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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: 71-80 F

The bass action is still very good, although the fish are definitely on the backside of the spawn. Many fish still on beds, but it is a good post-spawn bite with fish up chasing baitfish (some guys are getting live shad). The bite is good on plastics, nightcrawlers, cranks, spinnerbaits, and small swimbaits. Fish to eight pounds again reported this past week. During a weekend bass tournament, Tyson Gustafson and Sean Frakes had to get 20 pounds-plus to win the event, with a kicker 8.32-pounder. The trout action has been pretty fair for anglers targeting the rainbows trolling Needlefish near the dam or drifting with nightcrawlers in the same area. The was a DFW plant two weeks ago and another is slated for this week. Some redear are starting to show in four to 15 feet of water. Jesse Newell, Ventura, landed a 2.5-pound redear, the best of the season so far, fishing a nightcrawler on Monday this week. Also a few crappie reports. 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. 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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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

The bass action has broken wide open with fish all over the shallows making beds for the spawn. Most of the action is in less than 10 feet of water. Tony Flores, Oakview, landed a seven-pound bass. Anglers reporting 10-plus fish days have not been uncommon. The bite is good on plastics, nightcrawlers, and small swimbaits. The trout action is slow, but a DFW plant went in last Friday (although the plant was listed for this week). There continue to be a few reports on crappie to nearly two pounds. A 22-pound carp was caught recently. No recent bluegill, redear, or catfish reports. 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. 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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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F

The bass action is breaking open with most fish moving up into less than 15 feet of water in a major movement of fish going into the spawn. Bass to six pounds have been reported in the past week, and 10-plus fish days have not been uncommon. The bite is good on plastics, nightcrawlers, and small swimbaits. The trout action is slow with no plant for over a month, and none on the DFW schedule. There continue to be a few reports on crappie to nearly two pounds. No recent bluegill, redear, carp, or catfish reports. 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. 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 42 percent of capacity and the level is up 12.6 vertical feet since Jan. 1. The Santa Ana boat launch opened Wednesday last week. Information: 805-649-2043 or www.casitasboatrentals.com.

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