Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass

Main-lake points and bluffs continue to hold good numbers of Bass. 5″ Senko’s fished wacky style on the shoreline in the first two hours of the morning followed by the dropshot and Carolina rig fished as deep as thirty feet, are producing quality catches with most fish in the one to three pound range. There are a few quality topwater fish available early if you are willing to weed thru the small Bass and Stripers. Small walking baits and buzzbaits will help cover some water to find the willing biters.

Striped Bass:

Good fishing on tap with a variety of techniques. Fly-coring with Yak flies at forty feet remains the most consistent bite in the area around Center Point, and the East side of the Ski Arm. Vertically jigging six to eight inch flutter spoons is producing some LARGE fish for those with patience and good sonar skills. Big schools of 10″ Stripers continue to hammer small baitfish on the surface, just about anywhere on the lake.

Castaic Afterbay:

C3 Baits Shimmy’s and Jobu’s in the Neptune Shad color pattern fished on the 6lb. Carolina Rig are getting consistent bites. This is a hard presentation to beat, as most people know. The outer weed edge in 20 to 25 feet of water along the Eastern shore continues to hold quality Bass to seven pounds, along with South end along the rocks. 

Castaic Lake Conditions:

Water Temp Surface:


Water Clarity:

5′ to 10′ visibility. clear to lightly stained.

Water Level:

Down 135′ and falling steadily

Jim –