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ANDERSON: Anglers get good number of small bass. Boaters need to find deeper water. Use crankbaits or diving plugs in creek channels. Use topwater early and late. 408-927-9144, 408-463-0711.
BERRYESSA: Kokanee bite continues to be good. Limits of fish 19 to 20 inches are common. Fish are deep -- 88 to 105 feet. Fish are off the structure and suspended over river channel. 707-372-7599.
CALERO: Boats getting to second dam or off points get bass with frogs. During day use Senkos in deeper water. Live bait works well from shore. Crappie and bluegill chase wax worms and red worms. 408-268-3883, 408-463-0711.
CHABOT: Ken Cruz tops the week's whopper list with a 7.98-pound catfish caught from Bass Cove with chicken liver. Catfish bite was very good over weekend and through Tuesday, but slowed dramatically Wednesday. There's a lot of bait in water so bass are stuffed and reluctant to bite. 510-247-2526.
COYOTE: Big bass can be caught. One angler caught two weighing 6 and 7 pounds Sunday, but it took 10 hours to do so. 408- 463-0711.
DEL VALLE: Surface temperature is 79 degrees. Fishing is slow -- even for catfish.
LAFAYETTE: Catfish have been biting on night crawlers and livers. Casey McEvoy and Cory Lang of Martinez caught 9- and 18-pound catfish Sunday with night crawlers in the south end. The trick was to use no weight and let night crawlers drift toward bottom. Catfish plant is scheduled for next week. 925-284-9669.
LAKE SAN ANTONIO: Striper boils are frequent and near marina. Stripers bite is decent but fish have been small. 805-237-0549, 805-472-2818.
LOCH LOMOND: Bluegill and sunfish bite has picked up along shallow shoreline. Juvenile bass are plentiful. Make sure to handle with care. Bodes well for next spring. Trout continue to be caught but get down 35 feet. Thermocline is 25 deep and is 62 degrees at that spot. Surface temperature is 75 degrees. 831-335-7424.
LOS VAQUEROS: A plant of 1,000 pounds of catfish last week has livened the bite. Trout fishing has been consistent, especially mornings and evenings. Striped bass have been smaller. A big striper was caught on Aug. 8 by Alejandra Trujillo. He gutted it before weighing it in at 21 pounds. 925-371-2628.
QUARRY LAKES: Success is limited. A few catfish are caught from shore. A 20-pounder was caught Aug. 8 by Fred Martinez but nothing close to that has been caught since. A few trout are caught by trollers, none from shore. 510-544-3130.
SAN PABLO RESERVOIR: Trout bite is slow, but shore anglers and trollers in Scow Canyon usually scrape for a fish or two. Bass are biting around rocky points, rock wall and Scow Canyon. Catfish are near boat launch and Oaks. Best bite is being put on by catfish. 510-223-1661.
SHADOW CLIFFS: A few small catfish make up most of the catch. A few cats 4 to 5 pounds are being caught. Best bite is in morning with chicken liver. 510-544-3230.
UVAS: There are good shore fishing prospects here. This is one of the better lakes in the valley. Bass are being caught early mornings and late into evening. Use frogs and buzz baits. During day, walk banks and cast to points with Senkos or jigs. Catfish bite is good at night. Use mackerel, sardines or chicken livers. A 15.99-pound catfish is leading Coyote Bait & Tackle catfish derby that runs through Sept. 22. 408-463-0711.
BENICIA: Salmon bite has been slow. Water has been muddy. Striper bite is decent along shoreline. The park, 12th and 9th streets are best and bait is way to go. The State Park is closed to car traffic Mondays and Tuesdays. Prepare to walk 2 miles to fish if you arrive on those days. 707-745-4921.
FRANKS TRACT: Best action is with reaction baits for small bass. Jigs also will work well. 925-625-2441.
PITTSBURG: Action is quiet, few anglers are out but those trying can get stripers 25 to 30 inches at Broad Slough and San Joaquin River. Use shad, mudsuckers or bullhead. 925-252-0151.
RIO VISTA: Larger stripers are becoming more common. Good spots are in front of Decker Island, Vierra's and under Rio Vista Bridge. Most are trolling with Yozuris or spinners with a butterfly jig. Salmon are being caught daily, usually one or two per day. Biggest has been a 36-pounder. 707-374-2372.
TRACY: Weekend water skiers pushed bass anglers away. Bank anglers catch catfish. 209-835-3182.
BERKELEY: Salmon bite has picked up since Monday. Limits, or very close to them, were achieved Monday and Tuesday. New Easy Rider had 16 salmon for nine Monday, and Tuesday had nine limits. New El Dorado III had nine limits. Bite is at Duxbury and Channel Buoys. Salmon go to 20 pounds. Offshore winds keep boats from trying for albacore. El Dorado had limits of rock cod at islands plus 25 lings to 25 pounds for 23 anglers. Happy Hooker has been fishing on weekends off Duxbury and Stinson Beach and getting limits of cod and a ling per person. 510-849-3333, 510-223-5388, 707-334-4827.
CAPITOLA: White sea bass are in front of Capitola and inside Whistle Buoy in 60 to 80 feet of water. There are squid in spots so challenge is finding those. There are halibut on bottom in same spots. Anchovies are moving in and out near pier. A legal salmon was caught from pier over weekend. 831-462-2208.
EMERYVILLE: Salmon fishing is good. Boats are mooching for one-fish-per-rod to limits. Boats are off Marin Coast. Rock cod boats get limits nearly every trip. Ling cod counts range from a handful to better than one per person. Albacore are too far for boats to run from here. That might change. 510-654-6040.
MONTEREY: Albacore trips are planned for Friday and next week. Albacore trip last week resulted in 70 for 12 and the boat was home by 4 p.m. Winds have kept boats in. Rock cod bite is steady. 831-375-5951, 831-372-7440.
PACIFICA: It's slow. There are baitfish being caught off the pier but no sport fish -- no stripers, no perch. 650-355-8303, 650-359-9790.
PILLAR POINT: Queen of Hearts gets limits from local reefs and a good number of lings -- anywhere from a handful to 20 on a given trip. Salmon are north and boats aren't hunting those. Queen of Hearts is going for albacore Thursday and success will determine next trip. Next albacore trip out of Bait & Switch Sport Fishing is planned for Sept. 25. Rock cod boats get limits every trip. 650-726-7133, 510-581-2628.
SAN FRANCISCO: Sharks are being caught from shoreline in South Bay. A few perch come from Oyster Point Pier. 650-589-3474.
SAN PABLO BAY: Stripers are being caught from Marin shoreline with bullhead or pile worms. Not great numbers, but there is action. Halibut action is so-so when tides are favorable. Angel Island has been best spot. California City has produced sporadic salmon. Limits are scarce. 415-456-0321.
SUISUN BAY: Striper and catfish were caught from Martinez Pier. Biggest cat from pier was an 11-pounder. Two stripers weighing 12 and 13 pounds were caught over past few days. Anchovies are best bait for stripers. 925-229-9420.
-- Tim Goode