Saturday, February 16, 2013

Fishing Week-End Shout Out! 2-12-14 2013

ANDERSON: Bass are becoming more active with warmer weather. There has been action for those drop-shotting or using jigs near the bridge. (408) 927-9144, (408) 463-0711
BERRYESSA: Bank anglers get three to four trout per outing using live minnows, Power Bait or night crawlers. Capel Cove to Spanish Flat is productive. There is also trout at Putah Bridge in the north end. Sweeney's Sports (707) 255-5544; Don Paganelli (916) 502-3474
CALERO: Crappie are starting to be caught. They have yet to cluster. Bass anglers in boats find scattered bass with jigs or Senkos. (408) 268-3883, (408) 463-0711
CHABOT: Big fish of the week was a 9-pound trout caught with Power Bait by Mike Reposa of San Leandro in Half Moon Bay. Trout bite has been fair. Anglers average one to two fish per outings. Best spot has been Coots Landing. (510) 247-2526
CHESBRO: A trickle of crappie have been reported. (408) 358-3741, (408) 463-0711
CONTRA LOMA: Lake continues to rise. It is expected to fill by the end of the month. Fishing has been good with the help of two trout plants.


Try using a variety of Power Baits or night crawlers at the boat ramp area or east shore for trout. Lee Shelton caught a 6-pound trout with Power Bait for big fish of the week. (510) 544-3154
COYOTE: Shore walkers throw swimbaits. Luck is spotty. (408) 463-0711
DEL VALLE: Water is on the murky side. A trout plant weighing 1,000 pounds from DFW went in last week, but bite is slow. Catfish Cove in Heron Bay has been good. (925) 449-5201
LAFAYETTE: A trout plant from Mount Lassen went in last week and one more is planned on Sunday. Fishing success has improved. Jim Bradford of Lafayette caught the biggest trout of the week, a 5-pounder from the South End from his kayak. Best action is in the South End. Bass bite also is starting to quicken. (925) 284-9669
LEWISTON: Trout action is very good for all. Fly fishers, shoreline bait dunkers and trollers all get very good action. Pine Cove Marina (530) 778-3770
LOCH LOMOND: Lake opens to fishing March 1. (831) 335-7424
LOS VAQUEROS: Lake level is rising steadily. Fishing success has been sporadic as the habitat changes. A couple of largemouth bass in the 5- to 7-pound range were caught near the Rock Wall. A trout plant of 1,000 pounds went in Wednesday. (925) 371-2628
MOUNT TAMALPAIS LAKES: DFW planted Bon Tempe last Friday with 1,000 pounds of trout averaging a half-pound. (415) 945-1194
QUARRY LAKES: Big fish of the week was a 5.13-pound trout caught by Craig Numoto of San Jose. Trout bite has improved. Coves, the left side of the swim beach and near the old boat ramp on the backside of the lake has been good. Some get limits. Kastmasters, Mice Tails and pumpkin green Power Bait have been productive. (510) 544-3133
SAN LUIS RESERVOIR: Shore anglers and boaters can get striped bass. Boaters go to the face of the dam and troll with broken-back Rebels or Yozuris. Bait anglers use jumbo minnows. The Forebay kicks out fish for those using pile worms, anchovies or shad. Bass are 18 to 24 inches. (408) 463-0711
SAN PABLO RESERVOIR: Boaters getting to Scow Canyon or fishing the points and rock wall are getting steady trout action. Trollers use Rapalas. Bait anglers do well with chartreuse Power Tails, Mice Tails or night crawlers. (510) 223-1661, 925-253-1279
SHADOW CLIFFS: Alex of San Leandro caught a 16-pound, 14-ounce fish from the first dock using Power Bait. Trout plant went in Wednesday. Pumpkin Power Bait is the new hot flavor. (510) 544-3230, (925) 426-0197
SONOMA: Steelhead have moved into the arms. Bass anglers use rip baits off points. Water is dirty. Outdoor Pro Shop, Cotati (707) 588-8033
ANTIOCH: There are stripers near the Antioch Bridge. Use pile worms. Filleted sardines get stripers from the Antioch Pier. Most are in the 24- to 28-inch range. (925) 706-7400
BENICIA: Sturgeon are active in Grizzly Bay in four to six feet of water. Use grass shrimp or eel. Lamprey eel is hard to come by. Pile worms also are a good choice. Shoreline flounder action is fair. (707) 745-4921
FRANKS TRACT: Black bass bite is on the upswing. Use slow-rolling spinnerbaits. Fish are moving up to feed as the day warms. Fish are deep in the morning. Striper bite is slow. (925) 625-2441
PITTSBURG: Undersized sturgeon are routinely caught at Buoy 31, Big Cut and the PG&E plant. Stripers to 5 pounds are in Broad Slough and near Collinsville. Mudsuckers or shad work best for the bass. (925) 252-0151
RIO VISTA: Sturgeon bite continues to be good at Sherman Island, the Power Lines and Cache Slough. There are striped bass coming over from Sherman Island toward Rio Vista. Use mudsuckers, blood worms or pile worms for the bass. (707) 374-2372, (916) 777-6498
TRACY: Black bass fishing was good on Saturday but went flat on Sunday. A tournament Saturday was won with a 15.44-pound sack. Big fish was 6.73 pounds. Most were caught drop-shotting Senkos. (209) 835-3182
GUALALA: Steelhead fishing remains good, best above the lower river. Spoons or flies will work. (707) 884-4247
NAPA: Striper bite continues to be strengthen. Sturgeon bite is on-and-off. Stripers are 20 to 27 inches. Mudsuckers or split tails account for the larger fish. Sweeney's Sports (707) 255-5544
RUSSIAN: There seems to be a lull in the steelhead action. Bite has slowed and the number of fish entering Warm Springs has dropped, although 50 percent more steelhead have returned this year over last. Water is nice for drifters and shoreline fly fishers. King's Sporting Goods (707) 869-2156
BERKELEY: Schoolie stripers are starting to show near Point Pinole. Perch bite is spotty. Herring are thick in the Bay but they are moving. Bay Tackle (510) 235-2032,
MONTEREY: Crab limits come back each trip plus 30 to 40 sand dabs per angler. (831) 375-5951; (831) 372-7440
PACIFICA: Perch fishing has been hit or miss. Quality crabs continue to be caught. (650) 355-8303, (650) 359-9790
PORT SONOMA: Petaluma River and the Napa River both have been good spots for sturgeon and stripers. Grass shrimp, ghost shrimp or pile worms interest sturgeon. Same baits will work for stripers. (707) 762-7818
SAN FRANCISCO: Striped bass are being caught from Point San Bruno, Kincade's and Genentech. Stripers move toward Oyster Point in the evening. (650) 589-3474
SAN PABLO BAY: Stripers are being caught trolling at the top of the tide along the Marin Shoreline. Use shrimp baits on the anchor for bass near the Pumphouse. Some boats get limits. Sturgeon fishing is decent despite slow tides. (415) 456-0321

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