Northern CA Freshwater

Bass, trout biting at Lake Chabot

BY ANDY MARTIN/WON Staff WriterPublished: Mar 07, 2019

CASTRO VALLEY — Trout fishing remains good at Lake Chabot, thanks in part to another 750 pounds of rainbows planted last week, while a few more bigger bass also are being caught.

Lizeth Lucatero of Lake Chabot Marina and Café said reports of big trout are coming in, with several fish over 5 pounds. Trout are biting throughout the lake.

chabotbowCHABOT ’BOW — Miguel Henriquez and his grandson, Nikko, both caught trout by Indian Cove at Lake Chabot while using Power Bait. Miguel caught trout of 3.63 pounds and 1.09 pounds, and Nikko caught one that went 4.6 pounds.

Aaryen Reddy of Danville caught a 5.6-pound trout last week at Catfish Landing using Mice Tails and Joe Guerrero of San Leandro used Power Eggs to catch a 5-pound rainbow at Bullfrog Cove. Kaitlyn Bonile of Union City caught a 5.3-pound trout on a Rooster Tail spinner at Indian Cove, while Michawl Greschner caught a 3.5-pound rainbow on a Flicker Shad near the dam.

Most trout anglers are using Power Bait in the Indian Cove and Raccoon Point areas.

Bass are being caught near the shoreline. Most are small, but a few whopper-size largemouth were caught and released last week. Jeffrey Earney of Castro Valley used a jig to catch 5.42-pound and 5.22-pound bass at Catfish Cove. He sent photos of the two bass to the marina.

Each spring bass to 10 pounds are caught at Lake Chabot.

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