Central Coast, Aug. 18 report

Hot Bites: Santa Margarita Lake has been good for bass with most fish up chasing baitfish early in the day. Even some topwater. Redear, bluegill fair, catfish, good, crappie fair. Lopez Lake has been good for bluegill and redear with the best bite on wax worms and meal worms, also quite a few crappie showing. Also fair to good action for bass with an occasional crappie. Nacimiento has had a fair bass and bluegill bite and a few crappie reports. Lake San Antonio reopened this Aug. 5 and will be open weekends-only (Friday through Sunday) through Sept. 11. The striper bite has been very good with a lot of 10-pound class fish and there is also a decent crappie bite. For information, call the Monterey County Parks at 831-755-4895.

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