Lake Chabot Fishing Report

Lake Chabot - Castro Valley, CA (Alameda County)

by East Bay Regional Park District


Trout fishing has picked up! Limits are being reported from shore near the first dock and Indian cove. Trolling is picking up around the island and the right side of the lake. We planted over 1,500 lbs. of trout in early December. Water temperature remains in the low 60’s and water clarity is about 4 feet visibility. We received a good amount of rain this past weekend and the visibility of the water should clear up in the next couple of days depending on the weather.

All of our boats are half off Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays, including Patio Boats!!


Catfishing remains fairly good with limits still getting pulled out. Kenny Kruse of San Lorenzo continues to pull out several limits along with several whoppers. With the rain this past week catfishing should pick up a little. Early morning fishing around the island and night fishing near Indian cove and the first dock on the east shore trail is keeping anglers busy. The best bait to use when fishing for catfish is either chicken liver, or mackerel. Make sure to cut 2” inch chunk of mackerel and putting it on a size 1 or 2 hook and half ounce weight works best. A simple trick to use when using this bait is wrapping magic thread around the bait to ensure that it doesn’t fly off when fishing.


Trout fishing has picked up. Limits have been reported getting caught by the first dock and down by Indian Cove using PowerBait and mice tails. When setting up make sure to use a sliding sinker set up with a ½ oz weight and at least an 18” leader line. Trolling has also started to pick up. Anglers are using gold Kastmasters and Flicker Shads when out on a boat. We planted over 1,500 lbs. of trout in early December. Water temperature remains at the low 60’s and visibility is about 4 feet.


Bass fishing has been amazing here. Tinjia Zho of Santa Cruz pulled out a nice 11 pound bass. He caught it at Raccoon Point using a Carolina Rig. He carefully released it back into the lake. Please practice catch and release for bass, as they are not stocked into the lake and their population depends on you!

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