Ryan Reynolds NEW Lake Record Holder at Lake Chabot

Ryan Reynolds NEW Lake Record Holder at Lake Chabot

GENERAL CONDITIONS

What a week!!! Lake Chabot just got a new lake record for Largemouth Bass weighing in at 19 lbs. This was carefully caught and released by Ryan Reynolds of San Mateo fishing near Alder Point. Water temperature remains in the low 60’s and water clarity is about 4 feet visibility.  We received a decent amount rain this past week and the visibility of the water should clear up in the next couple of days depending on the weather.

There is still plenty of time to hit your limit and possibly catch the first place fish!

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

CATFISH

Catfishing remains fairly good with limits still getting pulled out.  With the rain this past week catfishing should pick up a little.  Early morning fishing around the island and night fishing near Indian cove and the first dock on the east shore trail is keeping anglers busy. The best bait to use when fishing for catfish is either chicken liver, or mackerel. Make sure to cut 2” inch chunk of mackerel and putting it on a size 1 or 2 hook and half ounce weight works best.  A simple trick to use when using this bait is wrapping magic thread around the bait to ensure that it doesn’t fly off when fishing.

TROUT

Trout fishing is starting to pick up a couple limits have been reported getting caught by the first dock and down by Indian Cove.  Using PowerBait especially mice tails has been pretty consistence with catching trout.  When setting up make sure to use a sliding sinker set up with a ½ oz weight and at least an 18” leader line. Our last trout plant was on Oct 27th with 1,250 lbs. Water temperature remains at the low 60’s and visibility is about 4 feet.  We are expecting another trout plant later on this week.  Please follow our facebook page to keep updated on fishing conditions.

BASS

Bass fishing had an amazing week here. A new lake record was set her by Ryan Reynolds of San Mateo.  He caught an nice 19 lbs. Largemouth Bass fishing near Alder Point using a black jig.  He was using a Shimano curado E7, on a Loomis 7’ rod with braided line.  This bass was weight on two different hand scales and was carefully released back into the lake. Video and picture of this bass is located on our facebook page.  Congrats to Ryan Reynolds on catching this huger whopper size fish.   Please practice catch and release for bass, as they are not stocked into the lake and their population depends on you!

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday — Sunday
Boat rentals are from 6:30am – 3:30pm
Boats are due in by 4:30 pm

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.

 

Lake Chabot_Rainbow Trout

GENERAL CONDITIONS

Water level is about 85%. Trout fishing is starting to pick back up again. Limits of trout are starting to come out of Chabot again. Fishing is slowly starting to pick back up again as more and more reports of fish are coming in again. Several nice size trout were pulled out today including a couple 4 lbs. being caught over by Raccoon Point. We are experiencing some warm weather conditions this week so fishing will pick back up. We planted 750 lbs. of trout on the 30th. Water temperature remains in the low 50’s and water clarity is about 3 feet visibility. The visibility of the water should clear up in the next couple of days depending on the weather.

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

CATFISH
Catfishing is slow this time of the year, but there was a couple catfish reported getting caught this past week. Typically catfishing this time of the year is fairly slow. Catfishing conditions will improve when the water temperature starts to warm back up.

TROUT
Limits of trout is keeping anglers busy again. Several nice size limits are reported getting caught again. Out last plant was 750 lbs. back on the 30th of March. Both trolling and fishing the shorelines have been doing well. The first dock on the west shore trail have been keeping anglers busy in the morning and trolling across from Raccoon Point have been doing the trick. Trolling seems to be the best bet by trolling a Firetiger Rapala close to the shore near across from Raccoon point. Please follow our facebook page to keep updated on fishing conditions.

BASS
With the warm weather we are expecting this week, bass fishing should be great. Bass fishing already has been steady for the last several weeks with some bass anglers catching and releasing good numbers. If you do want to try your luck a couple good spots to fish for bass are near the island or in bass cove using a drop shot rig. Please practice catch and release for bass, as they are not stocked into the lake and their population depends on you!

HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday — Sunday

Boat rentals are from 6:00am – 5:30pm

Boats are due in by 5 pm

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.

Lake Chabot_Gio Romero of Berkeley
Gio Romero of Berkeley just earned his spot into Lake Chabot’s whopper club!

GENERAL CONDITIONS
Water level is about 85%. Trout fishing is starting to pick back up again. Anglers are leaving with a few fish but no limits yet. Bass fishing continues to keep anglers busy. We are experiencing some warm weather conditions this upcoming week so hopefully fishing will pick back up. We planted 500 lbs. of trout on the 16th and we have another plant expected later this week. Water temperature remains in the low 50’s and water clarity is about 3 feet visibility. The visibility of the water should clear up in the next couple of days depending on the weather.

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

CATFISH
Catfishing had a rough year here at Chabot. We planted over a couple thousand pounds of channel catfish into the lake but only a few reported have come in, in 2015. Typically catfishing this time of the year is fairly slow. Catfishing conditions will improve when the water temperature starts to warm back up.

TROUT
Trout fishing is starting to pick up again. Anglers are leaving here with a few fish but no limits yet. We have been planting trout near the marina, so trout fishing should pick up. Our last plant was 500 lbs. back on the 16th of March with another plant expected later on this week. Anglers bank fishing are catching a few fish early in the morning but no limits were reported caught this past week. Trolling seems to be the best bet by trolling a pink flicker shad close to the shore near Raccoon point. Please be patient and follow our facebook page to keep updated on fishing conditions.

BASS
With the warm weather we are expecting this upcoming week, bass fishing should be great. Bass fishing already has been steady for the last several weeks with some bass anglers catching and releasing good numbers. If you do want to try your luck a couple good spots to fish for bass are near the island or in bass cove using a drop shot rig. Please practice catch and release for bass, as they are not stocked into the lake and their population depends on you!

HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday — Sunday

Boat rentals are from 6:30am – 4:00pm

Boats are due in by 5 pm

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.