Hot Bites: Very light fishing pressure at all the lakes on the Central Coast. The few anglers fishing Santa Margarita Lake report fair action for all species, with the best action early and late in the day. Bass best on topwater, spinnerbaits, or shad-like cranks in a fair bite, while the bluegill and redear are pretty good on red worms on most shallow points. Very few catfish or crappie reports. At Lopez Lake, the bite has been fair for bluegill and redear with the best action on wax worms and meal worms, also a few crappie showing. Also fair to good action for bass. Nacimiento has had a fair bass and bluegill bite and a few crappie reports.
- Lower Desert Waters, Oct. 20 Report
- Eastern Sierra, Oct. 20 Report