Trout fishing is amazing right now!!! Limits of trout are getting pulled out all over the lake from Indian Cove to Raccoon Point. Anglers fishing from the shore are doing extremely well using Powerbait. Trolling is also doing fairly well dragging a Mira Shad or Rapala 100 feet behind the boat. Trolling from the surface down to 6 feet has been well. We did receive a trout plant of 1,000 lbs. on December 30th from Mt. Lassen. Catfishing is still doing fairly well, and we have had more than a few big catfish get pulled out the last several weeks. Water temperature is starting to come down. Currently, 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.
Catfishing 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 catfishing 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.
Trout fishing is making a huge comeback here at Lake Chabot. Limits are whoppers are starting to come in on a daily basis. Now is the time to come out and fish Lake Chabot. Last week we planted 1,200 lbs. of trout into Chabot, and this week on 12-30-14 we put in additional 1,000 lbs. We are stocking the lake on a weekly basis and with this cold front coming in trout fishing is only going to get better and better. 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.
Check out our fish plant video on our Lake Chabot Facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=782706851764887&set=vb.117155684986677&type=2&theater
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! WHOPPERS!
Mark Suittis of Fremont caught two whoppers a 5.3 and 5.1 trolling a spoon over by Raccoon Point.
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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.