CACHUMA: The bass bite has remained good with both smallmouth and largemouth bass showing for anglers fishing Cachuma Bay Point, Johnson Bay, and Santa Cruz Point with plastics, spinnerbaits, and shad-like cranks. The best action has been early morning with a lot of 1-8 to 2-8 class fish. The spawn is moving into full swing. Catfish have remained good with a number of limits of fish, Mackerel, nightcrawlers, and dough baits fished in any shallow flat or cove. The crappie bite has been fair in the east end of the lake in eight to 15 feet of water. The carp bowfishing was better again this past week with the fish showing along the rocky banks mid-day. Carp to 12 pounds reported. Carp bowfishing permits are available at the entrance gate. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 10-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. The marina is open with rental boats available. The boat launch remains open, but boats must get a quagga mussel inspection. Information: (805) 688-4040.
CASITAS: Bass remain good in six feet to 18 feet. Lots of two-pound class fish on plastics, jigs, cranks, jerkbaits, and nightcrawlers with lots of fish up in the shallows for the spawn. Ethan Sigsworth, 11, Oak View, had a nine-pound bass on a live shad. The crappie bite has slowed way down, with only a few fish showing on live shad. The bluegill bite is also fair off the fishing dock on nightcrawlers with some fish to a pound or better. Also a few redear starting to show. Catfish slow with no pressure. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp, but only from a boat after 8 a.m. Lake staff must approve bows. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Information: (805) 649-2043.
CASTAIC: DFW trout plant last week. The trout bite has been fair around the launch on small spinners, trout plastics, jigs, and floating baits. Largemouth bass remain the best bet right now with very good action in most of the coves with the fish shallow for the spawn. Plastics, nightcralwers, and jerkbaits are best. Also a lot of smallmouth showing, especially in rockier areas. Steve Banks, Venice, landed a two-pound largemouth, while Chad Parezak, Moorpark, had a 2-8 smalmouth. The stripers are slow with only a few fish showing on trolled umbrella rigs in 50 to 75 feet of water. The catfish action has been slow to fair on cut baits or mackerel in deeper water at the backs of the canyons. For information call (661) 775-6232.
PIRU: The largemouth bass bite has been very good again this past week, with a lot of fish on plastics, Senkos, cranks, and jigs. Most of the fish are shallow and in the spawn. Some real quality fish to five pounds have been landed. Also quite a few smallmouth in this bite, especially on rocky structure. Channel catfish are still showing in spotty numbers in 30 feet of water on cut baits. The cats have been congregating in the bays. The bluegill and redear are starting to show in better numbers on small jigs, nightcrawlers, and meal worms. Other species are slow. Boat launch is open and rental boats are available. Information: gatehouse at (805) 521-1500.
PYRAMID: Some bigger stripers have been showing on trout-like swimbaits right after the DFW trout plants. DFW trout plants last week and three weeks ago. There is also a fair bite on smaller stripers in deeper water, with most running one to two pounds and showing on cut sardines, lug worms, and blood worms. The largemouth bass are good on nightcrawlers, plastics, and some reaction baits. The spawn is one and most of the fish are shallow, in less than 12 feet of water. There is fair catfish action in the main channel by the gate house and in most of the deeper coves and bays. The best catfish bite has been on nightcrawlers, blood worms, lug worms, and cut baits. There is a health warning about eating fish from here. Information: Emigrant Landing entrance booth at (661) 295-7155 or the website at campone.com.
QUAIL LAKE: No reports.
PUDDINGSTONE: Fair to good largemouth bass bite with a lot of fish in shallow for the spawn. Plastics have been best, but some on reaction baits. The bluegill and redear bites are also starting to improve, but the bite is still just fair. Few reports of crappie or carp. Park and lake fishing information: (909) 599-8411 or www.bonellipark.org. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants.
SANTA FE DAM: DFW trout plants last week and four weeks ago. Information: (626) 334-1065.
ALONDRA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago.
BALBOA PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Carp fishing slow.
BELVEDERE PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago.
CERRITOS PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago.
DOWNEY WILDERNESS PARK: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago.
ECHO PARK LAKE: No recent DFW trout plants.
EL DORADO PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.
ELIZABETH LAKE: No recent DFW plants.
HANSEN DAM LAKE: DFW trout plants last week and four weeks ago. Information: (888) 527-2757 or (818) 899-3779.
HOLLENBECK LAKE: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago. Information: (213) 261-0113.
JACKSON LAKE: No recent DFW plants.
JOHN FORD PARK LAKE: No recent DFW plants.
KENNETH HAHN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago.
LA MIRADA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.
LEGG LAKES: DFW trout plant two weeks ago.
LINCOLN PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant two and four weeks ago.
MAGIC JOHNSON LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Anglers here need to be aware of health guidelines when eating fish from this lake.
MACARTHUR PARK LAKE: DFW trout plants two and four weeks ago.
PECK ROAD PARK LAKE: No DFW plants this year. Information: 818-448-7317. For information on why there have been no DFW trout plants this year.
RESEDA PARK LAKE: DFW trout plant last week.