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Anderson (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-11-19 20:24:51

Bass bite is fair. Shore anglers throw crank baits for bass to 2 pounds. Fire tiger colors are productive. Fall patterns are starting to take hold. Square bills, spinner baits and jerk baits are worth a try. (408) 927-9144, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

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Benicia (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-11-19 20:25:28

Shore anglers continue to catch the occasional salmon on First Street. Four have been landed this week. No salmon have been caught at the park. Striper bite continues to be very good and flounder also are showing. A two to three pound flounder was caught at 9th Street with a nightcrawler. Stripers are all over Benicia from the State Park to under the Benicia Bridge. Use whatever bait you can get. Everything from anchovies to blood worms will work. Benicia Bait (707) 745-4921

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Berkeley (salt water open)
Updated 2014-11-19 20:25:54

Shore crabbers do well at Stinson Beach and Pacifica. Point Pinole has been the striper hot spot for 2 weeks. Hairraisers, Rat-l-Traps will get striper. Pile worms have been a productive bait.  Berkeley Sportfishing Marina (510-849-2727); Bay Tackle (510) 235-2032

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Berryessa (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-11-19 20:26:23

Bass and trout are found 50 feet deep. Find either spooning. Shad have spread out. Most of the bass are small. Sweeney’s Sports (707) 255-5544; Don Paganelli (916) 502-3474, http://www.guidebass.net

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Calero (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-11-13 08:30:43

Bass bite is so-so. Early morning cranking or chatter baits may get fish. Later in the day, ½-ounce jigs and Hula Grubs may get action.  (408) 268-3883, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

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Capitola (salt water open)
Updated 2014-11-05 18:50:39

White sea bass are being caught near Soquel Point with frozen anchovies or jigs. Local reefs have lingcod and vermillion. (831) 462-2208

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Chabot (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-11-19 20:26:53

Trout fishing is slowly improving. Water is cooling and is in the low 60s. Visibility is less than a foot. Add scent to your bait for best results. Catfish bite is very good along the east shore trail. Mackerel is the best bait. (510) 247-2526

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Chesbro (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-11-13 08:31:25

Lake is less than 1% of capacity. Why try?  (408) 358-3741, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

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Contra Loma (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-11-19 20:27:16

A plant of 1,000 pounds of trout went in Wednesday, courtesy of DFW. Trout bite is picking up at Channel Point and the Boat Ramp. Power Bait is outproducing nightcrawlers. Bass bite has cooled.   (510) 544-3154

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Coyote (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-11-19 20:27:37

Bass bite is improving. Reaction baits can work. Jerk baits will work in open water and jigs will produce around works. Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

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Del Valle (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-11-19 20:28:02

Trout bite is picking up. Best spot is the East Beach. Most use jigs or nightcrawlers. Big fish of the week was a 12.6 pound trout landed by David Ramirez of San Jose, who was fly fishing at East Beach with a wooly bugger. Striper boils have been taking place in front of the marina but few are cashing in. (925) 449-5201

Previous Report: 2014-11-13 08:32:01   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 18:53:14   Previous Report: 2014-10-30 07:36:28   Previous Report: 2014-10-22 21:04:39   Previous Report: 2014-10-15 21:58:31  

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 2014-11-19 20:28:26

Fishing for trout and catfish is great at the Lafayette Reservoir. Regular fishermen have been limiting on trout from the docks in the East Cove and south end of the lake with nightcrawlers and garlic chartreuse Power Bait. From boats a variety of lures including Kastmasters and Needlefish are catching the rainbows. Catfish are being pulled out from boats in the middle of the lake with nightcrawlers and chicken livers. Although the bass bite has slowed down, a few fishermen are still successful from boats in Harry’s Cove using a wide variety of swim baits. (925) 284-9669

Previous Report: 2014-11-13 08:32:34   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 18:53:40   Previous Report: 2014-10-30 07:36:49   Previous Report: 2014-10-22 21:05:02   Previous Report: 2014-10-15 21:58:59  

Lexington (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:59:26

Bass bite is slow. Use jigs around any structure near the banks. Square-billed crank baits in crawdad patterns are worth trying. Smaller profile top water baits can be used in the morning. (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

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 2014-11-19 20:28:58

Big trout continue to be caught from South Cove and Cox Cove. Big trout of the week were a pair of 9 pounders. One was from the Rock Wall, the other from Cox Cove. Weekly plants of 1,000 pounds of trout from Mount Lassen will continue through February. Shore anglers are getting some limits. Shaker striper are common. Near-shore boils have ceased. (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.

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 2014-11-19 20:29:30

Bon Tempe received a plant of trout Nov. 5. Lagunitas received trout at the end of October. (415) 945-1194

Previous Report: 2014-11-13 08:33:39   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 18:54:37   Previous Report: 2014-10-22 21:09:54   Previous Report: 2014-05-15 08:19:26   Previous Report: 2014-05-08 08:16:22  

Napa River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-11-19 20:31:07

Sturgeon are rolling. Next step is to get them to bite. Stripers to 10 and 12 pounds are being caught throughout the river. Find them at the mouth of sloughs during low tide. Top water lures will work. Sweeney’s Sports (707) 255-5544

Previous Report: 2014-11-13 08:34:26   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 18:55:13   Previous Report: 2014-10-30 07:37:52   Previous Report: 2014-10-22 21:10:25   Previous Report: 2014-10-15 22:00:26  

Pacifica (salt water open)
Updated 2014-11-19 20:31:34

Stripers to 27 inches are being caught in the evening on local beaches and the pier. Action has been steady since last Thursday. Perch anglers using sand crabs are getting action. Plugs are starting to work. Crabbing is Ok for some. Some get half-dozen, others get zilch. (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 2014-11-19 20:32:09

Trout anglers are getting more frequent limits, but most anglers get a couple of fish per outing. A plant of 1,000 pounds of trout from DFW went in Tuesday. Shinn Kato of Fremont caught the big fish of the week - a 10.2 trout in the cove casting a spoon. (510) 544-3133

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

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

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San Pablo Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2014-11-19 20:32:36

Striper bite is good at the Pumphouse, Red Rock and the China Camp shoreline. Halibut have been scarce. Loch Lomond Marina (415) 456-0321

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San Pablo Reservoir (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-11-19 20:33:13

Trout fishing is improving as water is cooling. Surface temperature is 64 degrees. Shore anglers get anywhere from a fish to limits. Trolling is so-so. Bass bite continues to be very good in Scow Canyon and near Sandy Point. Crappie are in the same spots. Lake is closed for Thanksgiving and will close for the season Nov. 30. (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.

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 2014-11-19 20:33:34

Boat ramp closed Monday so there is no launching until the lake comes up at least 6 feet. Shore anglers get trout near the second dock. A 9 pounder was big trout of the week. Lake was planted last Friday with 1,000 pounds of trout from Mount Lassen. (510) 544-3230

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Suisun Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2014-11-19 20:34:01

Stripers are being caught in the shallow water at the Mothball Fleet. Some bass weigh up to 12 and 14 pounds. Plugging has been a good method because bait has been hard to come by. Martinez Bait & Tackle (925) 229-9420

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Uvas (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-11-05 18:57:09

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. Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

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