The bass action has been fair this past week

Lake Isabella - Lake Isabella, CA (Kern County)

by Chad Burton and Chris Borden

This week Isabella held at 36 percent of capacity. The bass action has been fair this past week. The best action has been off primary lake points in 30 to 40-feet of water with deep diving crankbaits, jigs, big worms, and crawdad Chasebaits. Catfish anglers have had some success this week with Triple S Dip Bait, cut baits and nightcrawlers, but the overall bite has been tough. Crappie fishing is a little better, and they are holding in deeper water around offshore structure. The best bet has been with live medium minnows and crappie jigs. The DFWL stocked trout here a couple weeks ago and the bite has been steady. Our contacts reported scoring limits of trout at Reds Marina this week. Trout have come on Get Bent Baits, garlic scented Powerbait, spinners and pinched crawlers. Boater anglers trolling leadcore near the dam have had some luck with needlefish and flicker shad.

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