East Bay residents have a rich and varied fisheries resource in the District's eleven freshwater lakes, numerous ponds, streams, and miles of Bay and Delta shoreline. The District fisheries program protects, conserves, enhances, and restores native fish and amphibian species, and offers myriad recreational angling opportunities to the public. Angler use fees support fish planting programs and habitat enhancement projects that encourage the growth of the game fish population. As part of this effort, and in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the District manages a major fresh water lake fishery enhancement program that includes habitat improvements and regular stocking of game fish.
The Anglers' Edge Newsletter. Fish planting information and latest fishing conditions.
The East Bay Regional Park District offers 11 lakes and reservoirs and over 25 miles of Bay/Delta shoreline and piers for fishing in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The District plants catchable rainbow trout, (fall through spring) and channel catfish, (summer) in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife at Del Valle (Livermore), Lake Chabot (Castro Valley/San Leandro), Shadow Cliffs (Pleasanton), Horseshoe Lake at Quarry Lakes (Union City/Fremont), Contra Loma (Antioch), Don Castro (Hayward), and Lake Temescal (Oakland).
Anglers 16+ years of age are required to purchase a District Fishing Access Permit in addition to having a valid State Fishing license. The revenue generated from sales of these permits allows the District to plant rainbow trout and channel catfish, (1 - 12+ pounds ea.) on a weekly basis. The District and D.F.&G. plant over 200,000 pounds of catchable trout and catfish annually.
Regional Park Fishing Lakes Map
Trends in Fish Communities in District Lakes
- Contra Loma 2013 Fisheries Report (4 pp)
- Del Valle 2013 Fisheries Report (4 pp)
- Lake Chabot 2013 Fisheries Report (3 pp)
- Lake Temescal 2013 Fisheries report (4 pp)
- Quarry Lakes 2013 Fisheries Report (5 pp)
- Shadow Cliffs 2013 Fisheries Report (1 pg)
EBRPD Fisheries Research
- Rescuing Steelhead in Alameda ACWF Poster (1 pg)
- Wildcat Creek Watershed Erosion and Sediment Control Project (85 pp)
- Update of Trail User Compliance & Trail Erosion in Wldcat Report (25 pp)
- Wildcat Fish Food Web Study Report (11 pp)
- Fisheries Habitat Inventory & Assessment For Lower Wildcat Creek (89 pp): The East Bay Regional Park District conducted a fisheries habitat assessment of the Lower Wildcat Creek Watershed during 2005 and 2006. This study was designed to identify and assess barriers to salmonid migration, identify existing spawning and rearing habitat, assess existing fisheries populations and suggest enhancement to existing habitat conditions.
Fishing Activities in the District
Find out fishing
opportunities in the Park District
Wildland Management Policies
Management Policies in PDF format
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Sacramento Office)
An agency for conserving
and protecting the natural habitats
of fish, wildlife, and plants
in the state of California
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Link to the state of California's Fish and Wildlife website