Largemouth Bass

High winds and lake closures kept most anglers off the water this week. Cooler evenings lowered water temps quite a bit and the fish were hard to pattern. Senko’s, dropshots and Carolina rigs all caught fish, but the numbers and size definitly declined. The bigger bites came in the afternoon on warmer, windy days. Points and bluffs in the ski arm is where we focused most of our attention as the Fish Arm had bad water clarity, taking the brunt of the North wind. A few days of Southwest wind should help clean up the water and get the fish biting again.

Striped Bass:

A repeat of last week with the smaller Stripers active in both ends of the lake. Trolling Alabama rigs and Yak Flies seems to be the only steady bite going, but some big fish continue to be caught on larger glide baits and swimbaits.

Castaic Afterbay:

White caps most of the week. Launching bigger boats still an issue. Better to call ahead and find out the daily conditions. (661) 257-4050

Castaic Lake Conditions:

Water Temp Surface:


Water Clarity:

5′ visibility. Light to medium algae bloom

Water Level:

Down approximately 140′

Jim –