The good Largemouth fishing continues as we approach the Fall season. There is an abundance of large shad making there way into the bigger coves and creek arms as the weather cools and the algae blooms subside. Topwater fishing has been good throughout the mornings and low-light periods. Lucky Craft Sammy’s, Rio Rico poppers and weightless Zoom Flukes continue to put quality and quantity in the boat. Look for them in the pockets and cuts of the bigger coves and bluffs in the fish arm. There has been a developing spoon bite in 30′ of water during the day as well. Finesse techniques continue to work for anglers dropshotting the usual C3 Baits and small plastics in 15′ to 25′ of water in the same areas.
The Striper fishing was up and down this week with daytime temps ranging anywhere from 102° early in the week to 65° towards the weekend. Topwater lures are working well when the fish are boiling on the surface. Trolling 25′ deep with lead-core line and Producer Flies along with vertical jigging with Krocodiles and small spoons are also getting grabs when the fish are feeding sub-surface. There has been a pretty solid evening bite in the last hour of the day with huge schools of Stripers getting active in the main lake over deep water. As the weekend weather approached the Stripers boiled like crazy for the few venturing out. Temps should be steady by mid-week and the usual fall patterns should emerge.
We are not fishing the lagoon right now as most of our time has been focused on the Striped Bass upstairs.
Jim – 661 Fishing
Castaic Lake Conditions:
Water Temp Surface:
73° – 78°
Water Temp Bottom:
20′ visibility. Diminshing algae bloom
9′ down and steady