A lot of people headed out to Lake Del Valle on Labor Day weekend to enjoy the sun & water. It was also a great way to spend quality time with the family.
We did the same & went fishing. We rented a boat and explored the huge lake.
"Lake Del Valle is located in Central Alameda County, about five miles south of the City of Livermore in the Arroya del Valle. The lake and dam are part of the California State Water Project. It was created in 1968 as part of the South Bay Aqueduct part of the State Water Project. The lake serves in part as off-stream storage for the South Bay Aqueduct. The capacity of the lake is 77,000 acre feet but normally stores 37,000 to 52,000 acre feet. The lake is a popular destination for hikers, bikers and boaters."-wikipedia.org
The lake is planted with channel catfish, rainbow trout, bass, bluegill, redear sunfish and chinook salmon.
I didn't know if it was because there were too many boats in the lake (free fishing day) or too many people in the water but almost all of the folks we met along the way, including us, didn't catch anything. If they did, it was 1 or 2 bluegills. Oh well, better luck next time.
I prepared our lunch of roasted chicken, adobo, pancit & meatballs.
Decided to cool off and had a swim in the water.
It was a fun-filled day.