Striper Boils Are Growing!

Del Valle Lake - Livermore, CA (Alameda County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Del Valle Lake Staff

by Del Valle Marina
(510) 544-3146

Striped Bass: The stripers are average size being 4-7lbs. The striper boils are growing, and fishermen are taking full advantage of the opportunity. The boils only lasting from about 6am – 8am and 5pm-9pm. After the boils die down the best bet is frozen cut baits like Anchovies, Sardines, and Mackerel. The hot striper lures are anything that could mimic a shad or any lure that creates lots of topwater action.  They are being caught in the Lower Narrows just before Swallow Bay, the Upper Narrows and near the  dam.  

Large/Smallmouth: The past week the bass have been selective on what they are hitting on, they are still active and biting, you just really need to figure out what they are feeding on that day. Nightcrawlers have been a good producer along with Senkos in a variety of colors. Crankbaits and rattletraps are good lures to use when finding the bass since you can cover a ton of water quickly.

Bluegill/Panfish: All of the Panfish are putting up numbers, Bluegill and Crappie have been favoring Redworms and pieces of Nightcrawler. Other productive baits have been panfish jigs in a variety of colors. The Panfish are anywhere there is some cover including rocks, trees, and by our handicap dock.

Catfish: The catfish always seem to prefer cut baits like Anchovies, Sardines, Mackerel, and Chicken liver. The cats have been being caught all over the lake biting whatever is in front of them, the Narrows and by the dam seem to do a bit better if you are targeting cats.
The fishing has been HOT for most species of fish as we get into October. Stripers and cats are this week’s main attraction for fishing. Anchovies seem to be the most favored bait then nightcrawlers.

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