San Pablo Fishing Report

San Pablo Reservoir - El Sobrante, CA (Contra Costa County)

by San Pablo Reservoir Staff
(510) 223-1661

Paul Clouse of Lafayette and Al Hurwitz of Saratoga trolled San Pablo Reservoir on June 1, 2023, looking for both Rainbow Trout and Spotted Bass. We hooked up with four Rainbows and two Spots. Regrettably, the largest of the bunch, a 3 plus pound Mt. Lassen Rainbow, didn’t stay pinned and spit the hook at the side of the boat after a very nice fight. So, no photos this week!
The troll was made very difficult by heavy 15-25 mph winds which constantly changed direction. The conditions did not permit stable unidirectional trolling. We caught all our fish with 1/4 oz. Sonic Rooster Tails (scent applied) trolled 15 feet below the surface in 20-30 foot water columns. They were caught mainly in the southwest section of the reservoir (out of the wind) against the western shoreline where there was a lot of surface cover and underwater structure acting as protection for the fish.
The water clarity was good in spite of the wind, and the surface water temperature was 65-66 degrees. These good water conditions bode well for a number of future weeks of good Trout fishing!
All in all, a fair day of fishing, but no “big boys” this time.
See you soon , Dr. Al Hurwitz

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