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Notice
Fishing at the Parks remains open. Anglers are able to walk into the parks and fish. They must carry a state fishing license and abide by state regulations, but will not be required to have a Daily Fishing Permit from the East Bay Regional Park District.
NO boating is currently allowed, as there are NO staff to perform  Zebra and Quagga mussel inspections. 
Please observe the required 6 ft. social distance.
Anglers Edge

Vol. 1161 | March 20, 2020


NO SMOKING on EBRPD property, including all piers, parks & trails. (Ord. 38, Sec. 404.3)

ATTENTION BOATERS - Mandatory Boat Inspections
(Including motorboats, rowboats, kayaks, canoes and float tubes)
To prevent invasive Zebra and Quagga mussel infestation, the East Bay Regional Park District is performing mandatory boat inspections. All watercraft must be "clean and dry" to pass inspection. Standing water or water from the motor being lowered means the craft will fail inspection. Failing inspection means the craft will not be allowed to launch, AND  results in a 5-day quarantine period before another inspection.
 

Boat inspections are performed at the following lakes: Contra Loma, Del Valle, Lake Chabot, Quarry Lakes, Shadow Cliffs

We have a banding program for clean boats. Intact bands will expedite launching at the above lakes. For more information, visit our invasive mussel program page or, call 888-EBPARKS.

Fish Planting Information

The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) plants rainbow trout and channel catfish up to 6+ pounds each. The California Department of Fish & Wildlife (DF&W) plants trout averaging over ½ pound each. Note: Plants are subject to change due to weather conditions.

NOTICE: The East Bay Regional Park District is currently open, and allowing fishing where fishing is permittable. Please practice safe Social Distancing. Daily Fishing Permits are not required at this time. State of California Fishing Licenses are still required. All regulations, bag limits, slot limits still apply. Fish Plants will be suspended during the Health Department’s Shelter in Place.

Water / Week of EBRPD Rainbow Trout (lbs) CDF&W Rainbow Trout (lbs) EBRPD Channel Catfish (lbs) CDF&W Channel Catfish (lbs)
Del Valle  
Mar 16-20 1000 
Mar 23-27 0 0
0 0
Mar 30 - Apr 3 0
0
0 0
Apr 6-10 0
0 0
0
Lake Chabot  
Mar 16-20
Mar 23-27 0
0
0
0
Mar 30 - Apr 3 0
0 0
0
Apr 6-10 0 0
0
0
Shadow Cliffs  
Mar 16-20   1000 
Mar 23-27 0
0
0
0
Mar 30 - Apr 3 0 0 0
0
Apr 6-10 0 0
0
0
Quarry Lakes  
Mar 16-20  
Mar 23-27 0 0
0
0
Mar 30 - Apr 3 0 0
0
0
Apr 6-10
0 0
0
0
Contra Loma  
Mar 16-20  750
Mar 23-27 0 0
0
0
Mar 30 - Apr 3 0
0
0
0
Apr 6-10
0 0 0
0
Lake Temescal
Mar 16-20
Mar 23-27 0
0 0
0
Mar 30 - Apr 3 0
0
0
0
Apr 6-10
0
0
0
0
Don Castro  
Mar 16-20
Mar 23-27
0
0 0
0
Mar 30 - Apr 3 0
0 0
0
Apr 6-10
0 0 0
0
Shinn Pond  
TBD
0 0 0 0
Jordan Pond
TBD 0 0 0  0

Attention Anglers

  1. DO NOT LET YOUR DOG EAT OR LICK RAW TROUT/SALMON. They may be infected with a parasitic disease which can be fatal to your pet. For more information call Fisheries Manager Joe Sullivan at (510) 544-2329.
  2. EBRPD recommends all bass be released. Please do not remove tags from released bass. Record the tag number, length, and weight of the fish to include in your catch report.
  3. Please report your catches and turn in all retrieved tags from kept bass to the marina or kiosk attendant. Length and weight (if possible), location and date would be helpful also
  4. Please remember to clean up any fouled line and bait containers. Wildlife can be injured or killed by fishing line!! Please use the special fishing line disposal tubes at Del Valle, Lake Chabot, Quarry Lakes and Shadow Cliffs. Recycling your broken fishing monofilament helps protect wildlife.
  5. All park hours are 6am to 7pm unless otherwise posted.

General Activity

DEL VALLE (LIVERMORE) »

HOURS OF OPERATION
OPEN Seven Days a Week
March: 6:00 am – 7:00 pm; all watercraft must be off the lake by 6:00 pm.
April: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm; all watercraft must be off the lake by 7:00 pm.

LAKE CHABOT (CASTRO VALLEY) »

HOURS OF OPERATION
March: 6:00 am – 7:00 pm; all boats are due back to the marina by 6:30 pm.
April: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm; all boats are due back to the marina by 7:30 pm.
Hours are subject to change based on weather conditions and light levels.

TEMESCAL (OAKLAND) »

HOURS OF OPERATION
OPEN Seven Days a Week
5:00 am – 10:00 pm, unless otherwise posted. Gate hours are 8:00 am – 10:00 pm.

DON CASTRO (HAYWARD) »

HOURS OF OPERATION
OPEN Seven Days a Week
8:00 am – 10:00 pm; Park Curfew is 10:00 pm – 5:00 am
Please remember that a California state-fishing license is required for anglers aged 16 or older. In addition, a Park District daily fishing permit is required and may be purchased from the iron ranger located at the swim complex gate.
Please remember there is NO fishing on or around the fish plant site and dock for two hours after a fish plant.

HORSESHOE LAKE, QUARRY LAKES (UNION CITY/FREMONT) »

HOURS OF OPERATION
OPEN Seven Days a Week
March/April: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Boaters can go through inspection and launch up until 4:00 pm and get banded until 4:00 pm.

GENERAL CONDITIONS
If the kiosk is closed, please use the yellow Ventek machine to pay for parking (exact change only, please). For fishing permits, you may use either the Ventek machine or the blue iron ranger posts across from the kiosk, from the entrance from the Isherwood Staging Area, and from the walk-through gates by the Sequoia Bridge and from the Niles gate.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOU MUST BE 100 FEET AWAY FROM THE FISH TUBE, THE BOAT DOCK, AND THE BEACH AREA while fishing from the shore and from a boat. Also, note that the use of lead fishing tackle is prohibited at Quarry Lakes. You can exchange lead tackle at the kiosk in a “1 for 1” trade for stainless steel weights.

CONTRA LOMA (ANTIOCH) »

HOURS OF OPERATION
March: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm; all watercraft must be off the reservoir by 5:00 pm.
April: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm; all watercraft must be off the lake by 6:00 pm.

GENERAL CONDITIONS
Reminder to boaters: All watercrafts (including float tubes) need to have a wearable Coast Guard approved personal floatation device (PFD) per person. Children age 12 and under must wear personal floatation device (PFD) while the vessel is underway.

SHADOW CLIFFS REGIONAL PARK (PLEASANTON) »

HOURS OF OPERATION
March – May: 6:00 am to 7:00 pm; Boat banding ends at 6:00 pm
All watercraft must be off the lake by 6:00 pm

Concessions and Marina: Closed for the season

Trail Closures: The third dock is only accessible via the levee trail. The trail between the second and third dock that runs alongside the lake is closed until further notice.

Please note boaters must be 100 feet away from the fish tube, swim ropes and the boat docks.

We encourage all anglers to stop by our kiosk on the way out to report catches, stories, comments, and/or concerns.
All personal watercraft must be off the lake ½ hour before sunset.
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REGULATIONS FOR THE ARROYO PONDS
* EBRPD Daily Fishing Permit, CA State Fishing License
Catch and Release, Barbless Hooks, Artificial lures, Float tubes only.

FERRY PT. (MILLER KNOX) »

HOURS OF OPERATION
OPEN Seven Days a Week
Park Hours: 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Parking lot open 7:00 am - 4:30 pm

PT. PINOLE PIER (RICHMOND) »

HOURS OF OPERATION
OPEN Seven Days a Week
San Pablo Bay open 24 hours for fishing
Shuttle operates 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
Park/Gate hours 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

ANTIOCH (OAKLEY) »

HOURS OF OPERATION
PIER OPEN 24/7 - Free Parking - No Overnight Camping-
NO SMOKING in the park or on the pier



GENERAL CONDITIONS
Fishing information can be found our Fishing page.
Fees and Licenses: A California State Fishing License and an EBRPD fishing access permit ($5 per day for persons 16 years+) are required to fish at Del Valle, Contra Loma, Lake Chabot, Shadow Cliffs, Temescal, Don Castro, and Quarry Lakes.



NEW STURGEON REGULATIONS:  Sturgeon must be between 40 and 60 inches, (fork length) to keep.
• Sturgeon regulations - California Department of Fish & Wildlife [PDF] 

General Information

General Fishing information: Fishing Activities

Guidelines for Fish Consumption: Fishing Advisories

Fees and Licenses: A California State Fishing License and an EBRPD fishing access permit ($5 per day for persons 16 years+) are required to fish at Del Valle, Contra Loma, Lake Chabot, Shadow Cliffs, Temescal, Don Castro, and Quarry Lakes.

Individual Membership Program

Angler

  • Includes all the benefits of Basic Membership plus boat launch and annual fishing permit for one named individual; state fishing permit also required for individuals 16 years and older $300.

Special Access Angler (Seniors, Students, Veterans and persons with disabilities)

  • Senior Anglers must be 62+ years of age
  • Proof of eligibility required. Please supply documentation to membership@ebparks.org or fax it to (510) 635-3478 (attn: Membership) $180.

EBRPD FISH LIMIT INFORMATION
New regulations require possession of a Sturgeon Fishing Report Card.
Fish Size Limit Number per day

Trout

No limit

5

Catfish

No limit

5

Black bass

12 inches minimum

5

Striped bass

18 inches minimum

2

Sturgeon

40-60 inches in fork-length

1

Crappie, Bluegill
& Sunfish

No limit

25 in combination

Carp

No limit

No limit

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