Stripers boiling at DV

Del Valle Lake - Livermore, CA (Alameda County)


by Nor Cal Fish Reports
8-26-2015

The water is still in the upper 70's so the catfish are still on the bite. Once again the fish are favoring anchovies above all other cut baits. The striped bass have stopped boiling in the mornings now its more like isolated blow ups, but they have begun boiling in the afternoons around 11 am - 3 pm. So if you like to see or fish the boils I recommend coming in the afternoons. When fishing the boils it is important to use either top water lures or jerk baits. Remember that you are trying to imitate a threadfin shad. The Catfish are still hanging out in or around the big weed mats either in the back of coves or on the sandy/muddy flats. I also like to fish big rocky drop off's and points where there are no weed beds. I fish these areas because bigger fish need more oxygen and deeper colder water holds more oxygen but, the Cats can swim right up those points into the feeding grounds, eat a little then retreat back into the depths. I love Catfishing to its core, from the heart stopping hits to long drawn out fights. In my opinion Catfish are one of the hardest fighting fish in this lake besides the Big Striped Bass or Sturgeon. (925) 449-5201


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