Largemouth Bass:

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. We are using light line and dropshot style rods to flyline the shad. The bass are super-fat, aggressive and strong making for an excellent angling experience for our clients. This is currently the best fishing of the year.

Striped Bass:

Other than the occasional smaller schoolies hitting our live shad, the bulk of the bigger Stripers are showing in deeper water up to 100′ most likely focused on the jumbo four to five inch shad that are following the sinking algae bloom. We look for them to come back up sometime in November when the lake clears.

Castaic Afterbay: 

No report.

Jim – 661 Fishing

Castaic Lake Conditions:

Water Temp Surface:

63° – 67°

Water Temp Bottom:


Water Clarity:

10′ – 15′ visibility. Green

Light to medium algae bloom

Water Level:

10′ down and falling