Fishing remained fair at BV

Buena Vista Lakes - Bakersfield, CA (Kern County)

by Chad Burton and Chris Borden

Fishing remained fair at BV, but that will change this weekend with the annual Taft Chamber of Commerce Trout Fishing Derby. The Derby starts at 6am on the 18th. You can register for the derby at Copes. Bass anglers reported fooling fish with green pumpkin wacky rigged weightless Senkos near the cattails and reeds. Largemouth also took drop shot and Texas rigged plastic worms near cover. Catfish anglers used cut baits, dip bait, and garlic scented nightcrawlers to get bit, and crappie fell for small live minnows and minijigs near the islands.
The Taft Chamber of Commerce Annual Trout Fishing Derby is this weekend! The derby will be held on November 18 at 6 am. Now is a great time to get your gear and equipment set up. More information can be found at the following link:

Contact Cope’s Tackle and Rod Shop at 661-679-6351 or check us out online at Tackle and

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.

Our price match guarantee assures each angler the opportunity to get out on the water with the best gear at the lowest price possible. We make it a point to regularly run deals and sales!

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