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LAKES

ANDERSON: Bass are numerous near the left side of the dam. Drop-shot, crankbaits, chatter baits and spinner baits will work. Some bass have weighed 4 to 5 pounds. (408) 463-0711

BERRYESSA: Kokanee bite is good, not quite excellent. Some are close to spawn, but there are bright fish. Bite should last until middle of September. Find kokanee near the bottom of 110 feet of water. Fish are holding tight on structure. Trout are higher -- 60 to 80 feet below the surface. Troy Barr (707) 372-7599. www.Fisht-roy.com

CALERO: Boaters who can access the back of the lake do well with crankbaits or spinnerbaits. Shore anglers work left of the boat launch with night crawlers or drop-shots. (408) 463-0711

CHABOT: Catfish bite is hit-or-miss with more misses than hits. Ken Cruz had a 9-pound plus cat last week from Bass Cove with mackerel. A few bass are being caught on plastics and Senkos. Water level is low because of a construction project. (510) 247-2526

CHESBRO: Dam is best spot for catfish. Crappie will take crappie jigs or medium minnows. (408) 463-0711


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CONTRA LOMA: Catfish have been biting night crawlers, anchovies or chicken liver near the Swim Lagoon or Channel Point area. Black Bass have are biting around the lake using artificial baits/lures or night crawlers. Crappie and bluegill are plentiful. Best catch last week was made by Dave O'Neal from Pittsburg with a 1.7-pound crappie with small crank bait from a boat in front of the boat dock. (510) 544-3154

DEL VALLE: Plants of trout and catfish went in this week. Surface temperature is 79 degrees. Catfish bite is decent in the south end, narrows and near the dam. Stripers are in the upper narrows and Heron Bay. Most are shakers. Anchovies or sardines get action. (925) 449-5201

LAFAYETTE: Catfish bite is steady. Richard Fong from San Ramon caught three catfish all weighing 5 pounds with chicken liver on the south end from a row boat. Cats are deep. Frozen shrimp also will work. No reports of bass or trout. It's that time of year. (925) 284-9669

LOCH LOMOND: Bass bite is slow but larger fish are cruising the shoreline. A few 4- to 5-pound fish are being caught and released. Thermocline is at 45 feet so trout action is very slow. (831) 335-7424

LOS VAQUEROS: A catfish plant of 1,250 pounds went in Monday. Some get trout. Some get small stripers. Anglers are getting 30 stripers a day but they are 6 to 12 inches. Stripers larger than 5 pounds are not being caught. (925) 371-2628

QUARRY LAKES: Fishing crowds have been very light, and catfish action is sporadic. A plant of 750 pounds of trout went in Monday. (510) 544-3133

SAN LUIS RESERVOIR: Best striper bite is at the O'Neill Forebay from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. with topwater lures. (408) 463-0711

SAN PABLO RESERVOIR: Bass bite has picked up near Scow Canyon, Wild Boar Cove and in the preserve. Most are spotted bass but a 6-pound largemouth was caught and released last week. Swimbaits, wacky-rigged Senkos or Rapalas work well. An 11-pound cat caught by Thomas Kennett was the big fish of the week. Crappie and bluegill bite has been good near the docks. (510) 223-1661

SHADOW CLIFFS: Catfish bite has slowed, but there is morning action. Most of the catfish are 2 to 3 pounds. Chicken liver, sardines or anchovies are the popular baits. No trout action. (510) 544-3230

UVAS: Best time to get catfish are at night. Use chicken livers, anchovies or night crawlers. Bass bite is slow. (408) 463-0711

DELTA

BENICIA: Best day for salmon was Saturday when between 10 and 16 kings were caught from the shoreline at the State Park. Best tide is mid-outgoing. At 1st Street a few salmon are caught each day at the top of the tide and the beginning of outgoing tide. Striper action is so-so. Biggest in the last week was a 32-inch bass. Most are between 20 and 26 inches. Salmon anglers casting lures occasionally hook bass. A few sturgeon are coming in from the Green Buoy off 9th Street. Benicia Bait (707) 745-4921

PITTSBURG: Striper bite is decent. Bass to 6 pounds are being caught by the cut on grass shrimp. Dockside Bait (925) 252-0151

RIO VISTA: Striped bass bite is picking up. Decker Island has been a hot spot where anglers are using anchovies or fresh shad. Catfish and bass are active in the sloughs. There also are largemouth in the main river. Hap's Bait (707) 374-2372

SALTWATER

BERKELEY: Salmon boats get anywhere from just under a fish per rod to less. Quality is great. Salmon are averaging 18 pounds and going up to 25 pounds. Halibut fishing remains slow. Rock cod boats are picking 15 to 20 lings per day. There may be an albacore trip on Sunday. Call first. (510) 849-3333, (510) 223-5388, (707) 334-4827

CAPITOLA: Halibut bite continues to be good out front of Capitola. It's better near the Whistle Buoy in Santa Cruz where squid are spawning. White sea bass are in the same area. An 11-pound salmon was nearly caught from the Capitola Wharf on Wednesday but a sea lion beat the net. Anchovies are in at night and early in the morning. (831) 462-2208

EMERYVILLE: Salmon fishing is up-and-down. Some days it's trolling, other days mooching. Scores range from a fish per rod to less. Wednesday the Sundance had limits for five anglers to 18 pounds. Rock cod is consistent limits unless lings are targeted. Ling cod fishing is quite good, especially at the islands. Bigger lings are at the islands rather than local reefs. (510) 654-6040

MONTEREY: Wednesday's trip had rock cod limits for 12 and 10 lings. On Monday the Checkmate had 45 albacore for 6 and the Caroline had 30 for 12 anglers, plus two opah. Both boats made a 20 mile run. Next albacore trip is scheduled for Monday. (831) 375-5951; (831) 372-7440

MOSS LANDING: Monday's albacore trip landed 71 albacore for 12 anglers. Tuna averaged 20 pounds and ranged from 15 to 30 pounds. The Kahuna was 30 miles outside the harbor. Next trips are scheduled for Friday, Sunday and Tuesday. Kahuna Sportfishing (831) 633-2564

PILLAR POINT: Queen of Hearts brings back daily limits of rock cod and an average of 10 ling cod per trip. An albacore trip is planned for Thursday, Sept. 6. Boats have been in port since the weekend. Otherwise, it's been limits of rock cod for the boats of Bait & Switch. Next albacore trip is Monday. (650) 726-7133, (510) 581-2628

SAN FRANCISCO: Fishing remains slow. A striper was caught off the Oyster Point Pier -- that may be a sign of live. There are sharks and rays in the South Bay and walleye and pile perch, as well. (650) 589-3474

SAN PABLO BAY: California City is producing salmon. A few per day are being caught. Average is less than a fish per rod, but there have been good flurries of action. Halibut bite has picked up. The Morning Star on Monday had 9 halibut for 8 people while fishing inside the bay. Southhampton, Alcatraz, Red Rock and Raccoon Straits all held halibut. Bass are scattered. (415) 456-0321

-- Tim Goode