Castaic Lake held near 27 percent of capacity

Castaic Lake - Castaic, CA (Los Angeles County)

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

by Chad Burton and Chris Borden

Castaic Lake held near 27 percent of capacity, and water temperatures remained in the mid-to-low seventies. Anglers reported a good bite using finesse techniques and reaction baits. Drop shot, Carolina rigs, and Senkos have been working in 5 to 30 feet of water along bluff walls and main lake points. Bass have also been falling for jerkbaits and crankbaits in the mudlines after the wind comes up. The striper bite slowed a bit, but anglers reported scoring bites while trolling umbrella rigs and flies in the ski arm. Catfish have been eating cut sardines, dip bait, and chicken liver in deeper coves.

Contact Cope’s Tackle and Rod Shop at 661-679-6351 or check us out online at Tackle and

Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop has the largest selection of fishing tackle in the Central Valley. We carry all the equipment from top manufactures to make your fishing trip more successful! Whether your fishing for Bluegill at a local pond or Bluefin Tuna far offshore we are your one stop shop for all your fishing needs.

Our mantra here at Cope’s is “for fishermen, by fishermen.” All our staff truly enjoy the sport and spend a lot of time helping make sure you are enjoying your time on the water. We can guarantee satisfaction when you enter our store - from tips and tricks to providing you with all the gear you will need to keep you on the water and in the game!

It is not only our goal to provide you with the right gear, we also strive to keep you informed of local events, trips, shows, and fishing opportunities.

Our price match guarantee assures each angler the opportunity to get out on the water with the best gear at the lowest price possible. We make it a point to regularly run deals and sales!

Make sure to follow us and Facebook and Instagram to stay informed!

< Previous Report Next Report >

< Previous Report Next Report >

More Reports

The aqueduct has been kicking out good numbers of striper with a few of the larger models mixed in. Striper...... Read More