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ANDERSON: South end has crappie. Use small minnows or mini-jigs. No great numbers but season is starting. Anglers walking dam drop-shot or use crankbaits for bass. 408-927-9144, 408-463-0711.
BERRYESSA: Trout fishing is fair. Anglers get two to three per outing from shore using live minnows. Bass can be found drop-shotting off points in 25 to 35 feet of water or spooning. Bite is difficult. 707-255-5544, 916-502-3474.
CALERO: Either dam is worth trying. Use jigs, Senkos or crankbaits for bass. Go to picnic areas and use small minnows for crappie. 408-268-3883, 408-463-0711.
CHABOT: Despite murky water, trout fishing is good on both sides of lake. Use brightly colored lures or Power Bait and scent helps greatly. Big fish of week was a 9-pounder from Alder Point caught on a night crawler. 510-247-2526.
CHESBRO: Crappie are starting to bite. Anglers at night are starting to get catfish and carp. 408-358-3741, 408-463-0711.
CONTRA LOMA: Fishing has been very good as lake has filled. For trout, use a variety of Power Baits or night crawlers at boat ramp area or east shore. Black bass are active and will take plastics, Senkos or night crawlers. Big fish of week is an 8.9-pound trout caught by Ron Hodgson on east side with Power Bait. 510-544-3154.
COYOTE: Water is murky and fishing is slow. Big bass tend to come shallow this time of year. 408-463-0711.
DEL VALLE: Trout bite has been steadily improving over past week. Top spots include Narrows and East Beach. Power Bait, Power Eggs and mini night crawlers are consistent producers. Bass bite remains slow. Water temperature is 48 to 50 degrees. Water is murky, so brightly colored baits with scent are advised. 925-449-5201.
LAFAYETTE: On Tuesday, 800 pounds of rainbow trout and 200 pounds of lightning trout were planted. Water temperature is 50.5 degrees. Best action is in south end. 925-284-9669.
LOS VAQUEROS: Trout bite is fair for those using night crawlers or Power Bait. Garlic scent helps. A handful of stripers in 22-inch range were caught Sunday, first striped bass action in weeks. Some came from past Rock Wall and others came from old Marina area. 925-371-2628.
QUARRY LAKES: Fisherman's Row and Kiosk Cove are hot spots but there are productive spots all over. Limits are common for those using rainbow or green pumpkin Power Bait. Big fish of week was a 5-pound trout caught by Fred Omai of San Mateo. 510-544-3133.
SAN LUIS RESERVOIR: Trollers using a spreader with broken-back rebels and shallow running gets stripers in main lake. Find bass from 30 to 50 feet deep. Live jumbo minnows are also a good bet. 408-463-0711.
SAN PABLO RESERVOIR: Trout bite slowed a bit during change in weather. Best spots have been off points of Scow Canyon. Shore anglers do well near Pines. Trolling has been decent all over with no concentrated hot spot. 510-223-1661.
SHADOW CLIFFS: A 500-pound plant of trout went in this week on top of last week's 500 pounds. 510-544-3230, 925-426-0197.
UVAS: Lake is full and murky. Bass bite is starting, but nothing great going. 408-463-0711.
ANTIOCH: There are striped bass off Antioch Pier, Humphreys Pier and lower San Joaquin River. Pile worms will work. At Antioch Pier, sardine fillets work best. 925-706-7400.
BENICIA: Mothball Fleet and Grizzly Bay were good spots before rain and wind. With slower tides Ozol might be a spot to try for sturgeon. 707-745-4921.
FRANKS TRACT: Black bass bite continues to have some life. Some are in pre-spawn. Use Senkos, spinnerbaits and shallow-diving crankbaits for bass to 5 pounds. Striped bass are scarce. 925-625-2441.
PITTSBURG: Stripers to 5 pounds and keeper sturgeon 48 to 55 inches are being caught by PG&E Plant, Honker Bay and Firing Line. Few are fishing, however. 925-252-0151.
RIO VISTA: Striped bass bite is picking up near Sherman Island. Bass from 18 to 28 inches take pile worms. Sturgeon bite is fair at Cache Slough and Sherman Island. Use ghost shrimp, grass shrimp or pile worms. 707-374-2372, 916-777-6498.
TRACY: Tournament on Sunday was won with a 25.54-pound bag, well ahead of the 17.5-pound second-place bag. Both bags had 6-pound-plus bass. Bass bite has been decent but no word on catfish or crappie. Striped bass are scarce. 209-835-3182.
GUALALA: Mouth is closed so fresh fish can't enter. Anglers have struggled past few days. 707-884-4247.
NAPA: Sturgeon bite has perked up. A lot of small fish are being hooked but there are keepers being caught from the Highway 29 Bridge south. Fly fishers are getting schoolie-sized striped bass in Napa. Numbers aren't great. 707-255-5544.
RUSSIAN: Rain didn't bring color or increased flow. Steelhead bite is slow as fish are quite elusive. Sea lions are feasting on steelhead at mouth. 707-869-2156.
BERKELEY: Perch bite remains viable. Use pile worms. A few keeper sturgeon and stripers are caught from Point Pinole to Point Richmond. 510-235-2032.
BODEGA BAY: Crab limits are the rule. Weather has made drifting for sand dabs problematic. 707-875-3474, 707-875-3344, 707-875-3495.
MONTEREY: Trips keep returning with limits of crowds and many dozens of sand dabs per person. 831-375-5951, 831-372-7440.
PACIFICA: Ocean near pier has been rough and crabbing has slowed. Perch bite also has slowed. 650-355-8303, 650-359-9790.
PORT SONOMA: Mouth of Petaluma River near train tracks has been great for bass. Some big stripers have been caught near Port Sonoma. Shore fishing has been decent with few bass here and there. Shore fishermen at Sonoma Creek get sturgeon and striped bass. 707-762-7818.
SAN FRANCISCO: Halibut are back in South Bay. Boaters go out in front of Oyster Point. On Sunday a 23-pound halibut was caught trolling herring. Two others in the 15-pound range were caught. Shore anglers continue to get stripers from Genentech and windsurfer launch next to Oyster Point Pier. 650-589-3474.
SAN PABLO BAY: Good weather and good tides should bring productive and pleasant sturgeon conditions. Stripers are in area. Mud shrimp is best bait. 415-456-0321.
SUISUN BAY: Happy Hooker on Tuesday went to Mothball Fleet and fished Creek. One angler released an estimated 250 pounds and another released a 150-pound sturgeon. Another large fish shook a hook. Weekend reservations are being taken. 925-229-9420, 916-777-6498.
-- Tim Goode