Castaic Lake Fishing Report 09/26/2021

Castaic Lake Fishing Report 09/26/2021

by Chad Curtis September 27, 2021

Good to excellent bite on fish averaging two pounds. Fewer dinks in the mix this week. Wacky rigged Senko’s, dropshot rigs and light-line Carolina rigs are all getting bit. The topwater bite is ok with small walking baits, poppers and flukes the best bet. Netting Shad is very inconsistent, they are there one day and then gone for a week or more, but there is a developing algae bloom which could keep them shallow this Fall.

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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.

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Z-Man® ’JackHammer 2.0’ Cultivating a Winning Culture

Z-Man® ’JackHammer 2.0’ Cultivating a Winning Culture

by Chad Curtis February 03, 2021

The original, new-classic JackHammer and subtler StealthBlade, Hite explains, lie at opposite ends of the vibration spectrum. “A lot of anglers who throw the StealthBlade for the first time expect to feel the same deep thumping vibration of the original JackHammer. But the motivation behind the StealthBlade is almost the opposite—a tighter, higher frequency vibration that plays just as powerfully to bass in cool water, clear water and in high-pressure and bluebird sky situations. It’s a little like throwing a Shad Rap, whose tight vibration produces exceptional cool water bites.

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Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 11/29/2020

Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 11/29/2020

by Chad Curtis November 29, 2020

Trolling for Striped Bass took a hit this week for the same reasons as mentioned above. We have gone from five bites a day to one or no bites as the conditions worsen. The fish are there in good numbers and size, as most fish we’re catching are seven to eight plus pounds. Producer Flies, Yak Flies and 661 KastMasters trolled anywhere from 20-60′ deep on leadcore line is producing the few bites available. 

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Fish Outside the Box

Fish Outside the Box

by Chad Curtis July 20, 2017

What was crazy was the worms inside the box.  It was just a plain 'ole curly tail worm that he had been pouring with a buddy.  It didn't look special, just a color that nobody locally had poured or fished before.  It was a plum colored worm with extra blue flake and it was something that our fish had never seen before.  

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