Castaic Fishing and Lake Conditions – 11/30/2019

Castaic Fishing and Lake Conditions – 11/30/2019

by Chad Curtis December 03, 2019

After the exciting action of Summer and Fall fades away, it’s sometimes hard to fish deeper, slow down our presentations and cast to structure we can’t see. The activity periods of the fish are shorter so being on the water at the right time is also necessary to having a good day.

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Want to Start Fishing Swimbaits?  Here is the Tackle You Might Need

Want to Start Fishing Swimbaits? Here is the Tackle You Might Need

by Chad Curtis November 27, 2019

I prefer to look at inches-per-crank (IPC) instead of gear ratio because IPC is more accurate.  IPC measures the inches of line that are returned to the reel while you turn the handle.  If you have a tall narrow spool with a slow ratio of say 4:1(for every 1 turn of the handle the spool turns 4 times) the IPC might be 22.  On the flip side you could have a wide spool that has 5.2:1 and have the same 22 IPC.  Gear ratio can tell you a bit about the reel, but knowing the IPC will give you a true gauge of how fast your lure is coming back to you.

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Castaic Fishing and Lake Conditions – 10/27/2019

Castaic Fishing and Lake Conditions – 10/27/2019

by Chad Curtis November 27, 2019

High winds, brush fires, power outages and freeway closures had the lake closed off and on all week. When we were able to get out we resumed the wide-open live shad fishing for Largemouth and Smallmouth averaging two to four pounds.

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Castaic Fishing and Lake Conditions – 11/24/2019

Castaic Fishing and Lake Conditions – 11/24/2019

by Chad Curtis November 25, 2019

The big schools of Stripers are still in deep water from 50′ to 80′. Vertical jigging with 1 oz. to 1-1/2 oz. Krocodiles and KastMasters as well as deep-water trolling are the best way to target them right now. 

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Castaic Fishing and Lake Conditions – 11/16/2019

Castaic Fishing and Lake Conditions – 11/16/2019

by Chad Curtis November 20, 2019

The big schools of Stripers are still in deep water from 80′ to 120′. Vertical jigging with 1 oz. to 1-1/2 oz. Krocodiles and KastMasters as well as deep-water trolling are our best approach right now.

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Castaic Fishing and Lake Conditions – 11/10/2019

Castaic Fishing and Lake Conditions – 11/10/2019

by Chad Curtis November 11, 2019

The shorter days, cooler nights and dropping lake level are draining the shallow, brush-filled “pockets” and sending the baitfish out to deep water for the winter.

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Castaic Fishing and Lake Conditions – 11/02/2019

Castaic Fishing and Lake Conditions – 11/02/2019

by Chad Curtis November 06, 2019

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What line should I use? Braid, mono, or fluorocarbon?

What line should I use? Braid, mono, or fluorocarbon?

by Steven Castillo December 01, 2016

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Fishing Live Bait Offshore - How to hook a live bait.

Fishing Live Bait Offshore - How to hook a live bait.

by Chad Curtis October 03, 2015 2 Comments

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