Tackle Express Castaic Fishing Reports
Anglers casting Alabama rigs with pearl white shad imitations and surface lures near these fish connected with Stripers averaging three pounds. Keep an eye out for Seagulls as they are on the boils right away and can be spotted from a distance. Some bigger fish are starting to show and Trout plants should be in the forecast as water temps are now in the suitable range.
There is an emerging Striped Bass bite on cut sardines up by the forebay buoy line that will improve as the water continues to clear up. I anticipate trolling for Stripers to be excellent once the debris is gone in the coming weeks.
The lake level has come up over twenty feet this year and continues to rise. The county has a crew that is using a net rig to circle the marina debris where it can be scraped up with bulldozers and hauled away in dump trucks. This is a slow process as debris is still floating around in the main lake. Everytime the wind blows from the North there will be more debris and muck blown into the launch area. Most anglers are heading up the road to Pyramid lake for now, until conditions improve in the coming weeks.
Another series of Trout plants went in during the week but as of yet, the bigger fish are still hanging in the deeper water around the main basin/marina area. This is most likely due to the Trout seeking the cooler water as the surface is still hovering around fifty six degrees.
fter yet another Trout plant, the bigger fish are still in the deeper water around the main basin/marina area. The bite has yet to fully materialize but a few quality fish are being had on topwater baits like Lunker Punkers and Lucky Craft Sammy 128’s. 8″ Huddleston Trout and Deps glidebaits are also getting the attention of some quality fish.
Topwater walking baits like Lucky Craft Sammy 100’s, small Zoom Flukes, Dropshots and Carolina rigs are also working for those fishing with artificials. We are concentrating our efforts in the bigger coves on the East side of the Ski Arm along with the area between Kong Island and Necktie Canyon (Ski Cove).