Anglers' Edge Online
Vol. 999 | December 4, 2013
To prevent the destructive Quagga and Zebra mussels from potentially shutting down the water delivery system, EBRPD is asking all boaters to prevent the spread of mussels into East Bay reservoirs and lakes.
If you are launching your own boat at Lake Chabot, Del Valle, Quarry Lakes or Contra Loma, be prepared for a mandatory boat inspection. There are no bands or inspections at Shadow Cliffs.
An Annual Invasive Inspection Permit is now available for $40.
Wet boats, motors or gear will be denied launching.Read more...
- Fishing Rules
- Fish Thrive in Christmas Tree Reefs
- General Activity
- Fish Planting Information
- Boat Rental Information
- General Information
DO NOT LET YOUR DOG EAT RAW TROUT/SALMON as they may be infected with a parasitic disease which can be fatal to your pet.For more information call EBRPD at 1-888-EBPARKS (1-888-327-2757) or (510) 635-0135.
EBRPD recommends all bass be released.Please do not remove tags from bass. Record the tag number, length, and weight of the fish to include in your catch report.
Please report your catches and turn in all retrieved tags from trout.
All park hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. unless otherwise posted.
Please remember to clean up any fouled line and bait containers. Wildlife can be injured or killed by fishing line!
Our underwater camera caught some Gamefish Swimming around a submerged Christmas tree reef created by our fisheries management staff and volunteers.
DEL VALLE (LIVERMORE)
The water temperature is 59 degrees at the end of the dock. With weather changing and having our first rain this winter, this week's fishing has been a little off unless you’re fishing at the East Beach. Anglers have been catching trout, catfish, and few stripers and crappie. When fishing for stripers, jigs or shad, like lures work best. The best time to fish for stripers is in the early morning or evening, and throughout the day you will still see the stripers pushing up bait balls of shad every so often.
Trout have been hitting on Power Bait and Power Worms in bright colors such as chartreuse, rainbow, or corn. Best place to fish is along the East Beach for trout or in the shallows of coves. Catfish have been hitting on some interesting things lately! Seems the combination of clams and Trout Dip have grabbed their attention, and anchovies have been working well also. The best place to fish for catfish is at the East Beach or in the shallows of coves. Lures such as jointed Rapalas or Flicker Shads trolled, or casting and retrieving offshore have grabbed the crappies attention along the East Beach and Lower Narrows. Largemouth and smallmouth bass have gone to deeper waters and anglers have been struggling to get a bite.
Grant Yip from Concord caught a 6.12 lb. trout on Powerbait at the East Beach.
Jen Gower from San Jose caught a 3.15 lb. catfish on clams mixed with Trout Dip at the East Beach.
Sam Baeza from San Jose caught a 6.67 lb. trout on a spoon at the East Beach.
Nathaniel Chapman from San Jose caught a 2.91 lb. trout on a Power Worm at the East Beach.
Clint York from Redwood City caught a 6.39 lb. trout on Corn Yellow Powerbait with a White Mice Tail at the East Beach.
Jon Paul Castro from San Jose caught a 2.6 lb. catfish on clams mixed with Trout Dip at the East Beach.
Bob Brown from Oakland caught a 1.96 lb. crappie on a Jointed Rapala at the East Beach.
Anabelle Carter from Santa Clara caught a 2.95 lb. trout on a Power Worm at the East Beach.
Mark Adams of San Jose caught a 5.75 lb. catfish on anchovies.
Chris Simpson of Oakley caught a 3.02 lb. largemouth bass on a Spook in the lower Narrows.
Robert Koupal of San Leandro caught a 1.63 lb. striper with a stringer of 1 striper and 2 trout weighing at 3.74 lbs. on nightcrawlers in the lower Narrows.
Lucy Higgins of Menlo Park caught a 1.5 lb. trout and a stringer of 3 trout weighing at 3.8 lbs. on Powerbait at the East Beach.
Jacob Ward of Livermore caught a 4.5 lb. catfish on nightcrawlers in the Narrows.
Brian Jacobson of San Jose caught a 7.14 lb. trout on a gold Kastmaster at the East Beach.
Stephanie Teng of Fremont caught a 14.4 lb. striper on Nov. 25 and a 14.15 lb. striper on Nov. 28 using a 7 gram spoon at the Dam.
NOTE: Use of Lead Fishing Tackle is Prohibited at Quarry Lakes
Download: Lead Fishing Tackle Awareness brochure
HORSESHOE LAKE, QUARRY LAKES (UNION CITY/FREMONT)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Trailered boats are no longer permitted to launch at Quarry Lakes due to low water level. This condition will persist until sometime in 2014. Non-trailered boats and other watercraft that can be carried to the water are still permitted, pending inspection.
Effective November 1, gates open at 7 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.
Fishing is still really good in Horseshoe Lake, despite the lowest water levels in the history of Quarry Lakes! Our 12-year anniversary will be on December 15, 2013!!! Junior Cosare of Newark continues to catch his limit of trout on almost every one of his visits! Junior caught three trout on Nov. 28 from Fishermen’s Row, but he caught his limits on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20 from the Peninsula Point and on Nov. 27 and Dec. 1 from Fishermen’s Row! His bait of choice each time was green pumpkin Power Bait. Frank Yanagihara of Union City has also been catching his limits of trout! He fishes from his kayak and has been fishing in front of Fishermen’s Row, using rainbow Power Bait! He limited out on Nov. 22 and Nov. 30! On Nov. 22, Guillermo R. Aguirre of San Jose caught his limit of trout, the largest of which weighed two pounds! He was using rainbow Power Bait and was fishing along the far side of Fishermen’s Row. On Nov. 23, seven-year old Gavin Moscon caught a 4.2-pound rainbow trout using garlic Power Bait! Gavin was fishing along Fishermen’s Row. On Nov. 23, John and his nine-year-old daughter Taeya caught a total of seven trout! Taeya’s catch included a 4.12-pound trout, a 2.1-pound trout, a 1-pound trout and one smaller trout! Her dad caught three small trout! The father-daughter team was using green pumpkin Power Bait and they were fishing on the back side of Horseshoe Lake. On Nov. 25, Calvin To of San Jose caught a monster 8.7-pound trout! On Nov. 27, Josue Rivera of Hayward caught a 6 and one-half pound trout and one smaller trout using garlic Power Bait! He was fishing by the big tree on the Peninsula.
On Nov. 30, Rich Rasmussen of Newark caught three fish in 15 minutes in the afternoon!! He was fishing from the Peninsula and was using Power Bait mixed with garlic.
Please add another limit of trout caught today (Dec. 01) by Frank Yanagihara of Union City! He was again fishing from his kayak using rainbow Power Bait fishing in front of Fishermen’s Row.
Fishing has really picked up at Temescal! Trout season is here! We had two plants in the last two weeks, and there are plenty of fish in the lake.
December: 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; all water craft must be off the lake by 3:30 p.m.
Reminder to boaters: All watercraft (including float tubes) need to have a wearable Coast Guard approved personal floatation device (PFD) per person. Children age 12 and under must wear personal floatation device (PFD) while the vessel is underway.
Fishing is good.
- Trout are biting at the boat ramp area or East side with Power Bait on nightcrawlers.
- Catfish action has slowed down. Try fishing at Channel Point or Loma Island with nightcrawlers, anchovies, shrimp, or chicken liver.
- Black Bass have been biting artificial baits/lures or nightcrawlers anywhere around the lake.
No Whoppers reported
LAKE CHABOT (CASTRO VALLEY)
Our last plant was on November 25 of 500 lbs. from Mt. Lassen. We are also expecting another trout plant sometime this week of another 500 lbs. Last week over 5 whoppers were caught here at Lake Chabot, including an 8-pound rainbow trout. Limits are getting pulled out daily with a lot of success from anglers trolling Kastmasters and even Power Bait. Trout are getting pulled out trolling from the surface down to 15 feet. Firetiger lures and Kastmasters have been working exceptionally well the past couple weeks. Bass and catfishing remains the same with fishing being slow. If you are going out on a boat, some hot spots are around the island, Half Moon Bay, back by Bass Cove and over near Raccoon Point. The water temperature is cooling off with the lower temps at night, and trout activity is picking up. Catfish activity is decreasing right now as we are seeing less and less catches being made with cooling waters. We are expecting some rain this week but it shouldn’t mess with the water clarity until we get a heavy storm.
Bass fishing has slowed down over the past couple of weeks! Bass are currently suspended about 15-20 feet deep. If you are fishing for bass, they are hitting mostly in the early mornings and evenings mostly on plastics, jigs and hula grubs. Silver Rainbow Flukes are also doing really well with 3/0 wide shank hook. Several reports of bass anglers using swimbaits are getting a lot of follows but can’t seem to pull them out of Half Moon Bay. Livewells can be provided upon request thanks to Walton’s Pond. A couple good spots to fish for bass are; near the island or the tulles by Raccoon Point. Please practice catch and release for bass, as they are not stocked into the lake and their population depends on you!
All of our boats are half off Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays! Our schedule for the marina has changed, we are currently open Monday through Sunday at 6:30 AM – 4:30 PM boat rentals will stop at 3:30 PM and are due back at 4:30 PM.
New apparel at Lake Chabot!
We’ve got some new apparel here at Lake Chabot! We just received a new shipment in of Tee-shirts and a new variation on one of our sweatshirts. Our original pink-and-orange sweatshirts now come in grey and have a new forest-green sweater as well! We also have a brand-new stylish light blue Tee, as well as a new brown trout Tee shirt. Perfect new look for back to school. No matter the size, come by and check them out!
Attention all boaters -- we now offer food delivery to your boat! Call the marina place and order for $25 or more and it will be brought to your boat. Credit/debit only.
HALF-OFF ALL BOAT RENTALS, including patio boats! Tuesday-Thursday (excluding holidays).
William Shaw of Oakland caught a nice 5.8 lb. trout on the 2nd dock fishing on the West Shore Trail.
Justin Wong of Hayward caught a 7.0 lb. trout on Power Bait over by Coots Landing.
Kenny Cruz of San Lorenzo caught a 5.62 lb. trout using corn fishing over off the first dock.
Josh Fields of San Leandro caught a 5.47 lb. trout using garlic Powerbait fishing over by the first dock.
Jeff Vandeven of Hayward caught a 6.72 lb. trout fishing at an unknown location.
David Rodriquez of San Leandro caught a 7.38 lb. trout using Power Bait at an unknown location.
Chris Peoples of San Lorenzo caught two nice trout, 5.81 and a 6.00 lbs., trolling at an unknown location.
Ron Simpson of Castro Valley caught a nice 6.25 lb. trout using Power Bait fishing at an unknown location.
Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: boat rentals are 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Boats are due in by 5 p.m.
Friday-Sunday: Boat rentals are 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Boats are due in by 6 p.m.
Hours are subject to change based on weather conditions and light levels.
We encourage all anglers to report their stories, comments, or concerns to the Marina. Or, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again for choosing Lake Chabot as your recreation destination.
On behalf of Lake Chabot Fishing Outfitters... Boat safely, and happy fishing!
SHADOW CLIFFS (PLEASANTON)
Park hours for November through January will be 7:00 a.m. to 5:00pm. All watercraft must be off the lake by 4:30 pm. Boat Rentals and Concessions are closed for the season.
Trout are being planted on a weekly basis and trout fishing has improved from the shore as water temperatures are dropping. Small bass are biting as well as the occasional catfish.
--5 trout; bait: chartruse Powerbait; canoe around the lake; angler: Frank Yanagihora.
--5 trout; bait: chartruse Powerbait; on a boat; angler: Carl Moyer.
--5 trout; largest 6 lbs.; bait: green Powerbait; on a boat; angler: Jason Komperda.
--1 trout; 5.8 lbs.; bait: Rapale’s; trolling; angler: Chris Sinsay.
--3 trout; bait: green Powerbait; Stanley Shoreline; angler: Cody Herrick.
--10 trout; bait: green Powerbait; on a boat, anchored in the middle of the lake; two anglers.
--14 trout, 1 trout; weight: 10 lbs.; bait: Rainbow Runner; on Trout Pirate, trolling; angler: Doug plus 2.
--2 trout; bait: nightcrawlers; Stanley Shoreline; angler: Mitchell Wilson.
--2 trout; bait: Powerdough, Powerbait; Stanley dock; angler: Daniel.
--1 trout; 6.4 lbs., 24 in.; with a fly rod; bait: balance leach; on a float tube; angler: Robert Riblett.
--1 trout; 3 lbs.; bait: night crawlers and Powerbait; Stanley dock; angler: Jon Malsom.
--2 trout; bait: Powerbait; Stanley dock; angler: Jon Malsom.
--3 trout, largest 4 lbs.; bait: orange Powerbait; 2nd dock; angler: Joshua Borden.
DON CASTRO (HAYWARD)
We have heard of a couple of fish caught this past week. it has been pretty slow.
Striped bass fishing is still sporadic.
The fishing is slow, not even a shaker at the pier.
PT. PINOLE PIER (RICHMOND)
Two 20-in., one 21-in., one 22-in., one 24-in. stripers; seven perch; one bullhead; one shark.
FERRY PT. (MILLER KNOX)
Fishing has been slow. No reported of observed catches.
Fishing has been slow.
NEW STURGEON REGULATIONS: Sturgeon must be between 40 and 60 inches, (fork length) to keep.
> Sturgeon regulations - California Department of Fish & Wildlife
- The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) plants rainbow trout and channel catfish that average 1 pound each.
- The California Department of Fish & Game (DFG) plants trout averaging over ½ pound each.
- Plants are subject to change due to weather conditions.
REMINDER: Netting and snagging fish is PROHIBITED at any East Bay Regional Park.No fishing is allowed around the area where a fish plant occurs.
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Fees and Licenses:A California State License and an EBRPD fishing
EBRPD FISH LIMIT INFORMATION
New regulations require possession of a Sturgeon Fishing Report Card.