The new marina at Los Vaqueros Reservoir in Brentwood opened this week with more boats, renovated boats and the addition of more fishable shoreline.
To celebrate the opening of the larger Los Vaqueros, 2,400 pounds of trout went in last week and another 2,400 pounds are being planted this week. That brings the October total to 7,200 pounds of trout.
The tons of trout will surely please shoreline bait dunkers but the ability to get boats on the water is of particular interest to the striped bass anglers who have been shore-bound all summer.
On Tuesday’s opener 26 of the 30 available boats were rented and action on schoolie stripers was very good. Limits were common and some anglers caught and released up to 10 striped bass.
Concession manager Chris Senti said the lake is “loaded with 14 to 23 inch striped bass”. Those bass should grow quickly give the changes to the lake. The dam is 40 feet higher and there are currently 100,000 acre feet of water in the lake with another 60,000 acre feet to come. There is more shoreline access and water is spreading over shallow areas creating more coves.
“It certainly is good for the largemouth bass,” Senti said.
Shore anglers can now get into Cowboy Cove as well as South Cove. Aside from the new dock, additional picnic areas have been added
Los Vaqueros is a fertile lake as its lake records prove.
Largemouth Bass: 12 pounds
Salmon: 6.2 pounds
Striped bass: 45.2 pounds
Trout: 13.4 pounds
Catfish: 30.31 pounds
Information: (925) 371-2628
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