Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fishing Weekend Shout-out!

ANDERSON: Closed to boats. Shore anglers can walk banks, but there haven't been reports of success. 408-463-0711.
BERRYESSA: Bass anglers are drop-shotting with Senkos or RoboWorms. Crankbaits or spinnerbaits offered near weed lines will work. 707-255-5544, 916-502-3474.
CALERO: There's a bit of a topwater bass bite very early. Switch to jigs or Senkos once sun hits water. Not a lot of fish and not much size, but there is action. 408-268-3883, 408-463-0711.
CHABOT: Trout starting to bite. Catfish bite starting to slow. Best trout action is near Coot's Landing or dam. Trout plants occurring every week. 510-247-2526.
CONTRA LOMA: Fishing is slow. Few are trying and very few fish are being caught. Best bet is for catfish with anchovies or chicken liver near Channel Point Fishing Dock and left of boat ramp. 510-544-3154.
DEL VALLE: Trout bite picking up. Water temperature has dropped to 66 degrees. Trout close to shore near marina and dam. Smallmouth and black bass bite is very good off shallow points. Use topwater plugs. Catfish bite is good. Striped bass bite is slow. 925-449-5201.
LAFAYETTE: Plant of 1,000


pounds of trout from DFG went in Tuesday. Over past seven days 3,000 pounds of trout have been planted. Water temperature is 67 degrees. 925-284-9669.
LOS VAQUEROS: New Marina opened Tuesday. Fishing for schoolie-sized stripers was very good. Lots of limits. Some anglers caught and released up to 10 fish. Some trout, some catfish and largemouth bass. A lot of shoreline is open. 925-371-2628.
QUARRY LAKES: Trout bite improving. Some anglers are getting limits from Fishermen's Row, coves and Peninsula. 510-544-3133.
SAN LUIS RESERVOIR: Action has improved. Boaters using jerk baits near Trash Racks and enjoy steady action. The Coyote Bait & Tackle Striper Derby is on. Entry is free with any $10 purchase and longest bass takes a $150 rod-reel combo. 408-463-0711.
SAN PABLO RESERVOIR: Water temperature down to 64 degrees, and trout plants are going in weekly. Trout bite is good, and there is action from shoreline near Main Recreation Area and Sandy Point. Power Bait chartreuse or spring green-is top bait. Catfish go for anchovies and chicken livers, bass hit on spinnerbaits and swimbaits. 510-223-1661.
UVAS: Some catfish action at night. Bass action with umbrella rigs. 408-463-0711.
ANTIOCH: Striped bass bite very good at Sherman Lake. Fresh shad, mudsuckers or bullhead work well. Stripers to 30 pounds. 925-706-7400.
BENICIA: Striped bass bite continues to be viable from shoreline. Best spot is 9th Street. Boats go to Firing Line and Middle Ground with bullhead or splittails. Salmon bite slowing a bit, but some are being caught at First Street and State Park. Sturgeon fishing good at Chain Island and Pittsburg. 707-745-4921.
FRANKS TRACT: Very good in Franks Tract and Big Break. Stripers and salmon being caught. Most stripers are schoolies eagerly attacking swimbaits or live bluegill. Salmon hitting hard on Silvertron spinners. Black bass fishing is good. Average fish is 4 pounds. Spinnerbaits, Buzz baits early and punching afternoon are successful tactics. 925-625-2441.
PITTSBURG: Sturgeon bite fair. Ghost or grass shrimp attract action near Chain Island. Striped bass plentiful in shallows. Live mudsuckers or bullhead get bass in 7 to 10 pounds. Honker Bay, Broad Slough are good spots. 925-252-0151.
RIO VISTA: Stripers remain very good. A lot of bass in the 30-inch range being caught near Decker Island and Three Mile Slough. Salmon fishing slowing. 707-374-2372, 916-777-6498.
TRACY: Stripers have arrived. Good number of keepers coming from Grant Line Canal. 209-835-3182.
NAPA: River is muddy because of minus tides. Trolling is slow. Upper river a bit cleaner. There are good stripers in system but conditions will be better next week. Tides might stir up sturgeon bite. Sweeney's Sports 707-255-5544.
BERKELEY: Happy Hooker on Sunday had 17 limits of striped bass. Wednesday, bass bite was on in area of Brothers and Point Pinole. 510-849-3333, 510-223-5388, 707-334-4827.
BODEGA BAY: Rock fishing wide open and ling cod bite very good. Sunday 35 anglers had 42 lings to 25 pounds to go with limits. Saturday, 11 anglers had 18 lings to 17 pounds plus limits. Salmon continue to be caught along Tenmile Beach. Albacore bite good for skiffs going just outside Cordell Banks. Openings for crab/cod combo trips Nov. 3-4. 707-875-3344.
CAPITOLA: Most anglers in skiffs get small cod, not much else. Some white sea bass near Natural Bridges. 831-462-2208.
EMERYVILLE: Rock cod/ling cod trips to islands come back with healthy bags and a bit better than a ling cod per rod. Not enough business for salmon boats. 510-654-6040.
MONTEREY: Giant squid being caught during rock cod trips. Rock cod/ling cod trips have been coming back with limits. 831-375-5951, 831-372-7440.
MOSS LANDING: Sunday's rock cod trip to Point Sur came back with 26 limits and a half-dozen lings to 15 pounds. 831-633-2564.
PILLAR POINT: Huli Cat went out last weekend and had limits Saturday and Sunday at local reefs. Queen of Hearts continues to get limits of cod. Lings are caught when they are targeted. 650-726-7133, 510-581-2628.
SAN FRANCISCO: Slow. Sharks and rays take squid or anchovies. 650-589-3474, 510-703-4148.
SAN PABLO BAY: Halibut fishing has turned on at Angel Island. Evening minus tides might slow that bite. Bass plentiful at Brothers, Sisters, Whaling Station. Trolling Marin shoreline might be productive by weekend when tides are better. 415-456-0321.
SUISUN BAY: Stiper bite good at Avon Slough, sand bar, pier and Mothball Fleet. Bass 20 to 30 inches. Bullhead and grass shrimp are top baits. 925-229-9420, 916-777-6498.


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