Lake Chabot Fishing Report

Lake Chabot - Castro Valley, CA (Alameda County)


by East Bay Regional Park District
4-21-2017
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GENERAL CONDITIONS

Lake Chabot is 100% FULL! We are expecting a few nice days this upcoming week, temperatures are expected to be in low 70’s. Our current water level is at 101%. Overall fishing has been great. Our last trout plant was on April 5th, we planted 1,000 lbs. next to the marina. Water temperature remains in the 50’s and water clarity is about 7 feet. We are expecting another trout plant later this week. Please follow our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/lakechabot, for daily updates on fishing conditions.

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

CATFISH

No reports of catfish were reported getting caught this past week. Typically catfish fishing is slow this time of year. We will begin to plant catfish in the summer when the water temperature increases. When fishing for catfish, the best bait to use 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 casting. Typical hotspot for catfishing is fishing near the Island and back by Raccoon Point.

TROUT

Overall trout fishing has been AMAZING! Both bait fishing as well as trolling has worked really well for anglers. Fishing on both shorelines has been producing both limits and whoppers. Anglers fishing from shore are using a variety of powerbait. Anglers trolling are doing well using Rapala lures. J7, Firetiger, and Rainbow trout pattern are the most productive. Weather forecast for this upcoming week looks promising with no chance of rain. Our last trout plant was on April 5th, we planted 1,000 lbs right next to the marina. Since the beginning of April there has been over 15 reported whoppers. Other baits that also work to catch trout are chartreuse and yellow powerbait.

BASS

Bass fishing has began to pick up. This time of year bass tend to be on their beds spawning. Using plastic worms has been the most productive. 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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