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New Record Bass at Los Vaqueros

Largemouth Bass
12.0 pounds
Todd Brusco
Danville
Rapala X-Rap Shad
Peninsula Cove
5-29-08

The second Los Vaqueros fishing record of 2008 was broken on Thursday, May 29 when Todd Brusco of Danville smashed the old mark by more than two pounds. Brusco's 12-pound catch was 2.21 pounds heavier than the old record set last year by Eric Sabye.

Todd was fishing with his friend Johnny G. in a rental boat, he said the fish took his lure as soon as he cast it.

" It took what seemed like an eternity to get it in (probably 20 mins) with a rather light pole and 8 pound test line. John netted it on the first try as it finally got close enough to the boat."

Todd and Johnny G. fish a few times a month at LV.

They returned the record fish to the reservoir.

In two years, the largemouth bass record has jumped by more than four pounds.


 

Langston Bui's Los Vaqueros Record Salmon

King Salmon
6.2 pounds
Harry Stoner
Stockton
Kastmaster
Sunken Oak Cove

2-28-10

Harry Stoner of Stockton broke the nearly-three year-old salmon record by .2 pounds with this 6.2 pound catch on Feb. 28

He was fishing in Sunken Oak Cove with a Kastmaster. Two other large salmon were caught on the same day.

King salmon have been planted only four times at Los Vaqueros.

The Department of Fish and Game planted fingerlings at LV in 2004, 2005 , 2007 and 2009.

This was the first fishing record set in 2010.


Drawing of a King Salmon
 

Todd Brusco and his record striper

Striped Bass
45.2 pounds
Todd Brusco
Danville
Large Rapalla
Middle of the reservoir while trolling
4-17-09

Todd Brusco of Danville became the first person ever to hold two simultaneous fishing records at LV when he caught a 45.2 pound striper.

That's the largest fish at the reservoir by 16.53 pounds, and the largest striper ever caught by more than 20 pounds. It also breaks CCWD employee John Howard's striper record.

Todd was trolling as he was coming back to the Marina (after catching a limit of trout) in an electric rental boat when the monster bit on his Rapalla lure. It took him 90 minutes to land the fish. He was fishing with 12-pound line.

Todd also owns the largemouth bass record with a 12 pounder caught the previous year. .

Stripers have never been planted at Los Vaqueros.

 

Record Trout

Trout
13.14 pounds
Cliff Meyers
Santa Clara

Unknown, trolling
Howden Cove

4-17-09

The oldest record at LV -- for trout -- was shattered when Cliff Meyers of Santa Clara was trolling in Howden Cove and landed a 13.14 pound trout, breaking the record by 2.58 pounds.

The old record was set in 2005.

He also won a $50 reward for the fish, since that was the oldest record at the reservoir.



Record Catfish at Los Vaqueros

Catfish
30.31 pounds
Alec Michaels
Livermore
Anchovies
South of Boat Docks
8-22-2011

Seven-year-old Alec Michaels of Livermore broke the catfish record at Los Vaqueros Saturday with a 30.31 pound catch. 

It's the second time the catfish record has fallen at LV this year, and breaks the nearly two-month-old mark of 29.09 pounds held by Van Pham of San Leandro.

Alec and his father were fishing from shore south of the boat docks with an anchovy when they reeled in the monster. They are regular anglers at Los Vaqueros
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The catfish record is the only record to fall so far in 2011.

 
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