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LAKES

ANDERSON: Drop-shots or darter-heads can get bass in the one pound class from 10 to 15 feet of water. (408) 463-0711

BERRYESSA: Surface temperature is 66 degrees. Trout are clean and close to the surface. Trollers working near the island or the dam are getting bright, healthy fish. Bass bite slowed during the full moon. (707) 255-5544, (916) 502-3474

CALERO: There is a good reaction bite. Crankbaits, spinnerbaits offered off rocky points can get bass in the 2- to 3-pound range. (408) 463-0711

CHABOT: Trout bite is improving. Trollers use fire tiger Rapalas near the dam and Half Moon Bay and a few have hooked 5- to 8-pound rainbows. Bank anglers go to the west shore trail and cast Power Bait. (510) 247-2526

CONTRA LOMA: Fishing has been slow this week. Try fishing for trout at the boat ramp area with chartreuse Power Bait or night crawlers. Contra Costa Water District started lowering the reservoir late last week. It is down about 5 feet. (510) 544-3154

COYOTE: Use half-ounce jigs off rocky points, but don't expect much more than the occasional bite. (408) 463-0711


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DEL VALLE: Trout bite is improving near the dam, Heron Bay and lower narrows. Power Bait is a good bet. Stripers are active near the dam. A 19-pounder was caught Tuesday. Black bass are plentiful off points. (925) 449-5201

LAFAYETTE: South end is where most of the 2 tons of trout that has been planted recently seem to be schooling. Trollers are getting limits with little effort. Catfish can be found mid-lake. (925) 284-9669

LOS VAQUEROS: An 11.45-pound trout was caught Saturday by Manny Reyes of Mountain House for big trout of the week. Biggest fish was a 15.9-pound catfish by Nai Saephan of Oakley. Striper bite is good for bait anglers and those trolling with diving plugs like Rattletraps or Rapalas. Most bass are in the 20 to 22 inch range. (925) 371-2628

QUARRY LAKES: A 6.11-pound bass was caught-and-released from Rainbow Lake by Marcus Padden of Hayward with a 10-inch Carolina-rigged worm. Trout fishing is good. Many get two or three but no big fish this week. (510) 544-3133

SAN LUIS RESERVOIR: Striper bite is worth pursuing. Trash Racks and the Basalt shoreline is worth trying with topwater lures and crankbaits. Flukes also will work. The Coyote Bait & Tackle Derby is on. Entry to the derby is free with any $10 purchase, and longest bass takes a $150 rod-reel combo. (408) 463-0711

SAN PABLO RESERVOIR: Lake closed on Oct. 31 and will reopen Feb. 7. (510) 223-1661, 925-253-1279

Rivers

NAPA: Striper bite is good near Highway 29 Bridge and Brazo Bridge. Sturgeon are becoming more active in the lower river. Sweeney's Sports (707) 255-5544

Delta

ANTIOCH: Striper bite remains very good. Stripers are pinning big schools of shad from Big Break to the Antioch Pier. Bass are gorging and most are out of casting range. Bass larger than 30 inches are common closer to the pier. Shad and mudsuckers are best baits. (925) 706-7400

BENICIA: Salmon bite is slowing. Striper action is picking up. Boats go past the Mothball Fleet toward the mouth of Montezuma Slough. An 11-pounder was caught Tuesday from under the Benicia Bridge. Bullhead is best bait near Benicia. Sturgeon bite is decent near Big Cut and Little Cut. (707) 745-4921

FRANKS TRACT: Striper bite is very good on topwater lures. Almost all are schoolies. (925) 625-2441

PITTSBURG: Stripers up to 10 pounds are in the shallows. Use live bullhead, mudsuckers or shad. Broad Slough, Honker Bay, the Firing Line are good spots. There seem to be larger fish near PG&E. (925) 252-0151

RIO VISTA: Salmon are still being caught near the Rio Vista Bridge. There are sturgeon at the power lines and Cache Slough. Ghost, grass shrimp and lamprey eel get action. Steamboat Slough is kicking out striped bass. Most of the stripers near Rio Vista are shakers. (707) 374-2372; (916) 777-6498

TRACY: Baitfish are plentiful and striper fishing has been good. Most are 7 to 10 pounds. Trolled Rebels and rattletraps have been attracting stripers. (209) 835-3182

Saltwater

BERKELEY: All the attention is on Saturday's rock cod/crab opener. Last trip was Friday, and the El Dorado had limits for 16 anglers and six lings to 12 pounds. Last salmon trip was Sunday and only two were caught. (510) 849-3333, (510) 223-5388, (707) 334-4827

BODEGA BAY: The New Sea Angler on Sunday had 23 limits of cod and 34 lings to 17 pounds. Bags averaged 50 pounds. New Sea Angler (707) 875-3344

EMERYVILLE: A charter on Tuesday had cod limits for 12, plus two salmon. Salmon action was decent last weekend, but there won't be more trips unless the bite resumes. Cod bite is a sure thing. (510) 654-6040

MONTEREY: Rock cod bite is good and live bait ling cod trips have had up-and-down results. Some trips have been getting into Humboldt squid which are roaming the surface and taking shrimp flies. (831) 375-5951; (831) 372-7440

MOSS LANDING: No trips since last week. There will be an albacore trip on Friday and a rock cod trip Saturday. Kahuna Sportfishing (831) 633-2564

PACIFICA: Good sized perch are being caught from the pier as well as the occasional keeper striper. Perch take grass shrimp, blood worms, pile worms or plastic grubs. (650) 355-8303, (650) 359-9790

SAN FRANCISCO: It's slow. Rain and a transition to sturgeon fishing is what South Bay anglers are waiting for. (650) 589-3474; (510) 703-4148

SAN PABLO BAY: There are still halibut being caught on occasion. Stripers are plentiful along the China Camp shoreline and taking shiners, bullhead and mudsuckers. (415) 456-0321

SUISUN BAY: Stripers are putting on a good bite at the pier, Montezuma Slough and the Horseshoe. Bass range from 5 to 12 pounds. Bite is steady through the day. Best bait is bullhead. Sturgeon bite is fair. (925) 229-9420, (916) 777-6498

-- Tim Goode