Campbell Percolation Ponds
Los Gatos Creek Park
Dell Ave, Campbell CA
Phone: (408) 356-2729
Map: Mapquest Map
Size: Appx 10 acres
Water Level: N/A, but always full
Depth: Appx 15'
Species: trout(stocked Nov-May), largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish (stocked), carp
Fees: $4 parking fee
Boating: non-power boats, float tubes
Pros: stocked trout, Kids Fishing Days, bass flipping bite in back ponds, big carp
Cons: little cover in main lake, too many cormorants
Description: The Campbell Percolation Ponds is a chain of small water works ponds in Campbell. The largest of these is stocked with trout and catfish. The others have black bass.
Fish: Trout: Trout are stocked November-May. It's best to go the week after a stock, before the cormorants eat all of them. Any of the regular bait fishing techniques work fine. I haven't had much luck on kastmasters though.
Largemouth Bass: There are a few giant bass in the large, trout-stocked pond, but the lack of cover there makes it a tough lake to fish. Instead, fish the other tule-lined ponds where you can flip all day long.
This is also a great place to fish for carp.