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Anderson (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-16 23:30:43

Bass will take reactions baits and small crank baits. Small swim baits and A-rigs also will work. Bass are 1- to 2-pounds. (408) 927-9144, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:34:47   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:15:32   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:41:41   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 22:33:08   Previous Report: 2014-06-04 22:57:40  

Benicia (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-07-16 23:31:08

Salmon season opened Wednesday and the first fish was a 23 pounder caught at 7:30 a.m. by Bo Bottini of Benicia with a VeeZee lure. No word on other fish, but it’s a start. Wind has been a deterrent to quality fishing. Benicia Bait (707) 745-4921

Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:14:32   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:35:15   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:12:07   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:42:05   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 22:33:30  

Berkeley (salt water open)
Updated 2014-07-16 23:31:36

A few rays are being caught with squid or shiners. No halibut or stripers lately. Berkeley Sportfishing Marina (510-849-2727)

Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:15:02   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:35:43   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:12:30   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 22:33:53   Previous Report: 2014-06-04 22:58:37  

Berryessa (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-16 23:32:01

Guides get kokanee in the Narrows in 50 to 60 feet of water. Fish are scattered and schools are hard to locate. Dodging water skiers is an issue. Bass anglers enjoy a day-long top water bite on the main body of the lake. Small Senkos and Roboworms also will get bass. Large catfish are being caught on the north east side of the lake. Go north of the island for cats to 20 pounds. Sweeney’s Sports (707) 255-5544; Don Paganelli (916) 502-3474, http://www.guidebass.net; Troy Barr (707) 372-7599. www.Fisht-roy.com

 

Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:15:34   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:36:08   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:15:56   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:42:26   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 22:34:27  

Calero (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-16 23:32:29

Texas-rigged tubes will keep grass off your offering and give bass a chance to bite. There are crappie near the launch ramp. (408) 268-3883, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:16:49   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:36:32   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:16:23   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:42:51   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 22:34:56  

Capitola (salt water open)
Updated 2014-07-16 23:33:06

Rock cod bite continues to be strong. Salmon are being caught from Soquel Hole. Fish are near the bottom in 130 feet of water. Trollers get the occasional halibut. Stripers are caught near the cement ship and few halibut have been landed at the Santa Cruz Pier. (831) 462-2208

 

Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:16:14   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:36:59   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:12:51   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:44:08   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 22:35:20  

Chabot (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-16 23:33:32

Catfish are being caught near the dam, Raccoon Point and Indian Cove. Best bait has been chicken liver or anchovies. Cats to 10 pounds have been landed. (510) 247-2526

Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:17:10   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:37:35   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:16:46   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:43:12   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 22:35:44  

Chesbro (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-03 08:37:54

There’s some catfish action here. Lake is very low. Use chicken livers or anchovies. (408) 358-3741, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:43:36   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 22:36:03   Previous Report: 2014-06-04 23:01:05   Previous Report: 2014-05-28 22:04:25   Previous Report: 2014-05-22 07:32:58  

Contra Loma (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-16 23:33:57

Fishing has been good. Catfish have been biting nightcrawlers, anchovies, shrimp, or chicken liver at Channel Point or East Side. Crappie or bluegill have  been biting with jigs or worms at Loma Island or Channel Point area.  Trout fishing slowed down. Try using Power Baits or nightcrawlers at anywhere around the lake. Big fish of the week was a 13.13 pound striper caught with chicken liver by Anthony and Oscar Martinez.  (510) 544-3154

Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:38:17   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:44:40   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 22:36:30   Previous Report: 2014-06-04 23:01:28   Previous Report: 2014-05-28 22:04:55  

Coyote (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-16 23:34:20

Little happening here. Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:38:42   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:17:12   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:45:07   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 22:36:48   Previous Report: 2014-06-04 23:01:47  

Del Valle (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-16 23:34:45

A 2,000 pound plant of catfish went in Wednesday. Best action is through the narrows with anchovies. Stripers are through the narrows and near the dam. Stripers take anchovies or nightcrawlers. A 7.1 pound trout was caught with green Power Bait near the dam. (925) 449-5201

Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:17:40   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:39:05   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:17:40   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:45:25   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 22:37:07  

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 2014-07-16 23:35:11

Fishing slowed this week at the Lafayette Reservoir.  Some bass and catfish were caught, but no report of any trout.  The water is turning again at the bottom as the temperatures constantly fluctuated almost a full degree while they were being taken.  At 30 feet the water was 56.0 degrees Fahrenheit, 74.9 degrees at 6 feet. (925) 284-9669

Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:18:06   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:39:45   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:18:09   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:45:46   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 22:37:34  

Lexington (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-03 08:40:10

Water is a bit dirty and darker patterned worms or Senkos are the best plan. (408) 463-0711

Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:46:25   Previous Report: 2014-06-04 23:04:13   Previous Report: 2014-04-09 21:19:38   Previous Report: 2014-03-27 06:30:11   Previous Report: 2014-03-19 21:29:53  

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 2014-07-16 23:35:38

Boating has been limited because of wind. Early morning has provided best chances. Trout take garlic Power Bait or Kastmasters in the South Cove. Anchovies will entice striped bass. Catfish will take anchovies or chicken livers in South Cove or Cowboy Cove. (925) 371-2628

Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:18:31   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:40:33   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:19:01   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:46:47   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 22:38:01  

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 2014-05-15 08:19:26

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

Previous Report: 2014-05-08 08:16:22   Previous Report: 2014-05-01 07:35:40   Previous Report: 2014-04-23 22:07:08   Previous Report: 2014-04-03 05:44:59   Previous Report: 2014-03-27 06:31:24  

Napa River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-07-16 23:36:07

Keeper stripers are being caught with Rat-l-traps. A lot of small fish are in the river, too. No reports of sturgeon being caught. Sweeney’s Sports (707) 255-5544

 

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Pacifica (salt water open)
Updated 2014-07-09 23:19:34

A salmon was caught from the pier on Sunday. That was the first of the season. Whether that means more are on the way remains to be seen. Stripers continue to be caught from local beaches. (650) 355-8303, (650) 359-9790

Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:41:32   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:13:27   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:51:10   Previous Report: 2014-06-04 23:06:52   Previous Report: 2014-05-28 22:08:09  

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

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   Previous Report: 2013-04-25 07:30:03  

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 2014-07-16 23:36:33

Catfish have taken over. Cats are biting along the Peninsula. Almost all are being caught with chicken livers or shrimp. (510) 544-3133

Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:20:08   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:42:49   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:21:00   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:51:45   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 22:39:18  

San Francisco Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2014-07-16 23:37:51

Big tides and constant wind has made Bay angling difficult. Best striper bite has been in the Raccoon Straits. No salmon action at California City.

Previous Report: 2014-06-04 23:07:52   Previous Report: 2014-04-09 21:22:15   Previous Report: 2014-03-27 06:33:48   Previous Report: 2014-03-20 08:27:43   Previous Report: 2014-02-06 07:41:14  

San Pablo Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2014-07-16 23:38:43

Big tides spoil striper and halibut fishing but wind keeps boats off the water, too.

Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:20:34   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:41:57   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:14:31   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:52:13   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 22:43:01  

San Pablo Reservoir (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-16 23:39:18

The Main rec is the best spot to fish from shore for trout. The front pier produces better in the morning and late evening. As the water heats up casting farther out will help find trout. Boaters best bet would be to go to the Rock Wall and Sandy Point. Rainbow or Garlic Power-Bait for the trout is the best. If the bite slows try using inflated night crawlers to catch both trout, catfish and bass. The Broken-Back Fire-Tiger Rapala, and Kastmasters are being used to catch trout on the troll.

The Main rec, Scow canyon and boat launch are the better spots for bass. A few big bass have been caught on little crappie jigs by accident on the boat launch pier. (510) 223-1661

Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:21:15   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:43:29   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:22:04   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:52:50   Previous Report: 2014-06-04 23:10:37  

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

Previous Report: 2012-09-19 20:49:47   Previous Report: 2012-09-12 21:26:03   Previous Report: 2012-08-29 17:36:17   Previous Report: 2012-08-15 17:10:47   Previous Report: 2012-07-19 09:32:13  

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 2014-07-16 23:39:45

Catfish are being caught from the docks with chicken livers or anchovies. There are a few trout being caught at the Panhandle. Boaters get trout trolling near the bottom. (510) 544-3230

Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:21:39   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:43:51   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:22:35   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:53:21   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 22:43:23  

Suisun Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2014-07-16 23:40:12

Regulars occasionally tie into striped bass at the pier. A 38-incher was caught last week. Early morning has been best. A few sturgeon are being hooked at the Mothball Fleet. Martinez Bait & Tackle (925) 229-9420

Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:22:23   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:42:22   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:15:03   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:53:50   Previous Report: 2014-06-04 23:11:35  

Uvas (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-09 23:22:57

Catfish bite is fair at night. Lake is less than 10% full. Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

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