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Anderson (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-17 20:30:32

Still open to boating. Spinnerbaits or shad-colored jigs get bass off the points and from the shallows. A few bass to 3 pounds are being caught. (408) 927-9144, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

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Benicia (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-09-17 20:31:01

Salmon bite has been fair at the State Park. There were 20 fish caught Saturday. There have been 10 per day being caught on most days. The water near 1st Street has been muddy. Striper bite is good at the park, 12th St., 14th St., and under the bridge. Some fish at night at 1st street and have some luck. Biggest has been 30 inches. Most are 24 to 27 inches. Anglers at the park use lures. Others use bait – blood worms, pile worms, grass shrimp and bullhead. 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 2014-09-17 20:31:50

King salmon bite is going on near the dam. Roll anchovies or small herring. Kokanee season is over. Bass bite is good for those who spoon through bait balls. Night fishing has been productive. Sweeney’s Sports (707) 255-5544; Don Paganelli (916) 502-3474, http://www.guidebass.net; Troy Barr (707) 372-7599. www.Fisht-roy.com

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Calero (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-17 20:32:19

Boats can be launched. Flip or use top water for bass. Most are 1 pound. Some go to 3 pounds. (408) 268-3883, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

Previous Report: 2014-09-10 21:15:44   Previous Report: 2014-09-03 22:29:23   Previous Report: 2014-08-27 21:56:50   Previous Report: 2014-08-21 07:18:23   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:43:35  

Capitola (salt water open)
Updated 2014-09-17 20:32:42

Swells picked up Wednesday and that knocked off the rock cod bite. Conditions will be fine by Friday. Halibut have started appearing near Boomer’s Reef. There is bait nearby but not many sport fish underneath. (831) 462-2208

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Chabot (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-17 20:33:08

Catfish are being caught at Raccoon Point and Bass Cove. Best bite has been in the morning. (510) 247-2526

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Chesbro (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-17 20:33:28

Lake is has just 1% of capacity. Walk the bank and throw finesse baits or drop-shots. (408) 358-3741, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

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Contra Loma (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-10 21:16:45

Fishing has been so-so. No whoppers lately. There has been some catfish action at Channel Point and Loma Island. Panfish are at the same spots. Trout bite is slow. Bass are plentiful but hard to entice.  (510) 544-3154

Previous Report: 2014-08-27 21:58:41   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:45:07   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:33:57   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:38:17   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:44:40  

Coyote (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-17 20:33:56

Water is dropping and boats are not allowed. Rat-l-Traps, jigs or rip baits can account for bass. Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

Previous Report: 2014-09-03 22:30:57   Previous Report: 2014-08-27 21:59:03   Previous Report: 2014-08-21 07:19:31   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:45:28   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:34:20  

Del Valle (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-17 20:34:17

An 18 pound striper was caught this week, but most are 3 to 5 pounds. Best action is near the dam. The big fish was caught with a Pencil Popper. Smaller bass are being caught with anchovies. Catfish are through the narrows and anchovies and chicken liver get attention. A plant of 1,000 pounds of trout went in Tuesday into the cool water near the dam. (925) 449-5201

Previous Report: 2014-09-10 21:17:48   Previous Report: 2014-09-03 22:31:26   Previous Report: 2014-08-27 21:59:32   Previous Report: 2014-08-21 07:19:59   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:45:50  

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 2014-09-17 20:34:48

Little change here. Surface temps remain in the mid-70s. Anglers are having luck pursuing catfish. Small bass are plentiful.  (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

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 2014-09-17 20:35:37

Striper bite has improved for both shore and boat anglers. Most are between 22 and 24 inches, but there are occasional 27, 28 inchers. Boaters troll with Rat-l-traps or Rapalas 12 feet deep. Shore anglers do better with anchovies than artificial. The rock wall has been the best spot. Catfish continue to be on a good bite. Nothing large, but there are plenty of 4 to 6 pounders. Trout bite has slowed with the hotter weather. Morning is best time to try. (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 2014-09-17 20:36:10

Water is clearing and stripers to 26 inches are being caught. Some are larger. Cooler nights will help. Some are throwing spinners for salmon in the upper river or at the mouths of sloughs. A porpoise has been seen swimming near Cuttings Wharf. Sweeney’s Sports (707) 255-5544

 

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Pacifica (salt water open)
Updated 2014-09-17 20:36:42

Perch are being caught from the pier or local beaches. Stripers are being caught occasionally from the beaches. A few are being landed on the pier. Shiner perch are being jigged from the pier for bait.  (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.

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 2014-09-17 20:38:40

Fishing remains slow. Most anglers are getting skunked. Best catch this week was a 4 pound catfish on Power Bait. (510) 544-3133

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San Francisco Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2014-09-17 20:37:53

Stripers are thick along the Marin shoreline. Best bet is trolling at the top of the tide. Most are small. One out five are legal. Worm tail jigs are the ticket. Treble hooks are ill-advised with so many small fish. Cal City has long periods of inactivity and flurries of salmon action.  Halibut fishing has been fair. (415) 456-0321

Sole Man Sportfishing (510) 703-4148

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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

Previous Report: 2014-09-03 22:37:33   Previous Report: 2014-08-27 22:02:59   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:49:00   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:38:43   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:20:34  

San Pablo Reservoir (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-17 20:39:07

With warm weather this week trout bite has disappeared. The best bets for catching some trout is trolling. The water is still really clear. Try trolling jointed Rapalas or Kastmasters. If you chose to bait fish try down in the Pines area with some Chartreuses Powerbait ... There are plenty of bass out there. Large schools have been seen under docks hiding in the shade. There are a few big ones in the schools. A lot of people have been catching bass on Kastmasters or Rooster tails. Try fishing around all the fishing piers and in Scow Canyon or down by the Boat launch … The catfish bite is picking up. Fish near rocky areas for the best chances. Large fish have been caught at the bouy line near the dam. From a boat fish in the coves directly across from the boat launch. Soak chicken livers or anchovies.  (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 2014-09-17 20:39:32

Fishing has been very slow. Lake gets planted next week. (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 2014-09-17 20:39:58

A few bass, a few catfish are being full. Lake is less than 5% of capacity. Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

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