Bass Bite is Improving

Castaic Lake - Castaic, CA

by Castaic Lake Staff

Trout fishing has been strangely slow the past week even though we had received a stocking on Thursday. Most catches have been off nightcrawlers and Power-bait. A lot of holdovers are being caught with decent size to a few. A couple anglers have been having luck trolling around smaller trout jigs and spoons as well.

Striped bass have still been a tough bite to get on, and a lot of anglers have been marking them down deep in around 100 feet of water. A few reports of some smaller schoolie-sized stripers have been caught off sardines, anchovies, and lug worms. 

The largemouth and smallmouth have improved in the past few weeks, but it still has been a grind to get a limit. They are moving up shallower but are still around 15-25 feet of water and sometimes deeper. A lot of bites have been off nightcrawlers or a plastic worm. The drop-shot and Ned rig have been producing the best for most anglers.

The crappie are still biting decently at the lower lagoon and upper lake. Most catches have been off a crappie jig or wax/meal worm.

The bluegill bite still has been tough to locate. Catfish are still making appearances at the end of angler’s lines, usually while soaking a nightcrawler or chunk of cut bait.

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