March 21, 2016 | Fish Report

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.

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