Anglers' Edge Online
Vol. 1005 | February 26, 2014
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)
On May 10th The Fish Sniffer is hosting a NorCal Trout Anglers Challenge at Del Valle. Top prize is a Klamath boat!. Check in at the Del Valle Marina for details on this fishing challenge.
This last week has been a slow week of fishing. The water level is going up as is the surface water temperature! The trout bite has been consistent for anglers using Mice Tails, Garlic Power Eggs, and silver Kastmasters. These work best along the East Beach and Lower Narrows. The bass bite is starting to pick up on Roboworms, crank-baits, and Senkos work best along the rock wall along the Narrows. No striper action reported. Crappie are now also been caught across from the Marina on nightcrawlers. Catfish bite picking up on anchovies or chicken livers in the South End. The largemouth bass are moving into the South end in about 6-10ft of water, with the heat, the temperature was sitting at 58-59 degrees F. A couple of our regular kayakers were in the shallow areas of the South End and reported seeing groups of fish everywhere.
Trout are moving into the deeper sections of the reservoir, primarily in the coves.
Cody Demera from Pleasanton caught a 7.65 lb. trout on a Rapala in the Narrows.
Louis & Jonathon Rico from San Jose caught a 5.53 lb. trout and a stringer of four trout weighing 13.73 lbs. on a Kastmaster at the East Beach.
Alec Michaels from Livermore caught an 8.77 lb. catfish on anchovies at the East Beach.
NOTE: Use of Lead Fishing Tackle is Prohibited at Quarry Lakes
Download: Lead Fishing Tackle Awareness brochure
HORSESHOE LAKE, QUARRY LAKES (UNION CITY/FREMONT)
Fishing is still pretty good in many different areas of Horseshoe Lake!
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. We appreciate your cooperation.
On 2/12, Troy Acoba of San Jose caught a 6.5-lb. trout and a 3-lb trout using bubblegum mice tail Power Bait! He was fishing from the Peninsula. Also on 2/12, Fred Omai of San Mateo caught a 15 ¼-pound carp! Fred was using a nightcrawler and was fishing from the Old Boat Ramp. On 2/13, Wilmer Magpantay of Hayward caught his limit of trout on rainbow Power Bait! He was fishing from the Peninsula. On 2/14, Ramon Martinez of Hayward caught his limit of trout on nightcrawlers! He was fishing from the Peninsula. On 2/14, Peter Simpson of Fremont caught his limit of trout on orange and green pumpkin Power Bait! He was fishing from the Peninsula by the big tree. On 2/15, he was back and caught another limit of trout, again using Power Bait and fishing by the big tree! On 2/15, Ryan and Keith Jones of Union City caught a total of seven trout, the two largest of which weighed 4.10 pounds and 3.5 pounds! They were using lures and were fishing from their boat in the front part of Horseshoe Lake. On 2/14, Zach Lowell of South City caught a 4.14-lb. trout using a brokenback Rapala. He was fishing from the left of the beach. On 2/16, Brian Woods of Fremont caught his limit of trout using green pumpkin Power Bait! He was fishing from the Peninsula. On 2/16, for the third day in a row, Peter Simpson of Fremont caught his limit of trout using various colors of Power Bait from the Peninsula! On 2/16, Junior Cosare of Newark caught his limit of trout using green eggs and orange micetail! He was fishing from the Peninsula Point. Also on 2/16, Raj Pradhan of Fremont caught his limit of trout in the Kiosk Cove! He was using white eggs. On 2/16, Tyler Bottenhorn of Redwood City caught an 8.4-lb. trout! (Please see attached picture.) He was using Power Bait and was fishing in the Kiosk Cove! On 2/18, Wilmer Magpantay of Hayward caught another limit of trout! This time, he was using garlic Power Bait and was fishing by the Peninsula from a boat. On 2/20, Robert Tebelskis of Fremont caught a 6.4-lb. trout using green pumpkin Power Bait! He was fishing at the end of Fishermen’s Row. On 2/22, Brian Woods caught a 4.10-lb. trout using green pumpkin Power Bait. He was fishing along Fishermen’s Row. On 2/22, Chris Sinsay of Milpitas caught an 8.7-lb. trout and several smaller trout using a Rapala! He was fishing from his boat in the front part of Horseshoe Lake. On 2/23, Lawrence Yano of Castro Valley caught three trout, including a 6.9-lb. trout and a 3-lb. trout! He was fishing to the left of the beach from his float tube using power worms on his fly rod!
Fishing at Temescal has been good. We had a trout plant this week, and our anglers were doing well. However, the rain we are expecting will probably slow things down as the water gets murky.
For March is 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; all water craft must be off the lake by 5:00 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 East Shore or at Channel Point on Power Baits or nightcrawlers.
- Catfish has slowed down. Try fishing at Channel Point or near the Swim Lagoon with nightcrawlers, anchovies, shrimp, or chicken liver.
- Black bass have been biting on artificial baits/lures or nightcrawlers anywhere around the lake.
- Crappie and bluegill have been biting on jigs or worms at Loma Island or Channel Point area.
· Mark Silva caught a 5.6 lb. trout from a boat.
· Harlan Tilton caught a 6.9 lb. trout on Power Bait at Channel Point Dock.
· Peter Dunn caught a 6.9 lb. trout on Power Bait.
· Rico caught a 7.15 lb. trout on Power Bait at the East Side.
· Shane Duncan caught a 4.12 trout on Power Bait at Channel Point Dock.
· Shane Duncan caught an 8.10 lb. trout on nightcrawlers at Channel Point Dock.
· Paul Komperda caught a 7.12 lb. trout on Power Bait from a boat.
· Jason Komperda caught a 6.12 lb. trout on Power Bait from a boat.
LAKE CHABOT (CASTRO VALLEY)
Rainbow trout are starting to heat up again!!. Anglers boating want to be dragging their lures from the surface down to 15 feet. Bass fishing near the island is picking up quickly with some big results. If you are going out on a boat, some hot spots are around the island, Half Moon Bay, Indian Cove, and also near Raccoon Point. Fishing from the shoreline has also produced a lot of limits including this week’s big whopper. We had a 12.10 lb. trout pulled out this week from Raccoon Point on Power Bait. The water temperature is cooling off with the lower temps at night. With the rain here the water clarity will be about a 6ft visibility towards the middle of the lake. Shore line will be somewhat murky; you want to use something bright like chartreuse or rainbow Power Bait.
When you bring in your large catch, we will take your picture and give you a “Lake Chabot Whopper Club” button. If you catch a WHOPPER over 5 lbs. (trout), 8 lbs. (catfish) or 3 lbs. (bass) we will take your photo and enter you in our whopper club. For first timers or beginner anglers who have any questions on what to use, please come down to the Marina and one of our friendly, knowledgeable staff members will be more than happy to help you get set up for your fishing adventure.
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 – 5:00PM boat rentals will stop at 4:00PM and are due back at 5:00PM.
The rain has slowed bass fishing down a little, but not stopped completely. Those of you fishing for bass - they are currently suspended about 15-20 feet deep. Bass are hitting mostly in the early mornings and evenings 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. 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!!
Trout fishing is amazing!!!! Top water trolling and even bait fishing from shore is causing anglers to limit out on trout fishing early to mid morning this past week. The algae problem is slowly going away, so fishing is getting better every day. The past few weeks there were over 13 whoppers caught, mostly trolling. The biggest fish caught this past week was a 12.10 lb. trout from Paul Chan of South San Francisco. Fishing continues to be amazing with all this nice weather we’ve been having. Hotspots continue to be Half Moon Bay area, Indian cove and Raccoon Point, especiallyfor both bait fishing and trolling. For now, make sure to use bait that is bright to lure the fish in. If you are going to be trolling, the best lures to use are Firetiger Rapalas, Kastmasters and Mirashads. The bait to use right now is chartreuse and rainbow Power Bait with garlic sent. When trolling, make sure to let out about a hundred feet of line and let the motor do all the work but also be wary of other anglers on the shoreline so your lines don’t get tangled!
Keith Coelho of Hayward caught a nice 6.30 lb. trout on Power Bait fishing over by Indian cove.
Travis Lear of Castro Valley caught a 5.94 lb. trout trolling a Rapala over by Raccoon Point.
Dorian Capnd of Alameda caught a 7.70 lb. trout also trolling a Rapala over by Raccoon Point.
Paul Chan of South San Francisco caught the whopper of the week with a nice 12.10 lb. trout on Power Bait fishing over by Indian Cove.
Josh Plott of Hayward caught two nice whoppers - a 6.6 and a 8.01 lb. trout trolling by the dam.
Josh Miller of Castro Valley also caught two nice whoppers this past week - a 6.3 and 7.7 lb. trout by Raccoon Point
Doug and Matthew of Castro Valley caught a 6.5 lb. trout fishing over by Raccoon Point.
Mike Raposa caught a7.62 lbs. trout fishing by Raccoon Point.
Brett Allen (employee of Lake Chabot) caught a 7.23 lb. trout trolling a Kastmaster by Raccoon Point.
Attention all boaters! We now offer food delivery to your boat! Call the marina place and order $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
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 email@example.com.
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)
February will be 6:00 a.m. to 5:00pm.
March thru April 6:00 a.m.to 7:00 p.m.
May thru Labor day 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
All watercraft must be off the lake one half hour before sunset. 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 x Trout
Bait: Power Bait
Weight: Largest 2lbs
Anglers: Hunter Reid and friends
5 x Trout
10 x Trout
Bait: Rainbow Runners
Weight: Trout Pirate 7.7lbs
Weight: Doug 5.1lbs
Trolling on the Trout Pirate
5 x Trout
Bait: Panther Martin/ Kastmaster
Angler: James Taylor & Sean McGill
5 x Trout
Bait: Green pumpkin Power Bait
Weight: Stringer: 13.6lbs, largest 4.12lbs
Angler: Matt Supan
2 x Trout
Bait: Mice tails
Angler: Sean & Larry McGill 2nd dock
14 x Trout & 9 catch and release
Bait: Chartreuse, garlic, hatchery pellet Power Bait
Weight: Largest 4 lbs
Anglers: Nick Bonnin, Morgan Stonie, Joe Juane
Between the 2nd and 3rd dock
DON CASTRO (HAYWARD)
We have heard of a couple of nice size trout caught this last week. They were caught on Power Bait (green) but other than those few fish it has been slow and very few anglers.
Eckley fishing has been slow.
Fishing has been slow.
PT. PINOLE PIER (RICHMOND)
27 perch, 3 striped bass 24 to 27”, 1 shark
FERRY PT. (MILLER KNOX)
Fishing from the pier has been brisk, with an angler reporting lots of sharks, red rock crabs and bait fish being taken.
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.
Water Week EBRPD Rainbow Trout (lbs) DF&G Rainbow Trout (lbs) EBRPD Channel Catfish (lbs) DF&G Channel Catfish (lbs) Del Valle 02/24/14 500 1000 --- --- 03/03/14 500 1000 --- --- 03/10/14 1000 --- --- --- Lake Chabot 02/24/14 500 --- --- --- 03/03/14 500 --- --- --- 03/10/14 750 --- --- --- Shadow Cliffs 02/24/14 500 --- --- --- 03/03/14 500 1000 --- --- 03/10/14 750 --- --- --- Quarry Lakes 02/24/14 500 --- --- --- 03/03/14 500 --- --- --- 03/10/14 500 1000 --- --- Contra Loma 02/24/14 500 --- --- --- 03/03/14 --- 1000 --- --- 03/10/14 500 --- --- --- Lake Temescal 02/24/14 500 --- --- --- 03/03/14 --- 1000 --- --- 03/10/14 --- --- --- --- Don Castro --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- Shinn Pond --- --- --- --- --- Jordan Pond --- --- --- --- ---
General Fishing information can be found at:
Guidelines for Fish Consumption information can be found at:
Fees and Licenses:A California State 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.An annual EBRPD permit is available
for $120 to residents 62 years+ and the disabled.Call (510) 544-2220.
EBRPD FISH LIMIT INFORMATION
New regulations require possession of a Sturgeon Fishing Report Card.
Fish Size Limit Number per day
12 inches minimum
18 inches minimum
40-60 inches in forklength
25 in combination