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Lake Del Valle continues pumping out nice trout — crappie starting up

BY JIM JONES/WON Staff WriterPublished: Feb 01, 2012

LIVERMORE — Trout fishing continued to be outstanding at Lake Del Valle with quite a few anglers landing limits of rainbows along with an increasing number of slab-sided crappie and even the occasional large striped bass.  

“Fishermen are pulling in their limits with some  very nice size catches!” Krysty Clark of Lake Del Valle Recreation Area exclaimed. She then ticked off a long list of whoppers and limits.  

Matt Nola of San Jose caught his limit of trout on nightcrawlers and Power Bait with Power Worms near the East Beach, and Tuvet Ngo of San Jose caught 5 trout using Power Bait near the East Beach. Jeff Allen  of Santa Cruz caught his limit of trout, the largest weighing 7 pounds using Power Worms at the dam. Ng Acosta of San Jose only caught 3 trout, but the stringer weighed 13 pounds, 5 ounces, and the largest one of the bunch weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces. He used white and yellow Power Bait near the East Beach.

As for crappie, Eric Guerstad of Livermore caught 7 slab-sided crappie with the stringer weighing 10 pounds, 15 ounces. He was using crappie jigs with crappie nibbles in the Lower Narrows. Finally, Rick Beogo of Pleasanton caught a 19-pound, 5-ounce striper trolling near the surface in the Narrows.

Marina hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Park hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.



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