Del Valle Fishing Report

Del Valle Lake - Livermore, CA (Alameda County)

by Del Valle Marina
(510) 544-3146

The weather this week has been beautiful with temperatures ranging from the low 60s to about the mid 80's. The surface temperature this week is still sitting at a cool 62 degrees. The hot bite this week has been stripers with many anglers having success.

For stripers most anglers are using bait, either anchovies, chicken liver, or sardines. Most of the stripers have been caught out in the upper narrows and at the dam. Make sure you fish points and deep drop offs.

Catfish have been doing good this week early in the mornings especially. For bait most anglers have been using either anchovies, chicken liver, or night crawlers. Most anglers have been fishing rock walls and deep-water channels.

Trout have been hard to come by as the water is still a little warm for them. If you to fish for trout I recommend either red worms, power bait or mice tails, you might be able to get them off a smaller kastmaster as well.

Our good friend Dr., Al Hurwitz come out to troll for some smallies and here is his report.

"Two friends and I, all from the South Bay, trolled Lake Del Valle on 10/19/17, looking for Smallmouth Bass. We caught 7-8 Smallies trolling Panther Martin Spinners. The fish were located 15 feet below the surface and were caught in a 20-30 foot water column. They were caught mostly in the area of Swallow Bay. Scent applied to the lures seemed to help. In addition, we had a number of additional strikes, including some very "hard hits" from heavy fish that didn't stay hooked. High winds eventually forced us off the lake around 2PM. All in all, a good day" .-Dr. Al Hurwitz.

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