Castaic Lake Report 07-03-2022

Largemouth Bass:

The great Bass bite continues for both numbers and size. 5″ wacky-rigged Senkos in Natural Shad and Green Pumpkin hues fished on shaded bluff walls and main lake points have accounted for most of the big bites. When the wind starts blowing into the gravel banks and rocky points, the Carolina rigged C3 Baits Shimmys and 4-1/2″ curl-tailed Roboworms in the purple smoke color are a great choice. The Ski Arm has clearer water but the Fish Arm seems to have more baitfish schools. We’ve been fishing the Ski Arm in the morning and the Fish Arm when the wind kicks up around noon.

Striped Bass:

The bait bite seems to be waning as the schools are chasing Shad in open water. There are some surface boils, with mostly smaller fish, but there are some bigger ones mixed in as well as some bigger Largemouth Bass. Lucky Craft Gunfish and Sammy’s will get the bigger bites while small 2″ swimbaits and poppers are getting bit by the smaller schoolies. Adding a feathered treble hook to the surface baits will do double duty as the bigger bait appeals to the larger fish and the feathered treble is the size of the smaller Shad being hammered by the small Stripers.

Water conditions:

Surface temp 75 – 80 degrees

Water clarity to 10′ in most areas

Jim –