Don Castro Fishing Report

Don Castro Reservoir - Hayward, CA (Alameda County)

by East Bay Regional Park District

Action has been slow. This is a small shallow lake that gets some heavy pressure. Try fishing the main dock or from the shoreline along the dam. Carp action has been slow. Bluegill action should be good using worms fished at about two feet under a bobber with a single split shot fixed at about 6-inches above the hook.   

Fishing at Don Castro:

  • Please remember that a California state-fishing license is required for anglers aged 16 or older. In addition, a Park District daily fishing permit is required and may be purchased from the iron ranger located at the swim complex gate.
  • Please remember there is NO fishing on or around the fish plant site and dock for two hours after a fish plant.

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