Lake Chabot Fishing Report

Lake Chabot - Castro Valley, CA (Alameda County)

by East Bay Regional Park District


Help support the East Bay Regional Parks Foundations by participating in the Lake Chabot 50th Year Anniversary Catfish Derby. Tickets are $5 dollars, they are valid for the entire month of July, and will benefit the Regional Parks Foundation. Tickets are available at the Lake Chabot Marina and are valid July 1- July 31. Prizes will be awarded to the top three fish, as well as tagged catfish!

Trout fishing has been starting to slow down for the last couple weeks, but anglers are still pulling some out. Last catfish plant was 1,000 lbs. Water temperature remains in the mid 70’s and water clarity is about 4 feet visibility. 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!


Catfishing is starting to heat up. A great shore spot for catfishing is either Raccoon Point or the first dock on the West shore trail. Anglers have been using Mackerel and nightcrawlers to catch their limits! Also, Anglers have been renting out boats to go to Bass Cove, which is another killer spot for satfish using the same technique and baits.


Trout fishing is still keeping some anglers busy this time of the year. Several reports of trout were reported getting caught early morning on the east shore trails from Indian Cove to Raccoon Point but as the water warms up trout fishing will slow down. The trout are going to be in deep water so when trolling for trout play around with some weights about a foot from the lure. Fishing near the shore, near or across from Raccoon point and back by the dam should do the trick to pull them out. Please follow our facebook page to keep updated on fishing conditions.


With the warm weather we are expecting this upcoming week, bass fishing should be great. Bass fishing already has been steady for the last several weeks with some bass anglers catching and releasing good numbers. If you do want to try your luck a couple good spots to fish for bass are near the island or in bass cove using a drop shot rig, or weightless wacky senko. 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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