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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Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 04/11/2020

Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 04/11/2020

by Chad Curtis April 16, 2020

The 5″ Senko and the Carolina rigged finesse plastics continue to be the hot presentations. Between the two we can target fish anywhere from 2′ – 25′ deep. The East-facing drop-offs and ledges are a good place to start as there are fish all throughout the depth range.

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Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 04/04/202

Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 04/04/202

by Chad Curtis April 08, 2020

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Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 03/14/2020

Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 03/14/2020

by Chad Curtis March 20, 2020

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Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 03/07/2020

Castaic Lake Fishing Report – 03/07/2020

by Chad Curtis March 11, 2020

Ned rigs are also producing some nice fish lately although the numbers aren’t quite up to par with the splitshot and dropshot rigs. The water cleared up nicely from last weekend’s rain however there is quite a bit of rain forecasted for next week which will likely change things again.

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Castaic Fishing and Lake Conditions – 01/26/2020

Castaic Fishing and Lake Conditions – 01/26/2020

by Chad Curtis January 27, 2020

Trolling in 25′ to 40′ of water utilizing the Fly-coring technique and Producer flies has been our mainstay presentation. Most of the school-sized fish remain in deeper water and are hard to target. The bite has been better on overcast days during small windows of activity.

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Castaic Fishing and Lake Conditions – 01/19/2020

Castaic Fishing and Lake Conditions – 01/19/2020

by Chad Curtis January 22, 2020

Other catches were made as deep as 35′ as the fish are spread out thru the water column. Dropshots with Roboworms and reapers in oxblood/red flake and Cinnamon colors dominated the deeper bite. The big fish of the tournament at over 8 pounds was caught on a crankbait that was snagged then popped free. The surface water temp is 55 degrees with very good clarity and visibility. The jig bite is still developing as water temps continue to decline.

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I'll Never Take Another Trout Stock for Granted

I'll Never Take Another Trout Stock for Granted

by Chad Curtis November 25, 2014 3 Comments

I took for granted that we got the trout and I never thought it could be stopped.  It is such an important part of fishing in Southern California and brings so much joy to so many. Why would anyone want to take that away?  When the environmentalists wacko's started their attack on trout stockings, there was little we could do to fight it.

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