:05

Stripers offer the best opportunity at action for shoreline anglers and boaters. Boaters find bass at the Glomar and Buoy 2. The pier and the shore along the railroad tracks have been productive for shoreline anglers. Martinez Bait & Tackle (925) 229-9420

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Uvas (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-24 22:17:09

Water level extremely low at 5% full. Fishing has been surprisingly fair due to fish concentrated in such a small body of water. For those targeting bass, topwater has been effective first thing in the morning and as the afternoon cools down. Soft plastics, small swimbaits, spinnerbaits, and other reaction-type lures in brighter colors such as white or chartreuse are proven effective due to low water clarity. Catfish has been above average for most anglers recently, and most are landed at night off of nightcrawlers, chicken liver, stinkbait, and filets of mackerel. Lake is closed to boating. Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

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