Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass:

Bass fishing seems to get better with each passing day and cold front. Yesterday’s full moon should have them on the move to the shallows. Secondary points leading into spawning areas are good places to start your search. Watermelon and green pumpkin Senkos have been getting grabs in the ten to twenty foot zone on rocky 45 degree banks and points. Elizabeth Canyon has a lot of baitfish that are a little shallower than other parts of the lake. There are also lots of Crappie in this area on the bluffs.

Striped Bass:

The thirty to fifty foot zone continues to fish well as the smaller schools of two to four pound fish move up from deep water to feed. The larger Stripers have been a no-show as of late but should start to play as the water warms up and we get past the spawn. Yak flies and 1oz. KastMasters trolled slowly on fly-coring rigs are still the best way to put fish in the boat. The Ski Arm outside of the Necktie Canyon area and the Fish Arm on the West side of Elizabeth Bay continue to be our go-to areas.

Castaic Afterbay:

No report this week.

Castaic Lake Conditions:

Water Temp Surface:


Water Temp at 20′:


Water Clarity:

20′ visibility.


Water Level:

Down 30+ feet and holding steady since December

Jim –