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Anderson (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-12-17 16:58:07

Lake is on the muddy side. Bass anglers drop-shot or use finesse jigs. Some use live minnows. Bite is slow. (408) 927-9144, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:13:00   Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:07:47   Previous Report: 2014-11-19 20:24:51   Previous Report: 2014-11-13 08:29:01   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 18:47:53  

Benicia (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-12-17 16:58:31

Debris is heavy so boaters have to use extreme caution. Sturgeon bite is very good at the Mothball Fleet. Big Cut also has sturgeon. Stripers are at Seal Island and the Firing Line. Bass weigh in the mid-teens. Shoreline action is fair for stripers. Benicia Bait (707) 745-4921

Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:13:38   Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:08:26   Previous Report: 2014-11-19 20:25:28   Previous Report: 2014-11-13 08:29:25   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 18:48:19  

Berkeley (salt water open)
Updated 2014-12-17 16:59:13

Stripers in the 18 to 23 inch are being caught from Point Molate shore. Crockett shoreline is worth trying for sturgeon.   Bay Tackle (510) 235-2032

Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:14:08   Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:08:57   Previous Report: 2014-11-19 20:25:54   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 18:48:53   Previous Report: 2014-10-30 07:33:24  

Berryessa (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-12-17 16:59:48

Trout are in the top 12 feet are scattered throughout the lake. Skiers Cove and Pleasure Cove are good places to start. Try points and small cove openings. Sweeney’s Sports (707) 255-5544; Don Paganelli (916) 502-3474, http://www.guidebass.net

Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:14:35   Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:09:29   Previous Report: 2014-11-19 20:26:23   Previous Report: 2014-11-13 08:30:11   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 18:49:27  

Calero (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-12-17 17:00:10

Grass has died down. Lipless crank baits, A-rigs and jigs can work. Live minnow can get bass or crappie. Crappie are deep in 10 to 20 feet of water. This is the only lake in the county open to boating. (408) 268-3883, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:15:03   Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:09:56   Previous Report: 2014-11-13 08:30:43   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 18:50:03   Previous Report: 2014-10-30 07:34:27  

Capitola (salt water open)
Updated 2014-12-17 17:00:43

Ocean is rough but perch fishing has been good between showers. Barred perch and calicos in the 14 to 15 inch range are being caught. A few jack smelt are being caught. (831) 462-2208

Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:10:22   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 18:50:39   Previous Report: 2014-10-30 07:34:50   Previous Report: 2014-10-22 21:02:19   Previous Report: 2014-10-15 21:56:13  

Chabot (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-12-17 17:01:09

Lake has risen almost four feet and dock is fully off the ground and floating. Water is murky. Very few have been fishing. Catfish may be the best bait. (510) 247-2526

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Chesbro (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-12-17 17:01:26

Too muddy to fish here.  (408) 358-3741, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:12:27   Previous Report: 2014-11-13 08:31:25   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 18:52:00   Previous Report: 2014-10-30 07:35:36   Previous Report: 2014-10-22 21:03:23  

Contra Loma (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-12-17 17:01:50

Fishing has been good. Trout are biting at Channel Point with Power Bait and East Shore variety of Power Baits or nightcrawlers. Try fishing for Catfish with nightcrawlers, anchovies, or chicken liver at Channel Point or Loma Island. Try fishing for Crappie or Bluegill with jigs or worms at Loma Island or Channel Point area. (510) 544-3154

Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:15:47   Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:12:47   Previous Report: 2014-11-19 20:27:16   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 18:52:23   Previous Report: 2014-10-22 21:03:51  

Coyote (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-12-17 17:02:13

Generally slow. Use jigs, chatter baits, lipless cranks will work. A few 4 and 5 pounders are being caught. A good day is one good fish. Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:16:07   Previous Report: 2014-11-19 20:27:37   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 18:52:41   Previous Report: 2014-10-30 07:36:08   Previous Report: 2014-10-22 21:04:13  

Del Valle (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-12-17 17:02:33

Catfish bite is solid on the south end of the lake where the water enters the lake. Creek is flowing for the first time in three years. Lake has a lot of debris. Lake is clearer in the narrows. It’s been more than a week since a trout has been caught. (925) 449-5201

Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:16:28   Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:13:22   Previous Report: 2014-11-19 20:28:02   Previous Report: 2014-11-13 08:32:01   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 18:53:14  

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 2014-12-17 17:03:11

Despite the recent stormy weather water visibility is improving.  With the weather keeping anglers off the water there are several trout plants which haven’t been fished to aggressively.  When fisherman are out trout have been biting Garlic Chartreuse and Rainbow Powerbait.  Recently plastic trout worms have brought in some bigger trout, and Kastmasters and spinners are getting bites.  Mini night crawlers on a sliding sinker setup are reliable.  A few crappie have been caught on the south end of the lake when anglers were casting for trout with small Kastmasters.  The sunfish populations were strong this year which might yield some decent crappie jigging around shelter and weed lines.  A few bass fisherman have been out recently and reported a very slow bass bite.  Catfish are still biting around the dam and tower for boaters.   (925) 284-9669

Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:16:56   Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:15:08   Previous Report: 2014-11-19 20:28:26   Previous Report: 2014-11-13 08:32:34   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 18:53:40  

Lexington (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-12-17 17:03:30

Lake has come up a lot. Jigs, Texas-rigs will work. Action is slow.(408) 463-0711

Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:15:56   Previous Report: 2014-10-15 21:59:26   Previous Report: 2014-10-01 21:29:30   Previous Report: 2014-09-17 20:35:13   Previous Report: 2014-09-10 21:18:40  

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 2014-12-17 17:03:52

Big trout are being caught, but angling pressure has been light. Water is murky but it has cleared since the deluge. Shoreline is muddy. A trout plant went in Monday at South Cove via Mount Lassen. DFW planted again Tuesday. (925) 371-2628

Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:17:34   Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:16:24   Previous Report: 2014-11-19 20:28:58   Previous Report: 2014-11-13 08:33:05   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 18:54:06  

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 2014-12-17 17:04:41

DFW planted Bon Tempe on Dec. 10 with 1,000 pounds. Lagunitas received 500 pounds on Nov. 20. 

Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:16:54   Previous Report: 2014-11-19 20:29:30   Previous Report: 2014-11-13 08:33:39   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 18:54:37   Previous Report: 2014-10-22 21:09:54  

Napa River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-12-17 17:05:19

River is in ideal shape for sturgeon fishing and keeper sturgeon are being caught as far upriver as Kennedy Park. Eel and salmon roe or plain eel will work. Shrimp is hard to come by. Brown, moving water Sweeney’s Sports (707) 255-5544

 

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Pacifica (salt water open)
Updated 2014-12-17 17:05:47

Surf has calmed down after the storm and the pier re-opened Sunday. Some stripers were caught Sunday from the beach near the pier with hairraisers. Three were landed, weighing between 18 and 23 pounds. (650) 355-8303, (650) 359-9790

Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:19:27   Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:17:56   Previous Report: 2014-11-19 20:31:34   Previous Report: 2014-11-13 08:35:07   Previous Report: 2014-11-06 07:20:00  

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 2014-12-17 17:06:20

Last plant was 1,200 pounds last week. Another 1,000 pounds goes in this week. Pressure has been light. Water is rising but it’s clear. (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 2014-12-17 17:06:56

Stripers to 28 inches are being caught along the China Camp shoreline and McNear’s Pier. Striper and sturgeon are near the Pumphouse. Freshwater has flushed the junk fish out of the area. Loch Lomond Marina (415) 456-0321

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San Pablo Reservoir (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-12-03 21:22:17

Lake is closed for the winter

 

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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

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 2014-12-17 17:07:27

Received a double plant of trout last week, totaling 1,500 pounds and another 800 pounds went in this week. This lake doesn’t muddy. (510) 544-3230, (925) 426-0197

Previous Report: 2014-12-03 21:23:39   Previous Report: 2014-11-26 17:19:40   Previous Report: 2014-11-19 20:33:34   Previous Report: 2014-11-13 08:39:02   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 18:56:41  

Suisun Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2014-12-03 21:24:13

A handful of boaters caught striped bass in the shallows of Montezuma Slough with live bullhead. Few others went out due to weather. Martinez Bait & Tackle (925) 229-9420

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Uvas (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-12-17 17:08:03

Lake has risen but shoreline is quite muddy. Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

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