Excellent Bass bite continues for another week

Lake Isabella - Lake Isabella, CA (Kern County)

by Chad Burton and Chris Borden

Isabella fell to 40 percent of capacity and the excellent Bass bite continues for another week. Bass are showing in numbers with Crankbaits, jigs, Senkos, Drop shot and Ned Rigs. Many of the fish are on the smaller side, but an occasional 5-pounder is fooled in the mix. The catfish bite also continues to be solid with good reports coming from Camp 9 and French Gulch. Whiskerfish to 8lbs reported this week on Dip Baits, mackerel, and shrimp. Crappie are around structure and have been caught with live minnows and various minijigs. The key seems to be finding the right structure holding fish that can be fooled. Trout can be taken with Powerbait and spinners from shore and boat anglers are trolling around the Dam using lead core line with needlefish or Tasmanian devils. Isabella was slated for a trout stocking this week by DFWL.

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