Castaic Lake Fishing Report

Castaic Lake - Castaic, CA (Los Angeles County)

by Castaic Lake Staff

Stripers are still the main species being targeted this past week.  Most anglers have been successful with sardines and anchovies, with lug and blood worms also working well.  There have been a few reports of stripers being caught on the troll. Mainly using spoons, umbrella rigs, or lead head swimbaits.  A couple anglers have been dropping down an ice jig or spoon where they have been biting bait with some luck, but nothing to brag about.  The largemouth and smallmouth bass bite has been slowly picking up with a lot more anglers reporting catches on small plastics, either on a drop-shot or Carolina-rig.  Smaller jigs and fly-lined stick baits have been working for some as well.  There have been a few reports of fish coming on reaction baits at first and last light.  Catfish have been showing up more and more it seems lately, with a lot of them being caught by accident while soaking some cut bait or worms for stripers.  The bluegill and crappie bite remain slow, with your best chances at these species being down at the lower lagoon.  We are still anxiously waiting for our next trout plant.  Keep checking DFG website for fish stocking schedules.  If they put us up on the last, they will most definitely be stocking trout.

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Striper fishing is still the species biting the best this past week.  A lot of fish are being caught on a sardine or anchovy, and lug/blood worms.  Reports coming in show a lot of schoolie sized stripers, but there have been a few good ones in the mix.  Some stripers are showing on reaction baits and shad imitation lures first thing in the morning or later-on in the evening, with a few coming on the troll as well.  The largemouth...... Read More

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