Lake Isabella Fish Report for 1-7-2022
The lake is holding at 9 percent of capacity and French Gulch remains the only open boat launch
Lake Isabella - Lake Isabella, CA (Kern County)
by Chad Burton and Chris Borden
The lake is holding at 9 percent of capacity and French Gulch remains the only open boat launch. The bass bite has been slow the last few weeks for numbers, but quality fish are showing. Many of the fish are coming on slow retrieves with big worms, jigs, swimbaits and crankbaits. Crappie fishing is fair to good, and they can be found over structure on mini jigs and small shiners. There was a report earlier this week of an angler scoring a nice bag of fish outside French Gulch with live minnows. Catfish can be caught with dip baits, mackerel and live minnows. The last trout plant was three weeks ago, and they’ve been coming on garlic scented baits, spinners, mousetails and worms.
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Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop Reportsfor Friday, January 7th
California Aqueduct: Striper anglers had another good week of fishing in the aqueduct
Castaic Lake: Due to poor conditions, there were few reports last week
Pyramid Lake, CA: Striper have been biting well for anglers soaking cut baits near the marina
Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop Reportsfor Friday, December 31st, 2021
California Aqueduct: Fishing was amazing for aqueduct anglers last week
Castaic Lake: Continued rain filled the lake to 57 percent of capacity
Pyramid Lake, CA: Anglers braved cold weather and rain for some decent fishing
Lake Isabella: The crappie are still a good bet here
Kern River: Fly anglers have had solid action with nymphs and dry/dropper above Fairview
Lake Kaweah: The lake rose to 13 percent of capacity, and fishing has been fair
Lake Success: The rapid increase in water levels did not help an already tough bite
River Walk Lakes: The trout fishing has slowed a bit
Ming Lake: Ming Lake Fishing Report
Buena Vista Lakes: Fishing was excellent early this week
Hart Park Lake: Fishing has been fair at Hart Park
Lake Nacimiento: Lake Nacimiento continued to rise, and it’s currently sitting near 17 percent of capacity
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