Largemouth Bass:

Live bait fishing for Largemouth and Smallmouth bass has started to dwindle as the colder water temps and shorter days are driving the bait fish and game fish into deeper water. Fish counts are not high enough to pursue this type of fishing any longer for our clients. We will be focusing our time on the bigger Striped Bass that are eating the stocked trout. Our proven technique of trolling big Trout-imitating swimbaits will be our mainstay attack as we head into the winter months. This is true trophy fishing, rough weather and big fish.

Striped Bass:

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. 

Castaic Afterbay: 

No report. 

Castaic Lake Conditions:

Water Temp Surface:

60° – 63°

Water Temp Bottom:


Water Clarity:

20′ visibility. Clear 

Water Level:

20′ down and falling 

Jim – 661 Fishing