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shadbuster
02-13-2013, 12:21 PM
Fished Del Valle for a second time, cant say its a lake I like very much. First time went with a lady friend and didnt catch a thing which I can handle but that time had these rude people who set up RIGHT next to us and then proceeded to start smoking giving my friend a bad headache, so needless to say the action on the lake wasnt the only action I missed out on lol. This time had boaters come way to close tangling lines, kids throwing rock in the water by fishing lines and all that fun stuff lol. Anyways on to the report! Fished the south shore for one small planter on garlic yellow power eggs, saw one fish of about 4 pounds caught and two other smaller ones and that was all the action I saw for about 30 or so fisherman. Also fished the narrows for nada, water there is chocolate milk! Water at the south shore was clean though. Heard some good things about this lake and alot of bad, gotta say seen more bad than good. Ill add pictures later today, for your enjoyment.

Chocolate milk!

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Dead sacramento sucker

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Lake pic

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One and only fish

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shadbuster
02-13-2013, 06:23 PM
Pics are up!

redneckpunk
02-13-2013, 10:02 PM
Thanks for the report shadbuster. I have mixed emotions about that lake. Having grown up in Livermore, I spent many days fishing the lake with mixed results. One thing I did learn was to fish the marina side from the narrrows to the dam. I have seen some nice fish caught off the beach and between the beach and marina but the amount of people and lack of courtesy towards anglers isnt worth it. The last few times Ive fished it Ive rented a boat

~RNP

Polebrother
02-14-2013, 10:47 AM
Thanks for the report and pics. The photos are very revealing and informative regarding water clarity and debris...useful data for sure. Also want to lend support to your comment about the negative effect nearby cigarette smoke had on your lady friend even though you were outdoors. Been there done that! On too many occasions i've experienced physicsl irritation when fishing down wind from nearby smokers. That's all I'm going to say...just wanted to acknowledge that it happens to others.

hanahou7
02-14-2013, 10:56 AM
Thanks for the report. I haven't had great experiences at Del Valle, so I haven't fished it in a couple years. Prefer to head to the Sierra Foothills or Delta.

StokeyBob
02-17-2013, 05:59 PM
Thanks for the report.

The lake looks pretty tempting setting here in my living room, all things considered.

I hope you get a little luckier next time!