Fishing continues to be good at Lake Del Valle

Del Valle Lake - Livermore, CA (Alameda County)

by Del Valle Marina
(510) 544-3146

Marina Hours: 6:00 am to 8:00 pm
Park Hours: 6:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Water Temperature: 74 Degrees, at the dock.
Water Level: The weather has been hot this week and the water level has dropped 7 ft.
Water Clarity: No mention was made about water clarity.
Fish Plants: No mention was made regarding fish plants.

Fish Report:
Fishing has been doing very well this week, only slowing down a little. Stripers and Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass have been hitting mainly Top Water Baits and Jerk Baits. You will find that Crank Baits and bait fishing for Stripers with anchovies is working in the early morning hours and just before sunset. The best Striper catch has been reported at the lower Narrows. Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass are frequently found along the shelves of Heron Bay, Swallow Bay and the Narrows. Catfish fishing has been good at any time of day. The bait that has worked the best for the Kitties have been Mackerel, Anchovies, Sardines or Chicken Liver. The Cats have been more frequently caught at Heron Bay and near the Dam. No Trout, Bluegill or Sunfish have been reported this week. If you want to fish for Trout the best bet is to use deep diving Jerk-baits and Crank baits or nightcrawlers. Fish at a depth of 15 to 25 ft. near the Dam or at Heron Bay. If you like to fish for Bluegill and/or Sunfish use Redworms or nightcrawlers.

Pictured Above: Adam Chase of Brentwood caught a 3.7 lb. Striper in the Narrows on a Jerk-bait.
Photo #1: Bob Hargrove of Livermore caught a 3.8 lb. Largemouth across from the Marina in the Lower Narrows using a jerk-bait.
Photo #2: Jim Peponis of of San Jose caught a 14.1 lb. Striper at Heron Bay on a Top Water Lure.

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