Fishing Conditions

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.

Lake Chabot Fish Report_November 15, 2015

November 15, 2015

 

GENERAL CONDITIONS

Trout action is starting to heat up! Andrew Falk of Hayward caught his limit fishing near Indian Cove using nightcralwers.  Bass fishing continues to keep anglers busy with a lot bass reported getting caught. Catfish also picked up a little too.  Sean O’ Malley of San Leandro caught a nice 10 lbs. using hotdogs fishing near the Marina.  This fall we have planted around 3,000 lbs. of trout into Lake Chabot.  We will continue to plant trout on a weekly basis until the early summer of 2016.  Water temperatures continue to remain in the mid 60’s with about 4 feet of visibility.

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

Fish Plants

We have planted 3000 lbs of trout this fall and will continue to plant weekly through spring!

CATFISH

Catfishing had a rough year here at Chabot.  We finally got a report of our first catfish whopper since June.  Sean O’ Malley caught a nice 10 lbs. Catfishing using hotdogs fishing near the marina.  We planted over a couple thousand pounds of channel catfish into the lake but only a few report of have came in all summer long.  Typically catfishing this time of the year is fairly slow but with rain last week it might be enough to stir them up and make catfishing a little bit more active.

TROUT

Good News!!! So far this fall we have planted 3,000 lbs. of trout into Lake Chabot. A limit was reported getting caught fishing near Indian Cove using nightcrawlers. With the water temperature cooling down trout will become more active.  Anglers trolling deeper are having a higher success coming back from Bass Cove going towards the Dam.  Until then check out our facebook page to keep updated on current fishing conditions.

BASS

Bass fishing has been steady for the last several weeks with some bass anglers catching and releasing good numbers. Reports of bass from 1 lbs. to 4 lbs. are coming in daily. 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 in bass cove. Please practice catch and release for bass, as they are not stocked into the lake and their population depends on you!

UPDATED | HOURS OF OPERATION

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

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 Fish Report_September 23, 2015

 

Bass
This LARGEMOUTH MONSTER weighing in at a hearty 16.6 lbs. was carefully caught and released by Ian Cornelius of Castro Valley on September 14, 2015. Cornelius reported it was caught near Alder Point using roboworms. A half pound shy of the lake record, this is one of the biggest bass caught here at Lake Chabot in over 10 years. Our current lake record is held by Louis Vasquez from 2002 for a bass weighing in at 17 lbs.
Bass fishing has been steady for the last several weeks with some bass anglers catching and releasing good numbers. Reports of bass from 1 lbs. to 4 lbs. are coming in daily. If you are fishing for bass, the early mornings and the evenings are best and they bite mostly on plastics, jigs, hula grubs and top water. If you do want to try your luck a couple good spots to fish for bass are near the island or in bass cove.
Please practice catch and release for bass, as they are not stocked into the lake and their population depends on you!

 

Trout

Reports of trout are slow, still hiding out in the deepest, coolest waters in the lake. Trolling shallow for trout has past its season, so trolling deeper is your best bet. Anglers trolling deeper are having a higher success coming back from Bass Cove going towards the Dam. Anglers fishing the shoreline are using PowerBait, and have been having luck also down by the dam. Until then check out our facebook page to keep updated on current fishing conditions.

 
Catfish
Catfishing is having a rough year here with the low water level and blue green algae which has made it very difficult for anglers. While we are still planting catifish the bite has been hit or miss. We only have a few more catfish plants left for the summer, then we will start planting trout again. Generally speaking, the best bait to use is mackerel, anchovies or chicken liver.

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

Thank you for choosing Lake Chabot as your recreation destination and for making Lake Chabot the Best Place to Fish in the Bay Area!

Lake Chabot Fish Report_July 16, 2015

GENERAL CONDITIONS

Fishing for trout and bass has been slow but catfish is starting to pick up again. With the water temperature rising, trout are moving deeper down and catfish are starting to be a little more active.  Bass fishing season is starting to slow down after having a great season with more than several reports of whopper size bass getting caught.  Please remember to practice catch and release for bass. Our last plant was 500 lbs of catfish on July 2nd.  We are expecting another catfish plant next week. Hopefully, this will boost Lake Chabot’s fishing conditions.  Water temperatures remains in the low 60’s with about a 4 feet visibility. For all anglers planning on trolling make sure to come out early in the morning as afternoon winds have been making it a little difficult to fish.

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

Fish Plants

500 lbs. of catfish was planted into Lake Chabot on 7-2-15.

CATFISH

With the warmer water temperature, the catfish bite is starting to heat up.  We received a catfish plant of 500 lbs. on the 2nd of July and we are also expecting another plant next week. Catfish plants have been planted over by Coots Landing, so as of now it should be the hotspot for fishing.  Typically, the best bait to use is mackerel, anchovies and chicken liver. Mackerel has been the best bait for catfish this season. Catfish will bite during the day but fishing early morning and near twilight will be the best. Make sure to come early and claim your spot!

TROUT

Reports of trout are slow, but are still being caught on a daily basis.  Trolling shallow for trout has been less productive than trolling deeper. Anglers trolling deeper are having success coming back from Bass Cove going towards the Dam.  Anglers fishing the shoreline are using PowerBait and have been having luck also down by the dam.  Until then check out our facebook page to keep updated on current fishing conditions.

BASS

Bass fishing has been steady with some bass anglers catching and releasing good numbers with other anglers not doing so well. 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 in bass cove. Please practice catch and release for bass, as they are not stocked into the lake and their population depends on you!

WHOPPERS!

Sam Spinks of San Lorenzo caught a 14 lbs catfish using Mackeral down by the burner.

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.

 

Lake Chabot Fish Report_June 29, 2015

GENERAL CONDITIONS

Fishing for trout, catfish and bass is all starting to pick up again. With the water temperature rising, trout is moving deeper down and bass and catfishing is starting to be a little more active.  Bass fishing is starting to have a great season with more than several reports of whopper size bass getting caught.  Please remember to practice catch and release for bass. We did receive our first catfish plant on 500 lbs. on June 18th. We are expecting another catfish plant later on this week. Hopefully, this will boast Lake Chabot fishing conditions.  Water temperatures remains in the low 60’s with about a 4 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

500 lbs. of catfish was planted into Lake Chabot on 6-18-15.

CATFISH

With the warmer water temperature now catfishing should starting heating up.  We received a catfishing plant of 500 lbs. on the 18th of June and we are also expecting another plant later on this week. Catfish plants have been planted over by coots landing so as of now it should be the hotspot for fishing.  Typically, the best bait to use is mackerel, anchovies and chicken liver.  Catfish will bite during the day but fishing early morning and near twilight will the best, so make sure to come early and claim your spot.

TROUT

Reports of trout are still coming in on a daily basis, but only one whopper was reported caught this past week.  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.  Anglers fishing the shoreline are using PowerBait and have been having luck also down by the dam.  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!

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.

Lake Chabot Fish Report_June 1, 2015

GENERAL CONDITIONS
Trout fishing remains slow here at Lake Chabot. We have been stocking the lake at least once or twice a month from Mt. Lassen. A couple limits were pulled out from the shoreline a couple weeks ago, but overall fishing remains slow. The last plant we received from Mt. Lassen is from May 20th, 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.

HALF OFF | MIDWEEK SPECIALS
All of our boats are half off Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays! Our schedule for the marina, is currently open every day of the week from 6:00 AM-6:00PM. Boat rentals will stop at 5:00PM and are due back in by 6:00PM.

FISH PLANTS
500 lbs. of trout was planted into Lake Chabot on 5-20-15.

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 remains slow right now. We did receive a trout plant on May 20th from Mt. Lassen of 500 lbs. Overall, we need more fish plants to pick Lake Chabot’s fishing back up. We did however had two whoppers get pulled out these last two weeks. Jason Hunt of Upper Lake caught a nice 10.67 lbs. trout fishing over by Bass Cove using Powerbait. Stefan Grobecker of Hayward also caught a huge whopper weighting at 10.8 lbs. fishing near the Island. Fishing here at Chabot is usually on fire this time of the year but hopefully we will get more fish plants here. 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!
Jason Hunt of Upper Lake caught a nice 10.67 lbs. trout fishing over by Bass Cove using Powerbait.
Stefan Grobecker of Hayward also caught a huge whopper weighting at 10.8 lbs. fishing near the Island.

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.