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Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 05/24/2020
Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 05/24/2020

by Chad Curtis May 25, 2020

A 3000lb plant of Trout slated for Lake Casitas was re-routed to Castaic for the holiday weekend. This included some bigger fish to four pounds and over. The marina area has been best despite the big crowds. Typical Trout baits and lures are working but the hot setup has been big red worms or baby nightcrawlers on a light line dropshot rig.

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Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 05/16/2020
Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 05/16/2020

by Chad Curtis May 16, 2020

We are starting to see mainly smaller fish showing up as the Shad have continued their migration shallow bringing the Stripers with them. Trolling with the fly-coring/Producer Fly technique is getting a few fish early. Big KastMasters and 3″ swimbaits have also been effective on the troll. Look for this bite to improve as we approach the new moon next week.

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Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 05/09/2020
Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 05/09/2020

by Chad Curtis May 11, 2020

Striper fishing was slow again this week but we are starting to see the smaller “Schoolie” size fish showing up on our Largemouth baits. The bulk of the Shad have continued their migration shallow bringing the smaller Stripers with them. 

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Should I Use Scents on My Lures?
Should I Use Scents on My Lures?

by Chad Curtis April 16, 2020

Fish smell in parts per million and who's to say how much scent we should put on.  If we load the lure with a gel, and the water is cold, not much of the scent will come off since it is thick and coagulated on the bait.  When the water is warmer and the gel scent is more viscous, it will come off easier presumably giving off more scent.  Should we put less on in the summer and more on in the winter.  Fishing has always been about the little things and taking into consideration these and other factors may make a huge difference.

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