Lake Evans has been one of the best bets for local anglers

Buena Vista Lakes - Bakersfield, CA (Kern County)

by Chad Burton and Chris Borden

Lake Evans has been one of the best bets for local anglers with trout and crappie anglers reporting good fishing. Trout anglers continue to pull in good numbers of rainbows with Powerbait, minijigs, and Mousetails fooling plenty of fish. Kayak anglers trolled flicker shad and other small crankbaits for both trout and crappie. Crappie also took small white and green swimbaits under a bobber. Catfish picked up dip bait and nightcrawlers, and bass anglers reported a fair bite on Senkos and crankbaits.

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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.

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