Del Valle Lake Fishing Report

Del Valle Lake - Livermore, CA (Alameda County)

by Del Valle Marina
(510) 544-3146

Striped Bass: The stripers have been hot all this last week, with the average size fish being 5-8 lbs. Lots of the bigger fish are being caught in Heron Bay and in the narrows. The striper boils are growing and fishermen are taking full advantage, with the boils only lasting form about 6-7am you must be out here early if you want to be apart of the topwater action. After the boils die down the best bet is frozen cut baits like anchovies, sardines, and shad. The hot striper lures include flukes ( white, silver/blue), super spook juniors and anything that could mimic a shad.

Largemouth/Smallmouth Bass: The bass have moved off their beds and are in more open water hanging around rock points, weed lines, drop offs, and any structure you can fins. Lots of smallmouth in the 1.5-2 pound range this week, most being caught on jerk baits, drop shots, and grub jigs. If you like trolling the sallies can be found in Heron Bay in about 15 feet of water, they have been picking up on the Panther Martin spinners.

Panfish: The panfish have been living that the bass are off the beds and are very much active. The best antis for the panfish are red worms, nightcralwers, and little jigs.

Catfish: The last out we had a total of 1,500 lb. of Catfish planted in the lake and everyone fishing for them has had tight lines since. The cats like that narrows and all the coves with structure. Anchovies and mackerel have been top producers. Nightcralwers and sardines have also been a hot ticket for these cats.

The fishing has been hot for most of fish this July. Stripers and cats are this weeks main attraction for fishing. Anchovies seem to be the most favored bait than nightcrawler. The bass are finally all their beds and are in a little deeper water now, fish structure are rock points. Bluegill and Crappie ling red worms and pieces of worms. The fishing is great, and I can’t wait to get back out there and get some limits!

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