This week Isabella rose at a steady pace and is over 19 percent capacity

Lake Isabella - Lake Isabella, CA (Kern County)

by Chad Burton and Chris Borden

This week Isabella rose at a steady pace and is over 19 percent capacity. Next week, Isabella is slated for a trout stocking by DFWL. This is the first trout plant of the year and the action has been fair for trout with Get Bent Baits, garlic scented Powerbait, spinners and pinched crawlers. The bass fishing has been decent around primary lake points at depths to 35 feet. Anglers fishing the main and secondary points have had success with deep diving crankbaits, jigs, big worms, and crawdad Chasebaits. The catfish bite has remained solid on Triple S Dip Bait, chicken liver and cutbait. Crappie fishing is fair, and are holding in deeper water near offshore structure. The best bet has been with live medium minnows and crappie jigs. The Annual Isabella Lake Fishing Derby is scheduled from April 1st thru June 4th, 2023.

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