San Pablo Bay Fishing. Excellent fishing is available at this day-use reservoir located just east of the San Francisco Bay near Berkeley. The lake’s record rainbow is 15 pounds, and many are caught in the 3-6 pound range. Trout plants, done weekly, average about 1 pound per fish. Anglers at San Pablo Bay frequently average 2 to 3 trout per rod, from both boat and shore.
The only live bait allowed at San Pablo Bay are red worms and nightcrawlers. San Pablo also offers many good shore fishing locations for trout and catfish. For boaters, a topographical map showing the holes to fish is for sale at the lake for less than $1.00