Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass:

Bass fishing seems to get better with every passing day. Long, tapering Main lake and secondary points with deep water access continue to be our focus. Ned rigs, Carolina rigged straight tail worms, dropshot curl tail worms and Senkos are all getting bit in the five to twenty foot zone. We are seeing more and more fish up shallow, but the bigger bites are coming from the deeper water. Good color choices for the worms are purple smoke, oxblood red and any of the Aaron’s Magic hues. We are using mainly green pumpkin and watermelon hues for the Ned rigs and Senkos. The Shad are moving up in some areas as we continue to see large schools as shallow as fifteen feet.

Striped Bass:

Very hit and miss again this week. Lots of small fish available in the twenty foot zone around the lake, but the bigger fish that are preparing to spawn are hard to come by. We haven’t been putting a lot of time into Striper fishing, as most of our clients are wanting to fish for the Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass. Look for this bite to improve in the coming weeks.

Castaic Afterbay:

Still the place to be for good numbers of quality two to five pound Largemouth, with some bigger models mixed in. The tried and true C3 Baits/Carolina Rig in the Oxblood/Red Flake and Neptune Shad color patterns continue to put quality fish in the net. The North end of the lake and the upper East and West side are holding good numbers of pre-spawn and post-spawn fish. A low and slow presentation with 6lb. test line will definitly get you bites. Crowded on weekends.

Castaic Lake Conditions:

Water Temp Surface:


Water Temp at 20′:


Water Clarity:

20′ visibility. Light to medium algae bloom in some areas.


Water Level:

Down 30′

Jim –