Anglers reported a fair bite at Buena Vista Lakes

Buena Vista Lakes - Bakersfield, CA (Kern County)

by Chad Burton and Chris Borden

Anglers reported a fair bite at Buena Vista Lakes with very little fishing pressure. It’s been a tough year for bass anglers on this body of water. Perhaps that will change with the pending trout season. We’ll let you know as soon as we hear about the first plant. In the last couple of years they planted fish up to ten pounds in December. Stop by Cope’s and the guys will help you get set up with the gear you’ll need to land these monsters. In years past Carolina rigged garlic scented dough bait has been very effective. Minijigs, Mouse Tails, and Kastmasters also pulled in good numbers of trout.

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.

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