Sunfish have been biting well at Hart Park

Hart Park Lake - Bakersfield, CA (Kern County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop

by Chad Burton and Chris Borden

Sunfish have been biting well at Hart Park with several anglers reporting good bluegill fishing. The bluegill have been biting redworms, waxworms, and mealworms fished under a bobber near weeds and cover. Bass anglers reported a slower bite with bass holding in heavy cover. Punching gear has been necessary to get through the floating weeds and debris, but anglers have been rewarded with some chunky bass for their efforts. Other options include topwater, jigs, and Senkos fished near the weed beds. Catfish anglers reported a slow bite using chicken liver, dip bait, and anchovies.

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