Lake Chabot Fish Report_April 6, 2015

GENERAL CONDITIONS
Trout fishing is a little slow right now due to the lack of fish plants into Lake Chabot. Lake Chabot just starting getting weekly fish plants again, last week we stock the lake with 800 lbs. of trout by Coots Landing. So fishing can potentially pick up a little this upcoming week. Anglers fishing the shoreline have been doing fairly well, several whoppers were pulled out this past week fishing over by Alder Point. Anglers trolling from the surface down to 6 feet has also been doing fairly well, but afternoon winds have been making boating a little difficult. Currently, water temperature is in the mid to high 50’s with 2 feet visibility. The water level of the lake remains extremely low, with plenty of shoreline access for anglers due to a lack of rain this season.

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.
All of our boats are half off Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays! Our schedule for the marina has changed, we are 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
No schedule plants for this week.

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

CATFISH
Catfishing continues to be very slow, but they are still out there and not many anglers are fishing for them right now. 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 had a great start in the beginning of the year, but things are starting to slow down. Last week Mt. Lassen planted 800 lbs. of rainbow trout into Chabot over by Coots Landing so fishing should pick back up. With the expecting rain fall this upcoming week it should cool the lake temperature a little making trout fishing a little better. This past week we had two whoppers reported getting caught by Alder Point using PowerBait. Currently, we are not sure on when we’re getting our next trout plant but please check in with our facebook page for updates.

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!
Jim Wong caught two nice trout weighing in at 6.14 and 6.05 fishing near coots landing on 4-5-15.

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

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