Northern CA Freshwater

El Sobrante: 30-pound catfish caught at San Pablo

BY ANDY MARTIN/WON Staff WriterPublished: Jul 11, 2019

EL SOBRANTE — Big catfish are being hauled in at San Pablo Reservoir, where a 30 pounder and 28 pounder were caught recently. The lake was planted with 1,000 pounds of catfish on July 1, which gave the action another boost.

PHAT PAN OF San Pablo holds a 30-pound catfish caught June 25 at Gazebo No. 1 at San Pablo Reservoir. He was using shrimp.

On Saturday, Augusto Bisda of South San Francisco caught a 28-pound catfish using mackerel at Oaks Point. It was caught a week after Phat Pan of San Pablo caught a 30 pounder at Gazebo No. 1 on shrimp. Dimitri Shocron of Richmond caught three catfish on worms at the boat launch on July 7.

“Catfish are biting here and there,” said Marcie Shoemaker of San Pablo Reservoir Recreation Area.

A few trout are still being caught, and Domini Pagaro and Josh Jacque of Dublin caught three trout on Power Bait near Sandy Point on July 3. Dave Hanis of San Pablo caught a 5.4-pound trout on Mice Tails at the Pines.

The water temperature is 69 degrees.

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