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Crappie bite improves at San Pablo Reservoir

BY ANDY MARTIN/WON Staff WriterPublished: Jun 21, 2018

EL SOBRANTE — While fishing for trout and catfish remains good at San Pablo Reservoir, the crappie bite also is picking up.

supercatsSUPER CATS — Patricia and Terry Ryan of San Pablo caught 3 catfish while fishing at San Pablo Reservoir, and the stringer weighed 30 pounds. The largest weighed 8.6 pounds and they were using worms.


“The trout bite is still on,” said Marcy Shoemaker of San Pablo Reservoir Recreation Area. “People are catching fish from the boats and on the shoreline. Kastmasters, Power Eggs and chartreuse Power Bait are producing the best results. For the catfish, use anchovies, sardines, mackerel and chicken livers. The boat launch has been the best bite so far.”


Crappie fishing is expected to improve as the weather continues to warm. “Crappie are starting to bite,” Shoemaker said. “I have been told they are small. Hopefully the big ones will come out in the next week or two.”


Kurt Kline of San Jose caught four catfish, the largest of which weighed 7.33 pounds. He was fishing at Sandy Point.


Mithamo Wachira of Vallejo caught a limit of trout on Power Bait at the Rock Wall, while Sammy Alverado of San Francisco caught four trout using worms.


The water temperature has reached 70 degrees.


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