Castaic Lake Fishing Report 05/09/2021

by Chad Curtis May 19, 2021

Castaic Lake Fishing Report 05/09/2021

Castaic Lake Fishing Report 05/09/2021

This report was made possible by Jim Taibi's 661Fishing.com Guide Service.  Visit his website here and catch more fish.

Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass:

Castaic Bass fishing is about as good as it gets for fish in all three stages of the spawn. Virtually any finesse technique in any popular bait color will get bites on most rocky points and shoals leading into spawning areas. Dropshot rigs, Ned rigs and light line Carolina rigs have all been productive with wacky-rigged Senkos getting the nod before the sun gets up. Good color choices for the worms continue to be Oxblood Red, Morning Dawn, Aaron’s Magic and Purple Smoke. Natural shad, Green Pumpkin and Watermelon colored Senkos with the tails dipped in chartreuse dye will get quality bites as well. More and more Smallmouth are showing lately as they are done spawning and are feeding heavily.

Striped Bass:

Honestly I have not been able to put the necessary time into dialing in this bite as we’ve been mostly concentrating on the Largemouth Bass. Not much has changed according to my intel sources, with Yak flies on fly-coring rigs the best way to cover water and find fish. The Shad continue to move out of deep water as we are seeing large schools as shallow as ten feet, spreading the Striper schools out all over the lake. We are being patient as this bite develops and every metric points to another great season of Striper fishing in the coming weeks and months.

Castaic Afterbay:

Excellent Bass fishing continues here despite loads of fishing pressure, with good numbers of two to five pound Largemouth on tap for anglers dragging the C3 Baits/Carolina Rig combo in the swim beach area and the North end dropoff. C3 Baits Shimmys and Jobus in Oxblood and Neptune Shad color patterns are clobbering quality LMB, with a low and slow presentation working best. Using the wind or your electric motor to drift the long stretches of sand and rock bottom will get you more bites than sitting still with a cast and retrieve presentation, as the bait stays in the strike zone 100% of the time.

Castaic Lake Conditions:

Water Temp Surface:

64°

Water Clarity:

10′ to 20′ visibility. Light to medium algae bloom.

Water Level:

Down 35′

Jim – www.661Fishing.com





Chad Curtis
Chad Curtis

Author


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Tackle Express Blog

Castaic Lake Fishing Report 09/12/2021
Castaic Lake Fishing Report 09/12/2021

by Chad Curtis September 13, 2021

The overall bite slowed considerably this week with most of the fish concentrated in a small area of the ski arm and getting hammered with every presentation possible. Small Stripers and Largemouth Bass returned to chasing baitfish on the surface and can be caught on umbrella rigs, small swimbaits and Kastmasters.

View full article →

Castaic Lake Fishing Report 09/05/2021
Castaic Lake Fishing Report 09/05/2021

by Chad Curtis September 06, 2021

C3 Baits Shimmy’s in the Neptune Shad color pattern fished on the 6lb. Carolina Rig continue their dominance. This is a hard presentation to beat, as the Bass tend to slow their activity level once the sun gets up. The outer weed edge in 20 to 25 feet of water along the Eastern shore continues to hold quality Bass to seven pounds, along with South end along the rocks. 

View full article →

Castaic Lake Fishing Report 08/15/2021
Castaic Lake Fishing Report 08/15/2021

by Chad Curtis August 15, 2021

With the lake continuing it’s drawdown to 150 feet, we’re at the old drought line around 120′ which means the sticks and bushes are high and dry. While this is good news for our terminal tackle it also means we are seeing the lake at a level not witnessed since it was filling up in the early 70’s. The once rocky, clean shoreline has given way to 50 years of mud and silt buildup.

View full article →