Lake Chabot Fishing Conditions
June 3rd, 2014
Lake Chabot received our last trout plant for the summer on June, 2nd!!!! We received 750 lbs. of rainbow trout. Trout are getting pulled out trolling from the surface down 10 to 20 feet. Catfishing has been picking up a lot more with the warmer weather expected later on this week. We will only be planting catfish from now through the end of summer. Bass fishing continues to keep anglers busy, with bass reported getting caught on a daily basis. Fishing from the shoreline has been doing extremely well too, but make sure to come early to claim your spot. If you are going out on a boat, some hot spots are around the island, half moon bay, Indian cove, also near raccoon point. Water temperature is currently around 70 degrees with 5 feet visibility.
When you bring in your big fish, we will take your picture and give you a “Lake Chabot Whopper Club” button. If you catch a whopper over 5 lbs (trout), 8 lbs (catfish) or 3 lbs (bass) you will receive a whopper club pin. For beginning anglers, if you have any questions on what to use, please come down to the Marina and one of our knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to help you get set up for your fishing adventure.
All of our boats are half off Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays! Our schedule for the marina has changed, we are currently open Monday through Thursday at 6 AM – 6 PM boat rentals will stop at 5 PM and are due back at 6 PM. Friday through Sunday are hours are 6 AM-7 PM boat rentals stop at 6 pm and are due in at 7 PM
- Mt. Lassen 750 lbs. of trout on June 2nd
Attention all boaters we now offer food delivery to your boat! Call the marina place and order for $25 or more and it will be brought to your boat. Credit/Debit only. Also every third Friday of the month is free Friday! Free parking, boat launch, dog fees!!! No district fishing permits needed (but for all anglers 16 and older do need state fishing license).
HALF OFF ALL BOAT RENTALS Including Patio Boats! Tuesday — Thursday. Excluding holidays
Fishing for Catfish is starting to pick up with a lot more fish being caught at raccoon point as well as bullfrog landing. More and more catfish are reported getting caught daily including 11 lbs. catfish caught last week. The Department of Fish and Wildlife planted 1000 lbs of Catfish on May 14th. Water temperature will determine how active catfishing will be. The warmer the water the more active they will be. This time of the year catfish are going to be located by Raccoon point, behind the island, in coves by the dam and in bass cove. Anglers are using a variety of baits including mackerel, anchovies and chicken liver.
We received our last plant of rainbow trout on June, 2nd. As we move closer to summer the water temperature will continue to rise causing trout to move deeper into the lake. Fishing was a little slow this past week only a few whoppers were reported getting caught as well. We did have more than several limits of trout reported getting caught. Hotspots had a little shift this past week with a couple whoppers getting caught over by bass cove. Raccoon point has slowed down a little but several fish were reported caught back in that area and around Catfish landing as well as bullfrog landing. If you are going to be trolling, the best lures to use are Flicker Shads, Firetiger Rapalas, Kastmasters and Mirashads. The bait to use right now is chartreuse and rainbow Powerbait with Garlic sent. When trolling, make sure to let out about a hundred feet of line and let the motor do all the work but also be wary of other anglers on the shoreline so your lines don’t get caught! We will continue trout plants later on this year when the water temperature cools back down.
Bass fishing has picked up a lot more as we move closer and closer towards summer. Several nice sized bass were reported being caught by raccoon point and also by the island as well as Bass cove. If you are fishing for bass, they are hitting mostly in the early mornings and evenings mostly on plastics, jigs and hula grubs and top water here and there. Silver Rainbow Flukes and Watermelon Senkos are also doing really well with 3/0 wide shank hook. Live wells can be provided upon request thanks to Walton’s Pond. A couple good spots to fish for bass are; near the island or the tulles by Raccoon Point. Please practice catch and release for bass, as they are not stocked into the lake and their population depends on you!
Jeff of San Leandro caught a nice 6.07 lbs trout over by bullfrog on powerbait.
Robert Vahisula of San Leandro caught a nice 11.38 lbs Catfish using liver at the burner.
Isaiah Muntz of Fremont caught nice 6.8 lbs Catfish fishing by bullfrog using powerbait.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday — Thursday
Boat rentals are 6:00am — 6:00pm
Boats due in by 6:00pm
Friday — Sunday
Boat rentals are 6:00am — 7:00pm
Boats due in by 7:00pm
Hours subject to change based on weather conditions and light levels.
We encourage all anglers to report their stories, comments, or concerns to the Marina. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again for choosing Lake Chabot as your recreation destination.
On behalf of Lake Chabot Fishing Outfitters... Boat safely, and happy fishing!