Buena Vista Lakes Fish Report for 1-14-2022
The trout bite has definitely slowed, but anglers have been rewarded with giant lightening trout
Buena Vista Lakes - Bakersfield, CA (Kern County)
by Chad Burton and Chris Borden
The trout bite has definitely slowed, but anglers have been rewarded with giant lightening trout for their patience. Anglers used dough baits, Mouse tails, minijigs, and lures to catch the huge holdover rainbows and lightening trout. Boat anglers trolled wedding rings, Roostertails, and needle fish tipped with redworms to land some nice bows. The bass have been biting finesse baits, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits near the reeds and cattails. Catfish ate dip bait, chicken liver, and cut sardines, and some slab crappie were reported by anglers using mini jigs and live minnows.
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Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop Reportsfor Friday, January 14th
California Aqueduct: Aqueduct fishing has been solid for striper, catfish and bass
Castaic Lake: Rose to 50 percent of capacity and debris are still stacked up at the launch ramp
Pyramid Lake, CA: The lake held at 85 percent of capacity
Lake Isabella: Quality fish have made a showing over the past couple weeks
Kern River: The 20-mile stretch of the Upper Kern is loaded with trout
Lake Kaweah: Anglers fished deep for bass in cold murky water
Lake Success: Bass fishing has been fair
River Walk Lakes: River Walk was stocked with trout this week and the bite is very good
Ming Lake: The last few days has been Limit style fishing
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
Lake Isabella: The lake is holding at 9 percent of capacity and French Gulch remains the only open boat launch
Kern River: The river is loaded with trout and the fishing has been very good
Lake Kaweah: Bass anglers are reporting tough conditions
Lake Success: The lake rose to 19 percent of capacity, and fishing remains fair
River Walk Lakes: There are still some scattered fish being caught
Ming Lake: There were reports of larger model bass coming on trout imitation swimbaits this week
Buena Vista Lakes: Anglers reported fair fishing at BV last week
Hart Park Lake: Bass anglers reported fair fishing at Hart Park
Lake Nacimiento: The lake rose significantly after recent rains
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