Tackle & Equipment
Tackle: Any rod and reel combination that can cast out a rig with a 1/2 to 6 oz sinker. Use at least 10 lb monofilament line.
Bait & Rigging
Bait: Fresh clams, nightcrawlers, anchovies, red worms, sardine chunks, and chicken livers.
Hooks: 4 down to 12 (smaller catfish) and 4 up to 8/0 (larger catfish)
CONVENTIONAL CATFISH RIG
Best spots include Lake Anderson, Lake Chabot, and Del Valle Lake. Try Lake Chabot, Del Valle Lake and San Pablo Lake for night fishing. Check with park information for permitted night fishing hours.