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bobcatken
11-21-2007, 11:25 PM
Drove up to Livermore and wasn’t sure if I was going to spend the day bank fishing at Del Valle or Los Vaqueros. *Saw the windmills weren’t moving much and decided on the Cowboys. *

Had a line in the water by 7:32 and had my first fish on at 7:33. *;D *A nice 2 pounder to start the day. *Had 3 more fish by 8:30. *Then it was just a couple of nibbles on my nightcrawlers for the remainder of the morning. *Caught 3 more fish in the afternoon. Except for the first fish, all fish were not big and were 1 to 1 ˝ pounds. * * *

Morning was chilly and became windy, but the afternoon was very pleasant

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Last night I searched for recent reports on Los Vaqueros or Del Valle. *Found some for DV but not LV. *If you do go fishing this weekend, please post a report to help your fellow sniffers. *:D

Happy Turkey Day!

Dustriver
11-22-2007, 01:06 PM
I hit Los Vaqueros on Tuesday 11/20/07, I did the same as you, except I started from 11am-5pm. *I spoke to one of the guys that was fishing who actually works there. *He said all the trout they received from Calaveras on 11/13/07 were in the 1-3 lb. range and that the plant was a week late.... *They were originally expecting the fish from Calaveras to be 2-6 lbs on 11/07/07.......

bobcatken
11-22-2007, 04:37 PM
Good info. thanks.

GottabKevin
11-22-2007, 10:44 PM
hey bobcatken nice catches. ive been to los vaqueros a couple of times in the [ast week but i had no luck :'(. since the waters dropped i havesnt been getting the bites i usually get. what ares on the lake are u fishing? how long are ur leaders and how far do u cast? i havesnt got the right depth the fish are in ever since the waters dropped. thank you

joshc40
11-22-2007, 10:59 PM
i haven't been to this lake in while but the today during our thanksgiving feast, I heard from my uncle that there are quite few cars lined up every weekend waiting to get in. He lives in Brentwood so he passes the lake a few time a week to work. When I used to go, there was barely any people and we basically had the lake to ourselves. I gotta tell you though, those trout are pretty huge. I remember the first time my dad and I went, the fish averaged like two pounds or more each.

bobcatken
11-23-2007, 10:20 AM
GottabKevin-I fish the banks anywhere from the South Cove to just past the Rock Wall. *Because I'm lazy I fish the areas closest to the parking areas and the restrooms. *My leaders are 24-30 inches long and I cast my line out about 15-30 feet from the shoreline. *The white power egg and inflated half nightcrawler is what they were biting on for me. *

joshc40- yes, the last few times the fish I was catching were 2 and 3 pounders. *It made the drive from Mountain View worth it.

good luck

GottabKevin
11-25-2007, 04:28 PM
thanks a lot Bobcatken.

Dustriver
11-26-2007, 07:50 PM
I hit the South Cove on Sunday & it was incredibly slow on 11/25/07 from 7am - 12pm, there was nothing except a couple of suckers & dinky bows caught. *So, I moved northwest of the Rockwall from noon to 415pm, my son caught a 1 1/2 lb. Rainbow & I got my mug nailing a 5.76 lb. Salmon.

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GottabKevin
11-26-2007, 09:48 PM
ive fished this lake a bunch of times but bever seemed to catch a salmon :'(. i know many people use kastmasters but i never got any follows. what colors are good for the kastmaster and whats the retrieve speed on the rock wall.

Dustriver
11-26-2007, 10:07 PM
Gold/red, gold and silver 1/4 Kastmasters for bows and salmon.. *