Largemouth Bass:

Another influx of water from the forebay put a damper on an otherwise fair Bass bite. The lake came up another six feet on Thursday night and repositioned fish all over the lake. Smallmouth didn’t seem to be effected like the Largemouth, as they were schooling up on the rocky, extended points. The dropshot with a 2.8 Keitech fat Swing Impact swimbait outfished the standard finesse worms and we are also continuing to get bites on the 5″ green pumpkin Senko. There is a decent crankbait bite when the fish are active, mostly on the red clay points in the mornings and afternoons.

Striped Bass:

Hit and miss as the influx of water has pulled numbers of fish into the upper end of the ski arm. Lots of current and baitfish are making for good feeding opportunities if your’e there on the right day. Smaller Stripers still hitting trolled Alabama rigs and Yak Flies on lead core line with a few schoolies mixed in. 

Castaic Afterbay:

No report. The lake was closed most of the week. Probably done for the season at this point.

Castaic Lake Conditions:

Water Temp Surface:


Water Clarity:

5′ to 10′ visibility. Light algae bloom in the Ski Arm

Water Level:

Down approximately 130′

Jim –