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Vol. 1107 | February 9, 2018

 (Sec. 404.3): NO SMOKING on EBRPD property, including all piers, parks & trails.
NEW Resolution Ord. 38, Sec. 404.3 - Passed

ATTENTION BOATERS - Mandatory Boat Inspections
(including motorboats, rowboats, kayaks, canoes and float tubes)
To prevent invasive Zebra and Quagga mussel infestation,
the East Bay Regional Park District is performing mandatory boat inspections.
All watercraft must be "clean and dry" to pass inspection.
Standing water or water from the motor being lowered means the craft will fail inspection.
Failing inspection means the craft will not be allowed to launch,
AND results in a 5-day quarantine period before another inspection.

Boat inspections are performed at the following lakes:
Lake Chabot, Del Valle, Quarry Lakes, Contra Loma.
 

Mandatory personal watercraft inspections are
REQUIRED at Shadow Cliffs .

We have a banding program for clean boats.
Intact bands will expedite launching at the above lakes.
There are no bands or inspections at Shadow Cliffs.
For more information, visit our invasive mussel program page or call 888-EBPARKS.

Fish Planting Information

The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) plants rainbow trout and channel catfish up to 6+ pounds each.
The California Department of Fish & Wildlife (DF&W) plants trout averaging over ½ pound each.
Note: Plants are subject to change due to weather conditions.

Water / Week EBRPD Rainbow Trout (lbs) DF&G Rainbow Trout (lbs) EBRPD Channel Catfish (lbs) DF&G Channel Catfish (lbs)
Del Valle  
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02/12/18 1000
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02/19/18 750
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Lake Chabot  
02/05/18 1000
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02/19/18 750
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Shadow Cliffs  
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02/12/18 750 1000 ---
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Quarry Lakes  
02/05/18 750 1000
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02/12/18
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02/19/18
750 ---
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Contra Loma  
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02/12/18
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1000
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02/19/18
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Lake Temescal
02/05/18 750
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02/12/18
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02/19/18
750
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Don Castro  
02/05/18
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02/12/18
750
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02/19/18
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Shinn Pond  
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Jordan Pond
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Attention Anglers

  1. DO NOT LET YOUR DOG EAT OR LICK RAW TROUT/SALMON. They may be infected with a parasitic disease which can be fatal to your pet. For more information call Fisheries Manager Joe Sullivan at (510) 544-2329.
  2. EBRPD recommends all bass be released. Please do not remove tags from released bass. Record the tag number, length, and weight of the fish to include in your catch report.
  3. Please report your catches and turn in all retrieved tags from kept bass to the marina or kiosk attendant. Length and weight (if possible), location and date would be helpful also
  4. Please remember to clean up any fouled line and bait containers. Wildlife can be injured or killed by fishing line!! Please use the special fishing line disposal tubes at Del Valle, Lake Chabot, Quarry Lakes and Shadow Cliffs. Recycling your broken fishing mono-filament helps protect wildlife.
  5. All park hours are 6am to 7pm unless otherwise posted.

General Activity

DEL VALLE (LIVERMORE)

HOURS OF OPERATION
OPEN Seven Days a Week
February: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm; all watercraft must be off the lake by 5:00 pm.
GENERAL CONDITIONS
The weather at Del Valle has been beautiful for this time of year. Early mornings in the low-40s with temperatures rising up into the high-60s by midday. The hot bite this week has been trout with many anglers having success.
CATFISH
Catfish are going to be in deeper water, about 20-25 feet deep. The best baits to use would be anchovies, mackerel, or night crawlers.
TROUT
For trout, most anglers like to use either Powerbait or Powereggs. I would also recommend using either night crawlers or small spinners. Make sure you are fishing shallow sand flats and if you are fishing from a boat, make sure you keep moving.

FEATURED ANGLERS

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Jay Beal of San Jose caught one trout that weighed 8 lbs.

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Joshua Vick of North Carolina caught one trout that weighed 10 lbs.

LAKE CHABOT (CASTRO VALLEY)

HOURS OF OPERATION
February: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm, all boats are due in by 5:30 pm.
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. Thanks again for choosing Lake Chabot as your recreation destination.
GENERAL CONDITIONS
The water temperature is in the low-60s and water clarity is about 4 feet. EBRPD will plant 1000 pounds of trout the week of February 5th and we will receive another plant of 750 pounds in two weeks (the week of February 19th)! Please follow our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/lakechabot, for weekly updates on fishing conditions. Also, be sure to check out our website for a GREAT Valentine’s deal on a patio boat and lunch with your loved ones, available the entire month of February!!!!
All of our boats are half off Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, including Patio Boats!
TROUT
Trout fishing is very good for those willing to get an early start. Anglers have been catching a few trout, trolling near the dam. EBRPD planted 1,000 pounds of trout this week and we are expecting another plant of 750 pounds in two weeks. Trolling back by the dam using a pink flicker shad, and Rapalas has been successful. Many anglers are having luck at Raccoon Point. Anglers on the shore have had good success with Powerbait and Powereggs.
BASS
Bass fishing is slow, but some of our more experienced anglers have been reporting some successes. Many anglers are using plastic worms or swim baits. There has been an abundance of smaller size bass (one or two pounds) being caught all over the lake along the shorelines. Senkos have been the most popular bait to use.
Please practice catch and release for bass as they are not stocked into the lake and their population depends on you!

FEATURED ANGLERS

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Sophia Greer of Castro Valley caught this 5 1/2 lb. rainbow trout at Raccoon Point!

TEMESCAL (OAKLAND)

HOURS OF OPERATION
OPEN Seven Days a Week
5:00 am – 10:00 pm, unless otherwise posted.  Gate hours are 8:00 am – 10:00 pm.
GENERAL CONDITIONS
Trout have been the only catches with most anglers catching them on little Panther Martin spinner baits or Kastmasters. Some Anglers are catching trout with the typical Powereggs and mouse tails.
Temescal is scheduled to receive a fish plant week of February 5th and the week of February 19th, so fishing should be great at Lake Temescal!

FEATURED ANGLERS

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One of our regulars, Joaquin Gutierrez caught this 7 lb. rainbow trout at Lake Temescal over the weekend using rainbow Powerbait.

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DON CASTRO (HAYWARD)

HOURS OF OPERATION
OPEN Seven Days a Week
8:00 am – 8:00 pm; Park Curfew is 10:00 pm – 5:00 am
GENERAL CONDITIONS
The weather has been beautiful and warm with lots of sun.  Don Castro 500 pounds of trout on the first of the month and will receive another plant of 750 pounds next week (the week of February 12th)!
CATFISH
Believe it or not there are still catfish in the lake! A park visitor caught two on February 3rd, weighing two and four pounds each!
TROUT
Folks have been catching off the pier, dam and shoreline. Fish sizes vary.  The biggest this week was 8 ½ lbs. caught by one of our regulars off the dam.

FEATURED ANGLERS

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A regular to Don Castro, Rimma V. caught these monster trout weighing 8 and 8 ½ lbs. using green pumpkin Powerbait. She caught them off the dam last week of January.

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Bernadino is another of our regulars, pictured here with his twin grandsons holding their catch of a 7 lb. trout caught off the bank.

HORSESHOE LAKE, QUARRY LAKES (UNION CITY/FREMONT)

HOURS OF OPERATION
OPEN Seven Days a Week
February/March: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm; boaters can go through inspection and launch up until 1:00 pm and get banded until 1:00 pm.
If the kiosk is closed, please use the yellow Ventek machine to pay for parking (exact change only, please). For fishing permits, you may either use the Ventek machine or the blue iron ranger posts across from the kiosk, from the entrance from the Isherwood Staging Area, and from the walk-through gates by the Sequoia Bridge and from the Niles gate.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOU MUST BE 100 FEET AWAY FROM THE FISH TUBE, THE BOAT DOCK, AND THE BEACH AREA while fishing from the shore and from a boat. Also, note that the use of lead fishing tackle is prohibited at Quarry Lakes. You can exchange lead tackle at the kiosk in a “1 for 1” trade for stainless steel weights.

GENERAL CONDITIONS
It is definitely TROUT SEASON!!! LOTS of limits of trout are being caught along Fishermen’s Row and by boaters! We received a trout plant of 500 lbs. from the CDFW on Thursday, February 1st, and those fish are putting a lot of smiles on our anglers’ faces!

Our regular boater Jack Antrim of Hayward catches a lot of trout while trolling his boat on the back side of Horseshoe Lake by the Peninsula Point! On January 25th, Jack caught and released a 4 lb.  trout and a 2 ½ lb.  trout using a needlefish lure; the next day, he caught and released three trout: two on a needlefish and one on a rainbow runner; on January 27th, Jack caught and released three more trout that he had caught using a rainbow runner again. Way to go, Jack!

On January 25th, Nabor Arrollo of Hayward caught a limit of trout using chartreuse Powereggs! Nabor was fishing from Fishermen’s Row. Also on January 25th, Andres Alcota of Hayward caught a limit of trout casting a Kastmaster! He was also fishing from Fishermen’s Row.

On January 27th, Rikki Hoffer of Redwood City caught three trout from his boat on the back side of Horseshoe Lake! Rikki was casting a Kastmaster and was also using an orange worm with a green egg. On that same day, Raj Pradhan of Fremont also caught three trout! Raj was using chartreuse and green pumpkin Powerbait and he was fishing from Fishermen’s Row.

On January 28th, Vicky Nguyen of San Jose caught a 4 lb. trout using salmon eggs and rainbow Powerbait! She was fishing from the peninsula.

On February 2nd, Peter Simpson of Fremont caught his limit of CDFW trout using Powerbait and mice tails! He said every color was working. Peter was fishing along Fishermen’s Row. Ray McVey of Fremont came out in his boat and caught a CATFISH while trolling shrimp! Ray was fishing in the front part of Horseshoe Lake. Brandon Nguyen of San Jose caught his limit of trout in an hour using chartreuse Powerbait!  He was fishing in the Kiosk Cove!

On February 4th, Fred Santos of Hayward was very excited to have caught his limit of trout! He was using rainbow Powerbait and was fishing along Fishermen’s Row.  Also on that day, Raj Pradhan of Fremont returned and caught a limit of trout using mice tails! Raj was fishing from Fishermen’s Row.

For the months of January and February, the kiosk will have extremely limited staffing. The kiosk will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. When the kiosk is closed, please have exact change and use the yellow ticket machine behind the kiosk. You will need separate tickets for the $5 parking fee (to place on your dashboard) and for the $5 fishing permit (to take with you). If you bring in watercraft, it will still need to be inspected or, in the case of trailered, banded boats, it will need to be un-banded and then re-banded when you leave.

If you would like to launch watercraft when the kiosk is closed, please contact the ranger office at (510) 544-3132 in order to be un-banded, inspected, or re-banded.

FEATURED ANGLERS

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Fred Santos of Hayward caught his limit of trout!

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EBRPD regular Joaquin Gutierrez and Andrew Yeh of San Jose caught their limits on trout jigs and spoons on Fishermen’s Row.

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Andrew Yeh and Brianna Gutierrez showing off some of the trout they caught during some non-stop action over the weekend!

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Brianna and her father Joaquin showing off their limits of trout they caught over the weekend! They were using Powerbait, trout jigs, trout worms, and spoons along Fishermen’s Row.

CONTRA LOMA

HOURS OF OPERATION
February: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; all water craft must be off the lake by 4:00 p.m.
Reminder to boaters:  All watercrafts (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.
GENERAL CONDITIONS
BOAT LAUNCH FACILITY WILL BE CLOSED FOR REHABILITATION
The boat launch facility will be closed for rehabilitation beginning September 25, 2017, and shall reopen in spring 2018. Rehabilitation will include improvements to the boat launch, paving and striping of the parking area, new vaults toilets, a new and relocated fish cleaning station, and new drinking fountains. All other areas of Contra Loma Regional Park will not be impacted by this construction. This project is made possible through generous grants from the Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Boating and Waterways.
TRAILERED BOATS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO LAUNCH.
CARTOP BOATS WILL NEED TO BE CARRIED TO THE WATER FROM ANOTHER PARKING AREA.
Fishing has picked up!
TROUT
Trout are biting on the north-west side of the lake. Try using lures, Powerbait or night crawlers.
CATFISH
Try fishing for catfish at Channel Point or Loma Island with anchovies, nightcrawlers or chicken livers.  Boaters have been doing well toward the middle of the reservoir or along the dam.
BASS
Black Bass have been biting with artificial baits/lures or nightcrawlers anywhere around the lake or from boats.

SHADOW CLIFFS (PLEASANTON)

2500 Stanley Boulevard, Pleasanton CA
HOURS OF OPERATION
February: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Concession: Closed for the season
Marina: Closed for the season
Trail Closures: The third dock is only accessible via the levee trail. The trail between the second and third dock that runs alongside the lake is closed until further notice.
Boat banding ends at 4:00 pm.
All watercraft have to be off the lake by 4:00 pm.
Please note boaters must be 100 feet away from the fish tube, swim ropes and the boat docks.
GENERAL CONDITIONS
The weather has been cold in the mornings but warming up to a comfortable temperature in the 70s by the afternoon.
Water Temperature: 54 degrees, depending on depth.
Water Clarity: Visibility seems to vary between 10-15 feet.
TROUT
Boaters have been doing well and are catching their limits.

FEATURED ANGLERS

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Rodney and his three sons caught six trout on January 20th using green and pumpkin Powerbait.

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Marcus caught a 9 lb. trout near the boat launch using rainbow Powerbait on January 27th.

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Kyle from Pleasanton caught a 12 lb. trout from his kayak.

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Mike caught a 5 ½ lb. trout from his boat using Powerbait on February 2nd.

We encourage all anglers to please stop by our kiosk on the way out to report catches, stories, comments, and/or concerns. ?
All personal watercraft must be off the lake ½ hour before sunset.
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REGULATIONS FOR THE ARROYO PONDS
    • EBRPD Daily Fishing Permit, CA State Fishing License

FERRY PT. (MILLER KNOX)

HOURS OF OPERATION
OPEN Seven Days a Week
Park Hours: 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Parking lot open 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
GENERAL CONDITIONS
Cold days and rainy.
Anglers have caught bait fish at the pier.
The pier lights are back up and functioning at night.
Reminder to boaters:  Seas have been rough due to the high winds!
Attention anglers:  Please do your part to keep the pier clean!

PT. PINOLE PIER (RICHMOND)

HOURS OF OPERATIONOPEN Seven Days a Week
San Pablo Bay open 24 hours for fishing
Shuttle operates 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
Park/Gate hours 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
GENERAL CONDITIONS
Water temperature is sitting at 56 degrees.  Please note that there is a submerged boat in the water near the beginning of the pier.
Fishing has been slow, but is beginning to pick up with a few stripers being caught from the end of the pier.
Reminder to boaters:  Wind can pick up quickly and be aware of structures in the water at low tide.
Pier retrofit is complete, with all new benches, windscreens and cleaning station.
STRIPED BASS
Stripers are being caught up to 26 inches with a few schooling fish under 18 inches.  Fishing has been inconsistent with the weather and tides.
OTHER SPECIES
Surf perch have been increasingly caught at the pier, the largest being 1 ½ lbs.

ANTIOCH/OAKLEY PIER

HOURS OF OPERATION
Pier open 24 hours for fishing - Free Parking - No Overnight Camping
NO SMOKING in the park or on the pier
GENERAL CONDITIONS
Fishing at the Antioch/Oakley Shoreline and pier has been slow lately.

ECKLEY PIER

HOURS OF OPERATION
OPEN Seven Days a Week
7am – 6pm; all watercraft must be off the lake by 5pm.


GENERAL CONDITIONS
Fishing information can be found our Fishing page.
Fees and Licenses: A California State Fishing License and an EBRPD fishing access permit ($5 per day for persons 16 years+) are required to fish at Del Valle, Contra Loma, Lake Chabot, Shadow Cliffs, Temescal, Don Castro, and Quarry Lakes.

 


NEW STURGEON REGULATIONS:  Sturgeon must be between 40 and 60 inches, (fork length) to keep.
> Sturgeon regulations - California Department of Fish & Wildlife Adobe Acrobat PDF

General Information

General Information

General Fishing information can be found at: Fishing Activities

Guidelines for Fish Consumption information can be found at: Fishing Advisories

Fees and Licenses: A California State Fishing License and an EBRPD fishing access permit ($5 per day for persons 16 years+) are required to fish at Del Valle, Contra Loma, Lake Chabot, Shadow Cliffs, Temescal, Don Castro, and Quarry Lakes.

Individual Membership Program

Angler
 - Includes all the benefits of Basic Membership plus boat launch and annual fishing permit for one named individual; state fishing permit also required for individuals 16 years and older $300.

Special Access Angler (Seniors, Students, Veterans and persons with disabilities)
 - Senior Anglers must be 62+ years of age
 - Proof of eligibility required. Please supply documentation to membership@ebparks.org or fax it to (510) 635-3478 (attn: Membership) $180.


EBRPD FISH LIMIT INFORMATION
New regulations require possession of a Sturgeon Fishing Report Card.
Fish Size Limit Number per day

Trout

No limit

5

Catfish

No limit

5

Black bass

12 inches minimum

5

Striped bass

18 inches minimum

2

Sturgeon

40-60 inches in fork-length

1

Crappie, Bluegill
& Sunfish

No limit

25 in combination

Carp

No limit

No limit