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Family fishing day at Los Vaqueros Dam_April 19

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We like to publicize places that do a good job of maximizing their potential. And Los Vaqueros Reservoir, located in northern California, is one of them. Water levels are rising - a promising sign that this watershed is reaping the positive effect of last week's rains.

And fishing reports are stellar. Here's what their latest newsletter (April 8, 2014) reports: We continue to experience some very good to excellent winter fishing. Trout and Striped Bass are both active. The water level is around 124,000 acre feet. The water level is moving up slowly ans is expected to continue to rise through the month of April."

Which means that the Dam will be an attractive destination for families taking advantage of the upcoming Family Fishing Day. On April 19th and starting at 8 a.m. the Reservoir will feature a free fishing derby for kids under 16. At 8:30 a.m., there will be a fishing class for novices, and free loaner rods, reels and bait for those who don't bring their own.

For more information: Call the Marina, (925) 371-2628

The Marina and the south entrance to the watershed is accessible from Vasco Road at the Alameda-Contra Costa County line near Livermore.

.A California State Fishing License and a CCWD Daily Fishing Access Pass Permit ($4.50) are required for fishing. (Currently the lake is stocked with game fish including rainbow trout, salmon and largemouth black bass) Parking costs $6.

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