Lake Del Valle Fishing Report

Del Valle Lake - Livermore, CA (Alameda County)

Here’s a catch and release photo from Kyle thanks for putting them back.

by Del Valle Marina
4-26-2021
(510) 544-3146
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Fishing at Lake Del Valle has been pretty good for Stripers this week. Trout has slowed down because the water is getting warmer and they like the colder water. The Trout can still be caught, you just want to start to fish in deeper water were the water is cooler. The hot spot has been the Lower Narrows and the Dam. Stripers have been biting on Anchovies.
 
Weather: weather at the lake has been getting warmer. The water temperature is at 67 degrees which is perfect for fishing.
Clarity of water: The water is clear around the Marina and the farther you go to the dam the better the water clarity will get.
 
Hot spot: Lower Narrows and the Dam have both been very good spots that have been producing both Stripers and Largemouth bass. Catfish have also been biting you just want to target deep holes where they might be hiding.
 
WHAT BAIT TO USE!!
Stripers- Anchovies and Sardines. Another way to get them is to lure fish with lure that replicate shad or any baitfish.
Catfish- Chicken Liver, Anchovies, Sardines and Night Crawlers. Catfish tend to not be interested in any lures.
Trout- Power bait, Worms, have been working good. Trout also love lures such as Panther Martins, Kastmaster, Roster Tails, and all types of small Spinners.
Largemouth/ Smallmouth- Plastic Worms have been a good choice, another good choice is Jigs or Drop Shots.
Crappie/Panfish- Night Crawlers, Redworms, and little Micro Jigs have been working good as well.
 
FISH PLANTS!!!!!!!
4-8-21 1000 lbs. Mt. Lassen Trout out of that 500 lbs. Rainbow Trout and 500 Lightning Trout.
4-20-21 1000 lbs. Mt Lassen Trout
 
Don’t forget to fish Lake Del Valle anyone 16 or older must have a Del Valle Fishing Permit, and a California Fishing License. The Fishing Permit is $5.00 per person 16 or older. You can purchase them at the Main Kiosk or at the Bait Store located at the Marina. For the Fishing License you can purchase them at the Bait Store. It is $17.02 for the day. And if you are a California residence for the year it would be $52.66.


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