Fishing in East Bay

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Contra Loma Regional Park (Antioch)

Contra Loma Regional Park has 780 acres that includes an 80 acre reservoir for fishing that contains catfish, black and striped bass, bluegill, trout, and red eared sunfish for fishing.Visitors may launch only electric motor boats.

Crown Memorial State Beach (Alameda)

This is a 2.5 mile beach with sand dunes. Fishing is allowed from shore subject to State Fish and Game regulations.

Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area (Castro Valley)

This 360 acre park has about two miles of unpaved trails around the fishing lake. There is fishing in the reservoir that contains bass, catfish, and sunfish. Picnic tables, drinking fountains, and restrooms are plentiful.

Del Valle Regional Park (Livermore)

The park is 5,000 acres where visitors can explore miles of hiking in a valley surrounded by oak trees and hosting a lake five miles long. Lake Del Valle is stocked regularly with trout and catfish. There are also large and small mouth bass, striped bass, and panfish. The public may rent motorboats, patio boats, peddle boats, canoes, and kayaks at the marina area. Any size boat may be launched at the public boat ramp.

Don Castro Regional Recreation Area (Hayward)

Don Castro Regional Park is 101 acres with a fishing lake, swim lagoon and paved and unpaved trails for pedestrians and bicycles. The lake is stocked regularly with trout and catfish and there are also bass and bluegill for people who want to fish along the shore.

Dumbarton Fishing Pier (Fremont)

Dumbarton has an east and west fishing pier that both stretch 2,000 feet into the bay.  They both have benches, water fountains, portable toilets, windbreaks and fish-cleaning stations.  At the tip of each pier, a low platform puts you down closer to the water's surface. At high tide off the west-end pier, the water depth is 30 to 40 feet, while at low tide, it's just 10 feet. The east pier is 40 to 50 feet at high tide and 20 feet at low tide. Fish caught at the piers include shark, jack smelt, surf perch, starry flounder, bat ray (all no limit), sturgeon (limit one, 40-inch minimum, winter only), striped bass (limit two, 18-inch minimum). There are signs describing the types of fish that live in the Bay near the piers.  No license is required. There are no facilities for bait and tackle or food.

Garin Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Parks (Hayward)

Jordan Pond has natural populations of largemouth bass, bluegill and sunfish. The Park District puts channel catfish in the pond once or twice a year.  There are restrooms near the Garin Barn and drinking fountains in the picnic area.

Grand Street Ramp (Alameda)

The boat ramp is located at the north end of Grand Street, includes a launching ramp, restrooms, fishing pier, fish cleaning facilities, and automobile and trailer parking.

Heather Farm Park (Walnut Creek)

The 102 acre park has a fishing pond, walking trails, bike paths, nature pond and restrooms.

Lake Chabot Marina Park (Castro Valley)

Lake Chabot Reservoir is a 315 acre lake that was built in 1874 as a primary source of water for the East Bay. The lake is stocked with trout and catfish and there are also bass, blue-gill, crappie, and other fish. A popular event is the annual spring fishing derby. There are several fishing piers in the park. A wide range of rental boats as well as fishing license and permits are available at the marina.

Lake Elizabeth (Fremont)

The Park is set on 450 acres with an 83 acre lake. Easily catchable rainbow trout (1 to 3 pounds per fish) are planted October to April. In the early fall and late spring, catfish weighing between 1 and 2 pounds per fish are planted in the lake waters. Amenities include picnic areas, walking paths, tennis courts, fishing, snackbars and a golf driving range.

Lakeshore Park, Newark Lake (Newark)

The park has 26 acres and features a 1.25 mile scenic, flat, paved and walker and wheelchair accessible walkway that circles the lake. The path is for walking, jogging and a place to sit and fish.

Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline (Oakland)

This is 741 acre park with 50 acre Arrowhead Marsh that is part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network. There are many shoreline spots for fishing. A two lane boat launch is located at the south parking lot along Doolittle Drive.Motorized vessels are restricted during certain times of the year due to bird migration and nesting in the marshes. There are picnic areas, restrooms and drinking fountains.

Miller Knox Regional Shoreline (Richmond)

This 307 acre park has a one mile wheelchair accessible paved path that circles a saltwater lagoon. The Ferry Point Fishing Pier is at the south end of the shoreline and is home to starry flounder, perch, sand dab, striped bass, and other bay fish. The pier is accessible by a paved trail. There are a number of drinking fountains and restrooms in the park.

Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area (Fremont)

This park contains four bodies of water: Horseshoe Lake, Rainbow Lake, Willow Slough and Lago Los Osos. Fishing is only permitted in the Horseshoe Lake and Rainbow Lake. Daily Fishing Access Permit sales fund the planting of trout and catfish in Horseshoe Lake. Fishing is also available at Shinn Pond, just east of Quarry Lakes off Alameda Creek Regional Trail. Park visitors may only launch electric or nonmotorized boats.

Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area (Pleasanton)

This 266 acre park hosts an 80 acre lake and an arroyo with a chain of smaller lakes and ponds. Numerous waterbirds may be sighted throughout the year in the smaller lakes and ponds. Shadow Cliffs Lake is stocked with trout and catfish and bluegill and black bass can also be found. Visitors may launch their own boats. Kayak, paddle boat, row boat, electric and duffy boats can be rented with a valid driver license. For rate and rental information, call (925) 426-0197.

Temescal Regional Recreation Area (Oakland)

The land around Temescal Lake has a perimeter of under 10 miles. There is one parking lot, multiple drinking fountains and picnic tables, restrooms and a fishing dock. The lake is stocked periodically with rainbow trout through the winter months and catfish in the summer. Largemouth bass, red eared sunfish and bluegill also live in the lake.

Tilden Regional Park (Berkeley)

Tilden is a 2,079 acres park with many miles of trails. Within the park, Lake Anza is open for fishing throughout the year. The lake is not stocked, but has naturally occurring largemouth bass, bluegill, sunfish, and channel catfish.