Winter: Trophy Striped Bass season
December, January, February We troll big trout-imitating swimbaits for the biggest Striped Bass in the lake. The days are short, the weather is rough and the bites can be far and few between. But as true trophy hunters know, this is the best and maybe the only time of the year to catch these truly large predators. We have perfected our trolling presentations and our Lund Deep V boat is able to fish the rough water safely and effectively.
Early Spring / Summer: Start of the Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass season and early season Stripers
March, April, May, June Usually by mid-March Castaic’s Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass start their migration from their deep water Winter homes to the shoreline and shallows for the annual spawning ritual. This is without a doubt the best time to target these bass as seemingly ever bass in the lake is in shallow water and often visible to the angler. This is an excellent time to learn about bass fishing for the beginning or novice angler. Just as the spawn ends in May or June, the Stripers start to emerge and are caught best by trolling our custom lures and flies fairly deep.
Summer / Fall: Primetime for all species
July, August, September, October, November By now the water temp is high and the fishing is really fun. The Striped Bass can be caught casting surface lures to visibly feeding fish. The action can be fast and furious. In the late summer to early fall we can net live shad for use as bait and we usually catch all three species of bass. This is also a great time for kids as the Bluegill sunfish are plentiful and very willing to bite for our young anglers. We can also take advantage of a good trolling bite for Stripers during the mid-day hours. This is a very exciting time of the year to be on the water.