The Fish Sniffer - East Bay Lakes Roundup-Del Valle
East Bay Lakes Roundup-Del Valle

Written By: Dan Bacher, January 19, 2014
Species: Landlocked Stripers Trout
Location: Del Valle Reservoir,

The striper bite has slowed down at Lake Del Valle since the beginning of the New Year.

“The only fish being reported are trout,” said Ashley Loschter of the Rocky Mountain Recreation Company. “Mice Tails, Power Worms, Power Bait, and nightcrawlers are all working along the East Beach and Narrows. The best techniques are drifting in a boat or fishing off shore.”

“Swimbaits, Pencil Poppers, or Lunker Punkers would be your best bets to try for stripers in the Narrows,” noted Loschter. “Also, use A-Rigs, Buzz-baits, or spinner-baits for largemouth and smallmouth bass along the Narrows and Swallow Bay shoreline.

There is still no activity for catfish, but the best baits to use would be anchovies and mackerel along the Lower Narrows.

Austin Zimmerman from Orinda caught a 7 lb. trout on Mice Tails at the East Beach. Jonh Locatelli from Livermore caught a 5.8 lb. trout on Power Worms at the Narrows. Bill and Nick Cafrelli from San Jose caught a 5.35 lb. trout and a stringer of 10 weighing 16.86 lbs. on Mice Tails at the Narrows.

The park district stocked 750 pounds of rainbows the week of January 6 and 1000 pounds the week of January 13.


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