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LAKES

ANDERSON: Bass fishing is decent. Drop-shotting shad-colored RoboWorms or using spider jigs off bottom are good ways to go. 408-927-9144, 408-463-0711

BERRYESSA: Catfish bites are good with night crawlers or cutbaits. Look for edges of moving water. Trout are in same spots. 707-255-5544, 916-502-3474

CALERO: Bites are tough. Best bet is to fish deep with spoons. 408-268-3883, 408-463-0711

CHABOT: Lake was hit hard by recent storms. A lot of debris and water is very murky. Best bet is to baitfish Coot's Landing, Burner, and Alder Point where there is access to deeper water. Use brightly colored Power Bait with garlic scent. 510-247-2526

CHESBRO: Walk bank and throw jigs, but expect more exercise from walking than action from casting. 408-358-3741, 408-463-0711

CONTRA LOMA: Fishing has been slow. Lake is muddy. For trout, try using a variety of Power Baits or night crawlers at boat ramp area or near Swim Lagoon. Try fishing for catfish with night crawlers, anchovies, shrimp, or chicken liver at Loma Island, Channel Point or near Swim Lagoon. 510-544-3154


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COYOTE: An 8-pound bass was caught last week with a jig, but few other reports have come from here. 408-463-0711

DEL VALLE: Water is muddy, and debris is floating. Lake has risen close to 6 feet in past week. Water temperature is 49 degrees. This will need a few days to settle. 925-449-5201

JENKINSON LAKE: Mix of snow and rain, but there were rainbow trout caught from shore around first dam area and marina/launch ramp. Mackinaw and brown trout should start showing numbers as surface temperatures are considerably colder. Look to east shoreline by second dam for that bite. 530-957-3053

LAFAYETTE: Fishing has been pretty slow. Rain muddied lake so it will take days to clear. There have been a few reports of trout being caught. Two trout plants are scheduled this week. 925-284-9669

LOS VAQUEROS: First large striper in many months was caught and released Monday by an angler in a boat casting a topwater plug. An 11.8-pound catfish was caught Christmas Day by Shakaib Akvari from South Cove shore with rainbow Power Bait. Plant of 4,000 pounds of trout was put in last week by DFG. 925-371-2628

MOUNT TAMALPAIS LAKES: Bon Tempe was stocked with 1,900 pounds of rainbows two weeks ago. Another 750 pounds of trout went in week before Christmas. Lagunitas received 500 pounds of trout. 415-945-1194

QUARRY LAKES: Most trout being caught are smaller planters from DFG. Peninsula is hot spot. Fisherman's Row also is a good bet. Backside of lake is good for trollers and those still-fishing with bait. Power Bait and night crawlers work best. Lake will get a plant of trout this week. 510-544-3133

SAN LUIS RESERVOIR: Stripers are deep. Find them 75 to 100 feet below with spoons or live minnows. Best spot has been trash rack. 408-463-0711

SHADOW CLIFFS: Water is clear, and fishing pressure is heavy given this lake has best clarity in East Bay. On Friday, 1,800 pounds of trout were planted. Best spot has been between first and second dock. 510-544-3230, 925-426-0197

SHASTA: Water is murky, but crankbaits offered in 5 to 15 feet can overcome that. Not a lot of angling pressure. Lake level is 48 feet from full. Surface temperatures are 48 to 50 degrees. 1-800-462-3917

DELTA

ANTIOCH: Few going out. Water is cold and muddy. This weekend provides opportunity, but anglers will have to chart new territory. 925-706-7400

BENICIA: Tides are good this week for sturgeon anglers. Mothball Fleet is a good bet with grass shrimp and eel. Striper bite was slow last week. 707-745-4921

FRANKS TRACT: There are striper bites in Franks Tract and Big Break. Use Rat-L-Traps or cast hairraisers. Black bass are lethargic and in deep water. 925-625-2441

PITTSBURG: A few are trickling out to fish. Stripers are being caught at Broad Slough with mudsuckers. Some go to 10 pounds. Most are 5 to 6 pounds. Sturgeon are near Buoy 33. Grass shrimp and eel work best. Water is muddy, but debris is less. 925-252-0151

RIO VISTA: All action is downstream. Montezuma Slough, Grizzly Bay and Honker Bay are places for sturgeon. 707-374-2372, 916-777-6498

RIVERS

GUALALA: River is high, fast and muddy. Possibly fishable by weekend. Call first. 707-884-4247

NAPA: Sturgeon fishing is good all way to Kennedy Park near junior college. Be wary of debris. Grass shrimp, ghost shrimp, pile worms and eel will work. 707-255-5544

RUSSIAN: River is just below flood stage. No fishing. 707-869-2156

SALTWATER

BERKELEY: Rock cod/crab trips are scheduled for Friday through Monday. 510-849-3333, 510-223-5388, 707-334-4827

BODEGA BAY: Trips are planned for crab/cod combos through Monday. Limits have been achieved each trip. Humboldt squid trips will begin after Jan. 1. 707-875-3344

EMERYVILLE: Huck Finn on Monday had 27 limits of crab and cod plus nine lings to 19 pounds. Trips are planned through Monday's final day of season. After that, there might be weekend crab/sand dab or crab/giant squid excursions. 510-654-6040

MONTEREY: Trips are planned Friday through Sunday for crab and cod. Friday's trip might be last to Point Sur. Monday's trip was last time out and it had limits of crab and cod. After Jan. 1, boats will go for sand dab and crabs. 831-375-5951, 831-372-7440

PACIFICA: Crabbing was good Christmas, despite rain. A few perch to 15 inches are being caught. 650-355-8303, 650-359-9790

PILLAR POINT: Rock cod trips are scheduled through Dec. 31. Call for reservations. 650-726-7133

PORT SONOMA: Petaluma River is in good shape for sturgeon. Sonoma Creek hasn't produced since storms, but few have been out since Christmas. 707-762-7818

SAN FRANCISCO: Water is muddy and full of freshwater. Sturgeon conditions are good. Afternoon tides should bring action in South Bay. 650-589-3474, 510-703-4148

SAN PABLO BAY: One angler on Christmas fished outgoing afternoon tide and hooked seven sturgeon, landing five -- including three oversize -- and two legal bass. Good weather should bring good fish Sunday through Tuesday. 415-456-0321

-- Tim Goode