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Anderson (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:53:58

Bass fishing is fair to good. Drop-shots and medium diving crank baits in shad patterns will work, as will swim baits. Some quality bass to 5 pounds. Most are between 1 and 2 pounds. (408) 927-9144, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

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Benicia (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:54:18

Striper bite is very good. Pile worms, blood worms and bullhead get schoolie-size up to 15 pounders. The Benicia shoreline has been productive. Boaters go to the Mothball Fleet. Shoreline salmon bite is fluctuating. Some days 20 are caught, other days 5 are caught. Benicia Bait (707) 745-4921

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Berkeley (salt water open)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:54:44

Shoreline anglers in Vallejo are getting some stripers and plenty of jack smelt. A halibut was caught last week from the Berkeley Pier. Perch are plentiful near Sausalito. Berkeley Sportfishing Marina (510-849-2727); Bay Tackle (510) 235-2032

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Berryessa (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:55:12

Salmon and large trout are being caught from the deep water near the dam. Bass fishing remains good as bass chase bait balls. Sweeney’s Sports (707) 255-5544; Don Paganelli (916) 502-3474, http://www.guidebass.net

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Calero (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:55:38

Morning and afternoon bite is good on top. Buzz baits and spooks work. Grass mats should dissipate with wind and cooler weather. Try chatter baits near submerged grass.  (408) 268-3883, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

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Capitola (salt water open)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:56:13

There is some bait within a mile of shore. Rough water on Saturday and Sunday kept skiffs in. Small perch are being caught from the pier. Cod can be caught from local reefs. (831) 462-2208

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Chabot (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:57:11

The first trout plant went in Wednesday. Fishing had been poor. Water temp is in the low 70s. (510) 247-2526

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Chesbro (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:57:32

Spinner baits and buzz baits account for bass. Senkos and drop shots also are worth trying. (408) 358-3741, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711



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Contra Loma (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:57:54

Monster plant of 2,200 pounds of trout went in this week. It’s the only plant for October but that should keep anglers happy. (510) 544-3154

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Coyote (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:58:13

Change in weather should wake up fish. Buzz baits work before the sun hits the water. After that try jigs around the rock piles. Shallow crank baits also are a good bet. Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

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Del Valle (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:58:31

Catfish, stripers and smallmouth bass all are being caught with varying degrees of success. Best action is on catfish. Find them in the Narrows, the south end of the lake and near the dam. Stripers are in the shallows near the dam and in shallow water. Smallies can be found anywhere there are reeds. Nightcrawlers, top water lures will work.  (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 2014-10-15 21:58:59

Catfish are still plentiful.  Trout plants will probably be held back at least another week as the temperatures were 71.3 degrees @ 6 feet and 64.5 @ 30 feet. The first plant will probably be from the Department of Fish and Wildlife as they are waiting to drop some in when the water cools just enough. (925) 284-9669

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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 2014-10-15 21:59:55

Lots of small stripers are being caught. Most around the 20 inch range. Some are in the 24 to 27 inch range. Largest stripers are being caught from boats in Peninsula Cove. Trout weighing 2 to 3 pounds are being caught around the marina rock wall and South Cove. Water temperature is 69 degrees. A trout plant will go in this week. (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 2014-10-15 22:00:26

Striper fishing is going well. There are stripers from Vallejo to Napa. Live bullhead or mudsuckers are best – which one changes from day to day. Some are starting to go after sturgeon. Sweeney’s Sports (707) 255-5544

 

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Pacifica (salt water open)
Updated 2014-10-15 22:00:51

Water has been too rough for much fishing success. (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 2014-10-15 22:01:19

Fishing has been very slow. Water temp is 72 degrees. Plants of catfish and trout went in last week, but to little avail. Another trout plant goes in this week. (510) 544-3133



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San Francisco Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2014-10-15 22:01:43

Striper fishing slowed a bit because of poor tides. Wind came up Sunday and Monday. Drifting tides are good for this weekend. 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 2014-10-15 22:03:08

For trout, try trolling deep, 40 to 50 feet deep using jointed Rapalas or Kastmasters. If you chose to bait fish try down in the Pines or Rock Wall with some Chartreuses Powerbait.

Lots of hungry bass out there this week. Try drop shoting robo-worms or throw around some slow crank baits. Fish have been caught around Scow Canyon and the Preserve area. Reminder that bass need to be 12 inches or more to keep.

(510) 223-1661, 925-253-1279

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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 2014-10-15 22:03:46

Trout fishing can be good here. A plant of 500 pounds is going in this week and again next week. (510) 544-3230

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Suisun Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2014-10-15 22:02:07

Striper are being caught from the Martinez Pier. Shakers to 24 inch bass are being caught from the pier. Boaters are working the shallows for the bass. Sturgeon are scattered and hard to find in concentrations. Martinez Bait & Tackle (925) 229-9420

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Uvas (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-15 22:04:11

Crank baits or reaction baits work for bass in the morning. Switch to jigs or drop-shots when the sun hits the water. Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711                                           

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