Friday, June 29, 2012

Fishing Weekend "Shout Out!" June 28-30


LAKES
ANDERSON: The lake level is low and may be closed to launching boats. Small hand-launched boats are permitted. Drop-shot for bass or use inflated night crawlers or minnows. Call Coyote Bait & Tackle to get updates. (408) 927-9144, (408) 463-0711
CHABOT: Weekly catfish plants began last week. Trout fishing is very slow. Bass fishing is good in Honker Bay and Half Moon Bay. Hula Grubs and jigs bounced off the bottom will provide action. (510) 247-2526
CHESBRO: Fishing is slow here. Carp fishing is saving the day. (408) 463-0711
CONTRA LOMA: Trout fishing has slowed. Try using nightcrawlers or variety of Power Baits/eggs/worms at Channel Point dock or near the Swim Lagoon to get action. Black Bass fishing continues to be good all over the lake. Tom Boydstun of Oakley caught a 12.5 pound bass near the swim area with a pumpkin Senko. Catfish have been biting with night crawlers, shrimp or chicken liver at Loma Island, Channel Point, or Swim Lagoon areas. Try fishing for Crappie or Bluegill with jigs or worms anywhere around the lake. (510) 544-3154
DEL VALLE: Catfish are being caught with anchovies and night

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crawlers in Swallow Bay and Heron Bay. Big fish of the week was a 13 pound cat landed by Renee Rivera of Tracy. Trout and striper bite is slow. (925) 449-5201
LAFAYETTE: Catfish will bite chicken livers or night crawlers near the tower and the public access. Trout fishing is slow, some are being caught in the back of the lake and the East Cove. Bass fishing is good for those drop-shotting among the tules. (925) 284-9669
LOCH LOMOND: Trout fishing is good. Night crawlers and/or Power Bait works well. Bass fishing is on the slow side. Bluegill and sunfish are growing in numbers. Best action is from the main parking lot to the island. (831) 335-7424
LOS VAQUEROS: Fishing has been slow. Trout bite is fair. An eight pound trout was caught Tuesday but striper bite isn't what it has been. Lake is rising three inches per day. (925) 371-2628
QUARRY LAKES: Trout fishing has been slow but a 7-pound, 12-ounce trout was the catch of the week. It was landed by Alex Balancio of San Jose. A 6.5-pound catfish was caught from Kiosk Cove with hatchery pellet Power Bait. Catfish plants haven't begun. (510) 544-3130
SAN LUIS RESERVOIR: Night anglers will get stripers to 24 inches in the Forebay. Use pile worms or blood worms. Trollers on the big lake try to locate scattered bass. Use spoons or mooch anchovies. (408) 463-0711
SAN PABLO RESERVOIR: Catfish bite has started although 1,200 pounds of trout were planted Monday, and catfish haven't been planted. Crappie are biting underneath the docks near the boat launch and in the tules in the preserve. Trout bite is so-so. Most average two fish per rod. Best way to go is fish the deep water near the dam or the Rock Wall with Power Bait. (510) 223-1661, 925-253-1279
SHADOW CLIFFS: Catfish plants have begun. Trout bite is slow. (510) 544-3230, (925) 426-0197
DELTA
ANTIOCH: Black bass and bluegill are along the reeds. Striper action is very spotty. (925) 706-7400
BENICIA: Sturgeon fishing is good in Honker Bay. Use eel or grass shrimp. Some are using pile worms. Incoming tide has been most productive. No stripers of any size have been caught. (707) 745-4921
PITTSBURG: Sturgeon bite has slowed down. Best spots are Big Cut and buoys two and three. Most of the fish caught are undersized. Still no substantial stripers. Drifting live mudsuckers or minnows near Broad Slough, Sherman Island or Montezuma slough will get stripers in the three pound class. (925) 252-0151
RIO VISTA: The stripers being caught are shakers. Catfish bite is good at Sandy Beach and Lindsay Slough. Black bass bite is good in Seven Mile Slough. Crappie and bluegill are in the same area. Use Senkos, buzzbaits or blade runners. (707) 374-2372
saltwater
BERKELEY: Salmon boats Wednesday enjoyed early limits of salmon at the S Buoy. Salmon averaged 12 pounds, some went to 27 pounds. Two boats combined for 35 limits. The El Dorado went to the Marin Coast for rock cods and had limits early. Inside the bay the halibut bite remains slow. (510) 849-3333
CAPITOLA: Salmon bite is slow, but there has been action near Moss Landing. Halibut can be caught near Adams Reef. There are squid in the area. Pinheads are close to shore, but no stripers. Capitola Boat & Bait (831) 462-2208
EMERYVILLE: Two boats -- the New Seeker and SuperFish -- on Wednesday had 35 people come back with limits of salmon to 21 pounds. Tuesday was the same. Inside the bay has been slow. Potluck boats go out to get cod off the Marin coast before trying for halibut. Rock cod trips have been limits. Coastal trips bring back more lings. (510) 654-6040
MONTEREY: Saturday's salmon trip had 32 salmon for 26 and that was one of the recent better scores. On Wednesday, the Checkmate had 11 salmon for 11 anglers. Rock cod fishing results in limits. A trip to Point Sur on Sunday had three-quarter limits of rock fish and 30 lings for 35 anglers. (831) 375-5951; (831) 372-7440
PACIFICA: Striper bite is improving. A 41-pound striped bass was caught by Art at Linda Mar on Sunday night. Anglers at the beaches and pier are getting keeper stripers. Anchovies came in close to the pier, but no salmon. Perch bite is fair. (650) 355-8303, (650) 359-9790
SAN FRANCISCO: South Bay is slow. There are jack smelt being caught from the shore. Few are going out for halibut and fewer are being caught. (650) 589-3474
SAN PABLO BAY: Halibut bite picked up on Wednesday but it's far from hot. Party boats are getting a half-halibut per rod. Best spot is Angel Island. Striper have been virtually absent. Bat rays have moved into the sturgeon water. (415) 456-0321
SUISUN BAY: Sturgeon bite has slowed. One 65-inch sturgeon came in to be weighed from the Ozol. No stripers reported. (925) 229-9420

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