Isabella’s water level is low and holding at 9 percent capacity

Lake Isabella - Lake Isabella, CA (Kern County)

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

by Chad Burton and Chris Borden

Isabella’s water level is low and holding at 9 percent capacity. We would like to remind boaters that there are more hazards with the low lake level and to motor with caution. The Bass action has been decent throughout the day. Better model fish have been coming around structure on Buzzbaits, Jerkbaits, Crankbaits, Texas Rigs and Jigs. The Crappie bite has improved with quality slabs coming around structure and near the main Dam on minijigs or live minnows. Catfish can be found with shad, Dip Baits, live minnows, and shrimp. No trout reports this week.

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