Largemouth Bass:

The lake continues to slowly rise after another influx of water from the forebay put a damper on an otherwise fair Bass bite, repositioning fish all over the lake. When the water settles the bite is good on rocky, extended points and shallower bluffs. The dropshot rigged with a 2.8 Keitech Fat Swing Impact swimbait and the 5″ green pumpkin Senko are still our main techniques. There is still a decent crankbait bite when the fish are active, mostly on the red clay points in the mornings and afternoons with some wind. Anglers commiting to throwing the glide bait all day are being rewarded with some quality Largemouth.

Striped Bass:

A pretty good week on the bigger Stripers as a Monday Trout plant ignited a three day swimbait bite for both shore and boat anglers. Lunker Punkers, Huddlestons and Spro BBZ-1 swimbaits seemed to outperform the glide baits as they are more of a natural presentation. Smaller Stripers are still hitting trolled Alabama rigs and Yak Flies on lead core line with more and more larger fish showing up in the counts. 

Castaic Afterbay:

No report. Closed most days except for shore fishing.

Castaic Lake Conditions:

Water Temp Surface:


Water Clarity:

5′ to 15′ visibility. Light algae bloom in the Ski Arm

Water Level:

Down approximately 120′

Jim –