Fishing Has Been Good

Castaic Lake - Castaic, CA


by Castaic Lake Staff
4-15-2019
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Fishing has been good this past week, it just has been tough to plan a good day to come because of the wind. Most days this past week have been shit to launching boats but open for shore fishing. Striper fishing has been steady, and most catches have been coming on sardines, anchovies, blood and lug worms. Nightcrawlers have been working better as of late too. Some anglers have reported getting some line-sides on the troll, using primarily deep diving jerk baits and lead heads with paddle tail flukes as a trailer.

Believe it or not, there has been some trout action this past week and some anglers have been having luck down at the end of the fish arm in the mouth of Elizabeth canyon. They’ve been having luck with kastmasters, jerk baits, and smaller trout swim jigs. The bass bite continues to slowly improve with more and more fish being caught over the weekend.  Depending on our weather the next few weeks they will start spawning in no time.

A lot of fish has been caught at mixed depths, with most fish being caught around the 20 feet and some reports of catches coming as shallow as 5 feet of water.  The main bait of choice for most angler shad been the good old night crawler as of late, but a good majority of bass fisherman have been having luck with plastic worms either fly lined or on a drop-shot set up. Robo worms and senkos have been doing the trick.

The catfish bite has continues to pick up as well with a lot of anglers hooking up using anchovies, mackerel and chick livers.

The bluegill and crappie remain slow, with more and more showing as the weather starts to warm up. The lower lagoon has been eroding better for these species, but over the weekend a couple anglers managed to pull out some big dinner plate sized crappies out of the upper lake.



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