Sammy Baeza with a 7 1/2-pound rainbow caught at Lake Del Valle
A report from Ashley Lotscher at the Bay Area’s Lake Del Valle (ebparks.org/parks/del_valle):
November 1, 2013
The water temperature is 66 degrees at the end of the dock. Fishing has been exceptionally well with the weather and water temperatures winding down. A lot of trout have been caught and they have all been pretty decent size. With continuous plants happening bi-weekly, Mt. Lassen has been very generous with plants up to 2000 pounds ranging from 1 to 8 pounds per fish! The trout are hitting anything from Mice Tails to PowerBait and even lures such as the broken-back Rapalas like the J-5. The trout have mainly been caught in more shallow waters than deep waters, so cast and retrieve rather than troll. Striped bass have also been on the bite lately with shad grouping up in the shallows causing the stripers to feed early morning and late afternoons. Try shad-like lures such as crankbaits and jerkbaits in lighter-colored schemes. A lot of stripers have been caught in the Lower Narrows and in Swallow Bay. The smallmouth/largemouth are still nowhere to be seen. Try fishing deep with jigs or deep running crankbaits with a slower presentation. Catfish have still been doing well as usual with a lot of boaters having bites of chicken Livers, sardines, and even anchovies around deep structured areas such as the Narrows.
10-21-13 500 pounds of Trout from Mt. Lassen.
10-31-13 2000 pounds of Trout from Mt. Lassen.
Ashley Lotscher and Chris Simpson with almost 10 pounds of striped bass, caught on curled-tail jigs in the Narrows area.
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