Fishing Picks of the Week

1. The yellowtail bite at the Coronado Islands stays in the top spot. More and more fish continue to flood into the islands and most are still in the 8- to 12-pound range. The fish are being targeting on three-quarter- and full-day boats out of San Diego, and fish-fish limits have been fairly common this week and even on the “bad” days, the average has been a couple of fish per rod. For an update, check with

2. Quail Lake has continued to be a hot spot with very good catfish and bluegill action again this week and even more stripers showing. The catfish have been best at the outlet for anglers fly-lining big hunks of mackerel (so they don’t get snagged as often). The bluegill are best along the south shoreline tules on small baits under a bobber with fish to 2pounds reported this week. The stripers have been best on ghost shrimp along the north shore. For an update on this bite, check with Amaysing Fishing Bait & Tackle at 661-429-5824.

3. Castaic Lake’s striper bite stays in the top picks this week, continuing to edge out nearby Pyramid Lake. With a tick up in volume and better quality fish to 6pounds, it easily gets the nod over Pyramid mostly 1-to 2-pound fare. Lots of 10-fish limits in the past week (at both lakes) with fish showing on cut baits or trolled umbrella rigs. For an update on this bite, call the marina at 661-775-6232 ( or Tackle Express at 661-251-8700.

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