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San Pablo Reservoir Fishing



The San Pablo Reservoir is a popular fishing and recreation destination operated by the East Bay Municipal Utility District. San Pablo Reservoir features great fishing for Rainbow Trout and the lake record is 15 pounds. Trout plants are typically done 3-4 times per month and anglers average 2-3 trout per rod. The only live bait allowed on the San Pablo Reservoir are red worms and nightcrawlers. Rainbow Trout fishing is good at San Pablo throughout its open months and from opening day in February until about June trollers take fish right near the surface. During spring when the water is high, fish closer to shore for warmer water. Best fishing at this time is from shore to about 30 feet out. In summer as water warms, try starting from 35 feet out from shore and look for deep holes close to shore and drop-off structures. From June through July trollers score from 15-20 feet, while August through September produce from 25-35 feet. Late season trollers through October work up closer to the surface. April and May are usually the peak largemouth bass fishing months on San Pablo Reservoir. In spring, plastic grubs, tube baits, and plastic worms are top producers. Crankbaits and spinnerbaits work in the warm weather months. Inflated nightcrawlers will also produce bass on San Pablo Reservoir. Crappie fishing is typically best from March until early June and two of the top spots are the back end of Scow Canyon and off the Berkeley Tower shore.


Location: El Cerrito, California


Lake Size: 860 Acres


Fishing Species: Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Bluegill, Catfish




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