Lake Isabella Fish Report for 3-17-2023
Isabella has doubled in capacity this week due to the high flows coming in
Lake Isabella - Lake Isabella, CA (Kern County)
by Chad Burton and Chris Borden
Isabella has doubled in capacity this week due to the high flows coming in from the recent storms. Isabella is at 58 percent of capacity and rising quickly. Before the storms, the crappie bite was decent, and they were holding out in deep offshore structure. Isabella is slated to receive a trout plant the week of March 26th. I’m sure many of the Upper Kern trout were washed down stream to Isabella during the extremely high flows. It should be loaded with trout. Trout can be found with minijigs, spinners, garlic scented Powerbait, and Garlic doused Pinched Crawlers. Catfish continue to bite well out in deeper water around 70-feet where you meter giant shad schools. As you motor around look for big schools of shad and there is a good chance the whiskerfish are chewing on them. These fish have been biting almost any vibrating jig that resembles shad. The bass bite has been slow and remain out in deeper water. The Annual Isabella Lake Fishing Derby is scheduled from April 1st thru June 4th, 2023. For more information contact Copes Tackle or visit KernRiverValley.com.
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Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop Reportsfor Friday, March 17th
California Aqueduct: California Aqueduct Report
Castaic Lake: Castaic Lake rose to 70 percent of capacity, and the lake remains filled with mud and debris
Pyramid Lake, CA: Pyramid remains one of the best local lakes in terms of water clarity and boating conditions
Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop Reportsfor Friday, March 10th
California Aqueduct: Be sure to sneak up on the bass, as they have been very finicky
Castaic Lake: Fishing has been fair, and trout and striper have been the best bets
Pyramid Lake, CA: Recent storms brought in additional mud which made for poor water clarity
Lake Isabella: The best action here has been for catfish
Kern River: The Upper Kern is loaded with trout and is being stocked weekly
Lake Kaweah: Water condition have been cold with poor water clarity
Lake Success: Recent storms brought in more mud and debris
River Walk Lakes: There’s been an excellent trout bite here
Ming Lake: Bass fishing at Ming is starting to improve
Buena Vista Lakes: Lake Evans has been one of the best bets for local anglers
Hart Park Lake: Hart Park anglers reported fair fishing for all species
Lake Nacimiento: The lake reached 90 percent of capacity during recent storms
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