Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fishing Week "Shout Out!"

ANDERSON: Better-sized bass have been caught here recently -- many 2 to 3 pounds. Use wacky-rig worms or jigs in shallow water, from the bank to seven feet deep. Crappie bite is decent near the bridge. 408-927-9144, 408-463-0711.
BERRYESSA: Kokanee are schooling and plentiful 40 to 60 feet deep. Trout are a bit more shallow. Try mouth of Skiers Cove, the Narrows and the big island. Bass bite is on and off. A lot of small males are feeding after guarding nests. Topwater bite is good in morning. 916-502-3474.
CALERO: Water in coves is a bit dirty. Use weedless lures because bass are tight to weeds. Jigs and Senkos are a good idea. Spinnerbaits will work on cloudy days. 408-268-3883, 408-463-0711.
CHABOT: Trout are deep. Power Bait attracts planted trout. Catfish are in coves. A 10-pounder was caught last week. Use cutbaits such as mackerel, sardines or chicken liver. There have been two plants of catfish in past week. 510-247-2526.
CHESBRO: Catfish bite is fair. Small bluegill are active in late evening. 408-358-3741, 408-463-0711.
COYOTE: Black bass and bluegill bite is good. Bass to 3 pounds can be caught. Use plastics or jigs. There is a reaction bite near rocks and cover. 408-463-0711.
DEL VALLE: Striper bite has taken off. Dam and Swallow Bay have been top spots. Many stripers are 8 to 10 pounds. Best bait is anchovies. Catfish are close to shore near Marina and East Bay. Trout

 decent from left side of dam. 925-449-5201.
LOCH LOMOND: Bluegill are caught in shallow, sunny area. Bass are in 10 to 15 feet of water but generally elusive. 831-335-7424.
LOS VAQUEROS: Striper bite remains very good. Seven weighing more than 9 pounds were caught Tuesday, which is typical. On Sunday, 13 weighing more than 10 pounds were caught. A record catfish weighing 29.09 pounds was caught Saturday by Van Pham of San Leandro with anchovies from point between piers. 925-371-2628.
McALPINE: Trout were planted this week for long weekend. For first time, sturgeon also were introduced to lake. Bluegill and catfish bite is steady throughout day. 831-623-4263.
QUARRY LAKES: Power Bait offered from peninsula has provided steady trout action. Most get a fish or two. Many get more. 510-544-3130.
SAN LUIS RESERVOIR: Catfish is best on big lake. Striper fishing is best in forebay. Flukes are best offering. Cats are beating stripers to cutbaits. 408-463-0711.
SAN PABLO RESERVOIR: A 1,700-pound trout plant goes in this week. Trout fishing has been decent. Oaks Point and Bobber Beach are hot spots for those using worm/Power Egg combos. Bass fishing is very good. Green pumpkin plastic worms, jerkbaits, spinnerbaits get bass from shallows from rock wall to Scow Canyon. Catfish plants begin next week. 510-223-1661.
UVAS: Catfish bite is fair. Most get one or two per night. Warm weather this weekend could change things for better. 408-463-0711.
FRANK'S TRACT: Bass bite has been slow. Schoolie striped bass have entered Frank's Tract and are taking swimbaits. Black bass are enticed with chatterbaits and spinnerbaits. Black bass are cruising and aren't found in concentrations. Try spinnerbaits near tules. 925-625-2441.
RIO VISTA: There has been some striper action above Isleton with bait. Bank anglers get stripers from Rio Vista Pier to Sandy Beach. Trollers go to Three Mile Slough and Decker Island. 707-374-2372, 916-777-6498.
BERKELEY: Rock cod trips get half limits and a few nice lings. Rock cod boats also are hooking occasional salmon at islands. The New Easy Rider had one salmon on its Tuesday trip. Potluck boats get a fish per angler, mostly halibut with one or two stripers per outing. 510-849-3333, 510-223-5388, 707-334-4827.
CAPITOLA: Halibut from Mile Reef are becoming more common. Live sardines are the ticket. A couple of stripers were lost at pier. None landed. Rock cod fishing is good. 831-462-2208.
MONTEREY: Salmon bite is slow. Bottom fishing is very good locally and at Point Sur. Stripers are on beach from Monterey to Moss Landing at high tides. Pencil Poppers and hairraisers get bass 10 to 20 pounds. 831-375-5951, 831-372-7440.
PACIFICA: Surf has become calm enough for better striper and perch fishing. Blood or pile worms are top striper baits. Bombers and hairraisers are good choices for plug throwers. Crab season ends tonight at midnight. 650-355-8303, 650-359-9790.
PILLAR POINT: Rock fishing trips get limits, but it takes a full day of work to fill sacks with mixed cod. Boats are going south toward Martin's Beach. 650-726-7133, 650-726-2913.
SAN FRANCISCO: Halibut fishing has slowed, but few are venturing out. Stripers are more scarce than halibut in South Bay. Sharks and rays are common from Oyster Point Pier. 650-589-3474, 510-703-4148.
SUISUN BAY: Oversize sturgeon continue to be caught near Ozol and Martinez Pier. Striped bass in the 24-inch class are caught on occasion. 925-229-9420, 916-777-6498.

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