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fishing California piers
|County: Contra Costa Elevation: 131'
Antioch California is
located in the foothills of Mt. Diablo in the East County region of Contra
Costa County. A 550-foot pier provides access to great fishing in the San
Joaquin River at Antioch/Oakley Regional Shoreline, located just upstream
from Highway 160's Nejedly Bridge in Antioch. The park is open daily
around 5 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. Overnight use of the park, including
camping and picnicking, is not allowed but fishing from the pier is always
allowed (24 hours/day). The fishing pier is open 24 hours daily, year-round.
Depending on the season, fish that can be caught from the pier include
striped bass, channel catfish, Sacramento pike, sturgeon, steelhead and
salmon. A Park District Daily Fishing Access Permit is not required at
Antioch/Oakley Regional Shoreline.
Serious fishermen (and there are plenty) will find drinking water on the
pier the pier, wind screens and a fish cleaning station near the
Antioch/Oakley Shoreline is operated by the East Bay Regional Park District
and was created through the help of supporter, former Senator John
Nejedly, who later served as a State Parks commissioner. When the state
constructed the new bridge, now named for Nejedly, that now passes over the
park's western edge, Nejedly suggested that some of the old bridge's pillars
be used for a fishing pier. The park was renamed from Antioch Regional
Shoreline to Antioch/Oakley Regional Shoreline in 1999 to commemorate the
incorporation of Oakley in that year.
The fishing pier is located off Highway 160 in Oakley/Antioch. Take
the Wilbur Avenue exit, turn right on WIlbur, then immediately left on
Bridgehead Road. The park is at the north end of Bridgehead Road.