Multiple double-digit bass caught over the past few week

Lake Isabella - Lake Isabella, CA (Kern County)

by Chad Burton and Chris Borden

This week Isabella Lake rose to 93 percent of capacity, or 529,881 acre-feet. There has been a lot of interest with multiple double-digit bass caught over the past few weeks. The Temps and water levels are increasing here. A few days ago, the water temps in the North Fork were hovering around 68 degrees, and the South Fork was near 75 degrees. The largemouth bass bite continues to be solid in the South Fork in 6 to 12-feet of water with Poppers, Jigs, Buzzbaits, Crankbaits and Roboworms in Oxblood and Aaron’s Magic. One of our contacts reported a decent bite around Lyme Dyke and Rabbit Island. Crappie are being found near offshore structure in 12 to 20-feet of water with Get Bent Baits and live minnows. The trout bite continues to be excellent from shore and boat. A pair of local anglers fishing the North Fork reported trout limits earlier this week with garlic scented Power bait. Anglers have also been getting trout with Get Bent Baits and spinners. Boaters trolling leadcore with needlefish or flicker shad have been scoring limits regularly. The catfish bite improved this week with good numbers coming on Dip Baits, nightcrawlers and cut baits.

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