Contra Loma Regional Park

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Important Information

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.
  6. No smoking on EBRPD property including all piers, parks and trails (Ord. 38, Sec. 404.3)

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, 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

    Anglers' Edge Planting Information (PDF)

    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. Plants are subject to change due to weather conditions.

    Fishing Report

    Read the Latest East Bay Regional Parks Fishing Report by Chuck Wolf, WON Staff Writer.

    DEL VALLE (LIVERMORE)

    Visit the Del Valle page.

    Fishing at Del Valle: 

    Anyone 16 or older must have a Del Valle Fishing Permit, and a California Fishing License.

    • The Fishing Permit is $5.00 per person 16 or older and can be purchased at the Main Kiosk or at the Bait Store located at the Marina.
    • Fishing Licenses can be purchased at the Bait Store for $17.02 per day, or, if you are a California residence $52.66 for the year.

    LAKE CHABOT (CASTRO VALLEY)

    Visit the Lake Chabot page.

    Fishing at Lake Chabot:

    • Hours are subject to change based on weather conditions and light levels.
    • Please practice catch and release for bass as they are not stocked into the lake and their population depends on you!
    • We encourage all anglers to report their stories, comments, or concerns to the Marina. Thanks again for choosing Lake Chabot as your recreation destination.

    TEMESCAL (OAKLAND)

    Visit the Temescal page.

    DON CASTRO (HAYWARD)

    Visit the Don Castro page.

    Fishing at Don Castro:

    • 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)

    Visit the Quarry Lakes page.

    Fishing at Horseshoe Lake/Quarry Lakes:

    • If the kiosk is closed, please use the yellow Ventek machine to pay for parking.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • If you want to report your catches, or have your photo taken, please come to the kiosk, and we will take your information!

    CONTRA LOMA (ANTIOCH)

    Visit the Contra Loma page.

    Fishing at Contra Loma:

    • 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)

    Visit the Shadow Cliffs page.

    The boat launch is CLOSED for the 2022 season due to low water levels. No watercraft of any kind will be permitted to launch until further notice.

    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.

    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)

    Visit the Miller/Knox page.

    Fishing at Ferry Pt:

    • Boaters: Please check conditions before launching your boat.
    • Please do your part to keep the pier clean!

    PT. PINOLE PIER (RICHMOND)

    Visit the Point Pinole page.

    • Boaters: Please check conditions before launching your boat as conditions can change quickly.

    ANTIOCH (OAKLEY)

    Visit the Antioch/Oakley page.

    • Pier open 24/7 - Free Parking - No Overnight Camping
    • No Smoking in the park or on the pier

    EBRPD Fish Limits

    Sturgeon must be between 40 and 60 inches, (fork length) to keep.
    • Sturgeon Regulations - California Department of Fish & Wildlife

    EBRPD FISH LIMIT INFORMATION
    New regulations require possession of a Sturgeon Fishing Report Card.
    FishSize LimitNumber 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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