Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass:

Water levels continue to fall, exposing new structure and areas to fish. Check to make sure that the rocks extend into the water on your old spots, as they may have run out! The Bass continue to hold on main-lake points, secondary points and bluffs as they are leaving the smaller coves with the receding water. Dropshot rigs, Ned rigs and finesse Carolina rigs are getting steady action, as well as smaller 1/4 oz. jigs. Netting Shad for bait remains difficult as the falling water is keeping them off the bank for now. 

Striped Bass:

Trolling flies on fly-coring rigs in the fifteen to thirty foot depth zone remains the best way to catch Stripers anywhere from one to eight pounds. Main lake points in the Fish Arm and around the island in the Ski Arm are holding good schools. There is some surface action on the small ten inch models as they feed on micro baitfish but nothing of any size as of this report.

Castaic Afterbay:

Good fishing continues here with stable water conditions and thick weed beds. Dragging a C3 Baits Shimmy around the outside weed edges on a 6lb test Carolina Rig continues to be the best presentation. Senkos will also get bit fished along the weed edges or thrown into the holes in the weeds. They are killing the weeds in the swim beach area, but there are plenty of weeds and fish in the North end and the Eastern shoreline. 

Castaic Lake Conditions:

Water Temp Surface:


Water Clarity:

10′ visibility. Mostly clear.

Water Level:

Down 75′ and falling steadily

Jim –