View Full Version : Trolling for Trout in San Pablo Reservoir

03-04-2009, 08:57 AM
Hi All -

* *I'm looking to to take my whaler out for a trip with the kids. *I've fished San Pablo banks with Power bait. *What do you recommend for trolling?

Thanks in advance...

03-04-2009, 09:23 AM
I've had success in the fall at SP with small jointed rapalas.

This time of year, I'd try small gold or red spoons such as cleos or bouyants.

03-04-2009, 09:43 AM
Might slow troll a threaded night crawler as well.


03-04-2009, 10:33 AM
Do circles in from of scow canyon and troll the chum line on the marina side of the lake where all the bait fisherman draw in the fish , from the marina to the tower and back. Those are the spots I hit the most. topline in the morning and drop to 10 ft after 12pm. needlefish, kastmasters, rapalas(firetiger) and anything in bright colors going 2.5mph and set it back 100- 150 ft.


03-04-2009, 10:52 AM
Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. *Forgive me for asking (I'm more a saltwater guy) but how do you guys rig your trolling lines? *Do you use an unweighted line attached to a barrel swivel then out to a snap swivel that secures the spoon?

03-04-2009, 01:13 PM
exactly, just same but lighter tackle. I run 8lb mono and trolling beaded swivel and 5ft leader of 6lb flourocarbon line to a small clasp to snap on my rapalas. you can add a keel sinker(which has beaded swivels on both sides) to get you down a little under the surface.


03-04-2009, 02:44 PM
Any San Pablo reports yet? Seems like with all the rain it would be muddy, I would suggest bait fishing if you have to go.