San Pablo Lake and Reports

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

  • Water Temp: 56

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Today was the first decent weather since the lake opened last fri. The water In the south end looked just like chocolate milk!! Was a lot clearer on Northern end. Fished 12-3 and only caught one on a jig. Tried a few different reaction baits and an A-Rig. Even pulled out the dropshot and couldn't get bit. Never fished the lake in Feb before. I think the fish are off shore in deeper water.
    City: Lafayette

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

  • Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished from 10-1 and caught 5 on dropshot and a rip bait. Probably had 16 1/2 lbs for 5. Only one fish was under 3 pounds with the biggest going 3.67. Didn't start catching the fish till noon. Quite a few boats on the water for a Thursday.
    City: Lafayette

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

  • Water Temp: 62-65

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished from 7-12 and caught 7. Bite has changed a lot compared to the last time I was there. Caugh the fish dropshotting and on blades. Couldn't get bit at my favorite spots. A few of the fish had 2-3 shad in their mouth and all had fat bellies!
    City: Lafayette

    Tips: Usually fish weekdays and had no idea how entertaining watching some of the trout fisherman could be on a saturday. Saw multiple people arguing over how close they were to one another and others cussing people out over dumb stuff!! The white trash were out in force

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

  • Water Temp: 64-66

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished from 10:45-2:30 and the bite was great. Caught all fish on reaction baits from 5-15 ft deep.. Biggest fish was a little over 3 and a half. Can't wait to go back
    City: Lafayette

    Tips: Carp are spawning everywhere. If you find the carp you won't catch any bass

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

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    Water Temp: 56

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished the day after opening. Fishing was terrible. Trouser trout fishermen posted up on all the main lake points. Couldn't make the casts that would have caught the fish. I fish this lake at least 4 times a month. This is the worst it's been in the last 6 years. Threw everything in the boat at em! Cranks, Jerks, Jigs, swimbaits, dropshot....only bite I got was dropshotting a 6 inch senko. If you're thinking about going out here don't! Stay home until april when the water temp starts to heat up. I did hear people talking about a blue and white Nitro out there on opening day slaying em? Couple guys said they saw him hucking 5 lb spots outta his livewell at the end of the day.....After my experience I think they're full of it. I usually boat at least 10 spots each outing...it's just terrible right now.
    City: dublin

    Tips: Stay home until the water temp warms up. If you see a Z8 blue and yellow nitro out there with a 250 on the back watch out! He almost ran me over!

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Lake opens back up Feb 8th. Spots will be chomping good soon. Hope to get another double digit largie this spring.
    City: Lafayette

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Splashed the tube with bro and friend from 11-5. Slow day overall but I did get a 4.5 lb. spot and a 3 lb. spot. Lost a big catfish and one bass not sure of the species. The bass and catfish all came on a crankbait in the preserve. Low water left all of the good cover high and dry. 67% is not enough for this place. Water is dirtier the further back you go in the preserve. Didn't get much on the deeper banks across from the south ramp.
    City: Concord

    Tips: Bomber crankbait 4A Dark green crawdad. Senko got one bass for my friend.

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 56

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Got out today, figured to give it a shot w the better weather this past week. Slow - one short fish in 4 hours.

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

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    Water Temp: 52

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Bass fishing here is DEAD slow right now - don;t waste your time here. I fish this lake on the regular, and the fishing is pretty terrible - too cold, WAY too much boat traffic from trout fisherman. Been fishing Lake Chabot (I mean the Hayward one, not the pond in Vallejo)and doing well since it warmed up some - thats a better option right now.
    City: Vallejo

Friday, February 24th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 53

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: rite on glad to see others post. Fishing here is gona be slow for a bit still even when water temp goes up they still will be dificult to get, not many fish in the lake bad managment in the fishery. Yes there are alot of big spots in here mainly because the lake was so low for so long due to dam retrofit but there is still some big largemouths here aswell. Was out on sunday got only one a 5 lb spot. I fish this lake every weekend and you will get fishon drop shots and carolina rigs but generally small fish if you want to get hawgs be quiet and fish all terrain, very your speeds not alot of bass anglers so slow isnt always best i get alot of big fish flippin and power fishn but you have to be openminded untill spring worms and shad immitations work best deep channels w shallows near by, also for best results start early fish will shut off at 11 am good luck
    City: richmond

    Tips: be persisstant and keep this report goin

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

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    Water Temp: 55

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Tough Day!! 1 on Dropshot and 1 on Jig! The Jig fish was a 3.5# Largemouth! Water was muddied from all the wind from All directions!! Water temp still cold but warming, 52 when started and reached 55 at the end of the day. Lots and Lots of Trout jumping everywhere we we went all day long. Saw an 8lb trout caught and lots of 3-5lb trout caught! The Bas fishing will get better the closer we get to April with the weather getting warmer the fish will up to spawn! Hope this Helps!
    City: Pinole

    Tips: Fish SLOWLY!!! Both fish came when just dragging slowly! Probably better for trout for now until water heats up to over 60 degrees! Please Post a report about your day, Every little bit helps everybody! Until next time Good Luck!!

Monday, February 20th, 2012

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    Water Temp: N/A

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Didn't fish just went out to get info and prices for the year and get a feel for how the lake looks. It looks Great, water level is only 5ft from spillway, clarity is approx 2-4ft! Heard of some bass being caught and saw quite a few trout caught. Prices are reasonable not anything rediculous like they used to be!! If you plan on going quite a bit, do yourself a Huge favor and purchase an annual parking pass. It will save you $$ if you go often. Look forward to actually do some fishing this week after what I had seen today!! It looks Really Good!!
    City: Pinole

    Tips: If you or anyone you know goes fishing here for the day or often Please Post a Report! I never have but decided to start doing so and try to get something going for this local Gem of a fishery!! Monster Largemouths and also Magnum Spotted Bass!! That's Right, Magnum Spotted Bass!! The spots have taken over the past few years and have turned into Mags!! 4+lbs!! Let's get an active report column goin on this place, can't be just one person doin it, gonna take lots of help! So until next time, Hope this Helps and Good Luck!!

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

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    Water Temp: 53

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: no fish on sunday saw a few bass boats out, if yall are readin this how did you do? I pretty much fish this lake atleast 4 times a mounth wen open but it is always changing hard to pattern noticed some guys throwin the a rig didnt see it produce but maybe you had some luck w it hard day but still better than work
    City: el sabronte

    Tips: find a sot that you think has fish and stay on it these fish are there for some reason they just arnt as active as other lake

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: wat up w tha phish? yall aint postin on here
    am I the only one catchn em here comon we gota help eachother out pablo is no joke hella hard to phish but sum hoggs in there
    City: richtown

    Tips: use bigger bait to stay away fron the little 1 to 3 lb phish got alot of 5lb plus spots in here

Monday, July 18th, 2011

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Got out with my bro in the tubes in afternoon for four spots, biggest three pounds. 5" Senko, Bomber crank in shad color. Two were dinks. All fish seem to be relating to wind blown banks and a little deeper water.
    City: Concord

    Tips: Three pound spot smacked the senko on a retrieve to make another cast. Made me think, throw the crankbait.

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 66

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished for 2 hrs one spotted bass on a yellow spinner. Fishing was slow due to windy conditions.
    Some trout being caught at 29 ft and catfish starting to pick up. Monday 1200 lbs of trout were planted and next week 2000 pounds of catfish will be planted

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 73

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: ok so read the posts put on here first off the last one sounds alot like a sales gimik. Been fishin this lake for over 14 years never seen a smallmouth in here. Also largmouth fishing is not good at all cheack the species the spotted bass fishing is ok. Not to mention the lures said to be used are not producers on this lake it is a hard to fish finess lake i know this place! So come on guys if your gona post a report lets KEEP IT REAL!!! I am here when you say your fishing and i know when your lieing
    City: richmond

    Tips: jus go out fish hard have fun and keep the fish stories to a minimun

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 62

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Fished by the dam and also by the boat ramp. Results were fair to good Black bass are good on jerkbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs and swimbaits worked shallow early in the day then from 10 to 15 feet in the weeds later in the day

    Black bass are good on green pumpkin plastic worms and lizards and firetiger crankbaits from 6 to 10 feet. Fish early in the morning and late in the evening for the best results
    bouncing tubes, lizards and Brush Hawgs in watermelon and green pumpkin colors is working well for Black Bass . Smallmouth Bass are good on Zara Spooks and 3-inch swimbaits off of the main lake points and from mid-lake to the dam early in the morning.

    Largemouth bass are good on Texas-rigged worms and jig-head worms; watermelon seed, green pumpkin and watermelon candy are the best colors
    City: vallejo

    Tips: Try a Texas- or Carolina-rigged worm, deep-running crankbait or jig with a Green Pumpkin trailer later in the morning from 15 to 25 feet deep

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 62

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: First the reservoir San Pablo for the first time in 10 yrs. Bass fishing for this day was good to excellent. With the help of staff manager Jason he gave me information that he needed a report of a fishing experience for San Pablo. I would like to say the fishing for this day was excellent Bass were found in the following areas. Started out at Sandy point bass fishing was slow. Found the Bass on beds in the following areas
    Scow Canyon and Graveyard cove with in 40 minutes we had a limit of bass too spots 2 to 3lbs one small mouth bass three pounds and too large mouth bass 4 and 6 pound fish. Used spinners, Senkos green pumpkin with Red flake and drop shop using pastrix minnows and Robo Worms Oxblood. Conditions were windy but found many fish on beds in the areas mention. Staff at the resort is very helpful and boats are avail for use at a reasonable price. Was impressed. Marina has all of you fishing needs for you. Will provide another report with in a few weeks

    ed
    City: vallejo

    Tips: Use Senkos Green pumpkin red flark 6 to 7 inches whacky style. Drop shot robo works oxblood and Basstrix Minnows.

Friday, June 17th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 70-78

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Started fishing main points caught a bunch of 2's,couple of 4's and a nice 7lb spot my pb on rip bait.
    Moved to preserve in the afternoon caught a nice double digit largemouth on 5 inch senko. Also caught a couple 4lb spots on jigs and a buch of other 3 to 4lb largemouth on frogs and sweetbeavers. Water temp in the preserve is alot higher and clarity stained.
    City: Alameda

    Tips: To all this lake fishes tough the key to is to find the few key areas that hold fish. my suggestion run and gun untill you find them stacked.