Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fishing Weekend "Shout Out!"


ANDERSON: Plenty of bass are being caught, but few have any size. Drop-shotting plastic worms or casting jigs or tubes will work. Crappie bite is good in south end near bridge. 408-463-0711.
BERRYESSA: Kokanee bite has been wide open, but it got tougher midweek. Best bite is around island from 47 to 57 feet deep. Trout are mixed in 50 to 60 feet deep around island and near east side. For bass there's a topwater early and late. Plastics work during day fished outside weed lines and near rock piles. 916-502-3474, 707-372-7599.
CALERO: Bass bite is slow. Try Senkos, jigs or jerkbaits. Crappie are near launch ramp. 408-463-0711.
CHESBRO: Best bet are crappie or bluegill. Go at night for catfish. 408-463-0711.
COYOTE: Tough bass bite. Some get skunked, some get lucky. No size either way. Catfish, crappie and bluegill are a better bet. 408-463-0711.
DEL VALLE: Striper bite has slowed, but a few are being caught near dam and in Narrows. Shoreline anglers are getting cats. East Beach and the dog run are best spots. 925-449-5201.
LEXINGTON: Nonpower boats or boats with electric motors can access lake. Bass fishing has been good. Senkos, jigs and spinnerbaits work. Fish near banks. Crappie and catfish are biting well. 408-463-0711.
LOCH LOMOND: Bass bite continues to be tough. Bluegill and sunfish are keeping people entertained. Go to grassy areas along shore to find the fish.


LOS VAQUEROS: Striper fishing is very good. Anchovies are best bait. Find a point, cast and wait. Catfish bite is decent. 925-371-2628.
QUARRY LAKES: Trout fishing is fair, catfish bite is decent. Trout is best at Fishermen's Row and Peninsula. Trout and catfish are being planted on alternating weeks. Trout went in this week. 510-544-3130.
SAN LUIS RESERVOIR: Catch better quality stripers in main lake. Forebay is kicking out schoolies and smaller. Cut bait, jumbo minnows, pile worms are best in main lake. Catfish bite has been good. 408-463-0711.
SAN PABLO RESERVOIR: Trout went in Monday, but fishing has been slow. Trout bite is best near dam. Bass continue to bite in Graveyard Cove, but most are small. 510-223-1661.
UVAS: Go here at night for catfish averaging a pound or two. Bluegill and crappie provide sport during day. 408-463-0711.
FRANK'S TRACT: Bass fishing has been consistently good, but size is hard to come by. Bass are at a variety of depths. Striped-bass bite is improving. Piper Slough has been a good spot. Anchovies are favored bait. 925-625-2441.
RIO VISTA: Catfish are plentiful in Prospect Slough and Lindsey Slough. Black bass are in Seven Mile Slough, Brannan Island and Delta Loop. Most stripers are shaker size. Trollers do OK in Montezuma Slough for stripers. 707-374-2372, 916-777-6498.
BERKELEY: Salmon have had limits every day Monday through Wednesday. The El Dorado on Wednesday had 15 limits to 22 pounds. Most were 25 to 26 inches. All action is at Deep Reef. 510-849-3333, 510-773-4156, 510-223-5388, 707-334-4827.
CAPITOLA: There are still some baitfish from pier. Stripers and halibut seem to have moved back out. 831-462-2208.
EMERYVILLE: Potluck fishing has been good. The Huck Finn on Monday had 11 limits of stripers to 16 pounds and 11 halibut to 10 pounds while fishing in main bay. On Tuesday, 22 anglers had six halibut and 15 stripers to 15 pounds. 510-654-6040.
MONTEREY: Salmon limits continue to come in from outside Fort Ord. On Wednesday, the Star had 14 limits of salmon ranging from legal to the teens. Salmon limits have been achieved for six days in a row since Friday. 831-375-5951, 831-372-7440.
PACIFICA: Striped bass are being caught at Mori Point, Linda Mar, Rockaway and from pier. Perch fishing is decent. Grubs or blood or pile worms will work. 650-355-8303, 650-359-9790.
PILLAR POINT: Party boats are at Deep Reef getting limits to near limits of salmon. Rock fishing continues to be good. 650-726-7133, 650-726-2913.
SANTA CRUZ: Salmon bite in Moss Landing has been on since Monday. Rock cod fishing has been very good, and halibut is picking up. Local reefs are providing good quality vermilion, blacks and olives. Halibut from 8 to 14 pounds are in 40 to 60 feet of water close to New Brighton Beach. 831-662-3020, 831-427-2334.
SAN FRANCISCO: Pier anglers in South Bay get sharks and rays. Stripers were caught over weekend from Oyster Point Pier. Boats on Sunday found halibut and stripers from outside green building, but nothing since. 650-589-3474, 510-703-4148.
SAN PABLO BAY: Halibut and striper fishing is fair. Paradise, Angel Island and Red Rock are best spots. Southhampton also is good. Bass fishing should improve with big tides this week. 415-456-0321.

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