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CA
United States
34° 23' 36.9456" N, 119° 20' 52.4976" W
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

The bass and catfish bites are both pretty fair. The bass have been best on topwater, plastics, nightcrawlers, and reaction baits early and late in the day, but they move deep during the day. Eric Juels, 13, Santa Barbara, landed an 18-inch, five-pound class bass. The catfish have been best on nightcrawlers and cut baits in most of the coves and off points. Mike Neuman, Ventura, landed a 12-pound cat on a nightcrawlers, while Don Laubacher, Camarillo, caught a 10-pounder, also on a ‘crawler. The bluegill and redear bites are fair to good but getting light fishing pressure. Some to a pound, mostly on nightcrawler pieces. The trout action has been slow with few anglers targeting the rainbows. No recent plants. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp and they continue to show on the surface most mornings. Carp bowfisherman may only shoot from a boat after 8 a.m., and lake staff must approve bows. Night bass tournaments, the RTF Bass Tour, will be held this Saturday, Aug. 26, and Sept. 16. Call Rich Tauber at 818-439-1154 on the night tournament schedule and entry information. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. The Santa Ana boat launch is open. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F

The bass action is still fair to good, with the fish showing on topwater, plastics, nightcrawlers, and reaction baits. At the night bass tournament held this past Saturday the five-fish winning weight was 19.58 pounds, nearly a four-pound average, caught by 
Chris Chandler and Dave Delucca. Blake Vaccaro, 10, San Clemente, was fishing with dad Dennis and landed a three-pound bass on a nightcrawler. 
Not many crappie, but the redear and bluegill bites are fair to good but getting light fishing pressure. Some to a pound, mostly on nightcrawler pieces. The trout action has been slow with few anglers targeting the rainbows. No recent plants. The catfish bite is fair with the fish moving shallow morning and evening. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp and they continue to show on the surface most mornings. Carp bowfisherman may only shoot from a boat after 8 a.m., and lake staff must approve bows. The final moonlight fishing night of summer will be Aug. 5 this year. Night bass tournaments, the RTF Bass Tour, will be held July 29, Aug. 12, Aug. 26, and Sept. 16. Call Rich Tauber at 818-439-1154 on the night tournament schedule and entry information. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. The Santa Ana boat launch is open. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F

The bass action is still fair to good, with the fish showing on topwater, plastics, nightcrawlers, reaction baits, and live shad, if you can dip them. Not many crappie, but the redear and bluegill bites are fair to good but getting light fishing pressure. Some to a pound in the past week. The trout action has been slow to fair for anglers targeting the rainbows trolling Needlefish near the dam or drifting with nightcrawlers in the same area. DFW trout plants went in this week, two weeks ago, and four weeks ago. Bowfishing is allowed here for carp and the warm weather brought them up to the surface this week. Carp bowfisherman many only shoot from a boat after 8 a.m., and lake staff must approve bows. The final moonlight fishing night of summer will be Aug. 5 this year. Night bass tournaments, the RTF Bass Tour, will be held July 15, July 29, Aug. 12, Aug. 26, and Sept. 16. Call Rich Tauber at 818-439-1154 on the night tournament schedule and entry information. Private boats must be inspected for quagga mussels and face a 35-day dry dock requirement before being allowed to launch. Casitas Lake level is 44 percent of capacity. The Santa Ana boat launch is open. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

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