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Anderson (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-27 21:55:00

There’s a steady bass bite on drop-shots and tubes and top water lures in the morning. The mid to north end of the lake are most productive. (408) 927-9144, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

Previous Report: 2014-08-21 07:16:36   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:41:46   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:30:43   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:34:47   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:15:32  

Benicia (fresh water open)
Updated 2014-08-27 21:55:32

First Street and Dillon Point in the state park have been good spots to catch salmon from shore. Striped bass are being caught from 12th Street and 14th Street. Normal size is 20 inches. Best time for stripers is high tide. Use blood worms, anchovies or grass shrimp. Benicia Bait (707) 745-4921

Previous Report: 2014-08-21 07:17:09   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:42:10   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:31:08   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:14:32   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:35:15  

Berkeley (salt water open)
Updated 2014-08-21 07:17:37

A few sharks and rays are being caught with squid or anchovies. Berkeley Sportfishing Marina (510-849-2727)

Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:42:36   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:31:36   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:15:02   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:35:43   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:12:30  

Berryessa (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-27 21:56:24

Top water bass bite is over. Surface temps are in the low 80s. Best bet is to find bait balls and use spoons or shad-colored rubber worms. 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: 2014-08-21 07:18:02   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:43:08   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:32:01   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:15:34   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:36:08  

Calero (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-27 21:56:50

Top water bass bite is good in the morning. Throw frogs on tops of weed mats or punch the mats with 1 ounce jigs. (408) 268-3883, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

Previous Report: 2014-08-21 07:18:23   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:43:35   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:32:29   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:16:49   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:36:32  

Capitola (salt water open)
Updated 2014-08-27 21:57:26

Mackerel are plentiful for skiff anglers. Halibut are in the area and feeding on the mackerel. Anchovies also are plentiful. Pier anglers get perch and king fish. A few salmon are being caught off the jetties in Santa Cruz. (831) 462-2208

Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:43:58   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:33:06   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:16:14   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:36:59   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:12:51  

Chabot (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-27 21:57:49

Catfish bite is slow. Anglers pick up cats near Half Moon Bay and the Island. Mackerel is the best bait. Nightcrawlers haven’t been producing. A few bass come from Bass Cove. Dark plastic worms are preferred. (510) 247-2526

Previous Report: 2014-08-21 07:18:44   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:44:26   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:33:32   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:17:10   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:37:35  

Chesbro (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-27 21:58:12

Lake is shallow and low. (408) 358-3741, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

Previous Report: 2014-08-21 07:19:05   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:44:45   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:37:54   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:43:36   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 22:36:03  

Contra Loma (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-27 21:58:41

Fishing has slowed down. A few catfish come from Channel Point, the boat ramp area or east side. Black bass can be caught all along the shoreline. (510) 544-3154

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   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 22:36:30  

Coyote (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-27 21:59:03

Use top water lures in the morning and switch to crank baits after 9 a.m. Some bass in the 4 to 5 pound range have been caught. Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

Previous Report: 2014-08-21 07:19:31   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:45:28   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:34:20   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:38:42   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:17:12  

Del Valle (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-27 21:59:32

Striped bass and catfish are on the bite as well as smallmouth and largemouth. Stripers are being caught throughout the lake, not just the dam area. Catfish bite is also good throughout the lake. Black bass are in grassy areas. Use drop-shots, top water lures or nightcrawlers. (925) 449-5201

Previous Report: 2014-08-21 07:19:59   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:45:50   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:34:45   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:17:40   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:39:05  

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 2014-08-27 22:00:02

Fishing has been consistently fair. Surface temperature is 74 degrees. A catfish plant of 1,000 pounds went in this week.  (925) 284-9669

Previous Report: 2014-08-21 07:20:20   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:46:16   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:35:11   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:18:06   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:39:45  

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 2014-08-27 22:00:34

Catfish are the best bet. Top spots are at Howden Cove  and Cowby Cove. Anchovies work best. Biggest last week was a 9.28 pounder. Most of the striped bass being hooked are shakers. (925) 371-2628

Previous Report: 2014-08-21 07:20:47   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:46:42   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:35:38   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:18:31   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:40:33  

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 2014-08-27 22:04:52

20 to 24 inch striped bass are in the lower part of the river and South Slough and in the cuts between South Slough and Napa Slough. Trollers are getting the bigger fish. Rat-l-Traps and P-Line Predators as well as jigs with hoochies will work. There are some smaller bass upriver. Sweeney’s Sports (707) 255-5544

Previous Report: 2014-08-21 07:21:24   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:47:19   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:36:07   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:19:06   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:41:04  

Pacifica (salt water open)
Updated 2014-08-27 22:04:25

Beach anglers get a striper every once in a while. Nothing worth noting. Perch can be caught from the beach. (650) 355-8303, (650) 359-9790

Previous Report: 2014-08-21 07:24:06   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:47:42   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:19:34   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:41:32   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:13:27  

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 2014-08-21 07:24:49

Catfish anglers are catching fish from the Peninsula. Most get 2 or 3 fish per outing. There is a viable trout bite going on. (510) 544-3133

Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:48:14   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:36:33   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:20:08   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:42:49   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:21:00  

San Francisco Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2014-08-27 22:03:29

Salmon were caught over the weekend at California City. Sea lions are competing and anchovies are thick. Worth a try. (415) 456-0321

Previous Report: 2014-08-21 07:25:27   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:48:49   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:37:51   Previous Report: 2014-06-04 23:07:52   Previous Report: 2014-04-09 21:22:15  

San Pablo Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2014-08-27 22:02:59

Shaker bass are thick in San Pablo Bay. Trolling at the top of the tide is best. Figure one keeper for every 10 shakers and those keepers are just legal. (415) 456-0321

Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:49:00   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:38:43   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:20:34   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:41:57   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:14:31  

San Pablo Reservoir (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-27 22:02:24

Surface temperature is 75 degrees. Trolling is still working to catch trout. Fishing near the dam has been the best area. Best baits to use are garlic or chartreuse Power Bait or trolling fire tiger Rapalas about 15 feet down.

Look for big catfish in the back of Scow Canyon across the way from the Main Rec. Another hot spot for catching catfish is at the boat launch on the other side of the hill. The stinkier the bait the better. Panfish are small, but they are bitting. Check the boat launch and Scow Canyon area and use mini jigs, Atomic Teasers or floating red worms on bobbers. The best time is later in the day.

 (510) 223-1661

Previous Report: 2014-08-21 07:26:05   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:49:36   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:39:18   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:21:15   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:43:29  

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 2014-08-27 22:01:52

Shoreline bite has picked up for catfish. Big fish of the week was a 12.2 pounder caught with sardines. A catfish plant is planned for this week. (510) 544-3230

Previous Report: 2014-08-21 07:26:27   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:50:03   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:39:45   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:21:39   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:43:51  

Suisun Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2014-08-27 22:01:27

Stripers are being caught at the end of the Mothball Fleet and at Buoy 6. Some are in the 28 to 32 inch range. Split tails or frozen bullheads are best baits. Shoreline action is slow, but a 28 incher was caught last weel. Martinez Bait & Tackle (925) 229-9420

Previous Report: 2014-08-21 07:27:19   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:50:33   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:40:12   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:22:23   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:42:22  

Uvas (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-21 07:26:55

Lake level is very low but catfish bite is very good at night. Cats in the 10 to 12 pound range are being landed. Bass will take drop-shotted Senkos or jigs. Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711

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