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ANDERSON: Closed to boating until lake level increases. Cooler weather should ignite fall bite. Try points near face of dam. 408-463-0711.
BERRYESSA: Bass are in shallows chasing bait early and late. Trout being caught with Rainbow Runners (orange or chartreuse). 707-255-5544, 916-502-3474.
CALERO: Open to boating throughout winter. Bass bite improving. Use jigs, crankbaits or Senkos off points. 408-463-0711.
CHABOT: There have been four trout plants this fall but action hasn't kicked in. 510-247-2526.
CHESBRO: Night catfish bite. Bass will take large minnows. 408-358-3741, 408-463-0711.
CONTRA LOMA: Catfish being caught with night crawlers, anchovies, shrimp or chicken liver at Channel Point or boat ramp area. 510-544-3154.
COYOTE: Closed to boats. Too early to walk bank for fall bass bite. 408-463-0711.
DEL VALLE: Catfish take anchovies, mackerel and liver near dam. Trout fishing picking up. There have been plants at dam and Marina. 925-449-5201.
LAFAYETTE: Trout bite improving. A plant of 2,000 pounds scheduled this week. 925-284-9669.
LOCH LOMOND: Bluegill bite has picked up at
LOS VAQUEROS: A few striped bass caught each day. A few trout are being caught from South Cove. Marina opens Monday. Plant of 2,400 pounds of trout goes in Thursday. 925-371-2628.
QUARRY LAKES: Trout fishing picking up. 510-544-3133.
SAN LUIS RESERVOIR: Bass bite slow because of recent hot weather. Coyote Bait & Tackle Striper Derby is on. Entry is free with any $10 purchase, and longest bass wins a $150 rod-reel combo. 408-463-0711.
SAN PABLO RESERVOIR: Catfish and bass continue to bite. One thousand trout -- 900 averaging 1 to 3 pounds and 100 weighing 3 to 8 pounds -- went in Monday, and 2,000 pounds were added by DFG. 510-223-1661.
SHADOW CLIFFS: Trout fishing was picking up until heat wave. Planting continues. 510-544-3230.
ANTIOCH: Striped bass bite very good. Broad Slough and Sherman Lake are especially hot. Mudsuckers, shad or sardines are best baits. Sturgeon bite is good at Collinsville and Broad Slough. 925-706-7400.
BENICIA: Almost 20 salmon were caught Monday at State Park, seven at First Street on Tuesday. Striper action is good. Best spots are 12th Street at low tide, 9th Street on outgoing tide or under bridge at any time. 707-745-4921.
FRANK'S TRACT: Stripers are in Frank's Tract and Big Break. Use Rattletraps or Big Hammer swimbaits. Live bait anglers drift bluegill. Black bass take reaction baits or Senkos. 925-625-2441.
PITTSBURG: Striped bass are in shallow water taking live bullhead or mudsuckers. Salmon caught daily. 925-252-0151.
RIO VISTA: Salmon bite has slowed. Trollers do well at Decker Island. Middle Ground between well Ryer Island and McEvoy's Harbor has been good for live bait fishing. 707-374-2372.
TRACY: Swimbaits and Alabama rigs are getting striped bass in Grant Line Canal. 209-835-3182.
NAPA: Striper fishing good from downtown south. Bait fishing is better on southern part of river. 707-255-5544.
BERKELEY: Limits to near limits on salmon. New El Dorado had limits for seven up to 27 pounds Tuesday. Monday, New Easy Rider was a few fish short of limits. 510-849-3333, 510-223-5388, 707-334-4827.
CAPITOLA: Weekend swell made rock cod fishing tough. 831-462-2208.
EMERYVILLE: Tuesday, New Salmon Queen had 26 salmon to 24 pounds for 22. Sundance trolled for five limits to 21 pounds. 510-654-6040.
MONTEREY: Rock cod fishing is excellent. Albacore too far away. 831-375-5951, 831-372-7440.
PILLAR POINT: Rock cod limits continue to be norm for Queen of Hearts. Connie O had two albacore Friday. 510-581-2628.
PORT SONOMA: Petaluma River kicking out striped bass. Use bullhead and grass shrimp. 707-762-7818.
SAN FRANCISCO: Slow in South Bay. Sharks and rays can be had. 650-589-3474, 510-703-4148.
SAN PABLO BAY: Halibut bite at Angel Island. Bass plentiful but most are small. 415-456-0321.
SUISUN BAY: Striped bass plentiful. Bullhead is best bait. 925-229-9420.
-- Tim Goode