Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 09/13/2020

Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 09/13/2020

by Chad Curtis September 13, 2020

Bass fishing was strong again this week despite smoky skies making it hard to stay on the water for very long. Bass continue to chase Shad early and late in the day in deeper water near the main lake. Topwaters, Flukes and small swimbaits are good choices around the shade lines. The middle Ski Arm and Elizabeth Canyon are good areas to try. Once the sun gets on the water the Bass go deeper and finesse plastics are pretty much the only option. We are one of the only boats still fishing live Shad every day and the bite is fast and furious.

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Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 09/05/2020

Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 09/05/2020

by Chad Curtis September 05, 2020

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.

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Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 08/23/2020

Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 08/23/2020

by Chad Curtis August 25, 2020

Both the upper and lower lakes remains closed as the numerous fire crews are using the swim beaches and parking lots as a base camp.

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Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 08/16/2020

Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 08/16/2020

by Chad Curtis August 17, 2020

Bass fishing was good during the week until the “Lake” fire closed the lake for four days and counting. Big schools of Bass continue to chase Shad early and late in the day. Zoom Flukes and walking baits like the Luckycraft Sammy or IMA Skimmer are as good as any in tempting Largemouth averaging two to five pounds. We are still fishing live Shad every day and the bite continues to be excellent as well as exciting.

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Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 08/09/2020

Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 08/09/2020

by Chad Curtis August 11, 2020

Bass fishing continues it’s Summer pattern, with big wolf packs of fish chasing Shad early and late in the day. Pearl white Flukes and walking baits like the Luckycraft Sammy 100 are getting lots of love from mostly Largemouth up to five pounds. We are still able to get as many live Shad as we need every day and the bite is quick and exciting with surface blow-ups on almost every cast. 

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Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 08/02/2020

Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 08/02/2020

by Chad Curtis August 05, 2020

Bass fishing is consistent in the Summer pattern, with fish busting Shad early and late in the day. During the day the bite is tough as the fish go deep on main lake points or suspend over deeper water to avoid the sun. Flukes and topwater lures like the Luckycraft Gunfish are getting the attention of fish to five pounds. Live Shad fishing on light gear is putting fish in the net throughout the day for my clients.

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Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 07/25/2020

Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 07/25/2020

by Chad Curtis July 29, 2020

The boils are diminishing rapidly making it hard to get a cast into them. We are picking up fish on the trolling fly, staying in the areas we find the quick boils. All signs point to an epic Fall bite on these saltwater transplants.

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Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 07/19/2020

Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 07/19/2020

by Chad Curtis July 20, 2020

The dropshot is working a little better than the Carolina Rig as the bottom is covered in green moss in most areas making it difficult to drag the bottom. Bass are being caught anywhere from 10′ to 30′ deep on main lake points and coves with shade pockets. C3 Baits Ice Picks in Neptune Shad and Watermelon Candy are the mainstay dropshot baits on the lake.

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Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 07/05/2020

Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 07/05/2020

by Chad Curtis July 10, 2020

Castaic Afterbay:

Working the dropoffs and deeper water in the South end with the typical C3 Baits soft plastics will get you some quality bites. The North end weedbeds are coming to the surface and a steady topwater bite should emerge as the summer pattern continues. Bluegill are in the weeds as

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Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 06/21/2020

Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 06/21/2020

by Chad Curtis June 21, 2020

Timing is the key here as the feeding windows tend to rely upon wind and current to condense the baitfish schools and subsequently the Stripers. Trolling with the fly-coring/Producer Fly technique is the best way to cover water and find the schools of biters.

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Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 06/14/2020

Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 06/14/2020

by Chad Curtis June 19, 2020

Bass fishing is still good here as most of the fish are heading to deeper water. The finesse Carolina rig and Ned rig are getting most of the bites. C3 Baits Shimmys and Warthogs are great soft plastics to use in these conditions. Lighter line is the rule here as the water is clear. Bluegill are still shallow and can be caught on meal worms or red worms. 

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Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 06/06/2020

Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 06/06/2020

by Chad Curtis June 06, 2020

The smaller schools of fish are around yet sometimes hard to locate as they follow the Shad in and out of the bigger creek arms and coves. A few bigger fish are being caught on live Shad but remain elusive to most other techniques. Trolling with the fly-coring/Producer Fly technique is the best way to cover water and find the smaller one to two pound fish with the occasional bigger Striper showing up for those putting in the time. 

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