Hicks Rd, San Jose, CA
Phone: (408) 268-8220
Map: Mapquest Map
Size: 79 acres
Water Level: SCVWD REPORT
Depth: Appx 80'
Species: largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish, carp
Boating: float tubes only
Pros: light fishing pressure, good cover, big bass
Cons: parking, shoreline access, tough bass bite
Description: This reservoir was just recently opened to float tubes and kickboats. There is a fair amount of brush, and abandoned cars down there for cover, plus some rocky banks. It looks a little better than it is though. There isn't very much shoreline access, and dragging a kickboat down to the waters edge can be a lot of work. The water is contaminated with mercury, don't eat the fish.
Fish: Largemouth Bass: There's a fair population of bass here, with some big ones. Try fishing deep. Except for in the spring, the fish are rarely near the good shoreline cover.
There are some steelhead trapped in here also, so don't be too surprised if you catch a half-pounder.