Castaic Lake Report 08-14-2022


Largemouth Bass:

Steady and consistent Summertime Bass fishing as we have been able to net live Shad for bait. Bass averaging one to two pounds with a few three to five pounders in the mix have been hitting the fly-lined Shad almost as soon as they hit the water. The Senko bite has slowed down as the fish leave the structure and roam the coves looking for Shad schools. Dropshot and Carolina rigs will still get bites dragged around the deeper rock edges and main-lake points with small baitfish imitating finesse plastics on the business end. The C3 Baits Ice Pick on a small ball head jig has been catching some nice fish as well.

Striped Bass:

The bigger fish remain in deeper water where the larger Shad and Bluegill can be found. They can be tough to find and even tougher to get to bite. Trolling Yak Flies is getting a few grabs if you can find the fish offshore. Large spoons vertically jigged is worth trying also. Schoolie sized Stripers continue to bite cut sardines up by the forebay buoy line with some bigger fish occasionally showing themselves. Surface boils on the smaller fish can be found on the main lake in the mornings and the fish are getting bigger by the day.

Water conditions:

Surface temp 79 – 82 degrees

Water clarity 10′ to 20′ in most areas

Minor algae bloom 

Jim –