Del Valle Lake Fishing Report

Del Valle Lake - Livermore, CA (Alameda County)


by Del Valle Marina
11-2-2016
(510) 544-3146
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The water temperature has dropped from mid to low 60’s and the lake is still full. Lots of rain this week, which is a good thing. The hills are already turning green and the wildlife is starting to return into the park. We are still getting trout plants; DFG planted 2,500 lbs at the public launch on Monday around noon. Fishermen are already catching those fish.

Trout fishing is on fire due to the cooling weather and constant plants. Anglers are having the best luck on Kastmasters and spinners such as booster tails, panther martins, and Joe’s spinning flies. Power bait is always a safe bet for rainbows all winter long. Other Berkeley products are just as effective like power eggs, worms, gulp crickets and of course the of’ faithful a night crawled.

Striped bass are still eating shad in semi-shallow water about 10 feet deep.

Fishermen are favoring flukes and swimbaits for now. When we get deeper into winter we will see big stripes on rainbow swimbaits as the trout population goes up.

Catfish are still eating bait; worms are the bait of choice at the moment. My opinion is that the rain washed all the worms and bugs of the shore and the fish are gobbling them up. So it makes sense why they want more native bait at the moment. When the creek starts to flow we will see a lot of cats coming in, even off of lures when the weather and creek flow are in harmony. All in all the fishing is off the hook (no fishing pun intended) up here at the lake. So come up and see us and rent a boat so you can go get that monster of your dreams. Wednesdays are 50% off all rentals on at least 4 or more hours. Good Luck!

- Dan

Featured anglers of the week:

Anthony Phan of San Jose caught a limit of trout on a green roosted tail from the East Beach

Tim Wood of Livermore got a nice 9lb cat on worms on the west shore

Anthony Phan of San Jose got another limit of trout on a Kastmaster from the Shore



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