Topwater has been the ticket for the morning bite

Pyramid Lake, CA - Caswell, CA (Los Angeles County)

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

by Chad Burton and Chris Borden

The lake held at 93 of capacity, and water temperatures remained in the low 80s. Topwater has been the ticket for the morning bite, and anglers fishing small walking baits and poppers can fool both bass and striper with their topwater offerings. After the sun comes up weedless finesse baits fished along inside and outside weed lines have been steady producers. Another option has been small and medium sized swimbaits fished in those same areas. Striper anglers scored limits again last week using cut sardines, anchovies, and nightcrawlers near the marina. Yellowbar and Serrano have been holding a lot of the smaller striper as well. Catfishing was solid last week just about anywhere in the lake. Anglers soaking cut baits, dip bait, and chicken liver reported numerous catfish up to eight pounds.

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