Lake Isabella Fish Report for 11-10-2023
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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Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop Reportsfor Friday, November 10th
California Aqueduct: Striper and catfish continue to be a reliable option for aqueduct anglers
Castaic Lake: High winds made for difficult fishing conditions
Pyramid Lake, CA: Anglers reported good fishing for striper, catfish, and bass
Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop Reportsfor Friday, October 27th
California Aqueduct: Anglers reported fair to good fishing at the aqueduct with striper and catfish as the best bets
Castaic Lake: Castaic Lake Report
Pyramid Lake, CA: The lake level remained near 90 percent of capacity, and water temperatures continued to fall
Lake Isabella: This week Isabella fell to 48 percent of capacity and the overall fishing has been great
Kern River: Fly anglers have had success later in the day with dry dropper rigs
Lake Kaweah: The lake held at 11 percent of capacity, and anglers reported another week of good fishing
Lake Success: Success Lake fell to 38 percent of capacity and fishing has been good
River Walk Lakes: The bluegill bite is very good
Ming Lake: At Ming the bass bite remains steady here
Buena Vista Lakes: Fishing was fair last week, but a few anglers did report some good days of fishing too
Hart Park Lake: Hart Park bass anglers did well last week
Lake Nacimiento: Bass anglers reported decent fishing for spotted bass in 10 to 25 feet of water
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