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Stripers biting at Lake Del Valle

WON Staff Writer
Published: Jun 29, 2017
LIVERMORE — Striper action continued to improve at Lake Del Valle as water temperatures rose last week, while trout also surprised anglers.

TWO FISTED CATCH — “Zack,” no last name provided, caught two stripers that weighed 8 pounds between them while fishing at Lake Del Valle. 

“The hot bite last week has been trout, even with the warm weather,” said Cody McGarry of Lake Del Valle Marina. “The surface temperature is sitting at about 77 degrees, which is prefect for swimming. Fishing has been excellent with many anglers coming back with fish.”

Power Bait and Mice Tails have been tricking trout, which also are hitting Kastmasters and crappie jigs. The area near the dam has been fishing well. “Trout have been on fire, with many anglers coming back with multiple fish,” McGarry said.

Lexi Calloway of Redwood City caught a 6-pound rainbow. Larry Smith of San Jose caught a 4-pound rainbow.

The lower Narrows and the dam also have been hot for stripers. “Striped bass have been good to target as well,” McGarry said. “Most anglers are catching them on either anchovies, mackerel, or sardines. You might be able to catch them on jerkbaits or chatterbaits. I would recommend fishing in the lower Narrows or at the dam.” Tim Wood of Livermore caught a 4.5-pound striper last week.

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