The Bass bite is solid at Ming

Ming Lake - Bakersfield, CA (Kern County)

by Chad Burton and Chris Borden

The Bass bite is solid at Ming with quality fish to 5 lbs reported this week. Anglers have been scoring fish with Senko’s Keitechs and jigs. There’s a decent topwater frog bite later in the day. The crappie bite is fair to good with live shiners and minijigs. The bluegill bite is excellent right now and can be caught with wax worms and meal worms under a bobber. Whiskerfish can be caught with dip baits and nightcrawlers. Carp are going for dough baits.

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