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Anderson (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:14:23

Bass fishing is good for bass in the 1 to 2 pound class. Use drop shots, spinner baits or chatter baits near the dam. (408) 927-9144, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

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Benicia (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:14:48

Sturgeon are being brought back from the Glomar and the far end of the Mothball Fleet. Montezuma Slough also holds sturgeon. Bank anglers are enjoying decent action for stripers. Some are 27, 28 inches, some are just keeper size. 14th, 12th Street, under the bridge and the State Park are good spots. Best baits are pile worms, blood worms or grass shrimp. Bullhead are not in the area. There are still a few flounder lingering in the area. Benicia Bait (707) 745-4921

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Berkeley (salt water open)
Updated 2014-03-19 21:09:13

Perch bite has slowed.  (510) 235-2032

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Berryessa (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:15:15

Bass bite remains wide open. Smallmouth bite is better than it has been in years and anglers are catching 2 smallies for every largemouth. The main body of the lake is fishing best. Try the narrows, too. Any tubes in crawdad patterns, or Senkos and worms will work. Reaction baits can be a good bet. Sweeney’s Sports (707) 255-5544; Don Paganelli (916) 502-3474, http://www.guidebass.net

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Calero (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:16:24

Shallow-running crankbaits can get bass to 3 pounds in the north end of the lake. (408) 268-3883, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

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Capitola (salt water open)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:17:02

A few salmon are starting to move from Moss Landing to Soquel Hole. Sardines have moved close to the shore and dolphins are working on those schools. (831) 462-2208

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Chabot (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:17:33

Trout bite was good early in the week but it has slowed since. Big fish of the week was a 7.4 pounder caught by Mike Reposa of San Leandro from Bass Cove. Best action is at Raccoon Point and near the island. Rainbow garlic Power Bait or yellow Power Eggs are top producers. Rapalas and gold Kastmasters also get trout. (510) 247-2526

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Chesbro (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:17:52

Use small minnows underneath a bobber for a shot at crappie. (408) 358-3741, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

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Contra Loma (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:18:17

Channel Point and the east side of the lake is producing quality trout fishing. Bass bite is solid. (510) 544-3154

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Coyote (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:18:34

Crappie are thick. Use small minnows under a bobber from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

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Del Valle (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:18:54

Black bass are spawning in the south end and in the back of coves. Senkos have been generating a lot of action. Striped bass action is up-and-down. Smaller stripers are being caught on bait near the dam early in the morning. Trout fishing is improving. Larger trout are coming from Swallow Bay. Best action for numbers is near the marina. Catfish bite is improving. The right side of the dam is the spot. Big fish of the week was 10 pound trout caught by Chris Simpson with a RoboWorm. (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

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 2014-04-09 21:19:19

Trout fishing is excellent. Best action is early in the morning and top spot is the south end – from both shore and boats. A plant of 700 pounds of rainbows and 200 pounds of lightning trout went in Monday. Bass are close to the shoreline in the south end and Harry’s Cove (west side). (925) 284-9669

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Lexington (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:19:38

Bass are shallow and getting ready to spawn. Use jigs, drop-shots or crankbaits. (408) 463-0711

 

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Loch Lomond (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-10-10 04:51:31

Closes for the season on Sunday, Oct. 31.

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Los Vaqueros (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:20:00

Trout fishing has been decent. Most anglers average 2 trout per outing. Striper bite is improving. Big fish of the week was a 9 pound largemouth was caught-and-released in Cowboy Cove by Cole Ziemann. A 6.76 pound trout was caught with Power Bait in Cowboy Cove by Sal Sorro. Largemouth bass bite has been solid in Cowboy Cove and Peninsula 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 2014-04-03 05:44:59

Special plant was delivered to Bon Tempe last week of 1,000 pounds of trout weighing 1 to 4 pounds. In addition, 14,000 pounds of fingerlings were released Friday. (415) 945-1194

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Napa River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:20:33

Sturgeon fishing is very good in the upper section of the river from Cuttings Wharf to the Highway 29 Bridge. River is murky but may clear by weekend for striper trolling. Sweeney’s Sports (707) 255-5544

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Pacifica (salt water open)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:20:55

A little bit of crab, a few perch and scattered stripers give anglers hope. Crabbing has been better than fair. Snares out-produce rings. (650) 355-8303, (650) 359-9790

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Pillar Point (salt water open)
Updated 2013-12-04 21:16:01

Party boats are enjoying excellent results. Limits of mixed cod is the norm. Half Moon Bay Sportfishing & Tackle (510) 581-2628

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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 2014-04-09 21:21:28

Trout bite has tapered off a bit. A plant of 500 pounds went in Tuesday and a 8.8 pounder was promptly caught with a Kastmaster by Justin Voboda of San Martin. Jesus Castro of Fremont caught two trout weighing 16.2 pounds. Backside of the Peninsula has been productive and big fish are coming from Kiosk Cove. (510) 544-3133



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San Francisco Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:22:15

Halibut bite is fair at Berkeley Flats, Alameda Rock Wall

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San Pablo Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:22:30

Stripers are plentiful for those using bait on the anchor. Lots of bass in the four to six pound range. Pumphouse area has both stripers and sturgeon. Magic depth is 12 feet. Halibut fishing is picking up in the central bay and San Pablo Bay. (415) 456-0321

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San Pablo Reservoir (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:22:58

Trout are being caught from the shoreline near the Main Recreation Area, Oaks and the Pines. Boaters have been having the best luck at the Round Top, Sandy Point, and Scow Canyon. Chartreuse, rainbow or garlic Power Bait works best for trout. F If the bite slows try using inflated night crawlers to catch both trout and bass. Broken-back fire tiger Rapalas, Mepps, and Kastmasters are being used to catch trout on the troll. Throwing shad colored crank baits or spinner baitss have been catching bass. Drop shotting roboworms off the points and rock has been killer for spotted bass. The Main Rec, Scow Canyon and the boat launch being the better spots.

 (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 2014-04-09 21:23:16

Trout bite has picked up. A handful of eight pound trout and a 9.9 pound bass were caught last week. Big fish of the week was 11 pound trout caught by Joshua Romero with a Kastmaster. The 9.9 pound bass was caught by Mike Perry with nightcrawlers. Productive spot is on the Panhandle at the first and second docks. A trout plant of 2,500 pounds went in Tuesday. (510) 544-3230

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Suisun Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:24:05

Sturgeon bite remains strong at the Glomar, Buoy 2 and Buoy 4. Crabs have been a nuisance so bring plenty of bait. Most stripers are shakers. Martinez Bait & Tackle (925) 229-9420

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Uvas (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:23:39

Bass fishing is fair. Crank baits and drop-shots may pull bass from the shallows. Crappie bite is good. Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711                                                                   

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