Lake Chabot Fish Report_June 15, 2015

GENERAL CONDITIONS
Wow, what a difference two weeks made on trout fishing!!! Trout fishing has been starting to pick back up with several whopper and limits of trout getting reported getting caught. The Dam and deeper parts of the lake have a hotspot for Trout. Bass fishing is also starting to heat up too as reports of more and more bass are being caught. Please remember to practice catch and release for bass. We have a couple more trout plants left until we start planting catfish for the summer season. The last plant we received from Mt. Lassen is from June 4th of 800 lbs. of trout. We are expecting a trout plant later on this week. Hopefully, this will boast Lake Chabot fishing conditions. Water temperatures remains in the high 50’s with about a 3 feet visibility. For all anglers planning on trolling make sure to come out early morning, afternoon winds have been making it a little difficult to fish.

All of our boats are half off Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays!

FISH PLANTS
800 lbs. of trout was planted into Lake Chabot on 6-4-15.

CATFISH
Catfishing continues to be very slow, but they are still out there and not many anglers are fishing for them right now. Fish and Wildlife did plant a 1,000 lbs. of catfish into Lake Chabot on April 14th. Water temperature will determine how active catfishing will be. This time of the year catfish are going to be located across from 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
Trout fishing was amazing the last couple weeks, whoppers and limits were both reported getting caught. Fishing by the Dam with powerbait is the currently the best way to limit out. We did receive a trout plant on June 4th from Mt. Lassen of 800 lbs. Trolling for trout has also been doing fairly well. Anglers trolling deeper are having success also fishing back from Bass Cove going towards the Dam. We only have a few more trout plants left until we start planting catfish so make sure to come out here while fishing is hot. Until then check out our facebook page to keep updated on current fishing conditions.

BASS
Bass fishing has started to pick up and many bass anglers are catching them each outing. If you are fishing for bass, the early mornings and in the evenings, mostly on plastics, jigs, hula grubs and top water will be your best bet. If you do want to try your luck 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 Radomyselskly of Oakland caught a nice 13.75 lbs. trout fishing over by Dam using a lure.
Tim Foster of Castro Valley also caught a huge whopper weighting at 10.9 lbs. fishing near the Dam also trolling a lure.

HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday — Thursday
Boat rentals are from 6:00am – 5:00pm
Boats are due in by 6:00pm
Friday — Sunday
Boat rentals are from 6:00am – 6:00pm
Boats are due in by 7:00pm

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

We encourage all anglers to report their stories, comments, or concerns to the Marina. Please email us at swong@calparksco.com. Thanks again for choosing Lake Chabot as your recreation destination.