San Pablo Reservoir Fishing Report

San Pablo Reservoir - El Sobrante, CA (Contra Costa County)

by San Pablo Reservoir

Trout Fishing.
The trout bite has slowed down to a crawl. Fish closer to the Dam where the water is much cooler. The last plant of trout was on 6-24-15, we will try to plant in between now and the start of fall if the water temperature will allow.

Catfish Fishing
The Catfish bite has increased with the warmer weather and the fact that we started planting catfish. Catfish bite on night –crawlers, chicken livers, anchovies, and baits that are stinky fish on the bottom.

Crappie Fishing
The crappie bite is on and the best locations are down the middle of scow canyon and at the boat launch area.

Bass Fishing
On 9/10/15, Al Hurwitz of Saratoga and Abbey Lev of Sunnyvale trolled the lake and hooked up with six Spotted Bass, the largest weighing 1.25-1.5 lbs. All fish were released. The fish were mostly caught in deeper water (40 – 50 foot water column with fish located 15- 25 feet below the surface. The water clarity as good to very good, and the surface water temperature was 75-76 degrees. We caught the fish on regular and jointed Rapalas in a variety of colors trolled 20-25 feet deep. The Bass were caught in the center of the lake in the region of the Intake Tower. Many fish were seen on the fish finder in Scow Canyon, but we couldn’t induce them to bite. The marked heat wave and lower lake level probably accounted for the somewahat sluggish bite. During these hotter days, you will have to go deeper for Bass, either by the above trolling methods or perhaps by drop shooting.

Lake Conditions:

Lake Level: 285.0
Surface Temp: 72.0
Fish Plant: We did not plant Catfish this week.

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