LOS VAQUEROS FISHING MARINA OFFERS EXCELLENT FISHING & BOAT RENTALS
The Los Vaqueros Marina is open after being closed for more than a year due to the expansion of the reservoir.
In addition to the beautiful Marina, electric boat rentals have resumed and the reservoir's shoreline is accessible to the public. There are four fishing piers along the shore of the reservoir.
The Marina and the south entrance to the watershed is accessible from Vasco Road at the Alameda-Contra Costa County line near Livermore.
Call (925) 371-2628 for more information.
The lake has been stocked with game fish including rainbow trout, salmon and largemouth black bass.
NorCal Fishing has the contract to manage the watershed recreation facilities. Their web site includes a photo gallery, updates and links to other local fishing areas.
A California State Fishing License and a CCWD Daily Fishing Access Pass Permit ($5) are required for fishing. There is a $6 parking fee to enter Los Vaqueros.
The reservoir is available for day use only.
We recently found three fishing videos of extremely successful trips to LV.
San Jose's Raul Moreno of the Bay Area Fishing Club sent this video he shot with a Go Pro 3+ of his friend Hector landing and releasing an estimated 5 pound largemouth bass. They caught it on a zara spook in mid-October 2014. They caught their limits of striped bass, didn't have any luck with trout and targeted largemouth in a cove. Hector and Raul are both regulars at Los Vaqueros. Look up the Bay Area Fishing Club on Instagram to see more of their photos.
The video below, shot on Dec. 6, 2013, includes landing a 30-pound striper, the largest fish caught at LV in about a year. (Jump ahead to the two last minutes of the video to see that battle).
In the video below, fisherman Will Klair returned to Los Vaqueros on Dec. 5, 2013, and brought along his video camera to record the action.
Will is fishing with Dionnie Palm and Carrie Klair.
While the sound isn't that great on the nearly-five minute video, there's no doubt they had a successful -- if not freezing -- day at LV, catching five nice-sized trout.
Eleven months ago, the Boulder Creek resident shot a similar video. We featured that on our various web sites, and it was seen more than 2,500 times and is the most-popular of the many fishing videos Will has produced.
GAMEFISH AT THE RESERVOIR:
Los Vaqueros Fish Poster
Kokanee (Sockeye) Salmon
Largemouth Black Bass
LIMITS ON FISHING ARE:
Black Bass 5 (min. length 12 inches)
Striped Bass 2 (min. length 18 inches).
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON FISHING:
Call (925) 371-2628
Here is a Google map that will get you to the Marina.