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riplips
07-31-2005, 01:59 PM
Went to Del Valle yesterday to do some catfishing, hit the west side near a patch of tules that I used to fish regularly and have done quite well at. The action was hot when we first arrived at about 4:00 pm but to my surprise it wasnt catfish but striped bass, I have known for some time that there were stripers there but always wondered how healthy the population was there, after last night I would have to say pretty decent we caught 4 of them to 15" and no cats :'( . Seems there must have been a little school that had run through, for the first 45 minutes or so the action was pretty hot and after that the bite almost completely died. There was a tree limb or some kind of structure out there, several times we would get hit and set the hook only to be snagged, seemed they were biting and heading to cover.

Rip

Diego916
07-31-2005, 02:08 PM
Sounds like you had a good time, even though no kitties ;D

Thanks for the report!

Wolf74
07-31-2005, 05:45 PM
Yep yep, there's usualy a few monsters pulled out of Del Valle every summer. Although this is the first I've heard of stripers being there. Guess I'll have to go check it out.

panfish_popper
07-31-2005, 07:34 PM
Thanks for the report man! I didnt know the Striper population in del valle was good too. Thats pretty shocking.

MB_Kevin
07-31-2005, 10:24 PM
sounds cool I didnt know there was a good population of stripers there but did know they get them there. What is the size limit in the lake same as salt water. good job if you cant get cats stripers are always cool.

usarfang
08-01-2005, 10:53 AM
what kind of bait were you using?

Zepplock
08-01-2005, 11:04 AM
Well first you can not take stripped bass less than 18'

Second I was fishing Del Valle yesterday with a friend and we've got our limits. More than 30lb of catfish.

Used chicken liver.

ChabotTrout
08-01-2005, 11:53 AM
the lake record striper there is 33 lbs!!!!!!!!! :o :o

panfish_popper
08-01-2005, 12:00 PM
What bait were you using?!?! Anchovies?

ertlbanks
08-01-2005, 01:32 PM
Del Valle is a very productive lake for us. Here is a picture of out latest catch.

http://www.hamneggs.com/~pete/del_valle_the_catch.jpg

ChabotTrout
08-03-2005, 08:05 PM
Man, the one on the far right is huge! Good Job!