Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fishing Weekend "Shout Out!" May 17-20 2012


LAKES
ANDERSON: Bass numbers are good. Most are under a pound. Use drop-shots or ½-pound jigs off main points and rocky ledges. Work to the south end of the lake. (408) 463-0711
CALERO: There's a topwater bite early off the main points and grassy areas offshore. Find bassLAKES
ANDERSON: Bass numbers are good. Most are under a pound. Use drop-shots or ½-pound jigs off main points and rocky ledges. Work to the south end of the lake. (408) 463-0711
CALERO: There's a topwater bite early off the main points and grassy areas offshore. Find bass in 1 to 10 feet of water. Use spinnerbaits or chatterbaits in the evening. (408) 268-3883, (408) 463-0711
CHABOT: Trout fishing is slowing as the water warms. Catfish bite is picking up. A 4-pound cat was caught Tuesday at Alder Point. Biggest fish of the week was a 8.6-pound rainbow caught from shore at Coot's Landing. Trout plants will continue. A 750-pound plant went in Wednesday. (510) 247-2526
CHESBRO: Crappie fishing is very good near the launch or near the dam. Black and chartreuse minijigs have been effective. (408) 358-3741, (408) 463-0711
CONTRA LOMA: Trout fishing remain slow. Use night crawlers or variety of Power Baits near the Swim Lagoon or Channel Point Dock. Black bass fishing is a good bet. Catfish have started to bite with night crawlers, shrimp or chicken liver. Big fish of the week was a 10.1-pound catfish caught by Matilde

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Quiroga from Antioch with night crawlers at Loma Island. (510) 544-3154 -- 3153
COYOTE: Crappie fishing is very good. Most are small but there are good numbers. Blue/white, black/chartreuse mini-jigs work near the dam. (408) 463-0711
DEL VALLE: Stripers are biting near the dam. Biggest landed was a 13-pounder landed by Kenny Khu in Swallow Bay. Black bass bite is good in the narrows. Use Senkos or plastic worms. Trout bite has slowed. Best spot is East Beach. (925) 449-5201
LAFAYETTE: The catfish bite is very good, best with night crawlers or chicken livers. Trout bite has slowed with the warmer water temperatures. Trout will not be planted again until the fall. Catfish plants will begin in the summer. Bass bite has been solid. (925) 284-9669
LEXINGTON: Bass fishing is good for those soaking jumbo minnows. Some catfish are stirring. (408) 463-0711
LOCH LOMOND: Bass fishing continues to be decent, especially when the wind stays down. Bass are swimming in the shallows. Sometimes attacking lures, other times ignoring. Next week the lake will receive 2,000 pounds of trout. It's the first plant since 2008. (831) 335-7424
LOS VAQUEROS: Trout fishing is good. Most get a few fish per outing. A 6.9-pound trout was caught last week. Trout average 2 pounds. Another plant may go in before Memorial Day. Striper fishing is fair. Another 100 yards of shoreline have been opened, providing more shoreline access. (925) 371-2628
QUARRY LAKES: Biggest fish of the week were caught by Fred Martinez of Newark, who caught 6- and 7-pound catfish with hot dogs. Trout fishing is fair. The Peninsula or the backside of the lake is where the action is. Power Bait, Power Eggs or night crawlers. (510) 544-3130
SAN LUIS RESERVOIR: Use anchovies or pile worms for small stripers in the forebay. Main lake is tough going. (408) 463-0711
SAN PABLO RESERVOIR: Trout bite is good for trollers using Needlefish in Scow Canyon. Shore anglers are enjoying a solid bite at the Pines. Nightcrawlers, Power Eggs, and garlic or corn Power Bait. (510) 223-1661
SHADOW CLIFFS: Biggest fish of the week was a 7-pound trout caught by Jerry Esquero from the first. Most shoreline anglers get two to three fish per day with Power Bait. The island pond is producing quality bass fishing for those using Senkos. (510) 544-3230
UVAS: Crappie will take minijigs or minnows from the dam or the cove near the launch ramp. (408) 463-0711
DELTA
ANTIOCH: Striper fishing is good near the Antioch bridge. Guide Bob Sparre is catching dozens via jigs. (925) 706-7400
BENICIA: Ninth Street, 12th Street have been producing 15 to 18 inch stripers. Most catch two or three per outing. Sturgeon are biting at Buoy 2 and Big Cut. (707) 745-4921
FRANKS TRACT: Black bass fishing is very good. Use Senkos, frogs or buzzbaits. There are bass on beds and in post-spawn. Target depths of 2 to 8 feet. The Yamamoto Open is scheduled this weekend and open to the public. Call for registration info (925) 625-2441
RIO VISTA: Striped bass fishing is good on the San Joaquin side near Eddo's where DFG is releasing juvenile salmon. At Isleton, there's good bait fishing and trolling with Yozuri Minnows, P-Line Predator and broken-back Rebels. A 40-pound striped bass was caught from the Main Street Pier. Crappie fishing is good in Lindsay Slough, Seven Mile Slough near Twitchell Road. There also are a lot of channel cats in Lindsay Slough. (707) 374-2372, (916) 777-6498
RIVERS
NAPA: Sturgeon bite is decent on the southern part of the river. Striped bass are spread throughout the river. Larger fish take live bite. Action is very scattered. Sweeney's Sports (707) 255-5544
RUSSIAN: Shad have arrived in good numbers. The evening bite is better than the morning. Best access is at Johnson's Beach. Steelhead Beach, Casini, Vacation Beach and Monte Rio are worth trying. Most are swinging flies with type 2 or 3 shooting heads. Spincasters are using mini-jigs. King's Sporting Goods (707) 869-2156 (Steve)
SALTWATER
BERKELEY: The El Dorado on Wednesday took eight anglers to limits of salmon to 17 pounds while fishing near Deep Reef. On Sunday, three boats with 38 came back with 70 salmon with more than 20 larger than 20 pounds. (510) 235-2032, (510) 849-3333, (510) 223-5388, (707) 334-4827
CAPITOLA: Skiffs are getting rock cod, ling cod off Soquel Point. Local reefs hold fish. Inside reefs seem to be better than the outside reefs. Stripers are moving in and out of Manresa and New Brighton beaches. There are shiner perch and small walleye perch off the pier. (831) 462-2208
EMERYVILLE: Last salmon trips were Saturday and five boats scored anywhere from less than a fish per rod to just over a fish per rod. Biggest was 19 pounds. Bay potluck trips trolling with frozen anchovies are scratching very few stripers and halibut. (510) 654-6040
MONTEREY: Salmon bite slowed earlier in the week and scores were less than a fish per rod. Rock cod fishing is so-so. Should improve with warmer water. (831) 375-5951; (831) 372-7440
PACIFICA: Striper to 20 pounds are being caught from Mori Point with hair-raisers. Best action has been as the tide turns. Mussel Rock also has been producing fish. Nothing from Linda Mar. (650) 355-8303, (650) 359-9790
PILLAR POINT: Queen of Hearts on Tuesday had 15 salmon to 21 pounds for 22 anglers. More than 40 salmon were hooked, some were lost, others were shakers. The first rock cod trip of the year went out Wednesday and by midmorning had five lings to 14 pounds fishing south of Pigeon Point. The Ankenny Street had 20 salmon for 14 on Friday and 20 for 15 on Sunday. Saturday's score was 2 salmon for 16 anglers. (650) 726-7133, (510) 581-2628
SANTA CRUZ: Five salmon for 28 on Sunday, 15 on Friday for 24. Rock cod trips toward Davenport get three-quarter limits. (831) 427-2334
SAN FRANCISCO: Halibut are being caught near Brisbane. There are a lot of smelt in the South Bay. (650) 589-3474
SAN PABLO BAY: Good tides are on tap. Halibut and striped bass fishing is fair drifting with live bait. (415) 456-0321
SUISUN BAY: in 1 to 10 feet of water. Use spinnerbaits or chatterbaits in the evening. (408) 268-3883, (408) 463-0711
CHABOT: Trout fishing is slowing as the water warms. Catfish bite is picking up. A 4-pound cat was caught Tuesday at Alder Point. Biggest fish of the week was a 8.6-pound rainbow caught from shore at Coot's Landing. Trout plants will continue. A 750-pound plant went in Wednesday. (510) 247-2526
CHESBRO: Crappie fishing is very good near the launch or near the dam. Black and chartreuse minijigs have been effective. (408) 358-3741, (408) 463-0711

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