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Notice
Fishing at the Parks remains open. Anglers are able to walk into the parks and fish. Please wear face mask and maintain social distancing of 6 feet. NO gatherings. Anglers must carry a state fishing license and abide by state regulations, but will not be required to have a Daily Fishing Permit from the East Bay Regional Park District. All regulations, bag limits, slot limits still apply.


• Visit ebparks.org/coronavirus for latest list of COVID-19 related closures. 
Anglers Edge

Vol. 1171 | October 23, 2020


NO SMOKING on EBRPD property, including all piers, parks & trails. (Ord. 38, Sec. 404.3)

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.
 
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.

NOTICE: The East Bay Regional Park District is currently open, and allowing fishing where fishing is permittable. Please wear face mask and practice safe Social Distancing. Daily Fishing Permits are not required at this time. State of California Fishing Licenses are still required. All regulations, bag limits, slot limits still apply.

Water / Week of EBRPD Rainbow Trout (lbs) CDF&W Rainbow Trout (lbs) EBRPD Channel Catfish (lbs) CDF&W Channel Catfish (lbs)
Del Valle  
Oct 26 - 30 1200 0 0 0
Nov 2 - 6 0 0
0 0
Nov 9 - 13 1000
0
0 0
Nov 16 - 20 0
0 0
0
Lake Chabot  
Oct 26 - 30 1200 0 800 0
Nov 2 - 6 0 0
0 0
Nov 9 - 13 750
0
0 0
Nov 16 - 20 0
0 0
0
Shadow Cliffs  
Oct 26 - 30 0 0 800 0
Nov 2 - 6 1000 0
0 0
Nov 9 - 13 0
0
0 0
Nov 16 - 20 0
0 0
0
Quarry Lakes  
Oct 26 - 30 1200 0 600 0
Nov 2 - 6 750 0
0 0
Nov 9 - 13 1000
0
0 0
Nov 16 - 20 0
0 0
0
Contra Loma  
Oct 26 - 30 0 0 0 0
Nov 2 - 6 1000 0
0 0
Nov 9 - 13 0
0
0 0
Nov 16 - 20 0
0 0
0
Lake Temescal
Oct 26 - 30 1200 0 600 0
Nov 2 - 6 750 0
0 0
Nov 9 - 13 750
0
0 0
Nov 16 - 20 0
0 0
0
Don Castro  
Oct 26 - 30 0 0 529 0
Nov 2 - 6 0 0
0 0
Nov 9 - 13 0
0
0 0
Nov 16 - 20 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 7pm unless otherwise posted.

General Activity

DEL VALLE (LIVERMORE) »

HOURS OF OPERATION
October: 6:00 am – 7:00 pm; all watercraft must be off the lake by 6:00 pm.
November: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm; all watercrafts must be off the lake by 5:00 pm.

Boaters are required to prepay boat inspection and boat launch at Del Valle and Quarry Lakes at EBParks.org/Register and bring proof with them to limit touchpoints.

LAKE CHABOT (CASTRO VALLEY) »

HOURS OF OPERATION
October: Monday – Thursday 6:00 am – 5:30 pm with boats due in by 5:00 pm.
October: Friday – Sunday 6:00 am – 6:30 pm with boats due in by 6:00 pm.
November: 6:30 am – 5:00 pm with boats due in by 4:30 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.

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.

DON CASTRO (HAYWARD) »

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

GENERAL CONDITIONS
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.

HORSESHOE LAKE, QUARRY LAKES (UNION CITY/FREMONT) »

HOURS OF OPERATION
OPEN Seven Days a Week
October: Park Hours: 6:00 am – 7:00 pm
November – December: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Boaters are required to prepay boat inspection and boat launch at Del Valle and Quarry Lakes  at EBParks.org/Register and bring proof with them to limit touchpoints.

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.

CONTRA LOMA (ANTIOCH) »

HOURS OF OPERATION
October: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
November: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm; all watercraft must be off the lake by 3:30 pm.

GENERAL CONDITIONS
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.

Please practice catch and release for bass as they are not stocked into the lake and their population depends on you!

SHADOW CLIFFS REGIONAL PARK (PLEASANTON) »

HOURS OF OPERATION
October: 6:00 am to 7:00 pm
November – February: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Concession Hours: Closed for the season
Marina Hours: 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.

Please note boaters must be 100 feet away from the fish tube, swim ropes and the boat docks.

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

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
Park/Gate hours 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Shuttle service is suspended

GENERAL CONDITIONS
Fishing has slowed down with the strong winds and muddy water coming in.
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.

ANTIOCH (OAKLEY) »

HOURS OF OPERATION
PIER OPEN 24/7 - Free Parking - No Overnight Camping 
NO SMOKING in the park or on the pier



General Fishing Information
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 [PDF] 

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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