Lake Chabot Fish Report_May 4, 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. We just received a trout plant from Mt. Lassen of a 500 lbs. on May 4, 2015. Hopefully, this will boast Lake Chabot fishing conditions. Water temperatures remains in the mid 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! 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 5-4-15.

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 remains slow right now. We did receive a trout plant on May 4th from Mt. Lassen of 500 lbs. Overall, we need more fish plants to pick Lake Chabot’s fishing back up. Two limits were pulled out from a couple anglers fishing the east shore line a couple weeks using powerbait. We also had two whopper reported getting caught, but typically we would have more whoppers and limits to report. 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!
Bill Henderson of Hayward caught a nice 5.41 lbs. trout using powerbait fishing over by Indian Cove on 5-1-15.
Matt Dickson of Castro Valley caught a nice 9.16 lbs. trout using a panther martin over by Raccoon Point on 5-3-15

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.

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.

Lake Chabot Fish Report_December 31, 2014

Trout fishing is amazing right now!!! Limits of trout are getting pulled out all over the lake from Indian Cove to Raccoon Point. Anglers fishing from the shore are doing extremely well using Powerbait. Trolling is also doing fairly well dragging a Mira Shad or Rapala 100 feet behind the boat. Trolling from the surface down to 6 feet has been well. We did receive a trout plant of 1,000 lbs. on December 30th from Mt. Lassen. Catfishing is still doing fairly well, and we have had more than a few big catfish get pulled out the last several weeks. Water temperature is starting to come down. Currently, water temperature is around the mid 50’s with 5 feet visibility near the middle of the lake. The water level of the lake remains extremely low, with plenty of shoreline due to a lack of rain this season.

Latest News!

CATFISH

Catfishing is still great this time of the year. Limits and whoppers are still being reported getting caught throughout the week by Ken Kruse fishing near the sticks and behind the island. Water temperature will determine how active catfishing will be. This time of the year catfish are going to be located by 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 is making a huge comeback here at Lake Chabot. Limits are whoppers are starting to come in on a daily basis. Now is the time to come out and fish Lake Chabot. Last week we planted 1,200 lbs. of trout into Chabot, and this week on 12-30-14 we put in additional 1,000 lbs. We are stocking the lake on a weekly basis and with this cold front coming in trout fishing is only going to get better and better. The bait to use right now when fishing on the shoreline is chartreuse and rainbow Powerbait with Garlic sent. When trolling, make sure to let out about a hundred feet of line and let the motor do all the work but also be wary of other anglers on the shoreline so your lines don’t get caught! We will continue trout plants later on this year when the water temperature cools back down.

Check out our fish plant video on our Lake Chabot Facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=782706851764887&set=vb.117155684986677&type=2&theater

BASS

Overall, Bass fishing is starting to slow down a little. A couple reports of bass were reported getting caught by the Burner and Coots Landing but not of good size. If you are fishing for bass, they are biting mostly in the early mornings and in the evenings, mostly on plastics, jigs and hula grubs and top water here and there. Silver Rainbow Flukes and Watermelon Senkos are also doing really well with 3/0 wide shank hook. Live wells can be provided upon request thanks to Walton’s Pond. 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 Suittis of Fremont caught two whoppers a 5.3 and 5.1 trolling a spoon over by Raccoon Point.

NEW WINTER HOURS: Daily

Boat rentals are from 7 am — 3:30 pm

Boats are due in by 4:30pm

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

Half Off Boats!

Including Patio Boats!

Tuesday — Thursday. Excluding holidays

Lake Chabot Whopper Club

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.

 

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FISHING CONDITIONS

What a difference the rain made in a week! Water level came up about a foot from last week.  Fishing for trout and catfish have shown a lot of improvement.  We received a trout plant of 1,200 lbs. on December 18th  from Mt. Lassen.  Cat fishing is still doing fairly well, we have had more than a few big catfish get pulled out the last several week.  Water temperature is starting to come down.  Water temperature is around the mid 50’s with 5 feet visibility near the middle of the lake. The water level of the lake remains extremely low, with plenty of shoreline due to a lack of rain this season.

TROUT PLANT!

On December 18, 2014 we planted 1,200 lbs. of rainbow near the marina.  We are stocking the lake on a weekly basis and hopefully this rain will cool the  water temperature making trout fishing a lot better.  Trolling Rapala have landed several big trout but currently fishing from the shoreline from the burner on to Alder point have been doing fairly well with power bait. The bait to use right now when fishing on the shoreline is chartreuse and rainbow Powerbait with Garlic sent. When trolling, make sure to let out about a hundred feet of line and let the motor do all the work but also be wary of other anglers on the shoreline so your lines don’t get caught! We will continue trout plants later on this year when the water temperature cools back down.

NEW WINTER HOURS: Daily

Boat rentals are from 7 am — 3:30pm

Boats are due in by 4:30pm

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

Half Off Boats!

Including Patio Boats!

Tuesday — Thursday. Excluding holidays

Lake Chabot Whopper Club

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.

LATEST NEWS

CATFISH

Cat fishing is still great this time of the year. Limits and whoppers are still being reported getting caught throughout the week by Ken Kruse fishing near the sticks and behind the island. Water temperature will determine how active cat fishing will be.  This time of the year catfish are going to be located by 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.

BASS

Overall, Bass fishing is starting to slow down a little.  A couple reports of bass were reported getting caught by the Burner and Coots Landing but not of good size.  If you are fishing for bass, they are biting mostly in the early mornings and in the evenings, mostly on plastics, jigs and hula grubs and top water here and there. Silver Rainbow Flukes and Watermelon Senkos are also doing really well with 3/0 wide shank hook. Live wells can be provided upon request thanks to Walton’s Pond. 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!

GOT BREAKFAST?

LAKE CHABOT OFFERS BOAT DELIVERY!

Attention all boaters we now offer food delivery to your boat! Call the marina @ 510-247-2526 and place an order of $25 or more and your food will be brought out directly to your boat! Credit/Debit only.

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

Thanks again for choosing Lake Chabot as your recreation destination.

Thank you for reading our NEW Lake Chabot weekly fish report. Now go out there and have a great day fishing at Lake Chabot! And please send us your photos to: swong@calparksco.com