View Full Version : Lake Chabot  Its Time... pics

02-07-2008, 04:11 PM
Went to Lake Chabot today and found everyone on west side was catching fish . Water almost to the top. Very muddy around the lake Water clarity very good. everyone I saw had at least 3. If you have never been there before, you fish either by boat or off the bank. Theres a trail that goes all the way around the lake......The spots are if you take the east side trail...Indian Cove and Racoon Point. If you take the west side trail then the burner or coots landing are your best bets... I didnt get a chance to see anyone in a boat .
Heres the Marina Boats specials that cant be beat.


Then heres the Hot spots on east side Indian Cove and Racoon have been gettin some very big fish in the last couple of weeks
This is looking from the west shore by the burner

This is the Burner on west side

Just before the burner this guy was haulin 1 in had 2 on his stringer..


Here is the cleanin station with another proud angler

02-07-2008, 04:39 PM
Great report and nice pics of the hot spots!

02-07-2008, 05:13 PM
Thanks for the reports and pics 8-)

02-07-2008, 05:17 PM
Thanks for the report and the pic's of the spots. Hope to get out soon to Chabot.

02-07-2008, 10:10 PM
from the marina if you go to the left which way is that east or left ;D ::)

02-07-2008, 10:52 PM
Nice report, looks like things are picking up there at Chabot.

This isn't a plug as much as info for East Bay anglers....the Sportsmans tackle shop in Castro Valley is under new management so I think things will be for the better there. I bought some large nightcrawlers there yesterday and they were actually large! 8-)

02-08-2008, 08:12 AM
If you go , as your walking to the marina from parking lot........just before marina take the trail to your right this is the east side trail. You will know you are on it when you cross a small wooden bridge thing..Turn left after crossing and walk about 1/2 mile to indian . For those of you going to Racoon, You got a long walk. Staying on the path to the left of the marina takes you to the Burner , coots landing...and on to the dam .Better get there early too as the best spots fill up fast.............I should be fishing this weekend....................

02-08-2008, 08:46 AM
Good report...thx...I was going to head there this Sun for the 1st time but might just hold off after your post. After that post I'm sure that place will be packed this weekend :'(

02-08-2008, 11:56 AM
When I was a kid and lived in San Leandro/ Manor area, I used to ride my bicycle over to it and fish. We always caught fish in the same place you mentioned and when the trout slowed down, we would catch some pretty big bluegill and crappie. I wonder how many fish I ruined with them hanging off the handlebars for the ride home. But mom cooked them up and we ate them.
I look back now and think I was nuts to ride that far and up over that hill that passes by the old Juvenile Hall, but I was a kid and it was a great way to spend the summer.

02-08-2008, 12:29 PM
Hey neat pics and report. I've never been there before, whats their requirements for boats. I have a nine ft Outcast inflatable with small electric motor. Can you use them here and does anybody flyfish there? How far from marina to Indian Cove / Racoon Point?

JohnBFishin Using Crawlers :o

02-08-2008, 02:10 PM
It is a couple hundred yards from the parking lot to the launch ramp. Electric motors only. I carry my conoe and use a little trolling motor there and it works well, but man what a hike with the canoe.

From the norcalfishing site:

Boat Launch Information Canoes, kayaks, float tubes with full chest waders and scull craft 20 feet and under may be carried in and launched for a $2.00 fee No inflatable, rowboats or any other types of boats may be launched at Chabot.

02-08-2008, 04:48 PM
How is that ol’ silver canoe HB? “It works well”…. now that’s an understatement… ;)
I’ll be out there Sunday… So I better get to tuning lures, tying leaders and charging batteries….

02-08-2008, 04:55 PM
What kind of baits are working?

02-08-2008, 08:36 PM
great catch!! looks like the trout plant from earlier in the week is paying off!!

02-08-2008, 10:17 PM
sweet. thanks for the report and pictures

02-09-2008, 10:37 AM
Love to see everyone liked the report.........Now if I gave away the kinda bait they are hittin,,,,wouldnt that take the fun away.......On my way to buy my Fiashing License...............YAHOOOOOOOO