Fishing Picks of Week

Big Bear Lake, Bluefin Tuna, Castaic Lake

1. Big Bear Lake’s hot trout bite is again staying the top pick. The action has been good. A lot of the trout are bigger holdovers and plants from a recent tournament. Top fish reported this past week was again a 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 bluefin tuna action for the San Diego fleet remains good. While the catch rates are not high, the quality is exceptional with most of the bigger fish landed running from 120 to 200 pounds or more. Most of the action is on the 1.5-day boats, which give anglers a full day of fishing on the tuna grounds. You will see big tuna, hooking and landing one is the issue. Check with 976-TUNA for updates on the action and landing contacts.

3. The Castaic Lake striper bite has been consistently good for the anglers who know how to drift bait or troll. Guide Bob Caffey continues to hammer them with his clients. While a lot of the fish are 12 to 14-inchers, there are also a lot of six- to seven-pound class fish, too. For an update on the action, call the marina at 661-775-6232 or contact Caffey at

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