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ANDERSON: Drop-shotting with four- or six-inch RoboWorms near the dam get bass weighing 1 to 2 pounds. 408-463-0711.
BERRYESSA: Trout anglers get three fish to limits per outing. Bite has slowed a bit over previous weeks. 707-255-5544; 916-502-3474.
CALERO: Jigs or crankbaits are preferred method. Water is muddy and cold, but some anglers can scratch out a bass or two. 408-268-3883, 408-463-0711.
CHABOT: Trout fishing is so-so. Best action is in Half Moon Bay and it's best by boat. Trollers are using fire-tiger Rapalas for one to three fish per outing. Big fish of the week was a 6.1-pound trout caught by Mike Reposa. Water temperature is 57. 510-247-2526.
CHESBRO: Water is quite muddy. A 5-pounder was caught with a jig off a main point, but that has been the exception. Bite is slow. 408-358-3741, 408-463-0711.
CONTRA LOMA: Fishing has been good. A trout plant went in last Thursday. Try using a variety of Power Baits or night crawlers at boat ramp area or east shore. Big fish of week was a 7.14-pound trout caught by Shane Schilingo. 510-544-3154.
COYOTE: Use jerkbaits or jigs, but action for bass is fair at best. 408-463-0711.
DEL VALLE: Trout bite is good at East Beach and Heron Bay. Anglers are averaging two to three trout per outing with a handful of fish 4 to 7 pounds caught each day. Night crawlers are most effective bait. 925-449-5201.
LAFAYETTE: Trout bite has turned off. Next plant scheduled for Feb. 17 with 2,000 pounds of trout from DFW. Boats in south end have come back without usual morning limits. Same for bass. Very little action. 925-284-9669.
LOCH LOMOND: Open for fishing March 1. 831-335-7424.
LOS VAQUEROS: Trout bite is steady from shore and boats. Saturday an angler had a 23-pound trout limit highlighted by two 6-pounders. Plants from Mount Lassen and another from DFW go in this week. Clarity is very good and lake continues to rise. Striper bite is slow. 925-371-2628.
QUARRY LAKES: Trout bite has picked up. Biggest trout of the week was a 5.5-pound rainbow caught by Jose Gonzalez of Union City. Best action is on Peninsula and left side of swim beach. 510-544-3133.
SAN LUIS RESERVOIR: Striper bite is good for those trolling near Smithwick with broken-back Rebels. Get down 40 to 80 feet. Bank anglers use blood worms at Dinosaur Point on main lake or Check 12 in Forebay. 408-463-0711.
SAN PABLO RESERVOIR: Opens for fishing at 6:30 a.m. Friday. Lake is well stocked. Water temperature is 51 degrees with two feet of visibility. 510-223-1661.
SHADOW CLIFFS: Shore fishing has been productive. Those trolling with electric motors also do well. 510-544-3230, 925-426-0197.
UVAS: Some are crappie fishing, but it's slow. Bass bite is slow. 408-463-0711.
ANTIOCH: Stripers are close to pier at night. No size, but it's action. 925-706-7400.
BENICIA: Sturgeon fishing is decent. Fish are scattered from Honker Bay to San Pablo Bay. Some being caught near departed Glomar and bit further into Mothball Fleet. Honker Bay has been a solid producer. Good flounder action from Benicia shoreline. 707-745-4921.
FRANK'S TRACT: Black bass starting to move into the shallows during high tides. Hot bait is Ish Monroe signature crankbaits. Senkos and drop-shotting also are good bet. Stripers are scarce. 925-625-2441.
FREEPORT: Sturgeon are being caught near Hood. A few striped bass have arrived. Not a lot of big fish but it's a start. 916-665-1935.
PITTSBURG: Stripers 4 to 6 pounds are being caught at Broad Slough and Honker Bay. Sturgeon fishing is good at Buoy 33 and Honker Bay. 925-252-0151.
RIO VISTA: Sturgeon are spread through lower Delta. Top spot is where Steamboat Slough meets Sacramento River. Cache and Prospect sloughs also productive. Grass shrimp is selling more than ghost shrimp. Not a lot of stripers. 707-374-2372, 916-777-6498.
TRACY: Bite is slow. A few shaker stripers have been caught but not a lot of anglers from shore or boat. 209-835-3182.
GUALALA: Steelhead fishing is very good. Fly fishers are taking advantage of low, clear conditions. 707-884-4247.
NAPA: Stripers are being caught on incoming tide and a good number are keepers. Sturgeon are near Highway 29, Cuttings Wharf and Kennedy. Minus tides will muddy things this week. That will help sturgeon but chase stripers. 707-255-5544.
RUSSIAN: Steelhead bite has slowed over past week in Guerneville area. A lot of pressure upstream. 707-869-2156.
BERKELEY: Perch fishing remains very good from Alameda to Point San Pablo. Target incoming tide with pile worms or grass shrimp. Stripers are being hooked at Point Pinole. 510-235-2032.
BODEGA BAY: Saturday's crab/sand dab trip came back with limits for 15 and 25 sand dabs per angler. 707-875-3344.
MONTEREY: Crab and sand dabs are plentiful on each trip. 831-375-5951, 831-372-7440.
PORT SONOMA: Warmer water has sparked better fishing. Sturgeon and striper are being hooked. Sturgeon bite is best between China Camp and Pumphouse. Mouth of Napa River near Cuttings Wharf is good for sturgeon. Stripers are active in Petaluma River. 707-762-7818.
SAN FRANCISCO: Jack smelt are keeping anglers entertained off Oyster Point Pier. Perch bite also has been good. 650-589-3474, 510-703-4148.
SAN PABLO BAY: Sturgeon fishing is very good with large ones in mix. Use mud shrimp or ghost shrimp in shallow water between China Camp and Pumphouse. A few bass will surprise. 415-456-0321.
SUISUN BAY: Sturgeon bite is best from Buoy 4 to Garnet Point. Grass and ghost shrimp with eel is a good way to go. 925-229-9420, 916-777-6498.
-- Tim Goode