Contra Loma Fishing Report

Contra Loma Reservoir - Antioch, CA (Contra Costa County)

Largemouth Bass
We did not get his name, but he caught and released this beautiful eight-pound bass in the East cove by the boat ramp
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Contra Loma Staff

by East Bay Regional Park District
8-22-2019
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Reminder to boaters:  All watercrafts (including float tubes) need to have a wearable Coast Guard approved personal floatation device (PFD) per person.  Children age 12 and under must wear personal floatation device (PFD) while the vessel is underway.

The reservoir level is slowly coming up. Some boats may have trouble launching.

Contra Loma has a great sunfish population including Bluegill and Redear Sunfish. These fish can usually be found in the shallower and more vegetated coves and along the dam face. We would recommend using small lures or worms if you are targeting the sunfish.

TROUT

We recommend fishing with Powerbait, lures, or nightcrawlers for the trout. Try fishing at the boat ramp area, or the Channel Point dock areas. Right now the trout seem to be congregating near the swim lagoon.

CATFISH

Catfish are biting on the East Shore with anchovies, nightcrawlers or chicken livers. Several nice 10-12 pound fish have been caught.
Try fishing for catfish at Channel Point or Loma Island with anchovies, nightcrawlers or chicken livers.  Boaters would do well toward the middle of the reservoir or along the dam.

BASS

The black bass population at Contra Loma is thriving with lots of large bass in the lake! They will bite at artificial lures and baits, and they tend to chase the stocked trout, so a good swimming lure that resembles a trout should help you hook into some of the bass in 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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