The latest trout plant provided excellent fishing for everyone

Buena Vista Lakes - Bakersfield, CA (Kern County)

by Chad Burton and Chris Borden

The latest trout plant provided excellent fishing for everyone who braved recent weather. The usual line up of minijigs, crankbaits, dough baits, and nightcrawlers did the trick for local anglers, and the results were amazing. The trout plant occupied many of the crappie anglers, but the crappie bite is still on. Small swimbaits and jigs in white, chartreuse, and baitfish colors have been very effective, and a boat or a kayak seem to be the ticket to locating biting fish. Catfish ate fresh shrimp, chicken liver, and dip bait.

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.

Our price match guarantee assures each angler the opportunity to get out on the water with the best gear at the lowest price possible. We make it a point to regularly run deals and sales!

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