Updated: July 15, 2015
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!
500 lbs. of catfish was planted into Lake Chabot on 7-2-15.
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!
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 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again for choosing Lake Chabot as your recreation destination.