Fish Sniffer Digital Edition Issue 3618 August 18- September 4 2017 - Page 9

Brought To You By VOL.36 • ISS. 18 BASS ANGLER NEWS! Aug. 18 - Sept. 1, 2017 7 The Big Bass Lakes Of Rocky Mountain Recreation Company N orthern and Central California offers up a long list great bass fishing lakes. Many of these lakes are well know, but others don’t grab much of the limelight. San Pablo Reservoir, Lake Del Valle and Rancho Seco are three waters that offer both big bass and numbers of bass, yet remained overlooked by many in the bass fishing community. San Pablo Reservoir San Pablo Reservoir is known as one of the finest fisheries in the East Bay. The vis- itor center offers fishing licenses for sale and a wide array of bait and tackle. Regular trout stocking means that the lake’s Florida strain large- mouths grow big, so bring those swim- baits. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are available to assist you with all your freshwater fishing and boating needs. They know the best fishing spots and can help you catch the BIG ONE! Lake Del Valle Del Valle Lake is located 10 miles south of Livermore off Interstate 580 in the San Fran- cisco East Bay area. The lake is surrounded by over 5,000 acres of beautiful oak-covered hills at an altitude of 745 feet. The water lev- el at Del Valle Lake fluctuates seasonally from a high of 703 feet in the summer to a low of 678 feet in the winter. The lake stretches for 5 miles and has 16 miles of shoreline. Aggressive habitat enhancement over the past 20 years has helped to create robust pop- ulations of both largemouth and smallmouth bass. mouths and it’s heavily stocked with trout. As a result double-digit bass swim these waters, but the hyper clear water makes them extremely challeng- ing. Yet for the angler that learns the quirks of these clear water monsters the trophy potential is there! Coming Soon: In January 2018, the Rocky Mountain Recreation Company will be running the concession at Lake Parde, producer of the state record smallmouth bass and plenty of big largemouths. Bass • Trout • Cra