Saturday, June 23, 2012

Fishing Weekend "Shout Out!" 6-22-6-26 2012



LAKES
ANDERSON: Drop-shots, Senkos, crankbaits and spinnerbaits will attract good numbers of fish, if not size. Crappie are slow. Good-sized bluegill are being caught near the boat launch with red worms under bobbers. 408-463-0711.
BERRYESSA: Kokanee fishing is decent. Water is being released, and that has slowed a wide-open bite. Kokes are 50 to 60 feet deep. Some are as large as 19 inches. Trout fishing is slow. Bass are off points in main body of lake. Drop-shot with a six-inch RoboWorm in morning dawn or Aaron's Magic. 916-502-3474, 707-372-7599.
CALERO: Bass bite has been up and down. Drop-shot, Senkos and frogs offered near mats will work. Bass 2 to 4 pounds can be caught. Bluegill and crappie are fair. Use small minnows near boat launch for crappie. 408-268-3883, 408-463-0711.
CHABOT: A catfish plant went in Wednesday, so lake is in transition. Trout are 30 to 40 feet deep. Trolling has been terrible. Only action is anchoring with bait. 510-247-2526.
CHESBRO: Road side has been slow. Hike around lake until you find fish. Use small swimbaits, crankbaits or spinnerbaits. Get out early enough and use topwater

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lures. Catfish bite in evening on mackerel or anchovies. 408-358-3741, 408-463-0711.
CONTRA LOMA: Trout fishing is slow. Try nightcrawlers or variety of Power Baits/eggs/worms at Channel Point dock or near Swim Lagoon. Black bass bite remains good along lake shoreline. Catfish have been biting night crawlers, shrimp or chicken liver at Loma Island, Channel Point or Swim Lagoon areas. Crappie and bluegill are getting active. 510-544-3154.
COYOTE: Bass bite has been tough. Drag Senkos, but bass aren't aggressive. Use crankbaits away from moss. Crappie are small but plentiful. 408-463-0711.
DEL VALLE: Trout are still being caught in lower narrows and dam. Night crawlers or Power Bait are best. Stripers provide more action and are being caught near dam with anchovies. Biggest fish of week was a 10.8-pound trout by Joe Pwoney of Newark. 925-449-5201.
LAFAYETTE: Best bet are catfish with night crawlers or chicken livers. Trout bite is slow. Bass bite is quite good for experienced angler who knows reservoir. No reports on bluegill or crappie biting yet. 925-284-9669.
LEXINGTON: Crappie is best bet. Find structure or cover and use small minnows. Use crankbaits or flip beavers for bass. 408-463-0711.
LOCH LOMOND: Trout bite has been steady. Some get three to four fish, and planted trout have spread throughout lake. Most are concentrated from main parking lot to cove past island. Bass are aggressive, but large ones are breaking lines. Panfish are getting more numerous in shallow, sunny areas. 831-335-7424.
LOS VAQUEROS: A plant of 1,000 pounds of trout went in Tuesday. Bite is slow as fish are getting oriented to new surroundings. A 12.4-pound trout was caught last week by Nick Abbott of Tracy. Striper bite has slowed. Lake is filling. 925-371-2628.
QUARRY LAKES: Trout bite is slow. Catfish bite hasn't kicked in. 510-544-3130.
SAN LUIS RESERVOIR: Striper bite is slow at Forebay. If pumps are on, there's a chance to catch a few fish. Use bait or flukes on main lake. Trash Racks has been a good spot for boaters. 408-463-0711.
SAN PABLO RESERVOIR: Trollers need to get 20 feet below surface. Shore anglers use Garlic Power Bait or inflated night crawlers on an 18-inch leader. Bite is good mornings. Bass are being caught plugging shoreline. Wacky-rigged Senkos and spinnerbaits get bass to 4 pounds. 510-223-1661.
SHADOW CLIFFS: A 4-pound bass was the highlight of a bass limit caught by John Christenson of Patterson in the Arroyo with flukes. Trout bite is slowing. First catfish bite of the season went in Tuesday. 510-544-3230, 925-426-0197.
UVAS: This is the best spot in Santa Clara Valley for cats. Get out evenings with mackerel, anchovies or chicken liver. Crappie and bluegill are near boat launch and neighboring coves. Bass feed first thing in morning, then shut down. 408-463-0711.
DELTA
ANTIOCH: Anglers go to Broad Slough for sturgeon. Bass, bluegill and crappie are at Frank's Tract. 925-706-7400.
BENICIA: A 25-inch striper was caught Wednesday at 5th Street. They haven't moved down in numbers yet. Hope is there are more stripers to come. Sturgeon are near Mothball Fleet and Pittsburg. 707-745-4921.
FRANK'S TRACT: Topwater bite is very good. Use black and red buzzbaits, frogs and wake baits for good numbers and good-sized bass. Largemouth to 10 pounds have been caught. Post-spawn fish are in currents feeding on passing food. There also is a new class of pre-spawn bass. A good day is 20 bass averaging 2 pounds. 925-625-2441.
PITTSBURG: Striped bass fishing is a bit better, but bass are small. Many aren't legal. Pressure has been light. Sturgeon are being caught at Montezuma Slough and Big Cut. 925-252-0151.
RIO VISTA: Best striper fishing is on False River on San Joaquin River. On Sacramento side it's mostly small stripers. A 44-pound striper was caught trolling near power lines. Bluegill and crappie bite is good at Brannan Island State Park and along Twitchell Island Road. Best sturgeon prospects are at Montezuma Slough. 707-374-2372.
TRACY: Bass 2 to 3 pounds are being caught via drop-shot in Grant Line Canal. Catfish bite is best near bridge. Striped bass is slow. 209-835-3182.
SALTWATER
BERKELEY: Tuesday midmorning bite was crazy. After catching one fish before 11 a.m., Flying Fish had 25 salmon to 30 pounds for 15. New Easy Rider had 22 limits. Action was just off Double Point. 510-849-3333, 510-223-5388, 707-334-4827.
CAPITOLA: Anchovies are staying offshore so no halibut or stripers. Skiffs are getting halibut and rock cod. Halibut are scattered outside kelp beds. 831-462-2208.
EMERYVILLE: New Salmon Queen on Tuesday had 17 limits to 30 pounds at Double Point. On Wednesday, New Huck Finn had 13 limits to 20 pounds in same area. Coastal rock fishing along Marin results in solid limits and 14 to 21 lings per trip. Inside bay has been slow. 510-654-6040.
MONTEREY: Salmon bite has been spotty, but kings 15 to 20 pounds are being caught. Scores are less than a fish per rod. Wednesday's rock cod trip had limits and lings to 20 pounds from Carmel Bay. 831-375-5951, 831-372-7440.
PACIFICA: Water is laying down and ocean temperature is 52 degrees. No salmon from pier. A few stripers 6 to 10 pounds were caught from Linda Mar. 650-355-8303, 650-359-9790.
PILLAR POINT: Rip Tide on Wednesday had limits for seven anglers while fishing near Half Moon Bay. Bite came at end of day. Queen of Hearts fished from Pigeon Point to Pescadero and had three-quarter limits of mixed cod and one ling for 25 anglers. Water has warmed to 52 degrees. 650-726-7133, 510-581-2628.
SANTA CRUZ: Most recent rock cod trip to Ano Nuevo came back with three-quarter limits. Most were black rock cod. Twenty-nine anglers also had 11 lings to 19 pounds. Local trips get limits but not same quality as cod from Ano Nuevo. 831-427-2334.
SAN FRANCISCO: South Bay fishing is slow. Jack smelt are near shoreline but no halibut. Water is muddy. 650-589-3474, 510-703-4148.
SAN PABLO BAY: Halibut bite is slow, but Kevin Wolf and Rico Petri took a dozen shiners to Red Rock and in 10 minutes had 17- and 21-pound halibut. Wind kicked up and they returned with nine shiners. No stripers yet. 415-456-0321.
SUISUN BAY: Sturgeon anglers continue to get fish from Buoy 4. A 92-inch sturgeon was caught and released from pier Friday night. Pier anglers use herring. Boaters use ghost or grass shrimp and eel. 925-229-9420.

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