Fishermen At The Antioch/Oakley Regional Shoreline #005

At the Antioch/Oakley Regional Shoreline fishing pier facing North. Image taken on April 9th, 2015 at 10:27pm by Michael Pohl.

The Antioch/Oakley Regional Shoreline (originally called the Antioch Regional Shoreline) is a park owned by the State Of California and operated by the East Bay Regional Park District. Renamed in 1999, the land was acquired in 1979 after the new Antioch Bridge was constructed. It was suggested by Senator  John Nejedly (who was monumental in building the new bridge) to convert some of the old bridge pillars into a fishing pier. The 550-foot fishing pier was a huge success. 

The park offers many attractions. The fishing pier is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Depending on the season, fish that can be caught from the pier include striped bass, channel catfish, Sacramento pike, sturgeon, steelhead and salmon. And, your catch can be handled at the park’s fish cleaning station. Besides fishing, picnicking and kite flying are favorite pastimes at this park. There are several picnic tables at the park, which are available on a first-come/first-serve basis. The park also features wheelchair friendly trails, picnic areas, fountains, and restrooms. The park is home to a California Historic Landmark plaque. It’s located in the north-east corner of the park. Despite being a shoreline, swimming from the shore is not allowed. The park is open from 5 a.m.-10 p.m., and there is no charge for admission or parking.