fishing

FISHING CONDITIONS

What a difference the rain made in a week! Water level came up about a foot from last week.  Fishing for trout and catfish have shown a lot of improvement.  We received a trout plant of 1,200 lbs. on December 18th  from Mt. Lassen.  Cat fishing is still doing fairly well, we have had more than a few big catfish get pulled out the last several week.  Water temperature is starting to come down.  Water temperature is around the mid 50’s with 5 feet visibility near the middle of the lake. The water level of the lake remains extremely low, with plenty of shoreline due to a lack of rain this season.

TROUT PLANT!

On December 18, 2014 we planted 1,200 lbs. of rainbow near the marina.  We are stocking the lake on a weekly basis and hopefully this rain will cool the  water temperature making trout fishing a lot better.  Trolling Rapala have landed several big trout but currently fishing from the shoreline from the burner on to Alder point have been doing fairly well with power bait. The bait to use right now when fishing on the shoreline is chartreuse and rainbow Powerbait with Garlic sent. When trolling, make sure to let out about a hundred feet of line and let the motor do all the work but also be wary of other anglers on the shoreline so your lines don’t get caught! We will continue trout plants later on this year when the water temperature cools back down.

NEW WINTER HOURS: Daily

Boat rentals are from 7 am — 3:30pm

Boats are due in by 4:30pm

Hours subject to change based on weather conditions and light levels.

Half Off Boats!

Including Patio Boats!

Tuesday — Thursday. Excluding holidays

Lake Chabot Whopper Club

When you bring in your big fish, we will take your picture and give you a “Lake Chabot Whopper Club” button. If you catch a whopper over 5 lbs (trout), 8 lbs (catfish) or 3 lbs (bass) you will receive a whopper club pin.

For beginning anglers, if you have any questions on what to use, please come down to the Marina and one of our knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to help you get set up for your fishing adventure.

LATEST NEWS

CATFISH

Cat fishing is still great this time of the year. Limits and whoppers are still being reported getting caught throughout the week by Ken Kruse fishing near the sticks and behind the island. Water temperature will determine how active cat fishing will be.  This time of the year catfish are going to be located by Raccoon point, behind the island, in coves by the dam and in bass cove. Anglers are using a variety of baits including mackerel, anchovies and chicken liver.

BASS

Overall, Bass fishing is starting to slow down a little.  A couple reports of bass were reported getting caught by the Burner and Coots Landing but not of good size.  If you are fishing for bass, they are biting mostly in the early mornings and in the evenings, mostly on plastics, jigs and hula grubs and top water here and there. Silver Rainbow Flukes and Watermelon Senkos are also doing really well with 3/0 wide shank hook. Live wells can be provided upon request thanks to Walton’s Pond. A couple good spots to fish for bass are; near the island or the tulles by Raccoon Point. Please practice catch and release for bass, as they are not stocked into the lake and their population depends on you!

GOT BREAKFAST?

LAKE CHABOT OFFERS BOAT DELIVERY!

Attention all boaters we now offer food delivery to your boat! Call the marina @ 510-247-2526 and place an order of $25 or more and your food will be brought out directly to your boat! Credit/Debit only.

We encourage all anglers to report their stories, comments, or concerns to the Marina. Please email us at

Thanks again for choosing Lake Chabot as your recreation destination.

Thank you for reading our NEW Lake Chabot weekly fish report. Now go out there and have a great day fishing at Lake Chabot! And please send us your photos to: swong@calparksco.com