Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass:
Bass fishing was good as the lake re-opened on Sunday after the “Lake” fire closed the lake for almost three weeks. Big schools of Bass continue to chase Shad early and late in the day. Topwater baits like the Rio Rico popper and Luckycraft Sammy 110 are getting quality fish in the morning shade. Once the sun gets on the water the bite fades and you’ll have to go to Senko’s and finesse plastics for the smaller fish. We are still fishing jumbo live Shad every day and the bite picked up right where it left off with no signs of slowing down.
The bite was decent this week as calm and hot conditions along with a full moon saw the fish boiling right up until the time everyone got launched and out on the water. Good areas are Center Point up to Kong Island with the fish spread out all over the middle Ski Arm. There are schools of Stripers boiling in the jet ski zone further adding to the frustrating bite. Fly-core trolling with olive over white Producer flies and white KastMasters put quality Stripers from five to seven pounds in the net. Most of the trolling action remains in 15 – 30 feet of water.
No report ’til next week.
Castaic Lake Conditions:
Water Temp Surface:
Water Temp at 20′:
10 – 15′ visibility.
Mainly clear. Light Algae bloom
Down 8 feet
Jim – 661 Fishing
Comments will be approved before showing up.
The Oxblood and Morning Dawn patterns are working better in the stained water or mud lines, and I switch to the more translucent colors like Neptune Shad, Watermelon Candy and Purple Smoke in the clearer areas. Netting Shad for bait remains difficult as the falling water is keeping them off the bank for now. Hopefully they will come shallow when the lake stabilizes in a month or two.