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ANDERSON: Dam area produces bass to those using Baby Brushhogs. A-rig bite is starting. Some bass go to 4 pounds. 408-463-0711.
CALERO: Deep crankbaits cast toward shore and retrieved toward boat gets attention from bass. 408-268-3883, 408-463-0711.
CHABOT: Big fish of the week was an 8.4-pound trout caught by Andrew Kowao of Pacifica, who was trolling near dam. Overall bite is picking up. Limits came from Island and Half Moon Bay. Power Bait garlic, rainbow or nightcrawlers are good choices for bait. 510-247-2526.
CHESBRO: Catfish bite is good. There are still crappie. Action is in vicinity of dam. 408-358-3741, 408-463-0711.
CONTRA LOMA: Contra Costa Water District is lowering reservoir. It's 7 feet from full. For more information, call 925-688-8000. Trout fishing is good. Try using a variety of Power Baits or nightcrawlers at boat ramp area or near Swim Lagoon.
DEL VALLE: Water temperature is down to 64 degrees, and trout bite is fair. Lures or Power Bait are good bets at East Beach. Boats go to dam, but East Beach has been better. Biggest fish of the week was a 10-pound trout in Heron Bay. 925-449-5201.
LAFAYETTE: Trout fishing is very good. Limits are common. Fish are spread from south end to East Cove. Shoreline anglers are getting plenty of action. Some trout are 5 to 8 pounds. Most are 14 inches. First plant of Mount Lassen trout weighing 4 pounds and up goes in next week. 925-284-9669.
LOS VAQUEROS: Fishing was good Friday and Saturday, but slowed since. Trout fishing has been good from shore in South Cove. A variety of Power Baits or mice tails get planted rainbows. Trollers are getting trout with broken-back Rapalas in Peninsula Cove. Double plant of trout will go in next week. Trollers are getting good numbers of stripers. Most are 2 to 4 pounds. Very few large stripers have been caught. 925-371-2628.
QUARRY LAKES: Trout fishing remains good and getting better. Big fish of the week was 7.8-pound catfish caught by Fred Martinez of Newark. 510-544-3133.
SAN LUIS RESERVOIR: Drift live minnows via boats. Cast ghost shad from shoreline. Forebay has been kicking out bass to those casting topwater lures. Coyote Bait & Tackle Derby continues. Entry is free with any $10 purchase and longest bass takes a $150 rod-reel combo. 408-463-0711.
SHADOW CLIFFS: Trout fishing is very good. John Way of Pleasanton caught a 6-pound catfish with chicken livers. Gerry Guerra of Sunnyvale caught a 7.8-pound trout for big trout of the week. Bite is quite good by boat or shore. Most are getting two to three fish, but limits are not uncommon. Power Bait is most popular bait. 510-544-3230, 925-426-0197.
UVAS: Crankbaits are way to get bass. Concentrate efforts near dam. 408-463-0711.
ANTIOCH: Striper bite has slowed. Bass seem to have moved up river. Not many caught from pier. Sturgeon are near Buoy 5 and inside Broad Slough. 925-706-7400.
BENICIA: A few salmon still being caught from 1st Street. One angler caught four in four days. Striper action is decent from shore. Under bridge, 12th or 9th streets on low tide or 14th Street on high tide are good bets. Largest fish caught recently was a 32-incher. 707-745-4921.
FRANKS TRACT: Black bass bite is good on reaction baits, crankbaits and rip baits. Most are 2 to 3 pounds. Striper bite is very good. White swim baits or Pencil Poppers get schoolie striped bass. 925-625-2441.
PITTSBURG: Striped bass bite is good in deep water near Chain Island and Firing Line. Larger bass being caught. Live bullhead, mudsuckers work well. Sturgeon are found near Buoys 2 and 3 and PG&E. Lot of salmon were caught last weekend near PG&E. 925-252-0151.
RIO VISTA: Striped bass bite has improved. Sandy Beach a good spot for shore anglers. Trollers do well near Power Lines and Three Mile Slough. Some bass have been in keeper range, some as large as 14 pounds. 707-374-2372, 916-777-6498.
TRACY: Striper bite has been quite good. There's a topwater bite, but shad and anchovies will work. Bass 10 to 14 pounds aren't uncommon, and there is talk of a 30-pounder being landed over weekend. 209-835-3182.
NAPA: Improved striper bite on river. Cuttings Wharf and south is productive. Fly fishers get good numbers of stripers to 6 pounds. 707-255-5544.
BERKELEY: Crab/cod trips came back with limits of both. Very few ling cod. Weather comes Thursday but looks fishable by weekend. 510-235-2032, 510-849-3333, 510-223-5388, 707-334-4827.
BODEGA BAY: It was limits of crab and cod Saturday and Sunday. Saturday's trip had 20 lings for 48 passengers. Tuesday's trip had 22 limits of crab from seven traps. Crab are all hard and firm. Combo trips go out daily. Six-pack boats are offering crab-only trips. 707-875-3474, 707-875-3344, 707-875-3495.
EMERYVILLE: Crab/cod trips come back with limits and a few lings. Weekend is booked, but there is room on weekdays. 510-654-6040.
MONTEREY: Crab/cod trips have brought back big crabs. Cod fishing is good one day, slower the next. Humboldt squid are around and some days they swarm cod hooks. 831-375-5951, 831-372-7440.
PACIFICA: Crab results have been good. Best numbers come to those using squid from end of pier. 650-355-8303, 650-359-9790.
PILLAR POINT: New Gravy had 16 limits of cod and crab Saturday, and Huli Cat had 30 limits of crab/cod and four lings. Queen of Hearts is getting quick limits. Most are blacks, but they are of good quality. A trip early in week had 13 limits of cod in an hour. 650-726-7133, 510-581-2628.
PORT SONOMA: Napa River is producing sturgeon, but stripers are doing quite well. Petaluma River at Black Point has stripers as does port. Grass shrimp a good bet. Bullhead also work. 707-762-7818.
SAN FRANCISCO: Oversized sturgeon was caught Monday from Oyster Point Pier. Sturgeon bait is available. 650-589-3474, 510-703-4148.
SAN PABLO BAY: Striped bass are available in good numbers. Troll top of tide along Marin Shoreline. Ingoing and outgoing tide will produce bass at Brothers on Saturday. Minus tides begin Sunday, and sturgeon should be active. Halibut are being caught near Red Rock. 415-456-0321.
SUISUN BAY: Striped bass have moved to Glomar. Horseshoe and Martinez Pier continue to produce bass. Ghost shrimp and bullhead get bass about 24 inches. 925-229-9420.
-- TIM GOODE