Buena Vista Lakes Fish Report for 1-20-2023
Trout anglers continue to report plenty of huge fish being taken
Buena Vista Lakes - Bakersfield, CA (Kern County)
by Chad Burton and Chris Borden
Trout anglers continue to report plenty of huge fish being taken on minijigs, Powerbait, and nightcrawlers. Anglers haven’t been reporting limits, but the quality of the fish is worth the drive to Lake Evans. Largemouth went for weightless Senkos, drop shot nightcrawlers, and creature baits. Successful bass anglers reported using a slower retrieve. Crawdad and baitfish patterned crankbaits continue to score decent bass along rip-rap and structure. Remember to try live bait during a tough bite. Catfish anglers soaked dip bait, chicken liver, and cut baits for plenty of smaller fish.
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Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop Reportsfor Friday, January 20th
California Aqueduct: Anglers reported another week of decent fishing in the aqueduct
Castaic Lake: Castaic rose to 55 percent of capacity
Pyramid Lake, CA: Pyramid Lake held near 86 percent of capacity
Lake Isabella: This week Isabella rose at a steady pace and is over 19 percent capacity
Kern River: The Upper Kern trout bite has been solid between storms
Lake Kaweah: Kaweah seems to have stabilized at about 44 percent of capacity, and fishing has improved
Lake Success: Lake Success rose to 51 percent of capacity, and fishing has been difficult
River Walk Lakes: Both lakes at River Walk are full of water, but not fishing going here yet
Ming Lake: Trout were stocked here over a week ago and the fishing has been solid
Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop Reportsfor Friday, January 13th
California Aqueduct: Heavy rain kept many of the aqueduct anglers indoors
Castaic Lake: Shore anglers reported decent trout fishing
Pyramid Lake: The lake held near 88 percent of capacity
Lake Isabella: This week Isabella rose to 16 percent capacity and continues to rise at a steady pace
Kern River: The flows have dropped but continue to fluctuate depending on storms
Lake Kaweah: Rose to more than 45 percent of capacity
Lake Success: The lake rose to over 50 percent of capacity with more rain on the way
River Walk Lakes: River Walk Lakes Report
Ming Lake: Fishing has been excellent
Buena Vista Lakes: Trout anglers continue to report plenty of huge fish
Hart Park Lake: Bluegill have been the best bet for Hart Park anglers
Lake Nacimiento: The Lake rose to from 36 to 70 percent of capacity in one week
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