Lake Isabella Fish Report for 2-3-2023
The bass action is starting to improve a bit
Lake Isabella - Lake Isabella, CA (Kern County)
by Chad Burton and Chris Borden
The lake is slowly rising and is just shy of 21 percent capacity. The bass action is starting to improve a bit. The best action has been off primary lake points in 15 to 30-feet of water with deep diving crankbaits, jigs, big worms, and crawdad Chasebaits. The DFWL stocked trout here last week and the bite is improving. Trout have come on Get Bent Baits, garlic scented Powerbait, spinners and pinched crawlers. Boater anglers trolling leadcore near the dam have had some luck with needlefish and flicker shad. Catfish anglers have had some success this week with Triple S Dip Bait, cut baits and nightcrawlers. Crappie fishing is fair, and they are holding in deeper water near offshore structure. Crappie can be found with live small or medium minnows and crappie jigs. The Annual Isabella Lake Fishing Derby is scheduled from April 1st thru June 4th, 2023.
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Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop Reportsfor Friday, February 3rd
California Aqueduct: Fishing has been fair in the local aqueduct
Castaic Lake: Castaic is still recovering from recent storms
Pyramid Lake, CA: Pyramid held at 86 percent of capacity, and water conditions are improving
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
Buena Vista Lakes: Trout anglers continue to report plenty of huge fish being taken
Hart Park Lake: Bluegill have been the best bet for Hart Park anglers
Lake Nacimiento: The Lake rose to from 36 to 89 percent of capacity in one week
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