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Vol. 1116 | June 15, 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, and Shadow Cliffs

We have a banding program for clean boats.
Intact bands will expedite launching at the above lakes.
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) CDFW Rainbow Trout (lbs) EBRPD Channel Catfish (lbs) CDFW Channel Catfish (lbs)
Del Valle  
06/11/18 0 0
0 750
06/18/18 0
0
0
750
06/25/18 0
0 0
0
Lake Chabot  
06/11/18 0
0
0
0
06/18/18 0
0 0
750
06/25/18 0 0
0
500
Shadow Cliffs  
06/11/18 0
0
0
0
06/18/18 0 0 0
750
06/25/18 0 0
0
500
Quarry Lakes  
06/11/18 0 0
0
0
06/18/18
0 0
0
750
06/25/18
0 0
0
500
Contra Loma  
06/11/18 0 0
0
750
06/18/18
0
0
0
0
06/25/18
0
0 0
500
Lake Temescal
06/11/18 0
0 0
500
06/18/18
0
0
0
0
06/25/18
0
0
0
500
Don Castro  
06/11/18
0
0 0
500
06/18/18
0
0 0
0
06/25/18
0 0 0
0
Shinn Pond  
TBD
0 0 0 0
Jordan Pond
TBD 0 0 0  0

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 monofilament helps protect wildlife.
  5. All park hours are 6am to 7 pm unless otherwise posted.

General Activity

DEL VALLE (LIVERMORE)

HOURS OF OPERATION
OPEN Seven Days a Week
June: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm; all watercraft must be off the lake by 7:00 pm.

GENERAL CONDITIONS
The weather at Del Valle has been cloudy, with the sun warming through the afternoon. Early mornings in the 50s with temperatures rising up into the low 80s by midday. Water temperature at the dock reads 66-69 degrees.
If you have any photos or fishing stories to share, drop by the marina!

CATFISH
This week is the first week that we will receive a catfish plant, so if you are looking for catfish, now is the time! Some anglers are still catching fish from last year. If you are targeting them, we recommend using anchovies, mackerel, night crawlers, or chicken livers. Catfish tend to be in deeper water this time of year, 20+ feet deep.
TROUT
With trout planting winding down, the trout bite will be a bit harder to come by, but not impossible! We are still getting reports of anglers catching trout! We recommend Powerbait or Powereggs, mice tails, and flicker shads. Make sure you are fishing shallow sand flats and if you are fishing from a boat, make sure you keep moving.
BASS
It is the time of year for great bass fishing. Anglers are catching bass, using any lures or jigs. Keep moving along the shore, near cover. Plastic worms and drop lures seem to do the trick!
STRIPED BASS
There are starting to be reports of striper boils out by the dam, but some people are having success in the Narrows and near the dock. We recommend diving spoons and lures out by the dam, in deeper water.

LAKE CHABOT (CASTRO VALLEY)

HOURS OF OPERATION
May through Labor Day: Monday-Thursday 6:00 am to 6:30 pm with boats due back by 6:00 pm.
Friday – Sunday 6:00 am to 7:30 pm with boats due back by 7:00 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 mid-60s and water clarity is about five feet. Please follow our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/lakechabot, for weekly updates on fishing conditions.
All of our boats are half off Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, including Patio Boats!

TROUT
Trout fishing is starting to slow down with the increase in water temperature at the lake. We are also starting to shift to stocking catfish for the summer, so get your trout while they are there!
BASS
Many anglers are using plastic worms or swim baits. There has been an abundance of smaller size bass (one to three pounds) being caught all over the lake along the shorelines. Senkos have been the most popular bait to use.
Kevin Nicholas from San Leandro sent us several photos of some of his recent bass fishing successes! On June 5th, he caught 13 bass, the biggest being just over three and a half pounds. Most were in the two to three pound range.


Three of the 13 bass Kevin caught on the 5th. All weighed between two and four pounds!
On Thursday the 7th, he caught five bass, three in the three to four pound range, and the other two weighed in at 5.11lbs and 8.14lbs!


The 5.11 lb largemouth that Kevin caught on the 7th.


Kevin topped his day off on the 7th with this beautiful 8.14lb largemouth!
Please practice catch and release for bass as they are not stocked into the lake and their population depends on you!

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
We are getting reports of anglers catching largemouth bass, channel catfish and still some trout too! With the warmer weather and warmer water temperatures, we will be shifting to stocking channel catfish in June. Temescal is scheduled to receive plants of channel catfish the week of June 11th and the week of June 25th so the catfish bite should be great at Temescal!


Brianna Gutierrez caught this bluegill while fishing with some red worms at the ADA dock!


Brianna also caught this nice largemouth bass using nightcrawlers along the shoreline!

DON CASTRO (HAYWARD)

HOURS OF OPERATION
OPEN Seven Days a Week
8:00 am – 10:00 pm; Park Curfew is 10:00 pm – 5:00 am

GENERAL CONDITIONS
The weather has been nice, light jacket weather with a slight breeze in the afternoon so dress appropriately.
Please remember that a California state-fishing license is required for anglers aged 16 or older. In addition, a Park District daily fishing permit is required and may be purchased from the iron ranger located at the swim complex gate.
Please remember there is NO fishing on or around the fish plant site and dock for two hours after a fish plant.

TROUT
Fishing has been slow, with some anglers reporting trout and some small sunfish.

HORSESHOE LAKE, QUARRY LAKES (UNION CITY/FREMONT)

HOURS OF OPERATION
OPEN Seven Days a Week
June: Park Hours: 6:00 am - 8:00 pm; Kiosk Hours: 6:00 am – 7:00 pm; boaters can go through inspection and launch up until 6:00 pm and get banded before 7:00 pm.

GENERAL CONDITIONS
If the kiosk is closed, please use the yellow Ventek machine to pay for parking (exact change only, please). For fishing permits, you may use either 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.

The water level is still extremely high for this time of the year and fishing has DEFINITELY picked up again at Quarry Lakes, especially with the 1,750 pounds of trout we received May 16th and 17th!!! The catfish are also biting! Please remember to catch and release any bass. Fishermen’s Row has been THE hot spot lately!


Doug Kloppenburg caught this MONSTER channel catfish while fishing Horseshoe Lake by Fishermen’s Row on June 2nd. He was using a shrimp with the shell on it.


Joaquin Gutierrez caught this trout while fishing from his boat on Horseshoe Lake. He was using a red and gold spoon.

CONTRA LOMA (ANTIOCH)

HOURS OF OPERATION
May: 6:00 am – 8:30 pm; all watercraft must be off the lake by 6:30 pm.

GENERAL CONDITIONS
The boat ramp is finished, and boaters may resume launching at Contra Loma!
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.
Fishing for catfish and largemouth bass has been great!

TROUT
With summer and warmer temperatures, trout fishing is slowing down, and being replaced with largemouth bass and catfish. We are getting reports of tiger tail lures in pink or yellow being the best lures to try! Try using Powerbait or night crawlers as well.
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. Many of the larger bass seem to be stalking the stocked trout, and some anglers are reporting success by throwing swim baits on the near shoreline, mimicking the stocked trout. We are getting reports of anglers catching bass up to TEN pounds! Both boat anglers and shore-casters are having luck, so keep moving if you are not catching!

SHADOW CLIFFS REGIONAL PARK (PLEASANTON)

HOURS OF OPERATION
May to September: 6:00 am to 9:00 pm

Concession Hours: Weekends Only: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (Kitchen closes for hot food at 5:00 pm)
Marina Hours: Weekends Only: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

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 8:00 pm.
All watercraft have to be off the lake by 8:00 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 very nice in the mornings with temperatures reaching into the 90s in the afternoon.
Water Temperature: 64 degrees, depending on depth.
Water Clarity: Visibility seems to vary between 10-15 feet.

TROUT
Boaters have been catching their limits, typically early in the morning.
BASS
Colin Brown of Alamo caught and released a four-pound bass, he was fishing in the arroyo, and he was using frogs for bait.
G. Rezendez of Union City caught and released two bass, he was float tubing in the arroyo, and he was using Senkos.

We encourage all anglers to 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
Catch and Release, Barbless Hooks, Artificial lures, Float tubes only

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
Fishing has been slow and park staff have not observed any catches.
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 OPERATION
OPEN 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 - 7:00 pm

GENERAL CONDITIONS
Water temperature is in the mid-50s, weather has been sunny and occasionally overcast, but very windy. Fishing pressure is low at the pier.
Reminder to boaters: Please check conditions before launching your boat as conditions can change quickly this time of year.
Pier retrofit is complete, with all new benches, windscreens and cleaning station.

STRIPED BASS
Striped bass action is slowing down.
OTHER SPECIES
Please Remember: Some perch are now off limits until August!
The occasional leopard shark and ray are being reported.


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

General Information

General Fishing information: Fishing Activities

Guidelines for Fish Consumption: 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

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