Saturday, July 7, 2012

Fishing Shout Weekend Shout Out! 7-7-2012

ANDERSON: Water is low. Bass fishing is good for those drop-shotting RoboWorms (shad colored) off the dam and underneath the bridge. Weeds are growing so use more weight. Bluegill bite is good. (408) 927-9144, (408) 463-0711
BERRYESSA: Fishing around the big island and near the dam down 70 feet nets kings with slow-rolled shad. Hoochies in white, pink, orange or green attract kokanee (45 to 50 feet). Main lake and big island is away from boat and jet ski traffic. Bass are off the main points. Tube baits will attract smallmouth. Brush hogs and Senkos will draw largemouth bass. Best bait for anything is live minnows. (707) 255-5544; (916) 502-3474
CALERO: Bass take topwater plugs early in the morning. Weed mats in Cherry Cove invite frogs. Drop-shotting in 5 to 20 feet of water works, too. (408) 268-3883, (408) 463-0711
CHABOT: Small catfish are being caught near Raccoon Point. No large fish have been caught. Weekly catfish plants will continue. (510) 247-2526
CHESBRO: Bass fishing is fair early and late. Use creature baits. Bluegill bite is decent. (408) 358-3741, (408) 463-0711 CONTRA LOMA: Go to the Channel


Point dock or near the Swim Lagoon to try for trout but don't expect much. Bass are providing the best action. Catfish take the usual baits near Loma Island or the boat ramp. Bluegill and crappie are near structure. Big fish of the week was an 11-pound catfish caught by Garrett Fereira with a nightcrawler near the boat ramp. (510) 544-3154
COYOTE: Bass fishing is spotty. Quality is good if you tie into a bass. Topwater lures work early. After that go to jigs or chatterbaits. (408) 463-0711
DEL VALLE: Catfish and stripers are the most willing here. Catfish are in the lower Narrows and taking chicken liver. Stripers are in Heron Bay and preferring anchovies. (925) 449-5201
LAFAYETTE: Trout bite is moribund. First catfish plant went in Tuesday. (925) 284-9669
LEXINGTON: Throw creature baits with half-ounce heads or jigs with similar weights. (408) 463-0711
LOCH LOMOND: Trout bite has slowed. Bass action is so-so. Bluegill are biting at the upper end of the lake where there is structure. (831) 335-7424
LOS VAQUEROS: A trout plant of 1,000 pounds from the Mount Lassen Hatchery went in Monday. Stripers in the 18 to 22 inch class are being caught. Catch rate has been on the slow side. A 22-pound catfish was caught by Vam Pham. (925) 371-2628
QUARRY LAKES: Trout fishing is slow, but catfish bite is good. Fred Martinez caught a 9.4-pound catfish on Tuesday with a shrimp/chicken liver combo. (510) 544-3130
SAN LUIS RESERVOIR: Stripers are at least 50 feet deep. Trollers work near the Trash Racks. Shore anglers go to Romero's Visitors Center and cast albino, white pearl or shad super flukes. (408) 463-0711
SAN PABLO RESERVOIR: A plant of 1,200 pounds of trout went in Monday. Best way to get trout is bait fishing from shore. Trollers get action near the dam and in front of Scow Canyon. Trout are down 6 to 20 feet. Bass bite is good in the preserve, inside Scow Canyon and Pink Lady Cove. Wacky-rigged Senkos or crankbaits get spotted bass. (510) 223-1661
SHADOW CLIFFS: Trout bite is slow but catfish are being caught. The Stanley shoreline is the best place for cats and chicken livers are working best. Biggest cat was a 9-pounder. Most are in the 3- to 4-pound range. (510) 544-3230, (925) 426-0197
UVAS: Use baby brush hogs on a Carolina rig for bass in the 2- to 3-pound range. Catfish bite well at night. Mackerel has been the best bait. (408) 463-0711
ANTIOCH: Stripers are spread around the lower San Joaquin River and Sacramento River. There have been approximately 20 keeper sturgeon caught off the River View Pier and there has been a decent bite for stripers off the Antioch Pier. (925) 706-7400
BENICIA: Sturgeon fishing is decent. Grass shrimp is the best bait. Go to the Brickyard, Ozol or Montezuma Slough. Bank fishing at Montezuma has slowed. No stripers. (707) 745-4921
FRANKS TRACT: Bass are plentiful but size is hard to come by. Use Senkos or drop-shots for 1- to 2-pound bass. Stripers are near Pittsburg. (925) 625-2441
PITTSBURG: It's still small striped bass here. Wind has kept boats inside and away from sturgeon. (925) 252-0151
RIO VISTA: Stripers to 25 inches are being caught by shore anglers, but not in great numbers. Catfish bite is good along the shoreline from Sandy Beach to the ferry. Bluegill are plentiful near the docks. (707) 374-2372
NAPA: There are small stripers in the river. Split tails will get larger striped bass. Sweeney's Sports (707) 255-5544
BERKELEY: Sunday was the last good day of salmon fishing. Jelly fish moved in and the wind kicked up and the bite has been tough. A halibut trip on Sunday had 12 fish to 18 pounds for 15 anglers. (510) 849-3333, (510) 223-5388, (707) 334-4827
CAPITOLA: White sea bass are in. Find them in 55 to 65 feet of water. Fly line squid between the Mile Reef and the SB 3 Buoy. A few stripers are being caught near the cement ship. (831) 462-2208
EMERYVILLE: Salmon boats on Tuesday were hit with wind. Loal rock cod trip by the Huck Finn had half limits for 30 and 30 ling cod to 17 pounds. (510) 654-6040
MONTEREY: Salmon trips get one fish per rod. Some days are better than others, but there haven't been limits. Local rock cod trips get limits. Water at Point Sur is too cold. (831) 375-5951; (831) 372-7440
PACIFICA: Striped bass are being caught from the beaches during the low tide. Hairraisers, topwater plugs and shallow-diving plugs will work. The northern part of Pacifica is better than the southern beaches. No word on Ocean Beach. (650) 355-8303, (650) 359-9790
PILLAR POINT: Salmon fishing has slowed. Rock cod trips continue to get limits. Wind canceled Tuesday's trips but boats were back out Wednesday. (650) 726-7133, (510) 581-2628
SAN FRANCISCO: Halibut fishing remains slow. South Bay anglers get sharks and rays from the shoreline. (650) 589-3474
SAN PABLO BAY: Big tides have muddied the water and that has made the halibut fishing poor. Weekend tides are more favorable. Striper fishing is poor. (415) 456-0321
SUISUN BAY: There are sturgeon being caught at the Pier. Boaters go to the Ozol. No stripers. (925) 229-9420

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