Lake Isabella Fish Report for 2-10-2023
This week Isabella increased to 21 percent capacity and continues to slowly rise
Lake Isabella - Lake Isabella, CA (Kern County)
by Chad Burton and Chris Borden
This week Isabella increased to 21 percent capacity and continues to slowly rise. The catfish bite has been the best bet here with anglers scoring stringers of catfish with dip baits, spoons, and shad. The bass bite is still on the slower side with anglers having to put some work in to get a bite. Bass can be found off primary lake points in 20 to 35-feet of water with deep diving crankbaits, jigs, big worms, and crawdad imitation baits. The DFWL stocked trout here two weeks ago and it’s been steadily improving. Shore anglers have been scoring with trout jigs, garlic scented Powerbait, spinners and pinched crawlers. Boater anglers trolling leadcore near the dam with Tasmanian Devils, needlefish and flicker shad have found some takers. The DFWL have scheduled the next trout stocking here during the week of February 19th. Crappie fishing remains fair to good with live shiners and minijigs in 15 to 25-feet of water. The best action has come near offshore structure. 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 10th
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Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop Reportsfor Friday, February 3rd
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Buena Vista Lakes: Anglers reported decent fishing at BV
Hart Park Lake: Fishing has been fair at Hart Park
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