Fishing Picks of the Week

Big Bear Lake, Lake Mohave, Castaic Lake

1. Big Bear Lake’s hot trout bite is staying the top pick. The action has been good to excellent, and it’s a great way to get away from the heat. A lot of the trout are bigger holdovers and plants from a recent tournament. Top fish this past week was a near-six-pounder. Both trollers and shore anglers are getting into these fish. For an update on the bite call Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page. 

2. The Lake Mohave striped bass bite on the Colorado River also remains in the top picks, in spite of 110-degree temperatures in recent days. There continue to be a lot of fish up into the 12-pound class showing for shore and boat anglers fishing cut baits and shad-like swimbaits from Katherine’s Landing to the dam. For an update on this action check with Katherine’s Landing at 928-754-3245 or Riviera Marina in Bullhead City at 928-763-8550.

3. The Castaic Lake striper bite has been consistently good for the anglers who know how to drift bait or troll. Guide Bob Caffey been hammering them with his clients. While a lot of the fish are 12 to 14-inchers, until water flow into the lake spiked in recent days, there was a lot of six to 10-pound or bigger stripers in this bite, too. For an update on the action call the marina at 661-775-6232 or contact Caffey at


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