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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
16.42 pounds
Fernando Gonzalez
San Lorenzo

Kastmaster
South Cove

1-24-15

For the second time in about a month, the trout fishing record was smashed at Los Vaqueros, this time by 2.7 pounds.  Fernando Gonzalez of San Lorenzo caught his 16.42 pound trout with a gold Kastmaster, in South Cove on Jan. 24, 2015.

It was just on Dec. 20, 2014 that David Bixler of San Jose brought home his record 13.72 pound trout to break the old record by more than a half-pound, also with a Kastmaster. It was the first fishing record set at the expanded reservoir.

Prior to the latest monster fish activity, the trout record at Los Vaqueros lay dormant at 13.2 pounds for five years.

Kastmasters seem to have a lock on LV fishing, a Kastmaster was used to catch the first fish ever landed at Los Vaqueros back in 2001.


Record Catfish at Los Vaqueros

Catfish
30.31
pounds
Alec Michaels
Livermore
Anchovies
South of Boat Docks
8-22-11

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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