Finally got around to it. Very basic, very summarized. Location, date, fish caught, a note or two, link to full report.
More work to be done on it, but for now I’m happy for the night :] Enjoy it here! Or click up in the top of the page, Fish Report (per location). In the future once I’ve got enough trips, I’d like to have an area where they’re split by area instead of all lumped together.
Just got back from HMB then Pacifica Pier. Read Pacifica Pier doesn’t open until 4am, so I figured I’d go hit up the HMB pier while waiting until 4am. Was playing LoL until 12am anyway, wasn’t really going to get much rest.
Made it out to the pier and was surprised to see 3 other people there already. They informed me there was nothing but babies so far. We set about crabbing and I eventually pulled in 3 rock crabs. All 4-5″, nothing special. 2 red, 1 brown. Let them all go. Only saw 2 baby crabs, not a single dungie though. Not sure if the dungeness move out of the sheltered area once they mature, or if there were too many poachers. Anyhow, I chatted with the other group a bit and they mentioned Pacifica Pier sometimes opens early (3am).
Finally! All caught up after this post! :3 Going to span over a few days as I accidentally deleted all the photos but 2… Still learning my smart phone. If I upload something in a certain way, when I try to delete it off my phone I get presented with two options. Unfortunately the form is blank, so I have to guess. I guessed wrong and didn’t realize until after…
After all this success in lakes with light tackle it really got me hooked. And I kept reading about Shadow Cliff lakes being awesome so I decided I should run out there to try catfishing. Sucks that its all the way in Pleasanton, about an hour away. Went out and was planning to try crawdads, but they were all too large at Marina Foods, so I just picked up some chicken livers again instead. Man did they smell this time. No bites though. I even fished to the left of the marina where all the forums said was the place to be. Maybe I just didn’t stay long enough, but the park closed at 6 or 7 and I had to move my car out so I just called it quits.
While I was there I managed to catch 1 baby bass about as large as your thumb. On a lure about the same size as it @_@ Kinda ridiculous. Not even a nibble on my chicken livers, gave up on that. Went to the dock a little ways down the shore line and tossed a little minnow/anchovy lure and saw maybe 200 baby trout and bass. Was amazing. No real sized fish though, and time was up, so I packed it up.
Next day I went to Steven’s Creek Reservoir again and started tossing a smaller lure in hopes of more hook ups. Tried the spot I was at a week or so ago with no luck. Fished my way all the way down to the trees at the end of the lake where I caught 4 baby bass. All the same size as your thumb. Felt kind of bad, but even at that size they put up quite a fight. Couldn’t find any larger ones.